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  • 6 month internship at the FIDH Delegation to the EU from March 2017

    Applicants must be able to provide an internship agreement from their University covering the entire duration of the internship.
    Please note that our internships are unpaid but local transport is fully reimbursed and there is a small daily allowance for lunch.

    Job description:
    The intern will work closely with the EU Representative for the Brussels delegation of the International Federation for Human Rights.

    The main tasks include:
    - Assisting with research and writing on human rights advocacy issues;
    - Helping to set up a comprehensive agenda of advocacy meetings with relevant parties for visiting human rights defenders from our member leagues;
    - Taking part in meetings and taking minutes;
    - Helping in the organization of events and press conferences when necessary;
    - Following proceedings at the European institutions;
    - Assisting with updating the database and other tasks when necessary.

    Your profile:
    - Excellent knowledge of the European institutions and human rights issues
    - An excellent command of French and English, knowledge of other languages preferred
    - The ability to write clearly and succinctly
    - A desire to work in a challenging and fulfilling environment
    - Ability to work well in a small team

    To apply:
    Please send your application letter and CV by email to
    Short-listed candidates will be invited for interviews. Successful candidates will be notified shortly after the interview.
    Interviews will be held in our offices in Brussels.

  • 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:

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