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  • 6 month internship or volunteer position at the FIDH Delegation to the EU

    Starting September 5, 2022

    Students must be able to provide an internship agreement from their university covering the entire duration of the internship. Volunteers will be asked to sign a volunteer agreement.

    Please note that this position is unpaid but local transport is fully reimbursed and there is a small daily allowance for lunch.

    Job description:
    The intern/volunteer will work closely with the EU Representative and team of 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 organisation 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 gdusepulchre@fidh.org by the 1st of August
    Short-listed candidates will be invited for interviews. Successful candidates will be notified shortly after the interview. Unfortunately we are not in a position to respond to all applications. If you do not hear from us, please consider that you have not been successful at this time.
    Interviews will be held in our offices in Brussels.

  • A SENIOR ACCOUNTANT (M/F) - BASED IN PARIS

    FIDH (International Federation for Human Rights) is an international human rights NGO. Since 1922, we are committed to the defence of all civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights as defined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. You can find us on our social networks:
    https://www.fidh.org/fr
    https://www.instagram.com/fidh/
    https://www.facebook.com/FIDH.HumanRights
    https://twitter.com/fidh_fr
    https://www.youtube.com/c/FidhOrg/videos

    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 influence.

    The International Secretariat of the FIDH is a human-sized organisation with a committed international team (49 employees in France, 20 employees in several offices abroad (Belgium, Geneva, The Hague, Bangkok, Tunis). Our Paris office is located in a lively and central area of Paris (near Bastille and Gare de Lyon).

    We are recruiting : A SENIOR ACCOUNTANT (M/F) ON CONTRACT 12 months

    Under the hierarchical responsibility of the Accounting Manager, within a department composed of 3 employees with you (1 accounting manager, 2 accountants), your main responsibilities, in order to cope with an increase in activity, are the following:

    • Participate in general, auxiliary and analytical accounting: coding and inputting of invoices, bank transfers and follow-up, recording of bank transactions and payroll entries, bank reconciliations, filing.
    • Participate in the recording and control of the accounting operations of the foreign offices: verification of the accounts and analytical allocations, control of cash balances (bank reconciliations, cash inventories, etc.), integration of accounting entries, interface with the accountants or managers of these offices, filing.
    • Other responsibilities: participation in the preparation of the balance sheet and interim statements, analysis of accounts, control of social security and tax accounts, management and follow-up of member organisations’ contributions, participation in the improvement of procedures and automation of tools.

    Profile required
    • BTS/DUT in accounting and management, or a BEP to Bac professional education with experience in accounting.
    • You must have 3 to 5 years of professional experience in a similar position. Experience in associations is an asset.
    • Proficiency in advanced Excel (pivot table) is essential.
    • Mastery of the principles of general accounting.
    • Knowledge of general accounting software. Knowledge and practice of ERP Agresso is appreciated.
    • You are organised, rigorous, conscientious and have a good sense of synthesis.
    • You have good interpersonal skills. You enjoy teamwork and are able to propose solutions or improvements.
    • You are able to prioritise and plan your activities. You are able to adapt to urgent situations and to a wide range of contacts and information channels.
    • English (level B1 on the European scale) and French (level C1) are required.

    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 the human rights of everyone, 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.

    Conditions of use
    • 12 month fixed-term contract. Position based in Paris.
    • Salary: from €31.9K gross per year over 13 months, depending on experience.
    • Teleworking possible with a minimum of 4 face-to-face days per month.
    • 25 days of paid holiday and 24 days of RTT per year.
    • Supplementary health insurance: employer’s contribution of €85 per month.
    • Restaurant vouchers with a face value of €9, 60% of which is paid by the FIDH.
    • 50% of the cost of public transport passes is covered.

    Position to be filled: during September 2022.

    Do you fit the profile we are looking for?

    Please send your CV and a covering letter to recrutement@fidh.org, quoting the reference COMPTA 07 22 in the subject line, by 21 July 2022 at the latest, for the attention of Halème REKAYA, Accounting Manager.

    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.

  • Consultancy to conduct an external final evaluation of a multi-country programme

    Terms of References
    for a Consultancy to conduct an external final evaluation of a multi-country programme “Human rights within the framework of economic globalisation and just and sustainable development”

    About FIDH
    The FIDH (International Federation for Human Rights) is an international human rights NGO.
    Since 1922, FIDH has been committed to the defense of all civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights as defined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. With more than 192 member organizations working in 117 countries across five continents, FIDH is the oldest international human rights organization.

    What are our mission and our actions?
    We bring human rights to the attention of the international community wherever they need to be supported and protected. Our member organizations are present at the national and local levels and work together to expose human rights violations, hold duty bearers accountable and advocate for societal change.

