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  • FIDH is seeking a Director for its Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Desk (Reference : RANMO-03-17)

    The Director of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Desk reports to the FIDH Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and the Chief of Operations Officer (COO).

    S/he will be responsible for working with stakeholders to develop the FIDH strategic action plan in that region, for coordinating and implementing the activities, preparing the report, carrying out the evaluation, and leading the MENA desk team.

    Terms of Employment:

    Long term contract (CDI) under French labour law, based at the FIDH head office in Paris, starting as soon as possible

    Gross annual income: from 38 300 Euros (13 months), based on experience. Someone with a different level of experience and qualifications may be considered.

    Deadline for submitting applications: April 7, 2017


    Develop the Desk’s strategic plan in collaboration with the CEO, the COO, and board members

    Develop the FIDH multi-year plan for the region

    Prepare the year’s action plan and suggest possible contingencies

    Develop programmes of specific actions for donors and ensure their implementation

    Develop the Desk’s communication strategy in collaboration with the Media, Web, and Communication Desks

    Develop and nurture collaborative relationships with internal and external actors

    Liaise with, and develop, relationships with FIDH member and partner organisations

    Foster relationships with members of the International Board, the Executive Board, and the chargés de mission involved with the activities of the MENA Desk activities

    Foster relationships with the other desks (thematic, regional, and intergovernmental organisation (IGO) representations), as well as the communication, media and IT Desks of the International Secretariat.

    Implement the Desk’s action plan

    Supervise and implement:
    f-act-finding missions, judicial observations, solidarity and national advocacy missions, and workshops
    -activities related to denouncements and alerts
    -advocacy activities (prepare advocacy position papers, referrals to international bodies for the protection of human rights, and organizations for advocacy missions) in partnership with IGO leadership and delegations
    -the production/translation/dissemination of FIDH’s external publications
    -the MENA Desk’s communication activities

    Coordinate the Desk’s team accompaniment of human rights defenders and partners on the ground

    Ensure that the activities conducted by the Desk, as well as their outcomes, are made known internally as well as externally

    Ensure that donors, States, media and other NGOs are made aware of the role of FIDH

    Allocate and monitor the budgets of the Desk’s programmes

    Ensure reporting and evaluation of Desk activities

    Ensure that information on activities and their progress is easily accessible to the CEO and COO

    Oversee and finalise evaluation reports

    Evaluate Desk activities and ensure that they are properly executed in collaboration with the COO

    Prepare descriptive reports to send to donors

    Prepare and submit the Desk’s activity report for inclusion in the FIDH Annual Report

    Provide leadership to the Desk’s team

    Develop and train the Desk team

    Supervise, organise, and evaluate work performance;

    Ensure the supervision of interns

    Ensure logistic and administrative management of activities


    - At least 6 years of professional experience in a similar position, and in this region
    - In-depth knowledge of the Middle-East and North Africa region, and its political and human rights issues
    - Master 2 type degree in law, international relations or human rights
    - Fluency in Arabic, English and French
    - Ability to work as a team member, and independently
    - Strong alignment with FIDH objectives and motivation to work in the non-profit sector
    - Excellent interpersonal and representational skills
    - Unquestionable ability to think analytically and prepare briefing papers

    Please submit your application (cover letter, CV, and two work-related references) via e-mail by April 7, 2017, quoting job reference number RANMO-03-17 on the subject line of your email to:

  • FIDH is recruiting a Program Officer for its Africa Desk (Reference: CP-AFRIQUE-06-17)

    Terms and Conditions:

    • Six month contract starting on 21 August 2017 (to replace someone on maternity leave)
    • Location: FIDH headquarters, Paris
    • 35-hour work week
    • Gross monthly salary: minimum 2,450 euros (13th month) depending on experience. Possibility of recruitment at another level based on a modified job profile.
    • Deadline for submitting applications: 27 June 2017

    FIDH (International Federation of Human Rights) is a non-governmental organisation based in Paris whose mission is to promote respect for the principles outlined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. FIDH is a federation of 184 national associations dedicated to the defense of human rights on all five continents.


    Under the supervision of the Head of the African desk and the Director of Operations, the program officer will be required to fulfill the following duties:

    Contribute to consolidating relations between internal and external actors

    • Facilitate good communication for and from FIDH partners and member organisations in order to strengthen interaction with them;
    • Together with the Head of Desk, ensure smooth flow of information to members of the FIDH International Board members and the chargés de mission;
    • Ensure that human rights defenders and partners in the field are accompanied and supported during their travels and meetings with the States, IGOs and NGOs.

    Implement the Desk’s action plan, and in particular, program activities related to the fight against the death penalty in Africa

    • Prepare fact-finding, legal observation, and national advocacy missions, information-sharing and training workshops, and contribute to their follow-up.  
    • With FIDH delegations, organise advocacy activities directed to intergovernmental organisations (IGOs) and governments (using relevant mechanisms and setting up meetings) and participate, if necessary. .
    • Ensure and coordinate the drafting of documents on denunciations, alerts and information, (press releases, letters to the authorities, urgent appeals, newsletters), and the drafting of fact-finding reports and position papers.
    • Keep track of the in-house validation of Desk documents.
    • Coordinate the translation and dissemination of documents, working with the Desks.
    • With the Communications Department, coordinate the implementation of communication tools specific to the Desk.
    • Participate in meetings with local, regional and international partners.
    • When assigned by the Head of the Desk, represent FIDH before IGOs, governments, companies and, as needed, donors and the media.
    • Contribute to the programming and reporting of the Desk’s activities, update the activities monitoring chart (including compilation of indicators and outputs), and prepare activity reports.
    • Participate in responding to donors calls for tender.
    • Participate in financial and narrative monitoring of the desk’s action programs.
    • Assist with the Desk’s daily administrative and logistical tasks


    • At least 3 years of professional experience in a similar role.
    • Educational level required: Master’s Degree (or equivalent) in Law, International Relations, Human Rights, and/or Political Science.
    • Fluency in written and spoken French and English required.
    • Ability to work under pressure, independently, and with a team
    • Capable of analytical work, drafting, and representation.

    Please submit your CV with a cover letter and the job reference number (CP-AFRIQUE-06-17) by e mail to:

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