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  • A Project Coordinator on Business & Human Rights in Chile, Peru and Brazil for 17 months

    The FIDH (International Federation of Human Rights) is an international NGO that defends human rights. Since 1922, we have been committed to defending all civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights defined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

    We federate 192 national associations for the defense of human rights, active in 117 countries. For us, the transformation of societies is the responsibility, mainly, of local actors. Our activities aim to strengthen their capacity for action and influence.

    We are looking for :

    A Project Coordinator on Business and Human Rights in Chile, Peru and Brazil for a period of 17 months

    Objective:
    Within the Americas and Globalization Desks, coordinate a project aimed at exploring and promoting greater respect for human rights and environmental rights by companies, in particular by strengthening their obligations with regulatory instruments.

    Your main responsibilities:
    • Project management (monitoring of activities, writing reports in particular the three semi-annual narrative reports and coordination with member organizations and partners in Peru, Chile and Brazil).
    • Implementation of certain activities, including:
    ◦ Organization of meetings and three webinars between members of the coalitions of Peru, Chile and Brazil.
    ◦ Coordination of the consultation process in the three countries that will lead to the drafting of a regional advocacy note.
    ◦ Organization of 2 regional workshops
    ◦ Advocacy with our partners against public authorities in favor of reforms that promote greater respect for human rights and the right to the environment by companies, particularly through due diligence legislation.
    • Contribute to the consolidation and development of the link with FIDH members and partners in Peru, Chile and Brazil.
    • Participate in the programming and reporting of the activities of the departments.

    Profile:
    • Higher education in human rights or international law or political science, with experience in project management.
    • Extensive knowledge of the context, dynamics and problems in the specific field "Business and Human Rights" and/or "Environment and Human Rights" in Latin America.
    • Excellent writing and speaking skills in Spanish and English are required. Knowledge of Portuguese would be an advantage.
    • The candidate must be rigorous and organized.

    The candidate must be in complete agreement with the working values of the FIDH International Secretariat (professionalism, respect, commitment, equality, integrity, participation, audacity), as well as with the struggles carried out by FIDH for the defense of the human rights of all, in all parts of the world, explained in particular in its statutes and through its publications accessible from its website: www.fidh.org

    Terms and Conditions
    • 17-month contract preferably in Chile, Peru or Brazil (Consulting could be possible).
    • From €2,200 monthly gross remuneration based on the resume.
    • Availability required from October 15.

    Do you identify with the description of the profile we are looking for?

    Send your CV and a motivation letter in Spanish to recrutement@fidh.org indicating in the subject of the email: Empresas y DH AL Before October 15th 2022.

    Interviews will take place as applications are received.

    FIDH reserves the right to close the application process before the deadline for the submission of applications.

    Only candidates whose applications have been selected will be contacted.

  • Communications consultant for a project on documenting war crimes in Ukraine (part-time)

    Part-time consultancy to support advocacy and awareness raising within the framework of the project “DOCUMENTING INTERNATIONAL CRIMES COMMITTED BY RUSSIA’S ARMED FORCES FOLLOWING THE RE-INVASION OF UKRAINE”

    “Communications consultant for a project on human rights and war crimes in Ukraine (part-time)”

    Background

    During the full-scale invasion of Ukraine, evidence of numerous atrocities committed by members of the armed forces of the Russian Federation, and those of entities under its control, has emerged. This includes cases of murder, torture and SGBV on the territory temporarily occupied by Russia, but also indiscriminate attacks on the civilian population and the destruction of civilian objects that continue to this day. Over the past months, non-governmental organizations, international institutions and States have stepped up in their efforts to denounce the crimes committed by Russian soldiers, and to ensure accountability. FIDH and its member and partner organisations in Ukraine have been supporting these efforts. In the coming months FIDH, in collaboration with other local NGOs, plan to continue their advocacy and awareness raising efforts, emphasising the need to ensure the respect of international humanitarian law and human rights law by all parties to the armed conflict, and to fight impunity for international crimes committed by soldiers of Russia’s Armed Forces, and those of related entities, in Ukraine.

    To further its awareness raising activities, FIDH is looking to engage a part-time Communications Consultant within its Eastern Europe and Central Asia Desk. The consultant will contribute to the creation of engaging awareness raising content, act as coordinator of FIDH’s communication activities, liaise with external partners, as well as with journalists and other media representatives, and perform other ad hoc tasks.

