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  • Western Europe Desk - Internship/volunteer position

    Western Europe Desk - Internship position or volunteer

    Preferred start date: homeworking from July or at the office from September

    Duration: 6 months from start date, homeworking included.

    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
    - Supporting in organising and running 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 a 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 Elena Crespi

    Applications will be examined on a rolling basis in the coming weeks. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews, which will be held by telephone or by online conferencing.

  • FIDH seeks to hire high-level experts on the documentation of sexual and gender-based violence (reference: SGBV-consultant)

    Terms of reference

    Founded in 1922, the FIDH (International Federation for Human Rights) is the oldest international human rights organisation. We are a federation of 192 member organisations, present in more than 100 countries on 5 continents. We defend the civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights defined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights through research and documentation, campaigns and strategic litigation.

    FIDH’s international secretariat comprises 60 full-time employees (45 in Paris and 15 others in several countries abroad).

    One of FIDH’s priorities for action concerns the respect and promotion of women and girls’ rights. Alerted by national member and partner organisations, FIDH: (1) documents violations of women’s rights; (2) advocates for the abolition of discriminatory laws and for the adoption of laws protecting women from discrimination and violence; (3) activates regional and international women’s rights protection mechanisms; (4) supports and represents victims of sexual violence in legal proceedings. FIDH is particularly involved in the documentation of women’s rights violations, including sexual and gender-based violence. We are deeply committed to fully respect the rights of victims throughout our documentation processes. This implies to update our internal methodology so that it remains in line with the best practices and standards related to the documentation of SGBV and to train FIDH staff carrying out field investigations.

    Overall objective of the consultancy

    The consultant will support FIDH in updating the staff practical and theoretical skills to document sexual and gender-based violence and integrate and gender perspective in human rights investigations.

    Sub-objectives and main tasks

    The consultant will be working closely with FIDH women’s rights program officers in order to :

    Supervise the update of FIDH internal methodology on documenting SGBV.
    Carry out a training on the documentation of SGBV for the members of FIDH Operations and Advocacy Departments as well as of FIDH Litigation Action Group, based on the updated methodology.
    Carry out a training of trainers to enable a group of staff members to communicate this methodology to FIDH member and partner organisations.


    At least 15 years of work experience as an expert on documenting SGBV.
    Strong legal background, in particular in International Criminal Law.
    Strong work experience in conducting trainings and trainings of trainers.
    Ability to provide trainings in English and French.

    Fees and conditions

    consultancy contract.
    Fees: to be determined depending on the technical offer, profile and experience of the experts.
    Location : the training will take place in Paris, France.

    You are interested in applying ?

    Send your technical and financial offers to Justine Duby before June 12, 2020, specifying the reference of the position (SGBV-consultant) to the following address:

    Deadline for submissions: 12 june 2020
    Interviews will be held as applications are received.


    La FIDH (Fédération Internationale pour les Droits humains) est une ONG internationale de défense des droits humains. Depuis 1922, nous sommes engagés dans la défense de tous les droits civils, politiques, économiques, sociaux et culturels tels que définis dans la Déclaration universelle des droits de l’Homme.
    Nous fédérons 192 associations nationales de défense des droits humains actives dans environ 115 pays. Pour nous, la transformation des sociétés est d’abord du ressort des acteurs locaux. Nos activités visent à renforcer leur capacité d’action et leur influence.
    Le Secrétariat International de la FIDH est une organisation à taille humaine (45 salariés à Paris et plusieurs bureaux à l’étranger) et composé d’une équipe internationale engagée. Nos locaux sont situés dans un quartier vivant et central de Paris (proche de Bastille et Gare de Lyon).

    Dans le cadre d’un remplacement pendant un congé maternité, nous recrutons :


    Sous la responsabilité de la Directrice Générale, en collaboration avec le Trésorier et la Présidente, et dans un environnement très international, vos principales responsabilités sont les suivantes :

    A) Superviser le contrôle de gestion : élaborer et suivre le budget global de l’association (8 M€), contrôler et valider les budgets et les rapports financiers élaborés pour les bailleurs de fonds par l’équipe du Contrôle de gestion opérationnelle (3 salariés).

    B) Superviser la comptabilité générale, auxiliaire et analytique réalisée par le service comptable (3 salariés) qui inclut l’agrégation des comptabilités des bureaux de la FIDH à l’étranger. Superviser la situation intermédiaire au 30/09/20 (bilan, compte de résultat) en relation et avec l’appui de l’expert-comptable.

    C) Assurer le suivi de la trésorerie et la relation auprès des banques.

