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  • FIDH is looking for a Programme Officer for its Eastern Europe and Central Asia Desk in Paris

    FIDH (Fédération Internationale des Ligues des Droits de l’Homme – International Federation for Human Rights) is an international human rights NGO. Since 1922, we have been engaged in defending the civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights defined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

    We are a federation of 184 national human rights organisations working in 112 countries. We believe that transforming society is primarily the task of local people. The aim of our work is to strengthen their influence and their ability to take action. 

    FIDH’s International Secretariat is a small-scale organisation (45 staff in Paris and several offices abroad) and consists of a dedicated international team. Our premises are located in a lively area in central Paris, near the Bastille and Gare de Lyon.

    FIDH is looking for a Programme Officer for its Eastern Europe and Central Asia Desk.

    Working directly under the supervision of the Head of the EECA Desk, the successful candidate will have the following tasks and responsibilities:

    A. Strengthening links with internal and external actors, s/he will

    A.1 Take the lead on effective two-way communication with FIDH leagues and partners who are in contact with the office, as a way of strengthening links with them.
    A.2 Together with the Head of the EECA Desk, ensure that information is communicated seamlessly to members of the International Bureau (IB)/Executive Bureau (EB) and to Chargés de mission.
    A.3 Ensure that human rights defenders and partners in the field are supported, for example in relation to travel, meeting with States, IGOs and NGOs and the material and logistical aspects of their visits.

    B. Implementing the activities of the office, s/he will 
    B.1 Manage monitoring of and research into the safeguarding of human rights in practice and the development of human rights legislation in the region.
    B.2 Prepare fact-finding and legal observation missions, national advocacy and solidarity initiatives and workshops. Organise these activities, including drawing up their terms of reference, and help monitor them.
    B.3 Together with FIDH delegations, organise advocacy activities directed at IGOs and States, involving accessing relevant mechanisms and organising face-to-face meetings.
    B.4 Support certain missions in the field and in dealings with IGOs.
    B.5 Coordinate and ensure production of documents conveying condemnations, warnings and information (press releases, letters to authorities, urgent appeals and newsletters), project reports, investigation reports and position papers, and/or closely supervise the editorial work of the assistant.
    B.6 Monitor the internal validation of documents issued by the EECA Desk.
    B.7 Coordinate the translation and distribution of documents (e-mailed, posted on the website or issued as hard copy), in collaboration with the Press, Web and Communications Office.
    B.8 Help create communication tools specifically designed for the EECA Desk together with the Communications Office.
    9 Participate in meetings with local, regional and international partners.
    B.10 Report on work carried out by the EECA Desk, hold monthly meetings to update the activities monitoring schedule (including compiling indicators and results) and draw up activity reports.

    C. S/he will participate in training interns and volunteer staff.

    D. S/he will help with daily administrative and logistical tasks.

    S/he will
    Have at least 3 years’ professional experience at the time of taking up the post;
    Hold a master’s degree or equivalent in law, international relations, human rights or political science;
    Demonstrate proven mastery of Russian as an essential prerequisite, plus proven mastery of English or French.

    Terms and conditions
    Temporary full-time contract for 12 months with the possibility of a permanent contract thereafter
    Start date of 1st July 2019
    Monthly salary between 31,000 and 34,000 Euros paid over 13 months, depending on experience
    25 days paid holiday + 24 days of accumulated flexi-time per year (statutory 35-hour week)
    Option of teleworking 1 day per week
    Job based at FIDH registered office at 17 passage de la main d’or in the 11th district of Paris

    Do you fit the profile?
    Send your CV (preferably in Europass format) with a covering letter stating why you want the job before 26th April 2019 to:

    The postholder may be recruited at a different level based on a modified candidate profile.

    FIDH is committed to a policy of diversity and equality and practises a non-discriminatory approach to recruitment. We encourage applications from differently abled candidates.

  • Internship at FIDH for 6 month at "Women Rights Desk"

    Dates : Du 10 juin au 9 décembre 2019

    Lieu: Le stage se déroulera au Secrétariat international de la FIDH à Paris (17 passage de la main d’or, 75011).

    La FIDH est une organisation non gouvernementale internationale dont la vocation est de favoriser le respect des principes inscrits dans la Déclaration universelle des droits de l’Homme. Elle fédère 184 associations nationales de défense des droits humains actives sur les cinq continents.

    La-le stagiaire participera aux activités du bureau «Droits des femmes», comme par exemple:
    - le travail d’expertise, à travers l’analyse des politiques et décisions gouvernementales et intergouvernementales en matière de droits des femmes ;
    - la rédaction, relecture et traduction de notes et communiqués de presse préparé.es sur la base de l’actualité relative aux droits des femmes / documents internes ;
    - la préparation et le suivi des missions d’enquête, de plaidoyer et du contentieux stratégique, y compris sur le plan administratif et logistique ;
    - l’animation des relations avec les organisations membres et partenaires de la FIDH ;
    - la communication sur le site Web et les réseaux sociaux ;
    - l’optimisation des outils de diffusion des publications du bureau ;
    - la rédaction de notes destinées aux potentiels bailleurs dans le cadre des demandes de financements du bureau.

    Profil de la-du stagiaire:
    - Elle/il est en cours de préparation d’un diplôme de 3ème cycle de type Master en droit / droit international / droits humains / relations internationales / sciences politiques ;
    - Elle/il a un intérêt prononcé pour le droit international, la défense des droits humains ;
    - Elle/il a une sensibilité/intérêt et une connaissance approfondie des droits des femmes et questions relatives à l’égalité des sexes et de genre ;
    - Elle/il a une connaissance des instruments et enjeux juridiques relatifs aux droits des femmes ;
    - Elle/il a un esprit de synthèse et d’analyse ;
    - Elle/il aime travailler en équipe ;
    - Elle/il est rigoureuse.x, ponctuel.e ;
    - Elle/il sait communiquer et rédiger couramment en anglais et en français. L’espagnol est vivement apprécié. La connaissance d’une autre langue est un plus (arabe, russe ou autre) ;
    - Elle/il a un intérêt pour le travail en milieu associatif ;
    - Elle/il maîtrise les logiciels informatiques courants.

    Conditions: Stage à temps plein (35 heures par semaine) pendant 6 mois.
    Une convention de stage est obligatoire.
    Gratification mensuelle de 3.75 euros/heure.

    Merci d’envoyer un CV et une lettre de motivation (en français ou anglais), par email à avant le 12/05/2019, en indiquant: Candidature Stage – Bureau Droits des femmes dans l’intitulé du mail. Les personnes sélectionnées seront contactées la semaine du 20 mai pour un entretien la première semaine de juin.

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