    How do we make a difference?
    • We alert the international community to human rights wherever they need to be respected, protected and enforced.
    • We provide support to strengthen our network of human rights defenders and civil society organizations. We stand together so that each member can speak with a strong and determined voice for universal rights within our international federation.
    • We investigate where human rights are violated and provide reliable and verifiable evidence for decision-makers to act, based on documentation of facts and accountability.
    • We use our research and analysis to urge governments, international institutions and companies as well as public and private investors to uphold protection of human rights and environment from corporate abuses. We raise public awareness of key issues to encourage change based on justice, social and environmental rights, equality, inclusiveness and respect for the freedoms of all people.
    • We demand that governments recognize the human rights obligations of economic actors and enshrine them in law so that those who violate human rights can be prosecuted.

    The FIDH Globalisation and human rights desk

    FIDH’s Globalisation and Human Rights Office assists FIDH member organisations and local partners in documenting the impacts of economic activities on human rights and the environment by conducting human rights impact assessments and fact-finding missions, by advocating for the strengthening of the international, regional and national normative framework as well as by supporting FIDH members and partner organizations in access to justice for cases of violations of human rights and environment linked to corporate activities. You can find more information about the activities of the FIDH Globalisation desk on the website at the following address: www.fidh.org
    The Globalisation Desk is the leading team within the International Secretariat implementing and coordinating the funding programme that will be subject of the evaluation.

    The program under review

    Private actors, in particular transnational corporations, have widely benefited from globalisation and have accumulated tremendous power. However, this power has not been matched with corresponding obligations. Businesses continue to cause or contribute to human rights and environmental abuses through their activities, both at home and across borders. Communities affected by corporate activities struggle to obtain justice and reparation.

    The program ‘Human rights within the framework of economic globalisation and just and sustainable development’ aims to support the work of local CSOs partners and members of FIDH in protecting and reinforcing human rights in the context of economic activities. It constitutes the first phase of a multi year strategy (2020-2023) and it has a budget of 1.500.000 for three years. The program is co-funded mainly by the French Agency for Development (AFD) and Bread for the World (BFTW) through the program called “CSOs seek accountability and redress for human rights violations related to economic activities”.

    The main focus of the program are the (potential) negative impacts on human rights and the environment as a result of business activities as well as the economic activities of State actors and private investors. The overarching objective of the program is to contribute to improving the participation of civil society in the respect and protection of human rights and environment in the context of economic activities and to pursue accountability of economic actors for their human rights violations. The specific objectives of the program are the following: 1) Targeted CSOs and communities are strengthened in their capacity to document the negative impacts of the activities on human rights; 2) Targeted CSOs hold economic actors (states, investors, companies etc..) accountable for human rights violations; 3) Targeted CSOs have influenced public policies and companies due diligence efforts for prevention of human rights violations linked to economic activities.

    FIDH’s main areas of work supported by the program include:
    • Using robust and participatory methodologies to document and analyse the impact of economic activities on environment and human rights;
    • Creating and encouraging cross regional exchanges and learning between FIDH member and partner organisations;
    • Advocating with States, investors and businesses around respect, prevention and reparation of negative impacts of economic activities on environment and human rights;
    • Improving access to justice for affected individuals and communities;
    • Advocating for stronger institutional and legal frameworks at the national, regional and international levels, based on legal analysis performed by FIDH and partners.

    The program is implemented together with FIDH partner and member organisations working on Business and Human Rights (around 60 organisations), which constitute the FIDH Working Group on Business and Human Rights and it has a specific focus on FIDH members and partners in 13 countries (Palestine, Armenia, Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia, Turkey, Peru, Colombia, Brazil, Ecuador, Uganda, Tanzania, South Africa), targeting International regional and national decision makers, companies and investors.

    About the evaluation
    Purpose and scope of the evaluation
    FIDH is looking for an evaluator to assess the first phase of this significant program (2020-2023) devoted to the accountability of economic actors.

    The evaluation will focus on contextualising (taking into account the evolution of the context over the past 3 years) and following up on insights, lessons learned, recommendations and changes made by FIDH in the past 3 years and formulate advice on further increasing the strategic coherence, relevance and efficiency of the work. We expect pragmatic insights and advice that can be used in planning our next programming period (2023-2026).

    We expect the evaluation to respond to the evaluation standards and criteria of our donors (Bread for the World and AFD): The evaluation should be conducted under OECD DAC criteria and should follow AFD methodological guidance.1

    Overall approach to learning question
    We would like the review to reflect complexity, context and dynamic changes over time. For each question, enablers and challenges should also be reflected. Finally, for each area of reflection, we would like evaluators to take a forward-looking stance, translating insights (= lessons learned based on the observations and assessments) into concrete recommendations for the next round of programming.

