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  • Mobilisation of UN and EU levers of influence to effect local change in favour of human rights-final evaluation of the project

    Mobilisation of UN and EU levers of influence to effect local change in favour of human rights - Terms of reference for a final evaluation of the project


    The applicants for the evaluation must provide:
    1. A technical offer composed of a presentation of the methodological approach, a timetable for the execution of the evaluation and the references of the consultant(s) (detailed Curriculum/a)
    2. A detailed financial offer (in euros, showing all the headings, unit costs, number of units, etc.)

    Applications must be sent by e-mail to: amadelin@fidh.org no later than August 23 2021. Include in the subject line: “FIDH/application evaluation”
    Applications will be processed after the deadline for receipt of applications.


    I Purpose of these terms of reference and objectives of the evaluation
    In the framework of a programme that FIDH has undertaken between July 2018 and June 2021, FIDH intends to undertake an evaluation of its undertakings through the project, which results will be used to inform future programme planning with the member organisations and will also be shared with other FIDH teams to ensure learning is shared.
    This evaluation will be carried out by an independent and qualified expert who will verify whether the programme’s activities have achieved the planned objectives in accordance with the stipulations of the contract that FIDH undertook with the programme’s principal supporter, Irish Aid.
    The evaluation must allow, through the methodological tools proposed by the evaluation team, to :
    • Analyse the coherence and relevance of the intervention strategy and the mechanism;
    • Assess the quality and quantity of the project’s implementation: assessment of the results achieved in relation to the expected results and the means used;
    • Assess the impact of the project;
    • Analyse the sustainability of the actions and make recommendations in this respect

    II Presentation of the organisation and the programme to evaluate :

    1. FIDH :
    Founded in 1922, the FIDH (International Federation for Human Rights) brings together 184 organisations in 112 countries, which share actions and strategies to strengthen the respect of civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights as defined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. FIDH considers that the transformation of society must be led by national actors.
    Its activities aim at empowering its member organisations and partners and increasing their influence at the local level. It acts at the national, regional and international levels to help them fight against human rights violations and consolidate democracy.
    FIDH, in support of its member organisations and partners, intervenes to document the most serious crimes, to accompany victims before national, regional and international justice, and to advocate with political authorities and influential diplomats to ensure that judicial systems are sufficiently independent to provide effective remedies for victims.
    FIDH deploys different types of actions that have proven to be effective: urgent reactions (public or confidential); international fact-finding missions; judicial observation and defence missions; political dialogue, advocacy, litigation, awareness raising campaigns. FIDH relies on a network of international volunteer experts, while promoting the exchange of experiences between defenders around the world to encourage the sharing of know-how. FIDH evaluates its activities to increase their effectiveness and to adjust its objectives if necessary.

    2. Institutional organisation and functioning of the FIDH

    The organisation and functioning of FIDH reflect its governance principles: at the base, the 192 member organisations. FIDH is thus based on three pillars:
    • The Congress, which brings together the 192 member organisations of FIDH. It meets every three years and debates the thematic and geographical priorities of the FIDH and decides on the political orientations of the organisation.

    • The International Board: It is composed of 22 voluntary members from FIDH member organisations and elected by the Congress, the President, the Treasurer, 15 Vice-Presidents and 5 Secretaries General. It sets the main strategic orientations and objectives, in the framework of the political orientations defined by the Congress. It approves the annual accounts of the FIDH. It meets three times a year and reports to the Congress.

    • Headquartered in Paris, the International Secretariat is composed of a professional team, headed by a Director General. Its teams are organised by regions and thematic priorities. The International Secretariat has delegations to the UN in Geneva and New York, to the European Union in Brussels, and to the International Criminal Court in The Hague; regional offices in the Middle East (Tunis) and Asia; and joint offices with member organisations in different countries accross the world. It also has a communications department and an administrative and financial department. In permanent contact with the field, it implements the decisions of the FIDH’s political bodies in collaboration with the member organisations, the mission officers and the members of the international and executive boards.

    3. Summary of the project:
    Context prior to the Project
    An active, vibrant and independent civil society is an essential driver for peaceful and inclusive societies, the objective of SDG16. Beyond this specific goal, the overall 2030 Agenda, as “an Agenda of the people, by the people and for the people” which calls for the establishment of a global partnership “with the participation of all countries, all stakeholders and all people” to work on its implementation, requires that governments provide for an environment in which meaningful civil society engagement is possible and encouraged.
    Yet, across the world, attacks on civil society in general and the human rights movement in particular have moved from being reported incidents to becoming a global trend. In particular, in countries like Bangladesh, Burundi, Cambodia, Egypt, Honduras, the Philippines and Turkey, human rights organisations which played an active role in developing their own societies have increasingly been under attack or are now totally curtailed. In dictatorial or oppressive regimes like Belarus, Iran and Vietnam, civil society has been able to resist and organise independently, but remains silenced even though their governments engage in economic openings. Strengthening their role and voice would be essential to furthering their country’s alignment with SDG16.
    Further, in its report on the implementation of SDG16, the UN Secretary General ("Progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals", ), regretted how violent conflicts have increased in recent years, and a few high-intensity armed conflicts are causing large numbers of civilian casualties. Progress towards promoting peace and justice, and towards effective, accountable and inclusive institutions, remains dire in Mali, the DRC, Myanmar/Burma, Palestine, the Sudans, Syria and in Yemen, which are the focus of attention of both the UN Security Council and the UN Human Rights Council. As a significant counter-example, Colombia, which after a 50-year long conflict is engaged into a historical drive towards peace, our hopes are for a significant advancement in the country’s road towards the end of poverty.