    D) Garantir la fiabilité des comptes de l’association et la production des documents comptables et financiers : Etre le/la référent.e du Commissaire aux comptes lors de ses missions. Elaborer les tableaux de bord nécessaires au pilotage et à la prise de décision.

    E) Assurer la bonne mise en œuvre et améliorer les procédures de contrôle interne. Assurer une veille juridique et réglementaire de l’association avec la Direction Générale.

    F) Manager l’équipe : encadrer, conseiller, fédérer son équipe et développer les compétences de ses collaborateurs. Fixer les orientations, définir les objectifs et évaluer le travail.

    Profil recherché
    Vous avez une formation supérieure en gestion, finance, comptabilité (Maîtrise, DCG, DSCG, Ecole de commerce). Vous avez une expérience à responsabilité au sein d’une direction financière et idéalement dans le milieu associatif, pendant au moins 5 années. Vous avez une très bonne maîtrise des concepts et techniques des domaines financiers : comptabilité, contrôle de gestion, trésorerie, finance. Vous avez travaillé durant environ 5 ans à l’international.

    Membre du Comité de Direction, vous avez une très bonne capacité d’apprentissage et d’adaptation pour vous immerger dans un contexte complexe et être opérationnel.le rapidement. Vous avez de solides compétences managériales. Vous avez le sens du dialogue, des qualités d’écoute et un excellent relationnel. Vous êtes organisé.e et Vous êtes motivé.e par le monde des ONG.

    Vous êtes orienté.e résultats. Vous maîtrisez un logiciel financier et idéalement Agresso. Vous maîtrisez les fonctions avancées d’Excel. Vous parlez couramment le français et l’anglais (C1). La connaissance d’une troisième langue, telle l’espagnol, est appréciée.

    Modalités et conditions salariales
    CDD de 5 mois à temps plein du 28/09/2020 au 05/03/2021 inclus. Statut Cadre. Poste basé à Paris. Salaire de 60 K€ brut annuel sur 13 mois. 23 jours RTT par an au prorata temporis. Complémentaire santé prise en charge à 80% par la FIDH. Titres restaurant d’une valeur faciale de 8.40€, pris en charge à 60% par la FIDH. Prise en charge à 50% de l’abonnement transport en commun.

    La FIDH s’engage en faveur de la diversité et de l’égalité en ne faisant aucune discrimination dans ses pratiques d’embauches. Nous encourageons les personnes en situation de handicap à postuler.

    Poste à pourvoir : le 28 septembre 2020. Une passation de 5 jours est prévue avec la titulaire du poste.

    Vous vous retrouvez dans la description du profil recherché ?

    Envoyez votre CV et une lettre de motivation à au plus tard le 28 août 2020
    à l’attention d’Eléonore MOREL, Directrice Générale.

    Les entretiens se feront au fur et à mesure de la réception des candidatures.

    Seul.e.s les candidat.e.s dont les dossiers auront été retenus seront contacté.e.s.

  • Call for Proposals External Evaluation of FIDH’s Core Activities 2016-2020

    1. Introduction

    The International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) federates 192 national human rights organisations from 117 countries into a worldwide movement for human rights. Established in 1922, FIDH defends all civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights as set out in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

    FIDH is headquartered in Paris, with representatives in Brussels (EU), Geneva (UN), The Hague (ICC), Tunis, Bangkok and Taipei. In addition, FIDH has joint offices with member organisations and/or representatives in Mali, Ivory Coast, Colombia, Mexico, Venezuela.

    2. Evaluation objective and scope

    The objective of the evaluation is to assess the relevance, effectiveness and sustainability of FIDH’s work, as supported by the Swedish International Development Agency and the European Commission’s Civil Society Organisations programme from 2016 to 2020.

    The evaluators shall:
    • evaluate the implementation of FIDH’s seven strategic priorities and expected results as expressed in the 2017-2022 Multi-Year Strategic Plan (MSP);
    • within the framework of the MSP, evaluate the strategic and democratic animation of FIDH and the amplification and influence of the voices of its member organisations, as expressed in the 2016-2020 grant agreement with the European Commission under the Civil Society Organisations programme;
    • evaluate the implementation and progress of FIDH’s organisational development, including its institutional and operational sustainability, as expressed in the annual Organisational Action Plans and Annual Reports as well as the Civil Society Organisations grant agreement;
    • take into account the review of internal management systems undertaken in late 2019, as well as the review of FIDH’s means of action currently underway, to avoid duplication.