    Key evaluation questions
    This final evaluation will strive to address the following key questions, taking into account discussions, questions and potential challenges identified during the program appraisal phase.

    Relevance & coherence
    • Are program’ objectives in line with the needs of partner and member CSOs? Have the needs of partners and member CSOs changed in the past 3 years?
    • Has the choice of program’ countries been relevant, given the context and the objectives? How has FIDH responded to emerging needs and changing circumstances in the past 3 years?
    • What is FIDH’s added value in the context of other organisations working in the same space? Has this changed in the last 3 years?

    Effectiveness
    • What are the types of contributions or outcomes achieved by FIDH’s interventions in the context of this program? Any gaps between the expected outcomes and the outcomes that were achieved ? What are the observations in relation to these gaps ?
    • To what extent were the programmed activities implemented according to expectations? If there are discrepancies with planning, what can be learned from them?
    • How does the use of COBHRIA methodology in the documentation activities respond to the needs of communities and local CSOs impacted by corporate activities?
    • Does the advocacy strategy with companies and investors developed under the program respond to the objectives of the program and to the need of beneficiary CSOs?
    • To what extent does the recourse to strategic litigation contribute to the achievement of the program objectives?

    Efficiency
    • How efficiently is the program managed and monitored? Are there opportunities for increasing the efficiency or usefulness of management and monitoring structures?
    • What were the strengths and weaknesses of the support to CSO partners (e.g. reactivity, structure, management of support)? How has this changed in the past 3 years ?

    Impact
    • What kind of long-term contributions or differences does the program make?
    • Have there been any unforeseen positive or negative impacts ?
    • How does the program take into account the negative impacts of climate change and environmental degradation? Has this evolved in the last 3 years? How could this evolve in the next phase of the program ?

    Sustainability
    • How have FIDH’s partnerships evolved in the past 3 years with respect to its work on business and human rights? And what key conditions are relevant to support sustainability of the outcomes and the work of the member and partner organisations in this programme ?

    Methodology and stakeholder involvement

    The evaluation will rely on desk review of previously conducted evaluations, project documentation and monitoring documents. We expect the evaluators to provide a framework for triangulation of information from these sources: interviews with representatives of FIDH’s CSO members and partners. We expect the evaluators to conduct in-person interviews with partner and member representatives who will be in Paris during the congress of FIDH (Paris, 23-27 October 2022). The methodology should outline how the evaluators will approach in-person interviews at the congress (Interviews are expected to take place outside of the agenda). Most of the interviews will need to take place at the Congress, but a limited number of interviews can be organised remotely.

    In addition, remote or in-person interviews can be organised with other stakeholders (donors, partners, the Globalisation Desk team, other relevant staff members from the International Secretariat, EU and UN...).

    We expect the evaluation to follow up on the Outcomes Harvesting exercise which was conducted before the starting of the program and on the Monitoring and Evaluation consultancy that was conducted in the mid term of the program.
    The evaluators can conduct a facilitated lunch conversation at the Congress on outcomes, and follow up on key outcomes through review of documentation and interviews.

    The evaluation will be guided and facilitated by a steering committee within the FIDH team via Inception meeting; Provision of relevant documents and introduction to key project staff ; Regular consultation when required; Providing feedback and approval of evaluation methodology, instruments and reports.

    Deliverables
    • A draft report by 31 November 2022 should include all relevant insights, lessons learned and recommendations. It should provide concrete illustrations of impacts or progress regarding economic actors’ respect for human rights, if such illustrations can be identified.
    • The proposals should outline the evaluators’ approach to sharing insights or summary points with interviewees.
    • The final report by 5 January 2023 should not exceed 30 pages (excluding annexes); include a stand-alone executive summary and be proofread to publishable quality.
    • As part of the evaluation, the evaluators will present the evaluation draft findings and moderate an internal reflection session with the relevant team members before finalizing the evaluation.
    • The evaluators will present their final findings and recommendations to FIDH teams and its donors AFD and BFTW in a dedicated session, following the final report.

    Budget/Time investment
    The available budget for this assignment is EUR 20000 excl VAT (approximately 30 days of work).
    Travel costs to the Congress in October will be covered separately by FIDH.
    No other travel is expected for the assignment.