    Project Approach and Rationale

    In situations where dialogue between civil society and authorities is impossible or blocked because of deliberate attempts to prevent the deployment of independent critical voices, or where conflicts have been sparked and/or entrenched, FIDH’s experience demonstrates that improvements are achieved by combining action from inside the country with pressure and activation of relevant monitoring mechanisms from outside, using international levers of influence and monitoring mechanisms that have developed within the United Nations (UN), in both political and judicial or quasi-judicial fields, that help characterise violations, call upon the countries concerned to remedy them and provide them with technical assistance. UN human rights protection mechanisms provide advice, cooperation, and qualification on the realisation of human rights at the global level. The United Nations Security Council (UNSC), previously less likely to consider human rights, is currently almost systematically including significant references to human rights in its specific country and thematic mobilisation, thus becoming another institution to target for mobilisation. Beyond these fora, States and groups of States have also been including human rights in their political dialogue with third countries, and developed their foreign and development policies as levers for change in third countries. As such, the European Union (EU) has been developing an important number of policy instruments that are dedicated to the promotion of human rights and often tailored to follow-up on the conclusions and recommendations of the UN human rights recommendations. As the world’s first development donor, and a leading trade and investment player, its human rights policy, tuned appropriately, has proven to contribute to exercising significant leverage towards third states, and contribute to their legislative and policy changes. The EU and UN instruments and institutions often rely upon or benefit from the information and the expertise of human rights NGOs (HRNGOs) and human rights defenders (HRDs) to formulate relevant recommendations to the authorities concerned. Yet, the interaction between HRNGOs and UN or EU institutions and instruments is complicated as a result of the isolation of HRNGOs and HRDs in certain countries, or the absence of opportunities or appropriate methodology to interact with the institutional actors of the monitoring mechanisms to contribute to their evaluation and recommendations.
    In addition, in becoming efficient and pertinent, many UN human rights mechanisms have also been under attack by States at the international level, that have mobilised for the reduction of their protective capacities. In particular, mechanisms dedicated to condemning or monitoring human rights in specific countries have been limited, or re-designed to address a limited number of violations, “agreed upon” by the authorities responsible for their commission, in exchange for technical support in reforms. In this context, the interaction of local HRNGOs and HRDs with UN and EU intergovernmental fora and their stakeholders has proven useful to guarantee that the human rights mechanisms or policies address genuine human rights challenges locally.

    Project Objectives
    This project seeks to achieve mobilisation of intergovernmental mechanisms and international levels of influence in favour of local change in the target countries, by strengthening interactions between HRNGOs and HRDS and with targeted mechanisms, strengthening documentation and information on human rights situations, and increasing public visibility of these situations.
    Project Results Framework (see attached at end of document)
    Project Countries :
    Bangladesh, Belarus, Burundi, Cambodia, Colombia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Egypt, Honduras, Iran, Mali, Myanmar/Burma, Palestine, Philippines, South Sudan, Sudan, Turkey, Vietnam, Yemen

