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  • Western Europe Desk - Internship/volunteer position

    Western Europe Desk - Internship position or volunteer

    Preferred start date: as soon as possible

    Duration: minimum 3 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.

    Description:

    The intern will work closely with the person responsible for the Western Europe Desk at FIDH and assist her in running the desk. This includes the following tasks:

    - Assisting the head of desk 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 the head of desk in organising fact-finding and advocacy missions to target countries (depending on work plan)
    - Assisting the programme officer 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 Gaelle Dusepulchre via gdusepulchre@fidh.org

    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 (International Federation for Human Rights) is seeking to appoint an Deputy Director of Operations

    FIDH is seeking a motivated and experienced individual to assume the role of Deputy Director of Operations.

    The Deputy Director of Operations is directly answerable to and supervised by the Director of the Operations Department. The remit of this department is to propose and implement the operational roll-out of the strategic priorities and orientations decided by the FIDH Congress and International Bureau, in support of and/or in concert with its member/partner organisations.

    The Operations Department comprises a team of over 30 people working within the geographical and thematic desks. These are located at FIDH head office in Paris and in approximately 10 other countries.

    Role

    To fulfil the role of Deputy Director of Operations requires considerable interpersonal and managerial skills within a multi-cultural environment, a knowledge of human rights-related themes, a capacity to work under pressure and with speed, excellent writing skills and a strong commitment to the human rights movement internationally and locally.

    The principal tasks of the Deputy Director of Operations involve:
    • Contributing to programming the activities of the department
    • Strengthening the culture of monitoring, reporting and evaluating activities within the department
    • Increasing interaction and exchanges of experience between the operations desks
    • Ensuring programmes and activities run smoothly and activities conducted by the thematic desks are prioritised
    • Ensuring the development of thematic programmes
    • Supervising the heads of the thematic desks.

    Responsibilities

    The Deputy Director of Operations supports the Director of Operations in orienting and supervising the strategy of the desks and the programming of operations.
    • S/he helps draw up the operational sections of the Multi-year and Annual Action Plans.
    • S/he coordinates interaction between the thematic and geographical desks and between the desks and the Communication and Advocacy Departments for annual programming of activities.
    • S/he supports the Director of Operations in the process of validating operational documents.

    S/he supports the teams and assist them with the use of tools for monitoring, evaluating and reporting on activities.
    • S/he puts forward/adjusts activity monitoring, evaluation and reporting tools and facilitates their adoption.
    • S/he coordinates the visibility of the impacts of operational activities.
    • S/he coordinates the production of the operations section of the Annual Report on FIDH activities.

    S/he trains the heads of thematic desks and contributes to the development of their expertise, to capitalising on the positioning adopted by FIDH and to exchanging experience between the desks.
    • S/he contributes to developing the expertise of the thematic desks to ensure greater adaptation to contexts and to crises and guides the development strategy of the thematic desks.
    • S/he steers how they organise their work and monitors and evaluates it. S/he conducts their annual interviews and puts forward relevant training plans. S/he contributes to recruitment plans.
    • S/he supports the development of thematic programmes.
    • S/he supervises and evaluates operations conducted by the thematic desks, engaging with the geographical desks to this end.
    • S/he promotes exchanges of experience between the desks to consolidate and adjust the operations and strategies.

    S/he represents the organisation in presenting FIDH operations to external actors and in making known the concerns and recommendations of FIDH member organisations.
    • S/he participates in sensitive and/or strategic assignments and activities.
    • S/he interacts with donors in the search for funding and in monitoring programmes.
    • S/he conducts strategic advocacy directed at States in support of the teams.
    • S/he deals with the media.

    S/he supports FIDH governance and contributes to the running of the International Secretariat.
    • S/he supports the Director of Operations in preparing for meetings of the FIDH Executive Desks/International Bureaus/Congress.
    • S/he works with the management team to contribute to the efficient running of the International Secretariat.

    Profile
    - At least 2 years professional experience in the position of Deputy Director (or more than 5 years in the post of head/director of a desk of an operational or advocacy department in a regional or international NGO)
    - Excellent oral and written communication skills in French and English, with a knowledge of other languages considered an advantage
    - International career and knowledge of human rights issues
    - Considerable interpersonal and representational skills and the capacity to work effectively with a range of interlocutors
    - Knowledge of the subject of gender equality and its application
    - Capacity to pool collective energy and bring individuals together
    - Knowledge of FIDH and how it works would be an advantage.

    Conditions
    - Annual gross salary based on 50,000 euros, depending on experience
    - Permanent, full-time contract with a start date of 1 July
    - Contract governed by French employment law for a 35-hour working week
    - Based at FIDH head office in Paris, France
    - Submission deadline for applications: 25 June 2018.

