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  • FIDH is seeking a Director for its Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Desk (Reference : RANMO-07-16)

    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 on 1 September 2016

    Gross annual income: from 38 000 Euros (13 months), based on experience. Someone with a different level of experience and qualifications may be considered.

    Deadline for submitting applications: 8 August 2016


    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:
    fact-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 under pressure, 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 8 August 2016, quoting job reference number RANMO-07-16 on the subject line of your email to:

  • Internship 3-6 months FIDH UN Office in New York

    FIDH (International Federation of Human Rights) is a non-governmental organisation with its head office in Paris. Its mission is to promote respect for the principles outlined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. FIDH is a federation of 178 national associations dedicated to the defense of human rights on the five continents.

    FIDH UN office in New York is responsible for :
    - Developing advocacy initiatives targeted at the UN Security Council, the UN General Assembly, and the Secretariat of the United Nations, as well as the U.S. government in Washington, DC to protect and promote human rights in crisis situations (for example: Mali, Myanmar/Burma, Syria, & Haiti) and on thematic issues (for example: the protection of human rights while countering terrorism, fighting impunity for international crimes and human rights violations
    - Bringing local human rights defenders (from Indonesia, Belarus, Afghanistan, etc.) to New York and Washington for advocacy meetings with senior UN and government officials
    - Analyzing UN policies and programs and developing and presenting recommendations to strengthen the work of the UN in upholding human rights

    The intern will participate in the activities of the delegation, such as:
    following international news developments, as well as relevant decisions and statements by UN member states, UN representatives, and government officials around the world;
    assisting in related meetings with diplomatic missions and UN officials, and provide short internal reports to international FIDH offices;
    organizing visits and advocacy meetings for human rights defenders coming to New York and Washington, DC to meet with government and UN officials;
    contributing to the development of advocacy strategies and campaigns.

    He-she will be more particularly associated with:
    Portfolio 1 : 3rd committee’s session of UNGA 71
    Portfolio 2 : Interface meetings with the UN Security Council
    Portfolio 3 : counter-terrorism

    Intern profile :
    Master degree in law / international law / human rights / international relations
    Strong interest in international law, human rights and familiarity with UN mechanisms and international human rights instruments
    Good communication skills; perfect English (oral and written); good command of French would be an asset


    The intership will take place at the FIDH- New York office.

    It will be a part time internship starting september 1st, 2016 for 3 to 6 months. Transportation costs (Monthly MTA MetroCard) will be covered by FIDH.

    Please submit your application (cover letter and CV) via e-mail by 15 August 2016, quoting internship reference (« internship application-New york delegation ») on the subject line of your email to:

    This internship provides an opportunity to gain first-hand exposure to advocacy and policy development at the United Nations, to collaborate with renowned NGOs and human rights defenders, to attend meetings and events at the UN, and to contribute to the promotion of human rights around the world.

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