    III Methodology, timetable for the evaluation
    This evaluation is contractual and was foreseen at the outset of the project. It concerns all the activities carried out within the framework of the programme. This evaluation should make it possible to highlight the major results of the programme while pointing out the strategic horizons.
    The evaluation must allow, through the methodological tools proposed by the expert / the evaluation team and following the evaluation criteria of the OECD DAC which are "relevance, coherence, effectiveness, efficiency, impact and sustainability" to achieve the following objectives
    1. Analyse the coherence and relevance of the intervention strategy and the mechanism. Evaluative questions that the evaluation will seek to answer include
    • To what extent did the coherence of the activities and the methodology chosen for the intervention contribute to the achievement of the programme’s results?
    • How do beneficiaries and programme partners assess the relevance of the intervention strategy?
    • How did they take ownership of the activities and approaches chosen in the intervention?
    • Which strategic choices have proven to be appropriate to the context and objectives of the programme and which should be made differently for the continuation of the programme?
    • Has the programme’s steering system been able to adapt to the changing context?
    2. Evaluate qualitatively and quantitatively the implementation of the project: assessment of the results achieved in relation to the results anticipated and the means used. Evaluative questions that the evaluation will seek to answer include
    • Have the results of the programme been achieved in relation to the results set out in the logical framework?
    • What results have exceeded those initially anticipated and why? What lessons can be learned from this analysis ?
    • Which operational and strategic choices contributed most significantly to the achievement of the programme results?
    • What is the assessment of the activities and results achieved in relation to the human and financial resources used?
    3. Assess the impact of the project. Evaluative questions that the evaluation will seek to answer include :
    • Assessment of the programme in view of the objectives and issues to which the programme sought to respond
    • Assessment of the programme in relation to the intended impact on beneficiaries and target groups.
    4. Analyse the sustainability of the actions and make recommendations in this regard. Evaluative questions that the evaluation will seek to answer include
    • What sustainability measures have been implemented and how do local partners, target groups and beneficiaries assess them?
    • To what extent has the project management system (partnership, steering committee, consultations) contributed to the ownership and sustainability of the programme?
    • What are the strengths and weaknesses of the programme to capitalise on in order to continue activities in the field?
    Proposed methodology for the evaluation process
    The evaluation will be based on :
    • a document review :
    • documents related to the programme (project, activity reports, etc.)
    • public documents produced throughout the project (press releases, video, guide, reports, analysis note)
    • Methodology documents produced in the framework of the project
    • Information and interviews collected from :
    • the team in Brussels, Geneva and Paris in charge of the implementation of this programme and the supervision
    • the project beneficiaries throughout the world
    • other international experts, diplomats and relevant stakeholders with whom the project interacted with.
    Following an initial consultation with the team in charge of the programme, the evaluator will produce a scoping note which will include the evaluation methodology, the list of people to be interviewed and the field mission(s) to be planned.
    Based on this note, the evaluator will then conduct individual and group interviews, mostly online, and where possible in Geneva and Brussels.
    An initial report will be submitted to the team in charge of the programme and to the FIDH management on the basis of a provisional report. The final report will then be produced, taking into account any comments made during the feedback.
    Suggested calendar
    The evaluation could take place as early as Septembre 2021, for an initial report to be submitted a month later.

    IV Practical arrangements, deliverables, contracts, selection procedure
    Profile of the candidates
    The evaluation will be carried out by a consultant or a team of consultants who should have the following qualities
    • Proven experience in evaluation of civil society actor strengthening programmes
    • Knowledge and experience on the functionning of UN institutions, international human rights protection mechanisms and EU human rights policies.
    • Very good knowledge of the current situation of local human rights civil society is an asset.
    • Competence on the challenges of strengthening civil societies in the South
    • Ability to explore multi-stakeholder programmes
    • Knowledge of French and Spanish are a strong asset
    For obvious reasons of independence and externality of the evaluation exercise, persons who are members or employees of organisations that are members of the programme and consultants in relation to the programme cannot apply for this call.
    Evaluation budget :
    The budget for the evaluation will not exceed EUR 10 000 including VAT (including direct costs and contingencies).
    Terms and conditions:
    • Consultancy contract
    • Payment in two instalments: a first instalment upon signature of the contract and a second instalment upon delivery of the final report
    Expected deliverables
    • Deliverable 1. At the beginning of the assignment: a methodological offer (8 p. maximum)
    • Deliverable 2. A draft evaluation report
    • Deliverable 3. A final evaluation report (60 p maximum)

    V Evaluation procedure
    The tenders will be evaluated technically according to the following grid.
    Points of the technical offer scale
    Methodological proposal 10 points
    Suitability of the team of consultants for the service 10 points
    Suitability of the financial offer for the service 10 points

  • Consultancy - Stakeholder engagement and outreach on international justice

    Consultancy contract: 3 months
    Fees for the entirety of the contract : 7,000 Euros
    Start Date: 1 October 2021

    The International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) is seeking a stakeholder engagement and outreach consultant on international justice.

    BACKGROUND
    FIDH is an international human rights NGO federating 192 organisations from 117 countries. Since 1922, we have been defending all civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights as set out in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. As a federal movement, FIDH places its member organisations at the heart of our decision-making process. This structure ensures that FIDH merges on-the-ground experience and knowledge with expertise in international law, mechanisms of protection and intergovernmental bodies. The joining of our forces provides a unique combination that makes FIDH’s work representative of the views of national human rights organisations and local civil society.

    FIDH is committed to holding perpetrators of atrocity crimes to account through the international criminal justice system. We were one of the civil society organisations spearheading the movement to create the ICC. We participated actively in the negotiations for the Rome Statute, and advocated for the Court to have a structure which would allow for the meaningful participation of survivors and communities affected by international crimes. Since 2004, FIDH maintains a permanent delegation in The Hague, through which we contribute to the dialogue between civil society and the ICC.