    Indicative consultancy outputs

    Working in concert with the FIDH Eastern Europe and Central Asia Desk, the FIDH Communications Department, the FIDH International Justice Desk, FIDH Accounting and Finance Department, FIDH Fundraising Department, and local partners in Ukraine, the Communications Consultant will:

    - Conduct a mapping of relevant social media channels, influencers and media platforms in order to facilitate the distribution of content created during the course of this project;
    - Engage with relevant stakeholders, including journalists, bloggers and FIDH partner NGOs, and contribute to building partnerships with key stakeholders to help disseminate outreach materials produced as part of the project;
    - Contribute to the production of outreach materials, including press releases, statements, and situation analyses notes (approximately 18 documents over the period of consultancy, one per month);
    - Facilitate the production of FIDH’s videos on international law violations in Ukraine including by script writing and video editing (approximately 30-40 videos over the period of consultancy – monthly output of two videos);
    - Ensure and coordinate the translation of the produced material into seven languages (English, French, Ukrainian, Russian, German, Italian and Spanish), as well as the formalization of contractual agreements with such translators and ensuring timely payments;
    - Assist with the dissemination of content in social media and FIDH and its partners’ websites;
    - Ensure, as a primary liaison, proper coordination and communication between the Eastern Europe and Central Asia Desk, the Communications Department, Ukrainian partner organizations and other entities, as directed by the EECA Desk;
    - Ensure the proper coordination of the project’s communication activities among FIDH’s external partners;
    - Track the target indicators and provide narrative reporting to the project where it concerns the communication activities.

    Profile and expertise required for this assignment

    - At least 2 years of professional experience in a similar position, in the field of communication, journalism, advocacy or a related field, preferably in an NGO.
    - Proven interest in international human rights law and international humanitarian law, understanding of the human rights, political, social, economic and humanitarian context in Ukraine.
    - Experience in working with social media, creating and disseminating outreach materials, including social media publications, press releases and other communications materials. Experience in video and photo editing is highly desirable.
    - Experience in project management and coordination.
    - Excellent writing skills and attention to details. Experience in conducting research and writing reports on human rights and/or international humanitarian law issues is an asset.
    - Fluency in English is required. Fluency in Ukrainian or/and Russian is an asset.
    - Ability to work independently, prioritize, and proactively communicate.

    Duration of consultancy

    18 months

    Terms and conditions

    This is a part-time position with the possibility to work remotely. Gross salary of 1,500 EUR per month for a duration of 18 months.

    Deadline for applications

    6 November 2022

    FIDH reserves the right to close the recruitment process before the deadline for applications upon identification of a suitable candidate.

    Do you think you match the desired profile?

    Send your CV and a cover letter to: eeac@fidh.org indicating the reference UKRAINE COMMUNICATION CONSULTANT in the subject line by 6 November 2022

  • AN ACCOUNTING ASSISTANT (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 : AN ACCOUNTING ASSISTANT (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,
    • You have at least 2 years of professional experience in a similar position. Experience in associations is an asset.
    • 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.
    • 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)

    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 : between 32 and 35 K€ gross per year over 13 months, depending on experience.
    • Teleworking possible with a minimum of 4 face-to-face days per month.
    • 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: from January 16, 2023

    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 11 22 in the subject line, for the attention of Halème REKAYA, Accounting Manager.

  • 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 9 September 2022 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

  • Policy and Legal Consultant on Corporate accountability and due diligence in Latin America
  • PROGRAM OFFICER: UKRAINE (Human rights/International humanitarian law)

    FIDH, the International Federation for Human Rights, is an international human rights organization, bringing together 192 member organizations from 117 countries and territories. FIDH’s mandate is to contribute to the respect of all the rights defined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. FIDH aims at obtaining effective improvements in the protection of victims, the prevention of human rights violations and the sanction of their perpetrators. FIDH has seven priority areas: Supporting Human Rights Defenders; Fostering an environment conducive to democracy and freedoms; Promoting women’s rights; Fighting discrimination and violence based on sexual orientation and gender identity; Promoting the rights of migrants; Combating impunity and protecting populations from the most serious crimes; and Promoting respect for human rights by economic players.

    General objective of the position

    Under the supervision of Eastern Europe and Central Asia Desk Director, and in cooperation with the International Justice Desk, the Program Officer helps to implement the organization’s activities in Ukraine and to consolidate links with internal and external actors working in and on Ukraine.

