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  • Western Europe Desk - Internship/volunteer position

    Western Europe Desk - Internship position or volunteer

    Preferred start date: no later than 1st february

    Duration: 6 months

    Location: FIDH Brussels Office, Brussels, Belgium

    Conditions: the internships are within the framework of a University course and are unpaid, but local transport is fully reimbursed and a small daily allowance for lunch is provided.

    Important: All interns must be able to provide a ‘convention de stage’, ie a written agreement signed by their university proving that they are doing this as part of their studies. If this is not possible, we can arrange a ’volunteer’ agreement.


    The intern will work closely with the Western Europe Desk at FIDH and assist in running the desk. This includes the following tasks:
    - Assisting with research and analysis in human rights related issues and in devising and implementing advocacy strategies to influence the political agenda (at both the national and regional level) in line with FIDH’s mission and vision
    - Drafting thematic notes, syntheses and memoranda for internal use, and assist in writing advocacy letters, press releases and position papers
    - Attending and occasionally representing FIDH at advocacy meetings, conferences and seminars
    - Monitoring developments in policies, legislation and practices at both the national, regional and international level to help identify crisis situation and advocacy opportunities. Monitoring the European Union (EU), Council of Europe (CoE) and United Nations (UN) agendas.
    - Assisting in organising fact-finding and advocacy missions to target countries (depending on work plan)
    - Assisting in maintaining and strengthening relations with FIDH’s member organisations in the region and in liaising with partner organisations and target institutions
    - Help organise and run meetings and events
    - Providing organisational and administrative assistance, including updating databases and information on FIDH’s website, distributing documents, etc.

    Candidate profile:
    - Excellent understanding and interest in human rights issues, particularly rule of law, economic, social and cultural rights, anti-discrimination and equality and migration and asylum issues;
    - Good knowledge (academic and/or practical) of EU, CoE and UN systems and standards.
    - Good knowledge and background in international law, international human rights law and/or EU law (proved by a 1st or 2nd degree in law, international relations, political sciences, etc.)
    - Excellent command of English (both oral and written) and at least an intermediate level of French (oral and written). Other languages (especially other European languages) would be an asset.
    - Good research, analytical and drafting skills
    - Good communication skills (oral and written)
    - Ability to work collaboratively in a small team
    - Commitment to human rights and desire to work in an international, challenging and fulfilling environment

    To apply:
    Please send your CV and motivation letter by email to the attention of Helene Bailleul – deadline for submission 20th January

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews which will be held in our offices in Brussels. Telephone or video interviews may also be arranged.

  • FIDH is looking to fill the following position : English speaker digital communication officer (reference CP-CN-12-18)

    Contract: Fixed term contrat, 12 months (possibility of long term contract then)
    Location: FIDH Head Office, Paris 11°
    Starting period : January 2019
    Annual gross remuneration: 30 000 to 34 000 euros (according to experience)

    FIDH (International Federation for Human Rights) is a Paris-based non-governmental organisation whose mandate is to ensure respect of the principles enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. FIDH brings together 184 national human rights organisations on the five continents.

    Specific tasks and responsibilities :

    1) WEBSITE :

    - Writing and publishing articles on the FIDH website
    - Develop SEO, online advertising to grow audiences and drive trafic
    - monitor, record, evaluate and report on key website performance statistics
    - manage our multimedia ressources


    - manage the social media presence of FIDH on Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, Linkedin, Instagram and other emerging platforms.
    - keep abreast of the latest innovatins in digital communications
    - participate in creating compelling content


    create, send and track e-mail newsletters


    At least 3 years of professional experience when taking up the position
    Master 2 level training in Communications or equivalent
    English as a first language and complete fluency in French. Knowledge of Spanish or another third language would be an asset.
    Excellent knowledge of social networks

    In order to apply for this position, please send, in English, by January 13, 2019, by e-mail , with indication of the job reference (CP-CN-12-18) to:

  • FIDH (International Federation for Human rights) is looking to fill the following position Vacancy Announcement – Fundraising Officer (Reference FUNDOF-01-19)

    Based at the International Secretariat in Paris, the Fundraising Officer will contribute to FIDH’s efforts to raise funds from, and strengthen relationships with funders (private foundations and public bodies) for its projects. He/She seeks new sources of funding to help meet the growing financial needs of the organization. The Fundraising Officer will work in close collaboration with staff members, under the supervision and the responsibility of the Fundraising Director.

    Responsibilities of the Fundraising Officer include principally:
    - ​Fundraising cycle management - manages the department’s fundraising calendar of deadlines and contributes to preparation of reports
    — Acknowledgement and stewardship - manages donation processing (logs incoming donations, prepares and sends tax receipts and thank you letters); and manages communications plan for funders and donors (prepares and follows up on mailings)
    - Financial management - works in partnership with Finance to improve the budget preparation and programme contractualisation process.
    - Event management - leads on all logistics for fundraising events globally
    - Prospect research - researches prospective funders/donors and assists with preparing cultivation plans for key relationships
    - Database implementation and management - works in partnership with IT to identify and implement a new organisational database to manage funder and donor relationships
    - Assists with departmental budget management, solicitations (preparing presentations), proposal development (assembling documentation), internal workshop logistics as well as other departmental activities as necessary.

    - At least 3 years of professional experience in fundraising, grant writing, project development and funder stewardship
    - Excellent oral and written communication skills in French and English
    - Excellent interpersonal and representational skills and the ability to work effectively with staff, board members, and funders
    - Commitment to the goals of FIDH, good understanding of human rights issues, motivation to work in the non-profit sector

    - Annual gross salary of 31000 to 35000 Euros , based on experience.
    - Fixed term contract of 12 months, full time, starting in February 2019
    - Terms and conditions under French labour law will apply (35 work hours per week)
    - Location: FIDH headquarters, Paris, France
    - Deadline for applications: 31 January 2019

    To apply for this position, please send by 31 January 2019, a curriculum vitae and a cover letter, by e-mail to:

  • Internship at FIDH Middle East and North Africa (MENA) desk

    Starting date: asap
    Duration: maximum 6 months
    Location: The intern will be based at the headquarters of FIDH Secretariat in Paris.

    About FIDH :
    FIDH (International Federation for Human Rights) is an international human rights organisation based in France, whose mission is to promote respect for the principles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. FIDH is composed of 184 national and regional human rights associations located throughout the five continents.

    The intern will participate in the implementation of activities undertaken by the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) desk of FIDH 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 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 human rights issues;
    Proofreading, editing, translating publications and internal documents;
    Support to the desk in relevant research, communication and administrative tasks for ongoing projects.

    The intern will be associated in particular with the following projects:
    Organisation of a regional seminar gathering women human rights defenders;
    Publication of reports and related communication and advocacy activities.

    · Fluent in Arabic and English or French. A third language would be an appreciated asset.
    · Currently enrolled in a Masters Degree in Law / International Law/ Human Rights Law / International Relations / Political Science.
    · Interest in human rights issues, knowledge of the political situation and of the human rights issues in the MENA region.

    Conditions: Full-time internship (35 hours per week).
    An internship agreement is required.
    The intern will get a stipend of € 3,75 per hour. FIDH will contribute to the transportation costs in the Paris area and tickets restaurant will be provided (up to 60% of internship days).
    The Intern must have his-her own health and liability insurance.

    Please send your resume and cover letter in English) before 28 February 2019 by email to, under the reference “INTERNSHIP MENA DESK”.
    We unfortunately are not in a position to respond to all applications. If you do not hear from us by mid-March 2019, please consider that you have not been successful at this time.

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