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

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 their influence.

The International Secretariat of the FIDH is a human-sized organisation (45 employees in Paris and 14 employees in several offices abroad (Geneva, The Hague, Brussels, Bangkok, Tunis) and is composed of a committed international team. Our Paris office is located in a lively and central area of Paris (near Bastille and Gare de Lyon).

We are recruiting for the Human Resources department :


Overall objective of the position :
Under the supervision of the Human Resources Director, within our small, dynamic, positive and caring team of 3 employees (HR Director, HR Officer, HR Assistant on a contrat de professionalisation), you will be the main contact for all employees (employees, trainees, volunteers, consultants) on HR administrative and payroll issues throughout their career at the FIDH. Each aspect of the position combines a strong operational dimension with a continuous improvement dimension. You will have the opportunity to participate in projects and in the structuring of the HR department.

Your main responsibilities
1. Ensure the administrative management of human resources (employees, consultants, interns, volunteers). Ensure the support of employees and managers for questions related to the management of your scope, respond to their requests and advise them.
Carry out hiring and leaving formalities, manage administrative events, contractual deadlines and absences. Draft and manage contractual documents in compliance with immigration conditions and legal and social specificities. Manage professional immigration procedures. Ensure the administrative and contractual management of consultants and interns.

2. Coordinate the payroll management of the various legal entities. Manage relations with social protection bodies or service providers (social security, provident fund, occupational medicine, lunch vouchers, health insurance, others insurances, etc.) and manage social security and provident fund compensation in particular. Collecting and managing variable pay elements. Managing relations with payroll service providers, checking pay slips, managing balances of accounts. Ensuring or supervising periodic social declarations to social and tax organisations by payroll service providers. Resolve problems encountered and coordinate the payment of social contributions, taxes and social insurance (payroll taxes, withholding taxes, etc.).

3. Reporting and legal monitoring :
Ensure periodic reporting of your activities. Maintain up-to-date dashboards. Respond to donor reporting requests on HR data.
To keep the procedures relating to your activities up to date, in a global search for continuous improvement.
Monitor, in your field of activity, the legal, social and fiscal developments and opportunities of the different labour laws in the different countries where FIDH staff work (currently France, Switzerland, Belgium, Netherlands, Thailand, Tunisia) in order to adapt the contractual schemes, propose the necessary adjustments and implement them. Participate in the elaboration, with the Human Resources Department, of the human resources management policy.

You may be assisted in some of your duties by the HR Assistant.

Profile required
• At least 8 years of professional experience in a similar position have enabled you to develop a broad vision of the challenges of the position. You are familiar with employment law and HR administrative management.
• Higher education in HR management. Experience in managing administrative formalities related to professional mobility. You must have at least 5 years of experience as a payroll manager.
• Written and spoken English (level B1). Knowledge of Spanish is recommended.
• You have a sense of service, you are organized, you know how to be agile and listen. You are also able to be firm and find solutions within a framework that you can enforce. You know how to analyse complex situations, manage confidential information and create a trusting and constructive relationship with your contacts.
• You want to join a meaningful structure and you are interested in working in an association.

You are in agreement with the values of 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 human rights of all people, everywhere in the world, as explained in its statutes and through its publications accessible from its website :

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.

Terms and conditions of pay
Full time permanent contract. Employee status. Position based in Paris, telecommuting possible with a minimum of 4 days face-to-face per month. Salary from 32,5 K€ gross per year over 13 months, depending on experience. 25 days paid holiday and 24 days RTT per year. Supplementary health insurance : employer’s contribution of €82.39 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 is covered.

Position to be filled : December 2021. We expect a long handover period to allow for a smooth integration and an efficient briefing. You will follow an integration week.

Do you find yourself in the description of the profile ?

Send your CV and a letter of motivation to indicating the reference CRH-21 in the subject line no later than October 31, 2021 for the attention of Marie-Noëlle GUILLOUZOUIC, Human Resources Director.

Interviews will take place as applications are received.

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

Only those candidates whose applications are selected will be contacted.

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