    Among other activities, and in close collaboration with its national member and partner organisations, FIDH conducts fact-finding missions; supports victims in seeking justice and reparations at national, regional and international levels; carries out advocacy to raise awareness among civil society organisations; contributes through research to the development of policy and investigative frameworks; and strengthens the capacity of member and partner organisations so they can meaningfully engage with accountability mechanisms. With permanent representation in The Hague since 2004, FIDH also closely monitors proceedings at the International Criminal Court as early as the preliminary examination stage. Together with member organisations that are based in “situation countries” and work directly with victims and affected communities, FIDH documents allegations of crimes and provides evidence to the Office of the Prosecutor.

    FIDH’s headquarters are in Paris (France). Stichting FIDH in The Hague (the Netherlands) is FIDH’s permanent representation to the International Criminal Court (ICC).

    SCOPE OF THE MISSION
    The successful candidate will work in close cooperation with the Head of International Justice Desk in Paris and FIDH’s Permanent Representative to the ICC in The Hague, and in collaboration with FIDH’s Communications Department in Paris.

    1. Develop and implement a strategy for:
    disseminating a number of forthcoming deliverables produced by the International Justice Department, concerning international criminal justice and the ICC; and
    reaching out and engaging with key actors in the international justice community (diplomats, NGOs, activists, grassroots groups, FIDH members, funders and legal professionals, among others).
    2. Organise or prepare virtual and in-person events that the International Justice Desk or the Permanent Representation in The Hague may be convening or attending.
    3. Support the management of relationships with stakeholders in international justice.

    DELIVERABLES

    1. Draft a strategy for disseminating a number of forthcoming deliverables produced by the International Justice Department, concerning international criminal justice and the ICC (beginning of the mission).
    2. Create a checklist for supporting virtual and in-person events that the International Justice team may be organising or attending (beginning of the mission).
    3. Prepare and design invitation templates for events, and create a process for managing RSVPs (beginning of the mission).
    4. Collate an email distribution lists of key stakeholders (throughout the duration of the mission).
    5. Draft and translate (depending on language skills) public papers and talking points for main events, such as the Assembly of States Parties to the ICC Statute (throughout the duration of the mission).
    6. Design a power map and create lists of key stakeholders in international justice (diplomats, NGOs, activists, grassroots groups, FIDH members, funders and legal professionals, among others) (before the end of the mission).
    7. Develop and execute a strategy for engaging with key actors in the international justice community (diplomats, NGOs, activists, grassroots groups, FIDH members, funders and legal professionals, among others) (before the end of the mission).

    EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS

    1. Excellent oral and written communication skills in English. French and/or Spanish are desired, other languages are a plus.
    2. Good knowledge of international justice, its main stakeholders and issues, especially in relation to the International Criminal Court (ICC).
    3. Strong organizational and interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate with a wide variety of audiences, including NGOs, grassroots groups, diplomats, legal professionals, media and funders.
    4. Basic skills in graphic design or the ability to learn quickly how to use design software like Canva and digital distribution software (Mailchimp or similar).

    DURATION OF CONSULTANCY

    Start date: 1 October 2021
    End date: 31 December 2021

    Around 30-35 days in total, on the basis of two-three working days per week, to be adapted depending on urgencies and workload.

    FEES AND PAYMENT

    Total of 7,000 euros.
    One lump sum payment at the end of consultancy, or two instalments – to be decided upon by common agreement.
    Possibility of extension of contract depending on funding.

    OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION

    All meetings with the consultant’s main interlocutors during his/her mission will take place during working hours in The Hague / Paris / CEST time zone.

    HOW TO APPLY

    Please send your CV, two references, and a cover letter of no more than 500 words to:
    - consultancy@fidh.org
    - with “CONSULTANT-ASP-09-21” in the subject line
    - by 26 September 2021

    Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

  • RECRUITMENT : INFORMATION SYSTEMS MANAGER (M/F) IN PARIS - PERMANENT CONTRACT

    FIDH (International Federation for Human Rights) is an international human rights NGO. Since 1922, we have been committed to the defence of all civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights as defined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

    We are a federation of 192 national human rights organisations active in 117 countries. We believe that the transformation of societies is first and foremost the responsibility of local actors. Our activities aim to strengthen their capacity for action and their influence.

    The International Secretariat of the FIDH is a human-sized organisation (45 employees in Paris and 14 employees in several offices abroad) and is composed of a committed international team. Our Paris office is located in a lively and central area of Paris (near Bastille and Gare de Lyon).

    The IT department, composed of 2 people with you, is integrated into the HR & Tech department and under the supervision of the Human Resources Director. We are looking for a :

    INFORMATION SYSTEMS MANAGER (M/F)

    Your main responsibilities

    A. Define the strategy for the information system and data security. Consolidate an annual plan for the development and adaptation of the IS to the objectives and needs. Provide advice to the various business lines and provide methodological support. Ensure reporting and evaluation of activities. Establish and monitor the IT department budget.
    B. Manage the computer and telephone equipment and ensure their support, in France and in the delegations abroad. Train and support users. Ensure technological watch and propose evolutions.
    C. Manage networks and telecommunications systems (telephone, video, Signal, etc.) : ensure the proper functioning, availability and security of IS elements and services hosted by service providers. Ensure technological watch and propose evolutions.
    D. Manage relationships with suppliers and external service providers in the context of IS activity and projects. Manage IT purchases.
    E. Managing IT projects : setting up a website for the Centenary, a platform for national member organisations, redesign of the FIDH website.
    F. Manage the support technician and network administrator : supervise, organize, monitor and evaluate their work.