    3. Evaluation purpose: Intended use and intended users

    The primary intended users of the evaluation are FIDH, the Swedish International Development Agency (Sida), and the European Commission. The results of the evaluation will also be shared with key FIDH partners, as well as with FIDH staff and International Board.

    The intended uses of this evaluation are:
    • to identify lessons learned and produce recommendations to accompany FIDH learning, planning and strategy development, notably as it approaches the end of its current multi-year strategic plan and prepares for the next strategic planning period;
    • to contribute to Sida and the European Commission’s evaluation of the impact of their support, and provide input into decisions on eventual continued support.

    4. Evaluation questions

    The objective of the evaluation is to assess the relevance, effectiveness and sustainability of FIDH’s work.

    • To what extent is FIDH’s intervention logic clear and coherent with its intended results in relation to the problems to be adressed?
    • To what extent is FIDH capable of adapting in response to emerging human rights challenges, changing contexts, needs of rights holders, and/or needs and priorities of member organisations?
    • To what extent has FIDH’s work been planned and implemented with rights holders’ participation, perspective, and a human rights-based approach?
    • To what extent have lessons learned (what works well and less well) been used to improve and adjust activity implementation?
    • To what extent has FIDH’s work been implemented in a transparent and accountable manner?

    • To what extent have the activities contributed to intended results and outcomes?
    • To what extent has FIDH’s organisational development and governance contributed to its achievement of results?
    • What were the major factors (internal and external) influencing the achievement or non-achievement of intended results?
    • To what extent has the monitoring and evaluation system delivered robust and useful information to assess progress and contribute to learning?

    • To what extent are the results achieved in 2016-2020 likely to continue after the end of the two programmes?
    5. Methodology and methods for data collection and analysis
    The evaluators should facilitate the entire evaluation process with careful consideration of how everything that is done will affect the use of the evaluation. It is expected that the evaluators, in their tender, present: i) how intended users are to participate in and contribute to the evaluation process and ii) methodology and methods for data collection that create space for reflection, discussion and learning between the
    intended users of the evaluation. Evaluators should take into consideration appropriate measures for collecting data in cases where sensitive or confidential issues are addressed, and avoid presenting information that may be harmful to some stakeholder groups.

    Methods for data collection may include:
    • document review of documents relevant to Sida and the European Commission’s support, including FIDH strategic and annual plans, annual reports, grant applications and agreements/contracts with main funders;
    • document review of recent FIDH evaluations and current review of means of action;
    • interviews with FIDH management, staff, International Board members and representatives of member organisations;
    • interviews with relevant intergovernmental organisations, diplomatic missions, government representatives, civil society, funders and other stakeholders.

    The methodology proposed for the evaluation may include the following steps:
    • document review;
    • internal and external interviews;
    • data analysis;
    • preparation of draft report and recommendations;
    • discussion of findings with FIDH;
    • presentation of final report and recommendations.

    The evaluation report should be supported with concrete examples relating to FIDH’s advocacy, communication, support for its member and partner organisations, and governance. The report should also provide concrete recommendations on the basis of its findings and analysis, which will help inform FIDH’s upcoming planning process for a new multi-year strategic plan.

    6. Evaluation quality

    The evaluation shall conform to OECD/DAC’s Quality Standards for Development Evaluation. Therefore, the evaluators shall use the OECD/DAC Glossary of Key Terms in Evaluation and shall specify how quality assurance, in accordance with DAC’s quality standards, shall be handled by them during the evaluation process.

    7. Time schedule and deliverables

    The evaluation will be undertaken between June and December 2020, with the following key dates and deliverables:

    • July-August: reception of offers and contractualisation with evaluators
    • September: development of inception note
    • September - October: document review and interviews
    • November: data analysis and report drafting
    • early December: discussion of draft report
    • end December: presentation of final report

    8. Evaluation team qualifications

    The evaluators shall have:
    • at least five years of experience of evaluating large and complex projects and programmes;
    • at least five years of experience of evaluating strategic partnerships;
    • at least five years of experience of evaluating human rights programmes;
    • knowledge of FIDH’s organisation and mode of operation or at least knowledge of international human rights NGOs community, methods and challenges;
    • ability to speak and read English and French is a requirement for the assignment.

    9. Financial and human resources

    A team of two evaluators is envisaged for the evaluation.
    It is expected that the evaluation will require between 50 and 60 days in total. The total proposed budget should not exceed 30,000 euros.
    Travel will be limited due to the context of COVID-19, and virtual interviews will be prioritised.

