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  • Internship at FIDH Middle East and North Africa (MENA) desk

    Starting date: asap
    Duration: maximum 6 months
    Location: The intern will be based at the headquarters of FIDH Secretariat in Paris.

    About FIDH :
    FIDH (International Federation for Human Rights) is an international human rights organisation based in France, whose mission is to promote respect for the principles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. FIDH is composed of 184 national and regional human rights associations located throughout the five continents.

    The intern will participate in the implementation of activities undertaken by the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) desk of FIDH such as:

    Contribute to the preparation of missions of investigation, including background research, draft letters of meeting requests and other logistical support;
    Contribute to the preparation of events, including NGO meetings, conferences, advocacy events;
    Contribute to the updating of the website and other communication tools;
    Contribute to research for and drafting of position papers, advocacy documents, press releases, etc;
    Monitoring developments in human rights issues;
    Proofreading, editing, translating publications and internal documents;
    Support to the desk in relevant research, communication and administrative tasks for ongoing projects.

    The intern will be associated in particular with the following projects:
    Organisation of a regional seminar gathering women human rights defenders;
    Publication of reports and related communication and advocacy activities.

    · Fluent in Arabic and English or French. A third language would be an appreciated asset.
    · Currently enrolled in a Masters Degree in Law / International Law/ Human Rights Law / International Relations / Political Science.
    · Interest in human rights issues, knowledge of the political situation and of the human rights issues in the MENA region.

    Conditions: Full-time internship (35 hours per week).
    An internship agreement is required.
    The intern will get a stipend of € 3,75 per hour. FIDH will contribute to the transportation costs in the Paris area and tickets restaurant will be provided (up to 60% of internship days).
    The Intern must have his-her own health and liability insurance.

    Please send your resume and cover letter in English) before 28 February 2019 by email to, under the reference “INTERNSHIP MENA DESK”.
    We unfortunately are not in a position to respond to all applications. If you do not hear from us by mid-March 2019, please consider that you have not been successful at this time.

  • FIDH is hiring an English speaker digital communication assistant

    English speaker digital communication assistant

    Contract: Fixed term contrat, 12 months (possibility of long term contract then)
    Location: FIDH Head Office, Paris 11°
    Starting period : April 2019
    Annual gross remuneration: 28 000 to 30 000 Euros

    FIDH (International Federation for Human Rights) is a Paris-based non-governmental organisation whose mandate is to ensure respect of the principles enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. FIDH brings together 184 national human rights organisations on the five continents.

    Specific tasks and responsibilities :

    1) WEBSITE :
     Writing and publishing articles on the FIDH website
     Develop SEO, online advertising to grow audiences and drive trafic
     monitor, record, evaluate and report on key website performance statistics
     manage our multimedia ressources

     manage the social media presence of FIDH on Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, Linkedin, Instagram and other emerging platforms.
     keep abreast of the latest innovatins in digital communications
     participate in creating compelling content

    create, send and track e-mail newsletters

    Master 2 level training in Communications or equivalent
    English as a first language and complete fluency in French. Knowledge of Spanish or another third language would be an asset.
    Excellent knowledge of social networks

    In order to apply for this position, please send, in English, by April 8, 2019, by e-mail , with indication of the job reference (CP-CN-12-18) to:

    Interview can start before 8 April and the recruitment may also be finalised before that deadline.

  • FIDH is looking for a Head of Program Funding (reference RFUND-02-19)

    FIDH (Fédération Internationale des Ligues des Droits de l’Homme – International Federation for Human Rights) is an international human-rights NGO. Since 1922 we have been engaged in defending all the civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights defined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
    We are a federation of 184 national human-rights associations working in 112 countries. In our opinion transforming society is primarily the task of local people. The aim of our work is to strengthen their influence and their ability to take action.
    FIDH’s International Secretariat is a small-scale organization (45 staff in Paris and several offices abroad) and consists of a dedicated international team. Our premises are located in a lively area in the centre of Paris (near the Bastille and Gare de Lyon).

    Working under the supervision of the Director of the Fundraising Department, the successful candidate will have the following tasks/responsibilities:

    Drawing up the fundraising strategy

    - Under the budget approved by the President and the International Bureau, helping to implement the fundraising strategy based on the requirements for financing of the geographic and thematic desks or for financing the operation of the organization. Helping to ascertain donors’ targets, their priorities for financing NGOs and ways of achieving them
    - Helping to draw up FIDH’s annual fundraising schedule
    - Drawing up the fundraising schedule (calendar of proposals and reports) and suggesting any adjustments (prioritization)
    - Keeping an eye (via research or contacts) on potential donors and their policies on financing NGOs
    - Helping to develop the plan for communicating with donors (media, web, communication) and for designing specific tools

    Promoting fundraising both externally and internally

    - Helping the teams and the Director of the Fundraising Department to keep in touch with institutional and private donors. Maintaining and developing links with existing donors and initiating links with new donors.
    - Informing donors of the work done and results achieved by FIDH
    - Maintaining links (regular reports and checks) with FIDH’s special advisers involved with fundraising and with the Office of President
    - Taking part in meetings with other staff to discuss strategies

    Carrying out fundraising work

    - Supervising and drawing up proposals to donors in order to obtain operational funding (Institutional and Core/Unrestricted)
    - In collaboration with the teams, coordinating and supporting the drawing up of schemes for requesting financing. Ensuring that they conform to the donors’ guidelines and FIDH’s objectives. In collaboration with the finance department, ensuring that the activities described in proposals to donors are consistent with the budget submitted
    - Coordinating and following up the timetable of due dates for donors (Institutional and Core/Unrestricted)
    - Checking communications sent to donors
    - Helping to develop and/or improve fundraising tools and methods.

    Reporting on and evaluating the work carried out by the office

    - Supervising and drawing up, in collaboration with the Administrative and Finance Department (DAF) in the case of financial matters, reports to the donors who finance FIDH
    - Assisting the geographic and thematic desks with their reports to donors on their program of activities and ensuring that they are on time
    - Providing information on fundraising to the Operations Department, the DAF and the heads of desks
    - Supporting and helping to coordinate external audits
    - Helping to evaluate and track fundraising activities
    - Helping to draw up the section of FIDH’s annual report relating to fundraising.

    - At least 6 years’ professional experience, at the time of taking up the post, in a similar post
    - Minimum level of education: Master’s degree or equivalent
    - Knowledge of law, international relations, human rights, development, fundraising
    - Mastery of French language, including complete mastery of both written and spoken English.

    Start date: April 2019
    Contract: Permanent contract
    Gross annual salary: 38,000 to 41,000 Euros paid over 13 months
    25 days’ paid holiday + 24 days of reduced working hours per year (35 hours p.w.)
    Possibility of working 1 day per week from home
    Location: FIDH registered office in Paris (17 passage de la Main d’Or, 11ème).

    Do you fit the profile?

    Send your CV (preferably in the Europass format) and a letter saying why you want the job, quoting reference (RFUND-02-19), before April 3, 2019 to:

    Recruitment to a different level based on a modified job profile is a possibility.

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