    About the evaluators
    Profile and expertise required for this assignment
    • Proven familiarity with FIDH, the broader field of defense of human rights and the intersection of business and human rights .
    • Proven experience conducting evaluations using a mix of qualitative methodologies, including Outcomes Harvesting and Most significant Change.
    • Proven experience engaging with activists and CSOs from a variety of global backgrounds and lived experience.
    • Ability to conduct data collection and analysis in English and French (Spanish, is preferable).
    • Proven experience conducting complex evaluations with a strategic angle.
    • Experience working with Bread for the World and AFD frameworks.
    • Evaluators and teams of all gender, background and global location are welcome to apply.

    How to apply

    Offers should be submitted in English or French, in PDF format.

    Offers should include:
    • An introduction, focusing on how the skills and previous experience of the evaluator(s) correspond to the requirements of the TOR.
    • An understanding of the TOR.
    • An outline of the proposed approach with an expected workplan/timeframe (3 pages maximum).
    • Proposed team structure along with key personnel resume.
    • A financial offer including the breakdown of responsibilities by day and team member, daily rate for each of the proposed evaluators (if more than one); and VAT status.
    • Two previous examples of evaluations.
    • Two references of previous clients.

    Selection of offers:
    FIDH will review the submitted proposals according to the following criteria:
    • quality of the proposal and methodology
    • and qualification and experience of team members
    • Previous experience
    • Financial proposal

    Shortlisted candidates will be invited for a remote interview in the first week of September.

    Deadline and submission

    The proposals should be sent before 20 August to mneglia@fidh.org, with subject line ‘Final evaluation- NAME OF CONTRACTOR OR COMPANY”
    Questions can be addressed to mondialisation@fidh.org with subject line Question-Final Evaluation - NAME OF CONTRACTOR OR COMPANY

  • HUMAN RESOURCES DEVELOPMENT OFFICER (F/M) 12-month full-time fixed-term contract-BASED IN PARIS

    26 July 2022

    FIDH (International Federation for Human Rights) is an international human rights NGO. Since 1922, we are committed to the defence of all civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights as defined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. You can find us on our social networks:
    https://www.fidh.org/fr
    https://www.instagram.com/fidh/
    https://www.facebook.com/FIDH.HumanRights
    https://twitter.com/fidh_fr
    https://www.youtube.com/c/FidhOrg/videos

    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 influence.

    The International Secretariat of the FIDH is a human-sized organisation with a committed international team (49 employees in France, 20 employees in several offices abroad (Belgium, Geneva, The Hague, Bangkok, Tunis). Our Paris office is located in a lively and central area of Paris (near Bastille and Gare de Lyon).

    We are recruiting HUMAN RESOURCES DEVELOPMENT OFFICER (F/M) 12-month full time fixed-term contract

    Under the hierarchical responsibility of the HRD, within a department composed of 3 employees with you (1 HRD, 1 HR Officer and 1 HR Development Officer), your main tasks in order to cope with an increase in activity, are as follows

    • Managing the recruitment process in collaboration with managers
    • Organising induction weeks for new employees
    • Writing and updating job descriptions
    • Managing individual and group training from A to Z
    • Managing annual appraisal and professional interview campaigns
    • Updatingthe DUERP (Single Document for the Evaluation of Professional Risks) and drawing up the PAPRIPACT (Annual Programme for the Prevention of Professional Risks and Improvement of Working Conditions),

    Profile required
    • 2 to 5 years of higher education in the field of Human Resources
    • 5 to 8 years experience in a similar role.
    • You know how to conduct a recruitment process and promote a positive employer image.
    • Mastery of training systems in their entirety.
    • Autonomy. Good interpersonal skills and administrative rigour. Listening and organisation. Sense of service.
    • Ability to prioritise tasks and act responsively.
    • Analytical skills. You have a constructive mindset that facilitates teamwork, to which you can also contribute your creativity.
    • You will be working with the Ubuntu environment and Libre Office.
    • English (level B1 on the European scale) and French (level C1) are required.

    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 the human rights of everyone, 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.

    Conditions of use
    • 12 month fixed-term contract. Position based in Paris.
    • Salary: from €33.2K gross per year over 13 months, depending on experience.
    • Teleworking possible with a minimum of 4 days face-to-face per month.
    • 25 days of paid holiday and 24 days of RTT per year.
    • Supplementary health insurance: employer’s contribution of €85 per month.
    • Restaurant vouchers with a face value of €9, 60% of which is covered by the FIDH.
    • 50% of the cost of public transport passes or sustainable mobility package (€37.60 per month).

    Position to be filled: during September 2022.

    Do you fit the profile we are looking for?

    Send your CV and a covering letter to recrutement@fidh.org, indicating the reference RH 07 22 in the subject line, by 31 August 2022 at the latest, for the attention of Sandrine MAHIER, Director of Human Resources.

    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.

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