    Please submit your application in the form of a CV and covering letter stating your reasons for applying before 25 June, e-mailing them to the following address and indicating the job title in the subject line:

    recrutement-diropad-06-18@fidh.org

  • FIDH (International Federation for Human Rights) is seeking to appoint a Director of Operations

    FIDH is seeking a motivated and experienced individual to assume the role of Director of Operations.

    The Director of Operations manages the Operations Department, which is based within the FIDH International Secretariat in Paris, whose remit is to propose and implement the operational roll-out of the strategic priorities and orientations decided by the FIDH Congress and International Bureau, in support of and/or in concert with its member/partner organisations. The Director of Operations works in close collaboration with the other directors of the FIDH International Secretariat, under the supervision and responsibility of the Executive Management.

    The Operations Department comprises a team of over 30 people working within the geographical and thematic desks. These are located at FIDH head office in Paris and in approximately 10 other countries.

    Role
    To fulfil the role of Assistant Director of Operations requires considerable interpersonal and managerial skills within a multi-cultural environment, a knowledge of human rights-related themes, a capacity to work under pressure and with speed, excellent writing skills and a strong commitment to the human rights movement internationally and locally.

    The principal tasks of the Director of Operations involve:
    • Guaranteeing consistency between the strategic priorities and orientations defined by Congress and the International Bureau on the one hand and their operational roll-out conducted by the geographical and thematic desks on the other
    • Ensuring the relevance of activities conducted for effective results
    • Guaranteeing the safety and security of the operations
    • Ensuring activities are properly conducted and prioritised by the geographical desks
    • Supervising the Assistant Director of Operations and overseeing the heads of geographical desks.

    Responsibilities

    The Director of Operations guides and supervises the strategy of the desks and steers operational programming in the context of the priorities and orientations defined by the Congress and International Bureau.
    • S/he contributes to developing the expertise of the department to ensure greater adaptation to contexts and crises and guides the development strategy of the desks.
    • S/he draws up the FIDH Multi-year Action Plan (in association with Executive Management and the International Bureau).
    • S/he supervises the teams in the annual planning of the department’s activities.
    • S/he validates the operational sections of the FIDH Annual Action Plan and the Annual Report.
    • S/he validates specific programme proposals of the desks submitted to donors.
    • S/he validates the terms of reference of activities and operational documents.

    S/he supervises and evaluates operations conducted by the geographical desks, engaging with the thematic desks and other departments to this end.
    • S/he supervises the correct implementation of programmes and activities by the geographical desks, helps prioritise and adjust the activities in relation to developing contexts and crises.
    • S/he stimulates the desks to react/adopt a position in response to crises and changes in context.
    • S/he supervises the evaluation of activities (by desk heads).
    • S/he deals with implementing the general security policy of operations.

    S/he represents the organisation in presenting FIDH operations to external actors and in making known the concerns and recommendations of FIDH member/ partner organisations.
    • S/he participates in sensitive and/or strategic assignments and activities.
    • S/he interacts with donors in the search for funding and in monitoring programmes.
    • S/he conducts strategic advocacy directed at States in support of the teams.
    • S/he deals with the media.

    S/he supports FIDH governance and contributes to the running of the International Secretariat.
    • S/he contributes to preparing meetings of the FIDH Executive Desks/International Bureaus/Congress.
    • S/he works with the management team to contribute to the efficient running of the International Secretariat.
    • S/he contributes to interaction and strategic exchanges with the Communication and Advocacy departments.

    S/he oversees the Assistant Director of Operations and the heads of the geographical desks.
    • S/he steers how they organise their work and monitors and evaluates it.
    • S/he conducts their annual interviews and puts forward relevant training plans.
    • S/he contributes to recruitment plans.

    Profile
    - At least 3 years professional experience in a similar role (or more than 8 years in the post of head of a desk of an operational or advocacy department in a regional or international NGO)
    - Excellent oral and written communication skills in French and English, with a knowledge of other languages considered an advantage
    - International career and knowledge of human rights issues
    - Considerable interpersonal and representational skills and the capacity to work effectively with a range of interlocutors
    - Capacity to pool collective energy and bring individuals together
    - Knowledge of the subject of gender equality and its application

    Conditions
    - Annual gross salary based on 54,000 euros, depending on experience
    - Permanent, full-time contract with a start date as soon as possible
    - Contract governed by French employment law for a 35-hour working week
    - Based at FIDH head office in Paris, France
    - Submission deadline for applications: 25 June 2018.

    Please submit your application in the form of a CV and covering letter stating your reasons for applying before 25 June, e-mailing them to the following address and indicating the job title in the subject line:

    recrutement-dirop-06-18@fidh.org

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