Deadline : 09 Feb 2022
Position: Program Officer, Thematic Program
Duration: 1-year fixed-term contract (with possible extension)
Starting date: As soon as possible
Location: Brussels, Belgium or Copenhagen, Denmark
Reports to: Team Coordinator Thematic programs
Remuneration: According to EuroMed Rights salary scale, based on years of experience and Belgian/Danish NGO standards
Work permit: Position open to EU citizens or applicants with a valid work permit in Belgium and/or Denmark
Application deadline: 9 February 2022
EuroMed Rights is looking to recruit an experienced, dynamic professional as Program Officer. S/he will be responsible for implementing and developing EuroMed Rights’ Economic and Social Rights program and, when relevant, support other Thematic programs.
Essential position functions:
Contributing to the Thematic Program Team:Assists in the development, implementation, and evaluation of thematic strategies, supporting colleagues when needed – with a special focus on economic and social rights– including on fundraising.
Programme development and implementation
- Develop and ensure the timely planning, implementation, evaluation and follow up of EuroMed Rights economic and social rights program
- Ensure proper financial management of budgets, including financial reporting for the economic and social rights program in cooperation with the Finance department and contract manager
- Represent EuroMed Rights on economic and social rights upon delegation by the management
Networking and alliance-building
- Ensure contacts with EuroMed Rights members on a regular basis on issues pertaining to economic and social rights
- Maintain and develop contact with other non-governmental and international, regional, national organisations and actors on issues pertaining to economic and social rights.
Information gathering and sharing
- Monitor the situation of economic and social rights in the Euro-Med region, including the implementation of the European Neighbourhood Policy and other EU policies in this regard
- Coordinate and prepares research, press releases and recommendations on issues related to economic and social rights in the Euro-Mediterranean region
Advocacy and communication
- Propose, develop, and implement EuroMed Rights advocacy and communication strategies on economic and social rights in coordination with the Advocacy and Communication Directors, including through organising advocacy missions, drafting research paper, press releases and other publications
- Monitor situations where EuroMed Rights members or partners and their work within the field of economic and social rights are at risk and suggests and implements solidarity activities (missions, alerts, etc.) in this regard.
- Apply EuroMed Rights gender mainstreaming policy to the above activities.
Profile, skills and background
- University degree in economics, law, human rights, or political/social science. Other similar qualifications may also be considered.
- At least two years of work experience in the protection of human rights, preferably with economic and social rights and proven track record of project management, including budget monitoring.
- Experience in working with civil society and human rights NGOs, ideally in the Mediterranean region.
- Sound knowledge of the functioning of the EU institutions, UN mechanisms and human rights standards;
- Ability to be clear and concise in written and oral communication, including in public; ability to manage relations with tact and diplomacy;
- Self-motivated, well-organised, keen attention to details, able to work independently and efficiently, including under pressure;
- Languages: Fluency in English and preferably French oral and written. Knowledge of Arabic will be considered an asset;
- Computer literacy (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint required).
How to apply
If you believe you qualify for this position, please send – by February 4, 2022, at midnight CET to: firstname.lastname@example.org at email@example.com:
- Your CV;
- A document (max. 2 pages, in English) in which you respond to the following:
- What do you think you can bring to EuroMed Rights, and why?
- Describe a recent experience relating to economic and social rights /human rights in general in which you have played a key role
Interviews will aim at taking place between 7-11 February 2022. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
EuroMed Rights aims to ensure that no job applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the ground of race, colour, nationality, religion, ethnic or national origins, gender, marital status, caring responsibilities, sexual orientation, disability or chronic illness.
About EuroMed Rights
EuroMed Rights is a regional non-governmental organisation aiming to promote human rights and democracy for all on both sides of the Mediterranean Sea.
EuroMed Rights is a network representing 68 human rights organisations active in 30 countries. It was founded in 1997, following the 1995 Barcelona Declaration, by civil society organisations dedicated to promoting human rights and democracy within the framework of the Euro-Mediterranean Partnership.
EuroMed Rights’ mission is to develop and strengthen partnerships, on an equal footing, between civil society organisations at regional and national levels. By creating network opportunities and encouraging such civil society cooperation, EuroMed Rights aims to help them develop joint strategies, convey their shared views and visions to decision-makers and to the broader public, and ultimately increase their influence at home and abroad.
EuroMed Rights’ head office is situated in Copenhagen. The organisation also has offices in Brussels and Tunis. For further information, visit our website at www.euromedrights.org.