    Profile required
    • You have 8 years of professional experience in a similar position. You are a generalist with a good command of systems (mostly Linux), networks, security and operations.
    • You have a solid technical background in IT, telephony and networks. LAN, WAN, VPN and Cloud technologies hold no secrets for you.
    • You have worked on CRM implementation, process harmonisation and IT security. To carry out these projects, you will provide methodological support for deployment and manage the allocation of technical resources (both in-house and with service providers). You will be responsible for the implementation of the projects, supervising their implementation from the design phase to delivery, ensuring the training and support of the users. You have experience in developing cross-functional projects.
    • Excellent organization and management of priorities. You are a good teacher. You know how to write processes and report on your work.
    • You have a good command of written and spoken English (B2 level).
    • Mastery of the following environment :
    - user machines under Ubuntu and Windows ;
    - server park under LINUX (DEBIAN / CENTOS).

    Terms and conditions of pay
    Permanent contract. Executive status (Cadre). Position based in Paris, telecommuting possible with a minimum of 4 days face-to-face per month. Salary of 48 K€ gross per year over 13 months. 24 days RTT per year. Supplementary health insurance covered at 80% by the FIDH. Restaurant vouchers with a face value of €9, paid for at 60% by the FIDH. 50% of the cost of public transport passes paid for.

    The candidate must be in total agreement with the values of the FIDH International Secretariat (professionalism, respect, commitment, equality, integrity, participation, audacity), as well as with the struggles of the FIDH for the defense of human rights of all people, everywhere in the world, as explained in its statutes and through its publications available on its website : www.fidh.org

    FIDH seeks diversity and is committed to equality by not discriminating in its hiring practices on the basis of race, religion, age, disability, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, health status or any other situation protected by French and international human rights law.

    For persons with disabilities, we ask that you indicate your special needs in your cover letter. Reasonable accommodation will be made to ensure that qualified persons with disabilities can participate in the recruitment process.

    Position to be filled: 6 December 2021. A handover will be arranged with the incumbent Information Systems Manager.

    Do you find yourself in the description of the profile we are looking for ?

    Send your CV and a letter of motivation to recrutement@fidh.org indicating the reference RSI-21 in the subject line no later than October 19, 2021 for the attention of Marie-Noëlle GUILLOUZOUIC, Human Resources Director.

    Interviews will take place as applications are received.
    FIDH reserves the right to close the recruitment before the deadline for applications.
    Only those candidates whose applications are selected will be contacted.

  • INTERNSHIP OFFER : DIGITAL AND PRESS COMMUNICATION TRAINEE

    DIGITAL AND PRESS COMMUNICATION TRAINEE

    Defending human rights on behalf of 192 organizations, present in 117 countries: does the challenge not scare you? Are you curious? Innovative? And you like cats? Don’t hesitate to apply (even if you don’t tick all the boxes, we’re here to fill them in ;)

    The communication department is composed of a team of 6 employees with completely different profiles. A former reporter, an American press officer… : the FIDH communication team is above all a diversity of people, cultural backgrounds, characters and personalities.

    Like everyone else, you’re probably going to want to go stalk them to find out their background, so here they are 👉

    Adéa Guillot : https://www.linkedin.com/in/ad%C3%A9a-guillot-5412a668/

    Eva Canan: https://www.linkedin.com/in/eva-c-91896767/

    Fanny Denais: https://www.linkedin.com/in/fanny-%E2%9C%8A-49b081132/

    So if your goal is to learn from seasoned professionals from all walks of life, you’ve come to the right place!

    This is an opportunity to work with people from all over the world, to use your skills to serve a cause that is making history: the defense of human rights, but also to work alongside those who, on a daily basis, are changing the world in a concrete way.

    The most ? An internship in a dynamic environment and district, Paris 11th very practical for afterwork with colleagues!

    Don’t you know the FIDH? Here’s a quick recap 👇

    The FIDH (International Federation for Human Rights) is an international human rights NGO. Since 1922, we have been committed to the defence of all civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights as defined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

    For us, the transformation of societies is primarily the responsibility of local actors. Our activities aim to strengthen their capacity for action and their influence.

