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ERRC Seeks Human Rights Trainer

16 February 2016

The European Roma Rights Centre (ERRC) seeks qualified applicants for the position of Human Rights Trainer (HRT). The HRT is vital to fulfilling the ERRC’s mission of empowering Roma to understand and assert their rights. The HRT coordinates, develops, and implements the ERRC’s human rights training strategy and programmes to enhance the capacity of Romani activists and other relevant actors for the promotion of and respect for the human rights of Roma. The HRT coordinates the ERRC internship programme and coordinates and contributes to the development and implementation of all other ERRC training activities as required. The HRT is part of a team of Budapest-based colleagues delivering long-term, strategic work to expose and eliminate the discriminatory structures that prevent Roma from enjoying full equality.

The ERRC is a dynamic public interest law organisation at the forefront of human rights advocacy on behalf of Roma throughout Europe. It serves as a legal resource centre for advocates working in this field. The ERRC pursues its objectives by engaging in litigation, research, monitoring and reporting, human rights education and international advocacy.

Reports to: Managing director

Responsibilities include:

Overall programmatic responsibilities:

  • Developing and implementing the ERRC’s human rights education strategies;
  • Ensuring strategic oversight of the ERRC's human rights education programming;
  • Maintaining archive documentation of all ERRC training programmes and interns/trainees, and the results of those programmes and internships;
  • Developing a network of partners for ERRC human rights education activities;
  • Contributing to ERRC outreach and networking with past interns/trainees;
  • Coordinating the development of ERRC training programmes and the involvement of ERRC staff members and external experts as needed; and
  • Developing and implementing feedback tools for all ERRC training programmes to measure results.

ERRC internship programme:

  • Establishing and updating guiding principles for the ERRC internship programme;
  • Ensuring the smooth functioning of ERRC intern recruitment processes;
  • Overseeing transitional arrangements for interns on arrival and departure from the ERRC office;
  • Defining appropriate internship programmes in cooperation with incoming interns and relevant ERRC staff;
  • Facilitating good communication between staff and interns and the integration of interns into the overall work of the ERRC;
  • Ensuring evaluation of ERRC internships with outgoing interns; and
  • Providing feedback, formal evaluation and recommendation letters to interns as requested.

ERRC human rights training workshops:

  • Developing training projects with other staff members and partner organisations;
  • Contributing to project reports on training activities as appropriate;
  • Contributing to the development of budgets and monitoring expenditures for training workshops; and
  • Where required, providing logistical support for training preparation.

Other responsibilities, as agreed with the Managing Director:

  • Helping develop content for the Human Rights Education section of the ERRC website;
  • Representing the ERRC in public meetings as requested; and
  • Other tasks as requested.

Required Qualifications:

  • University degree in human rights, law, humanities, pedagogy/teaching, communications, or a related field;
  • Teaching or human rights training experience;
  • Familiarity with the European political context and the position of Roma;
  • Knowledge of international and European human rights advocacy;
  • Ability to work in English;
  • Ability to work in a culturally diverse team;
  • Clear presentation skills, strong interpersonal and leadership qualities;
  • Strong commitment to the promotion of Roma rights; and
  • Willingness to travel as required. 

Desirable requirements:

  • Knowledge of languages spoken by many Roma;
  • Significant experience living and working in a Romani community;
  • Past involvement in training programmes targeting Roma; and
  • Developed network of training partners.

Remuneration package: Remuneration will be fixed in accordance with the education, experience, and demonstrated skills of the selected candidate. The ERRC also offers a fringe-benefits package.

Place of work: Budapest, Hungary

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, salary history, together with an English-language writing sample of work unedited by others and a list of three referees by email, to:

Hajnalka Nemeth
hajnalka.nemeth@errc.org

Deadline for applications: 18 March 2016, 23:59 CET.

Only selected applicants will be contacted. Short-listed candidates will be required to attend a formal interview either in person or via Skype. The job offer will be conditional upon the receipt of satisfactory references.

The ERRC is committed to equal opportunity for all. Romani candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.

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