    Main tasks

    A. Implementing the activities of the program on furthering accountability in Ukraine

    ◦ Research and analyse developments relating to the armed conflict in Ukraine and the national, regional and international accountability efforts in response;
    ◦ Draft and coordinate the publication of reports, press releases, briefing papers, op-eds, and other communications;
    ◦ Contribute to the implementation of communication activities, in consultation with the communications department;
    ◦ Organise and participate in fact-finding and advocacy missions (including preparing the terms of reference, organising logistics, reaching out to relevant stakeholders, contributing to their follow-up…);
    ◦ Design, organize and participate in workshops and/or trainings.

    B. Liaising with internal and external stakeholders

    ◦ Facilitate communication with and between FIDH members and partners based in and outside of Ukraine, and working on the situation in Ukraine, including representatives of international organizations;
    ◦ Contribute to the organization, in conjunction with FIDH delegations, of advocacy activities with IGOs (UN human rights mechanisms, relevant EU organs, OSCE HDIM, etc) and States.

    C. Contribute to daily administrative and logistical tasks

    ◦ Coordinate translations and dissemination of documents, in consultation with the Communication office;
    ◦ Provide material or logistical support to FIDH mission delegates, human rights defenders and partners in the field for their travels;
    ◦ Ensure post-mission financial and administrative reporting;
    ◦ Contribute to the planning, monitoring and reporting on all activities carried out by the Eastern Europe and Central Asia Desk related to Ukraine.

    Experience

    • Minimum of 3 years of work experience in the field of human rights and/or international humanitarian law in NGOs.
    • In-depth understanding of the human rights, political, social, and economic context in Ukraine.
    • Experience in conducting research and writing analytical reports on human rights and/or international humanitarian law issues.
    • Experience in documenting violations of human rights and/or international humanitarian law, including by interviewing survivors of violations and witnesses.

    Competence and skills

    • Knowledge of international human rights law and international humanitarian law, as demonstrated by relevant studies and experience;
    • Education: Master’s Degree in international law, with emphasis in human rights and/or international humanitarian law preferred;
    • Fluency in English and Ukrainian languages. Russia language skills would be an asset.
    • Excellent writing skills and attention to details;
    • Ability to work independently, prioritize, and proactively communicate;
    • Experience working in or on Ukraine, with the emphasis on the armed conflict in Ukraine is desirable.

    Terms and conditions of employment

    • 12 months full-time fixed-term contract
    • Position based in Paris or remotely

    Conditions if the position is based in Paris:

    • Salary from 33 200 € gross per year over 13 months (the prorata 13th month will be paid at the time of the final account balance). A precariousness premium of 10% of the remuneration paid during the contract will be paid at the end of the fixed-term contract.
    • Telecommuting possible with a minimum of 4 days of face-to-face work per month.
    • 9 days of paid holiday and 8 days of RTT during the period.
    • Supplementary health insurance: employer’s contribution of €84.86 per month.
    • Meal vouchers with a face value of €9, paid for at 60% by the FIDH.
    • 50% of the cost of public transport passes paid by the employer.

    Conditions if the position is based remotely:

    • Salary from 33 200 € gross per year
    • 100% telecommuting
    • 9 days of paid holiday and 8 days of RTT during the period.
    • Supplementary health insurance: employer’s contribution of € 80 per month.
    • Meal vouchers with a face value of € 8, paid for at 86% by the FIDH.
    • 70% of the cost of public transport passes paid by the employer.

    You are in 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 FIDH for the defense of human rights of all people, everywhere in the world, as set out in its statutes and through its publications, which are accessible on its website : www.fidh.org

    FIDH seeks diversity and is committed to equality by not discriminating in its hiring practices, without distinction of any kind, based on race, religion, age, disability, sex, 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 measures that would be useful to enable you to participate in the recruitment process in an optimal way.

    Start date: December 2022 - January 2023

    Duration fixed-term contract
    : 12 months

    Do you think you match the desired profile?
    Send your CV and a cover letter to: eeac@fidh.org indicating the reference UKRAINE PROGRAM OFFICER in the subject line

    FIDH reserves the right to close the recruitment process before the deadline for applications upon identification of a suitable candidate.

  • A EUROPE PROGRAM OFFICER BASED (preferably) IN BRUSSELS

    FIDH, the International Federation for Human Rights, is an international human rights organization, bringing together 188 member organizations from 117 countries and territories. FIDH’s mandate is to contribute to the respect of all the rights defined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. FIDH aims at obtaining effective improvements in the protection of victims, the prevention of human rights violations and the accountability of their perpetrators. FIDH has several priority areas: Supporting Human Rights Defenders; Fostering an environment conducive to democracy and freedoms; Promoting women’s rights; Combating impunity and protecting populations from the most serious crimes; and Promoting respect for human rights by economic players.