    The International Secretariat of the FIDH is a human-sized organisation (45 employees in Paris and several offices abroad) and composed of a committed international team.

    https://www.fidh.org/fr
    https://www.instagram.com/fidh/
    https://www.facebook.com/FIDH.HumanRights
    https://twitter.com/fidh_en
    https://twitter.com/fidh_fr
    https://twitter.com/fidh_es
    https://www.youtube.com/c/FidhOrg/videos

    YOUR ASSIGNMENTS, IF YOU ACCEPT THEM 👇

    Support for digital communication
    • Posting of articles on the FIDH website
    • Writing and publishing on social networks: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Linkedin and YouTube
    • Help with the creation of visuals
    • Identification of influencers
    • Monitoring and evaluation of communication actions
    • Support for the drafting and distribution of the monthly FIDH newsletter
    • Monitoring of the latest web and social network trends

    Press support
    • Writing / Translation of press releases from English to French OR from French to English, depending on your mother tongue
    • Daily monitoring of press coverage
    • Improvement and updating of the journalists’ database (French & English speaking)
    • Mapping of journalists
    • Support for the organization of press conferences

    BE AMBITIOUS! 💪

    For us, the internship must be beneficial to both parties. That’s why you’ll be able to choose a project that interests you in particular and you’ll be able to implement it during your entire internship. Digital pollution? Developing Instagram? Project management? We will accompany you and train you to the best of our ability to achieve your wish.

    Profile required

    👉 You are preparing a Bac+4/5 in communication, international relations or other relevant field.

    👉Your mother tongue is French or English; you have a good command of the other language (B2 or C1 level). Knowledge of another language (Arabic and/or Spanish) would be a plus.

    👉Social networks are your guilty pleasure. You are particularly interested in the digital world and you already have a good grasp of the web and social networks.

    👉You are aware that human rights are essential and affect you personally.

    👉 You demonstrate commitment, versatility, writing skills, thoroughness and organization.

    👀If you check all the boxes, there’s no doubt about it! And if not, we’ll still be happy to meet you. You’re probably our future gem.

    Terms and conditions of the course

    - Compulsory condition: to have an internship agreement issued by a school under French law.

    - Compensation: 591 € / month for a full-time internship.

    - 2 days off (reduced working hours) per month.

    - Restaurant vouchers with a face value of 9 €, paid for at 60% by the FIDH.

    - 50% of public transport costs are covered.

    - Telecommuting: 4 mandatory days per month, the rest is flexible.

    Internship to be filled: from December 13, 2021.

    Duration of the internship: 6 months.

    The candidate must be in total agreement with the values of the FIDH International Secretariat (professionalism, respect, commitment, equality, integrity, participation, audacity), as well as with the struggles of the FIDH for the defense of human rights of all people, everywhere in the world, as explained in its statutes and through its publications accessible on its website: www.fidh.org

    FIDH seeks diversity and is committed to equality by not discriminating in its hiring practices on the basis of race, religion, age, disability, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, health status or any other situation protected by French and international human rights law.

    For persons with disabilities, we ask that you indicate your special needs in your cover letter. Reasonable accommodation will be made for qualified persons with disabilities to participate in the recruitment process.

    Send your CV and a letter of motivation to recrutement@fidh.org indicating the reference STAGE-COM in the subject of the email for the attention of Adéa GUILLOT, Director of Communication and Fanny DENAIS, Operational Communication Officer.

    Interviews will take place as applications are received.

    Only trainees whose applications are accepted will be contacted.

  • RECRUITMENT : Program Officer (F/M) for the Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders

    FIDH (International Federation for Human Rights) is an international human rights NGO. Since 1922, we have been committed to the defence of all civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights as defined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

    We are a federation of 192 national human rights organisations active in 117 countries. We believe that the transformation of societies is first and foremost the responsibility of local actors. Our activities aim to strengthen their capacity for action and their influence.

    The International Secretariat of the FIDH is a human-sized organisation (45 employees in Paris and 14 employees in several offices abroad) and composed of a committed international team. Our Paris office is located in a lively and central area of Paris (near Bastille and Gare de Lyon).

    As part of its mandate, FIDH protects and supports human rights defenders at risk. FIDH is looking for a :

    Program Officer (F/M) for the Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders

    General objective of the position :
    Within the Programmes Department, under the supervision of the Head of the Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders and as part of a team of 4 employees with you, the Programme Officer contribute to the material support and capacity building of human rights defenders (HRDs) and NGOs at risk, and to the urgent documentation of violations suffered by defenders.

