Call for Application: Vietnam Human Rights Research Officer – Part-time, Remote


The 88 Project’s mission is to support and encourage freedom of expression in Vietnam by sharing the stories of and advocating for Vietnamese activists who are persecuted because of their peaceful dissent. We document the situation of Vietnamese political prisoners and activists and their families and share the information through our website, database of Vietnamese political prisoners, video interview series, and other media. We also work closely with other human rights organizations to advocate for and assist Vietnamese activists at risk and their families. The organization is a 501(c)(3) non-profit registered in the United States.

Job Description

Position: Human rights research officer, part-time (flexible schedule, 10-20 hours/week – negotiable)

Duration of the contract: 1 year renewable, with a probation period of 1 month.

Location: Remote

Salary: Negotiable


— Monitor, fact check, and report on the situation of Vietnamese activists at risk in  English via weekly articles for our website
— Assist with researching and updating The 88 Project’s databases of Vietnamese activists at risk
— Assist with advocacy and assistance planning and actions for specific activists at risk by researching and providing relevant information upon request by other team members
— Assist in any other duties as assigned by the Executive Director and Research Director
— Complete all work in a timely fashion
— Maintain work product confidentiality and basic data security measures

— Strong command of both English and Vietnamese required
— Demonstrated experience in human rights research and advocacy
— Solid understanding of Vietnamese politics, Vietnamese civil society movements, and international human rights, especially the rights to freedom of expression and political participation, as demonstrated by previous work, preferred
— Attention to detail
— Responsive in communications

To apply:
Please send a resume, a letter of motivation,  and unedited writing samples (500-1000 words) in both Vietnamese and English by June 24, 2019 to with the following email subject: “Research officer application.” Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for an interview.