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  • Internship with FIDH Permanent Delegation to the ICC in The Hague, The Netherlands

    The International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) is a federation of non-governmental organisations whose objective is to take concrete actions for the respect of all human rights. For more information, please visit

    In 2004 FIDH established a permanent delegation to the International Criminal Court (ICC), whose main activities are:
    - To support local NGOs and victims’ organisations in their understanding of and access to the mechanisms established by the Rome Statute, in particular by organising training sessions on victims’ rights and the ICC, as well as by facilitating dialogue between local organisations and representatives of the different organs of the Court;
    - To participate in conferences and meetings organized by or concerning the ICC, with the aim of promoting the development of a fair, efficient and independent institution respectful of all human rights, and in particular the rights of victims; and
    - To participate closely to the work and activities of the Coalition for the International Criminal Court.

    Intern Position: Fall – Winter 2016, The Hague, Netherlands

    The intern will:
    - Participate in the activities of FIDH concerning the ICC (transmission of communications, meetings with ICC officials, attendance to hearings);
    - Help prepare for the ICC Assembly of States Parties, including the organisation of side events and drafting of position papers/reports;
    - Draft, edit and/or translate papers, summaries, press releases, notes and reports;
    - Participate in the daily management of the delegation; and
    - Assist in the preparation of meetings with other NGOs, in particular those within the framework of the Coalition for the ICC.

    Through the internship, the candidate will work in a diverse linguistic and cultural setting, gaining strategic advocacy and legal skills. The intern will have the opportunity to engage with a wide range of stakeholders, including diplomats, members of international organizations, the International Criminal Court and human rights activists from around the world.

    Requirements: Studies in International or Criminal Law, Political Sciences, International Relations or other similar background; demonstrated interest in human rights and/or international justice; exposure to international organisations and/or international courts, experience in research and analysis. Fluency in either English or French with a good command of the other language; understanding of Spanish or additional languages an asset.

    Duration: 3-6 months.

    Conditions: This internship is unpaid, though FIDH may in some circumstances cover travel to work and lunch expenses.

    Deadline: Applications will be received through 26 September 2016.

    Application Process
    Interested candidates should submit :
    1. Letter of interest (cover letter)
    2. CV/resumé
    3. Name and contact information of three professional or academic references.
    Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
    Please send all application materials to: Carrie Comer, FIDH Permanent Delegate to the ICC (ccomer[at]

  • 3 months internship at FIDH Globalisation and Human Rights Desk

    Period: End of September to December 2016

    Location: The intern will be based at the headquarters of FIDH Secretariat in Paris.

    The intern will participate in the implementation of activities undertaken by the Globalisation and Human Rights, desk 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 European and/or international 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 business and human rights issues as well as economic, social and cultural rights issues;
    - Proofreading, editing, translating publications and internal documents;

    The intern will be associated in particular with the following projects:

    - Treaty Initiative project: advocacy and campaigning activities, including preparation of missions;
    - Community-based Human Rights Impact Assessments (HRIA): support ongoing HRIAs, including preparation of missions;
    - Other projects: support to the desk in research, communication and administrative tasks for ongoing projects.

    Fluent in English and French – Spanish would be an appreciated asset.
    Currently enrolled in a Masters Degree in Law / International Law/ Human Rights Law / International Relations.
    Interest in economic, social and cultural rights and business and human rights issues.

    Conditions: Full-time internship (35 hours per week) for 3 months.
    The intern will get a stipend of 436,05€ per month. An internship agreement is required.

    Please send resume and cover letter (in English) via email to before 22d of September 2016 mentioning « Application Internship – Globalisation Desk» in the subject heading of your email.

  • FIDH is recruiting a Program officer for its Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Desk (Reference : CP-ANMO-09-16)

    Long term contract starting in November 2016
    35-hours work week (full-time position)
    Location: FIDH headquarters, Paris
    Deadline to submit applications: October 15, 2016

    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 the five continents.

    The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Desk’s Program officer reports to the MENA desk’s Director and to the Chief of Operations Officer (COO). Her-his responsibilites are the followings :

    Contribute to consolidating relations between internal and external actors

    - Facilitate communications with member organisations in the region, partners and members of the FIDH International Board;

    - Ensure smooth flow of information to members of the International Board, the Executive Board, and the chargés de mission involved with the activities of the MENA Desk activities

    - Provide assistance and support to human rights defenders, victims of human rights violations and partners in the field.

    Implement the Desk’s action plan

    - Prepare, organise and ensure followp up to fact-finding missions, including legal observation, national advocacy and solidarity missions and workshops/seminars in the region.

    - Organise, in cooperation with FIDH delegations, advocacy activities with intergovernmental organisations (IGOs) and governments (using relevant mechanisms and organising of advocacy meetings).

    - Conduct missions to the field and to IGOs.

    - Ensure and coordinate the drafting of denunciation, alerts and information documents, draft fact-finding reports and position papers, including the editorial work of the programme assistant .

    - Coordinate the translation and dissemination of documents, in consultation with the Communications Department.

    - Participate in meetings with local, regional and international partners.

    - Coordinate the implementation of communication tools specific to the Desk, in conjunction with the Communications Department.

    - Represent FIDH before IGOs, governments, companies and, as needed, donors and the media.

    - Contribute to the programming and reporting of Desk activities and update the activities monitoring chart once a month.

    - Contribute to donor calls for proposals and to financial and narrative monitoring of the desk’s action programmes.

    Coordinate the work of consultants and partners

    Participate in the training of interns and volunteers

    Assist with the Desk’s daily administrative and logistical tasks


    At least 4 years of professional experience in a similar role in the field of human rights and/or in the NGO sector.

    Good knowledge of the MENA region.

    Required qualifications: Master’s Degree in Law, International Relations, Human Rights or Political Science.

    Fluent written and spoken Arabic and English, and a good knowledge of French are required.

    Gross annual income: From EUR 32 500 per annum (over 13 months), depending on experience. Possibility of recruitment at a different level based on a different job profile.

    Please submit your CV with a cover letter and the job reference number by e‑mail to:

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