    Your main responsibilities will include :
    A. Facilitate and strengthen the links with internal and external actors :
    ◦ Facilitate a good communication from and to FIDH member and partner organisations in contact with the desk to foster a collaborative relationship with partners such as OMCT and ProtectDefenders.eu ;
    ◦ Interact regularly with external stakeholders involved in grant-making for HRDs and CSOs, including external partners.
    B. Implement the Desk’s activities
    • within the framework of emergency material aid and capacity building support for human rights defenders (HRDs) and NGOs at risk :
    . Carry out an evaluation of all grant applications received in accordance with internal procedures, in cooperation with the relevant FIDH offices, as well as local member organisations and partners ;
    . Inform applicants of the status of their application in a timely manner ;
    . Ensure the follow-up of the grants awarded, including the preparation and signature of grant agreements, as well as the timely disbursement of funds ;
    . Monitor the progress of grants, including with the Administration and Finance Department, and liaise with stakeholders to receive and validate interim and final narrative and financial reports ;
    . Maintain up-to-date information in related shared files and tools ;
    . Report problems in the grant allocation system to the Head of the Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders and to the Administration and Finance Department, and propose proactive solutions ;
    . Ensure that all grants available under the project are advertised on the website and disbursed within the appropriate funding cycles ;
    . Contribute to the preparation of narrative and financial reports to donors ;
    . Conduct regular quantitative and qualitative analysis on the impact and monitoring of grants awarded, as well as on key trends and security challenges affecting HRDs ;
    . Regularly evaluate and make recommendations to improve the application and implementation procedures of FIDH grants.
    • In terms of documentation :
    . Contribute to the drafting and internal validation of urgent alerts issued by the desk.
    C. Implement logistical and administrative taks linked to the activities.

    Desired profile
    - Training in international law, with a specialisation in human rights.
    - At least 3 years of successful experience in a similar function managing emergency grants to defenders.
    - Good knowledge of protection issues for HRDs.
    - Responsiveness, excellent ability to work in an emergency.
    - Ability to manage stress.
    - Knowledge of the FIDH working methods is an asset.
    - Knowledge of French (C1), English (C1) and Spanish (B2) ; knowledge of another language would be a plus.

    You are in total agreement with the values at work in the FIDH International Secretariat (professionalism, respect, commitment, equality, integrity, participation, audacity), as well as with the struggles led by FIDH for the defence of the human rights of all people, everywhere in the world, as explained in its statutes and through its publications accessible from its website : www.fidh.org
    FIDH seeks diversity and is committed to equality by not discriminating in its hiring practices, without distinction of any kind, based on race, religion, age, disability, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, health status or any other situation protected by French and international human rights law.
    For people with disabilities, we ask you to indicate in your cover letter any adaptations that would be useful to enable you to participate in the recruitment process in an optimal way.

    Terms and conditions of employment

    • 1 year fixed-term contract, with the possibility of extension subject to the achievement of the objectives set at the beginning of the mission, the needs and the available funding.
    • Position based in Paris. Telework possible with a minimum of 4 face-to-face days per month.
    • Salary 32,5 K€ gross per year over 13 months.
    • 24 days RTT per year. 25 days paid holiday per year.
    • Supplementary health insurance : employer’s contribution of €82.39 per month.
    • Meal vouchers €9 and 60% paid by the FIDH.
    • 50% of the cost of public transport passes will be covered.

    Position to be filled :
    as soon as possible.
    Do you fit the description of the profile we are looking for ?

    Send your CV and cover letter to recrutement@fidh.org indicating the reference OBS-2021 in the subject line by December 9th, 2021 at the latest to the attention of Hugo GABBERO, Head of the Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders.

    Interviews will take place as applications are received.

    FIDH reserves the right to close the recruitment before the deadline for applications.

    Only those candidates whose applications are accepted will be contacted.

  • Expert Consultant in Financial Management - 12-month service contract

    FIDH is looking for an Expert Consultant in Financial Management
    12-month service contract starting on 1 January 2022

    The International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) is an international non-governmental organisation based in France whose mission is to promote respect for the principles enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. FIDH is a federation of 192 national human rights associations active on five continents. We defend the civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights defined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

    DESCRIPTION OF SERVICES TO BE PROVIDED
    Office Management and Executive Assistance
    • Run the day-to-day administration of the office, including picking up mail, and following up on any administrative tasks required in the Netherlands for the smooth running of the office.
    • Supervise paper and digital record-keeping, as well as ensuring the secure safe keeping of administrative documents.
    • Assist teams with the organisation of travel and other activities, such as booking flights and hotels, contacting FIDH’s travel agency, and coordinating per diem and cash advances. Provide any other assistance on administrative matters, as necessary.
    • Ensure payments to Consultants, Trainees, Translators, Rents and follow-up

    Cash management
    • Manage the relationship with FIDH’s bank in the Netherlands.
    • Manage cash flows between FIDH’s headquarters in Paris and the office in The Hague.
    • Manage the cash box and ensure that all inflows and outflows are recorded.

    Financial, accounting and budgetary management :
    • Consolidate and prepare the accounts on monthly basis (bank and cash book): verify the accounts before they are sent to FIDH’s headquarters, and consolidate and check the allocation boards (budget allocations).
    • Prepare, compile and transfer relevant financial documents to FIDH’s headquarters on a monthly basis (invoices, cash inventories, bank statements, etc.)
    • Monitor expenditures against the annual budget of The Hague office
    • Prepare and assist with possible financial audits or inspections

    Focal point :
    • Liaise between FIDH’s headquarters in Paris and the office in The Hague, acting as focal point for all matters relating to finance and administrative matters.
    • Liaise with tax office, KVK, landlord, insurance companies

    Skills to carry out the assignment
    • Expertise in financial management, accounting and administrative management. Analytical skills.
    • Good knowledge of Dutch administrative management.
    • Writing skills in English and French.

