Development Officer

Deadline: 4. September 2016 Employer Logo
Location: Belgium
Job Type: Mid Level (3-5 years)
Organization: ENNHRI – European Network of National Human Rights Institutions

Development Officer

Brussels, Belgium
1. Background

ENNHRI (the European Network of National Human Rights Institutions) brings together 40 National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs) from across wider Europe. NHRIs are independent institutions, with a broad legislative or constitutional mandate to promote and protect human rights. They are accredited by reference to the UN Paris Principles to ensure their independence, plurality, impartiality and effectiveness. ENNHRI is one of four regional groups of NHRIs, which together make up GANHRI, the Global Alliance of NHRIs.

In 2013, ENNHRI established a Permanent Secretariat in Brussels. The Secretariat supports and facilitates ENNHRI’s work, including: coordinating exchange of information and best practice between members; assisting in the establishment and accreditation of NHRIs; facilitating capacity building and training; engaging with regional mechanisms; and intervening on legal and policy developments at a European level.

ENNHRI seeks a Development Officer to support the development of NHRIs in its membership.
2. Job Description

Coordinate ENNHRI’s capacity building initiatives for its member NHRIs, including technical advice and organizational lead for specific capacity building activities, including:

  • Lead ENNHRI’s participation in a global NHRI capacity building project;
    Preparation of annual NHRI Academy;
  • Support for training or seminars for ENNHRI’s Working Groups and General Assembly.
  • Support ENNHRI’s organizational development, including through assistance in application, management, reporting and coordination of grants;
  • Engage with ENNHRI’s members and stakeholders for a coherent, prioritized and coordinated approach to the development of ENNHRI and of European NHRIs;
  • Any other reasonable duties as are required by the ENNHRI Secretariat, in line with the general responsibility of the role.

3. Person Specification
Essential Criteria

  • Three years’ professional experience in organizing human rights education;
  • Professional experience of applying for, managing and reporting on grants;
  • Demonstrable understanding of the European human rights context;
  • Excellent organisational skills, including an ability to prioritise work and manage conflicting deadlines;
  • Ability to work both in a team and independently, on own initiative;
  • Excellent professional knowledge of English;
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Experience of working in an international environment.

    Desirable Criteria
  • Demonstrable knowledge or professional experience of working with NHRIs;
  • Experience of working on projects in the context of EU funding;
  • Experience of working on one or more of ENNHRI’s priority areas;
  • Experience of working for an international membership organisation;
  • Additional language skills.

4. Terms and conditions

This is a full time post to be performed at the ENNHRI Secretariat in Brussels, in close collaboration with ENNHRI’s Legal Policy Officer, and reporting to ENNHRI’s Secretary General. The post holder would be asked to travel occasionally within Europe. The starting date is as soon as possible following interview.

ENNHRI offers an open-ended Belgian employment contract, and is subject to funding and performance. The salary range is €3,200 to €3,500 gross per month, according to level of experience and expertise. The contract includes statutory holiday payment and a 13th month (pro rata), as well as secondary employment benefits (such as monthly STIB travel pass and lunch vouchers). The holiday entitlement is 26 days (pro rata), plus public holidays.

5. Application Procedure

Applications are welcomed through the application form, which can be downloaded here.

Completed application forms should be sent to ENNHRI’s Secretariat at Jobs@ENNHRI.org with the subject line ‘Development Officer’. Please note that we do not accept, and will not read, CVs and covering letters.

The deadline for applications is 24H00 CET on 4 September 2016. Interviews will be held during the week of 12 September 2016 in Brussels. For further information, please contact: Jobs@ENNHRI.org.

ENNHRI is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

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