    10. Submission and evaluation of offers

    The offer will compulsorily include:
    • an introductory and short chapter detailing the comprehension by tenderers of the assignment and its main challenges;
    • a chapter detailing the tentative methodology to conduct the evaluation (this methodology will then be finalised in the Inception Note);
    • a short analysis of the main risks and remedy measures of the assignment;
    • a chapter detailing the relevance of the team composition and competencies to the work to be undertaken and how the tasks will be organised;
    • a financial offer;
    • Annex: the CVs of the proposed expert(s) (max length of each CV: 5 pages);
    • Annex: the proposed timetable.

    The maximum length of the offer is 15 pages excluding annexes.

    Tenderers shall specify the total cost of the assignment, in the form of an hourly fee for each category of personnel and any other reimbursable costs. Reimbursable costs must as a minimum, when applicable, be specified with costs for per diem, accommodation and type of flight ticket, to make sure that economic class is used. All types of costs shall be given in euros, excluding VAT.

    The offer with the best value for money will be selected based on the following criteria:
    • understanding of the terms of reference and the aim of the services to be provided;
    • overall methodological approach, quality control approach, appropriate mix of tools and estimate of difficulties and challenges;
    • expertise of the proposed team.

    Offers should be submitted by Friday 14 August 2020 to:

  • CALL FOR TENDERS: "Observatory" (Human Rights Defenders) Database

    For 23 years (1997), the mission of the Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders, a joint programme of FIDH and OMCT, has been to intervene to prevent/remedy situations of repression against defenders around the world. The Observatory multiplies urgent appeals, press releases, open and closed letters, produces specific reports used as real advocacy tools, mandates international fact-finding, judicial observation or defence missions, and participates, in various forms, in the mobilisation of the international community.

    Each year, 300 to 500 urgent alerts in favour of defenders at risk are prepared by the Observatory and disseminated via the networks of FIDH (based in Paris) and OMCT (based in Geneva).

    Since 2015, FIDH and OMCT are also members of, a consortium of NGOs with its own database and a statistics module that already contains a number of "Observatory" data.

    Today, FIDH wishes to rethink the way of processing (archiving, disseminating, valorising) the information of its "Observatory" programme, in order to evolve towards more operational and efficient practices.

    Objectives: increase the visibility of the Observatory programme, quick input of information, mapping and generation of statistics relating to the actions carried out by the programme.

    To do so, FIDH wishes to develop 4 tools:

    1. A DATABASE: a unique platform for entering Observatory alerts, allowing the publication of the information collected on the FIDH and OMCT websites.

    2. A STATISTICS MODULE: integrated into the database, to be used by the general public but also by the staff (for reports, donor obligations, evaluations, etc.), as well as for the communication of the Observatory (in order to be able to draw long-term trends on repression).

    3. A DYNAMIC WORLD MAP: real-time interactive computer graphics that can be modulated via filters (e.g., reflected on the FIDH & OMCT websites, and, in a second phase, on a common web space, to be consulted by the general public, the media and specialists in the sector.

    4. IN A SECOND TIME: AN OBS WEBSITE: a website (in 3 languages) common to both FIDH and OMCT and directly linked to their web interfaces ( and development to be thought in parallel.

    We are now looking for a service provider who will design, develop, train us and accompany us throughout this project.

    The project will be divided into the following phases:

    - design and development of the tools
    - training of teams, making any necessary adjustments
    - production launch
    - team support and maintenance

    The project will consist of the following lots:

    Lot I: Database and statistics module interacting with the FIDH, OMCT and websites;
    Lot II: World map of the Observatory’s actions;
    Lot III: Showcase website (model and development proposal).

    Selection criteria:

    - Expertise in the field sought and successful experience with other human rights or development organisations;
    - Price per lot (I, II, and III) ;
    - Ease of use and of data entry;
    - Security of the tool and data;
    - Realistic time-frame;
    - Interaction, connectivity and articulation with existing websites (FIDH, OMCT,;
    - Availability of the service provider for the development, production, training, follow-up and potential evolution of the tool.


    As a first step, please send your CV or a presentation of your organisation in English or French by 18 August 2020 at the latest to the following email address:


    August 19-21: Pre-selection of applications

    Successful candidates will receive detailed specifications on the basis of which they will be required to submit a technical and financial tender.

    15 September: Deadline for submission of detailed proposals (technical and financial offer)

    15 September - 30 September 2020: analysis of detailed proposals and selection of the provider

    October 2020: contractualisation

  • Representative to the International Criminal Court

    The International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) is an international non-governmental organisation (NGO) composed of 192 national human rights organisations from 117 countries. Since 1922, FIDH has defended all human rights – civil, political, economic, social and cultural – as set out in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

    One of FIDH’s priorities is to promote the administration of justice and to fight impunity of perpetrators of serious human rights violations, including crimes of international law.