    Terms and conditions
    Freelance status / self-employed.
    Duration : The mission has a duration of 12 months and can start from 01/01/2021 (with possibility of renewal)
    Fees : maximum 7,600 euros including VAT for the duration of the assignment (approximately 58 days).

    Please send your file (CV, financial offer) specifying in the subject of your e-mail the reference AO-Fin-LaHaye, to the address : aarnold@fidh.org

    Deadline for submission of collaboration offers: 17/12/2021

  • An Editorial and Press Communication Manager (M/F)

    The FIDH (International Federation for Human Rights) is an international human rights NGO. Since 1922, we have been committed to the defence of all civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights as defined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

    We are a federation of 192 national human rights organisations active in 117 countries. We believe that the transformation of societies is first and foremost the responsibility of local actors. Our activities aim to strengthen their capacity for action and their influence.

    The International Secretariat of the FIDH is a human-sized organisation (45 employees in Paris and 14 employees in several offices abroad) and is composed of a committed international team. Our Paris office is located in a lively and central area of Paris (near Bastille and Gare de Lyon).

    We are recruiting : An Editorial and Press Communication Manager (M/F)

    Overall objective of the position:
    Under the supervision of the Director of Communication, within a department of 6 employees, the Editorial and Press Communication Manager will strengthen the visibility of the FIDH and its actions in the media and on the Web, both internationally and in France, and in interaction with national human rights organisations, members or partners. In 2022, FIDH will organise its Centenary.

    You will work in close coordination with the program and advocacy departments.

    Your main responsibilities are as follows:

    A) Develop the FIDH media strategy and its operational implementation. Manage the development and implementation of media action plans. Set up partnerships with key media actors. Supervise and develop FIDH’s visibility on social networks and on its website. Develop and monitor the annual budget.

    B) Supervise and implement the activities of the editorial and press communication office, through the revision and promotion of press releases and press kits at the international level (especially on the web) and in interaction with FIDH member organisations, the organisation of press operations, the development of relations with journalists at the international level and in France, the coordination of communication consultants and the communication officers affiliated to the Programmes Department, promotes the internal expertise by highlighting the members in the media, enriches the audiovisual heritage of the FIDH, and trains the teams on the methods of the editorial and press communication office.
    C) Ensure reporting on the activities carried out, contribute to the evaluation of the office’s activities.
    D) Manage the team (1 employee and 1 trainee occasionally): supervise, advise, train, define objectives and evaluate work.

    Profile required
    You have a degree in journalism, communication or political science.
    You have at least 5 years of equivalent experience in press relations or journalism. You know how to manage a team. You have an excellent knowledge of the media in France and a good knowledge of the international landscape. You have a good knowledge of image management and social networks, especially Twitter. You must be able to define and manage priorities. You will be able to initiate an internal dynamic and generate support. You have good interpersonal skills and the ability to develop long-term relationships with your various contacts. You have the ability to analyze and summarize. You are able to make proposals and react quickly. You have an appetite for cross-functional work and teamwork. You are familiar with working in an associative environment. You must be fluent in French (C2) and English (C1) and have excellent writing skills in these languages. You will work in the Ubuntu and Libre Office computer environment.

    Terms and conditions of pay
    Long term contract. Position based in Paris, telecommuting possible with a minimum of 4 days face-to-face per month. Salary : from 37,7 K€ gross per year over 13 months according to experience. 25 days paid holiday and 24 days RTT per year. Supplementary health insurance: employer pays €82.39 per month. Meal vouchers with a face value of €9, paid for at 60% by the FIDH. 50% of the cost of public transport passes is covered.

    You are in total agreement with the values at work in the FIDH International Secretariat (professionalism, respect, commitment, equality, integrity, participation, audacity), as well as with the struggles led by the FIDH for the defence of human rights of all people, everywhere in the world, as explained in its statutes and through its publications accessible from its website: www.fidh.org

    FIDH seeks diversity and is committed to equality by not discriminating in its hiring practices on the basis of race, religion, age, disability, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, health status or any other situation protected by French and international human rights law.

    For people with disabilities, we ask you to indicate in your cover letter any adaptations that would be useful to enable you to participate in the recruitment process in an optimal way.

    Position to be filled: as soon as possible.

    Do you find yourself in the description of the profile you are looking for?

    Send your CV and a letter of motivation by 19/12/2021 at the latest to recrutement@fidh.org indicating the reference PRESS-2021 in the subject line to the attention of Adéa GUILLOT, Director of Communication.

    Interviews will take place as applications are received.

    FIDH reserves the right to close the recruitment before the deadline for applications.

    Only those candidates whose applications are selected will be contacted.

Spontaneous application

volunteering@fidh.org

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