    General objective of the position

    Under the supervision of the Director of the Europe Program, the Program Officer helps
    to consolidate links with internal and external actors and to implement the
    organizations’ activities in Europe, with a focus on a new project focusing on rule of
    law and corruption in the EU.

    Main tasks

    • Conduct desk and field research and draft reports, briefing notes, policy papers, advocacy papers and other written materials, in cooperation with other FIDH departments, FIDH board members and local partners;
    • Keep abreast of relevant political, legal and institutional developments and advice the Program’s director, other staff and local partners as appropriate;
    • Contribute to the design and implementation of advocacy strategies targeting the EU and member states, as well as the Council of Europe, the OSCE and the UN;
    • Establish and maintain relationships with EU, other international organizations and member states representatives, as well as with other civil society actors (NGO) and partners at the national and international level; Liaise and coordinate with other FIDH departments, including other geographic and thematic desks, communications, finances and delegations to international organizations;
    • Contribute to the design and implementation of communication activities, including drafting press release, articles and op-eds, contributing to communication and social media actions and media work, in consultation with FIDH’s communications department;
    • Represent FIDH at public conferences, meetings and events, as well as with funders and the media;
    • Contribute to monitoring progress and evaluating the impact of activities, and support in complying with funding obligations, including reporting and evaluation in relation to specific projects;
    • Deliver timely and consistently with strategies and priorities and contribute to internal discussions on the elaboration of FIDH’s future global strategy (2023- 2030) and a Europe regional strategy.

    Experience

    Essential:
    • Minimum of 3 years of work experience in the field of human rights, with an NGO, an international organization, a governmental institution, an academic institution or research centre
    • In-depth understanding of human rights issues and the political and socio- economic context in Europe
    • Substantial knowledge of European, particularly EU law, institutions and policies and of regional human rights protection mechanisms

    Desirable:
    • Experience in conducting research and documentation (including field investigations) on human rights issues
    • Advocacy experience with the EU and member states
    • Previous NGO experience.

    Competences and skills

    Essential:
    • Excellent written and spoken English
    • Ability to think strategically and implement successful advocacy for policy change
    • Excellent writing skills and attention to details
    • Ability to work independently, take initiative, manage competing demands, prioritize and meet deadlines
    • Ability to work collaboratively and inclusively in a multicultural team, showing tact and cultural sensitivity
    • A demonstrated commitment to human rights and social justice.

    Desirable:
    • Knowledge of other European languages and at least basic knowledge of French (knowledge of Polish and other Central European languages would be an asset)
    • Previous experience working on corruption issues and/or knowledge of international and European anti-corruption standards and mechanisms.

    Terms and conditions of employment
    • 12 months full-time fixed-term contract (extendable depending on availability of additional funding)
    • Position based in Brussels (strongly preferred) however other locations may be considered
    • Salary from 2 800 € gross per month over 13 months.
    • Flexible working arrangements, including possibility of working remotely
    • Meal vouchers
    • 50% of the cost of public transport passes paid by the employer.

    You are in agreement with FIDH’s values (professionalism, respect, commitment, equality, integrity, participation, audacity), as well as with the struggles led by FIDH for the defense of human rights of all people, everywhere in the world, as set out in its statutes and through its publications, accessible on its website : www.fidh.org .
    FIDH seeks diversity and is committed to equality by not discriminating in its hiring practices, without distinction of any kind, based on race, religion, age, disability, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, health status or any other situation protected by law.
    For people with disabilities, we ask you to indicate in your cover letter any measures that would be useful to enable you to participate in the recruitment process in an optimal way.

    Start date: as soon as possible, and no later than 1 February 2023
    Duration fixed-term contract: 12 months, until 28 February 2024.
    Deadline: 8 January 2023

    Please, note that applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, with a view to filling
    the positions as early as possible.
    Pre-selected candidates should expect to be contacted on the week of 9 January 2023.
    A first round of interviews will be held on the week of 16 January 2023.

    Do you think you match the desired profile?

    Send your CV, a motivation letter and the names and contact details of 2 references who are familiar with your work (and unrelated to you) to: recrutement@fidh.org

    indicating the reference EOPO 1222 in the subject line by 8 January 2023

    FIDH reserves the right to close the recruitment process before the deadline for
    applications.

Spontaneous application

volunteering@fidh.org

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