    FIDH’s headquarters are in Paris. Stichting FIDH in The Hague has been FIDH’s permanent delegation to the International Criminal Court (ICC) since 2004. FIDH is recruiting its Representative to the International Criminal Court, based in Stichting FIDH’s office in The Hague.

    Under the responsibility of the Chief Executive Officer and under the supervision of the Director of the International Justice Desk and the Deputy Director of the Program Department, all based in Paris, you will be responsible for the following tasks:

    A - Implementation of the International Justice Desk’s programmes and activities on the International Criminal Court:
    1) Ensure FIDH representation with ICC representatives, States’ representatives, media, donors and other NGOs. Develop partnerships with these spokespersons.
    2) Supervise, implement / participate in:
    • Advocacy and training activities in The Hague ("interface"), in support of national NGOs and victims’ organisations, on the ICC;
    • Investigative, training, or advocacy missions as well as seminars on the ICC and international justice;
    • Drafting of FIDH position papers and leading advocacy activities vis-à-vis the ICC and States Parties;
    • Drafting and/or reviewing of Article 15 Communications to submit to the ICC Office of the Prosecutor;
    • Elaboration, supervision of translation and dissemination of FIDH external publications (i.e. mission reports, position papers, activities reports) and internal documents concerning the International Justice Desk activities;
    • Coordination and close participation in the work and activities of the Coalition for the International Criminal Court (CICC) and other NGO fora;
    3) Elaborate, monitor and evaluate ICC related programmes of the International Justice Desk, including budgetary follow-up.

    B – Management of the FIDH The Hague Permanent Representation
    • Ensure the effective functioning of FIDH office in The Hague, including on an administrative and financial level, and the smooth liaison with FIDH headquarters in Paris;
    • Supervise a team composed of a programme office on the ICC and interns, based in The Hague, as well as the work of consultants hired in the framework of ICC-related programmes.

    C - Contribution to the elaboration of the International Justice Desk strategy, in coordination with the Director of the International Justice Desk, the Deputy Director of the Program Department, and the concerned FIDH International Board representatives:
    • Participate in the drafting of the FIDH multi-year strategic plan concerning the International Criminal Court;
    • Contribute to the drafting of specific action plans and programmes for donors and follow closely their implementation concerning the ICC;
    • Contribute to the communication strategy of the International Justice Desk in coordination with the Communication department.

    D – Reporting and evaluation of the International Justice Desk activities
    • Participate in the reporting and evaluation of the International Justice Desk’s activities;
    • Elaborate narrative reports for donors;
    • Participate in the drafting of the FIDH annual report concerning international justice and in particular the ICC.

    • At least 6 years of professional experience in a similar position.
    • Master’s Degree in Law, with specialisation in international criminal or human rights or humanitarian law.
    • Very good knowledge of the International Criminal Court.
    • Experience working on issues related to victims’ rights at the ICC and sexual and gender-based violence.
    • Very good advocacy skills, and in particular ability to interact with NGOs, government officials and intergovernmental organisations from around the world with tact, diplomacy and cultural sensitivity.
    • Ability to work efficiently under time pressure, skilled at prioritising and completing multiple tasks with autonomy.
    • Very good drafting skills, with experience drafting advocacy papers, legal documents and funding requests and reports to donors.
    • Proven experience in the monitoring and evaluation of multi-annual programmes.
    • Fluency in written and spoken English (level C1) and good knowledge of French is required (level C1). Language skills in Spanish or Arabic would be an asset.
    • Experience working closely with NGOs and victims’ organisations around the world would be an asset.
    • Ability to travel internationally, as soon as the health situation permits.

    • Location: He/She will work from the Stichting FIDH’s office in The Hague, The Netherlands
    • Contract: Long term contract ideally starting in October 2020, governed by Dutch law, with a two months trial period. Full time position.
    • Gross salary: between € 47 000 and € 48 000 per year, based on experience.
    • Coverage of health insurance up to € 6,000 gross per year.
    • 25 days of paid vacation per full year worked.
    • 39 hours worked per week. 23 compensation days per full year worked.
    • Travel allowance for trips home to work in The Hague region.

    In order to apply for this position, please send, in English, by 7 September 2020:
    • A curriculum vitae
    • A cover letter describing why you are interested in FIDH and summarising your suitability for the position;
    • by e-mail to:

Spontaneous application

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