The ERRC seeks a Network Officer for new Roma Rights Network

30 November 2021

The European Roma Rights Centre (ERRC) seeks qualified applications for the consultancy position of Network Officer.

The Network Officer will be responsible for administering and growing the ERRC’s newly founded Roma Rights Network, a network of human rights focused organisations working together with the ERRC to challenge discrimination across Europe.

The Network Officer will enable the ERRC to take advantage of opportunities to work closely with our Associate Members to: bring new strategic legal cases, engage online and offline activists, launch advocacy and communications campaigns, engage in research, and seek funding for joint projects.

The successful applicant will work closely with the Advocacy & Communications Team as well as the Legal Team of the ERRC in order to ensure that information flows smoothly to and from the network, and that expectations are met for network activities. The Network Officer will be a critical part of the ERRC team and our vision for collaborative human rights work in Europe. The position will provide the successful applicant with an opportunity to create and shape a shared partnership vision and roadmap for an exciting new phase in the ERRC’s new work, and be part of a passionate team fighting for Roma rights across Europe.

Responsibilities include:

  • Representing the ERRC and acting as the point of contact for member organisations of the Roma Rights Network.
  • Managing relationships between the ERRC and its network members to ensure expectations are met by both sides.
  • Organising and facilitating meetings (both online and offline) between the ERRC and network members, as well as larger network meetings approximately once per year.
  • Identifying areas of cooperation in the work of network members where the ERRC or other network members could collaborate to improve results. 
  • Cooperating with Advocacy & Communications and Legal teams in order to ensure that agreed activities with network members are carried out, and information necessary to carry out those activities is provided to the ERRC in a timely manner.
  • Communicating regular updates on the general activities of the network within the ERRC and to the network itself where appropriate.
  • Monitoring the work of other organisations and stakeholders working on Romani issues or human rights issues in Europe and alert colleagues about opportunities to join forces.

Required Qualifications:

  • Energetic, highly-motivated individual with a can-do attitude who has networking experience and a strong track record of success in building strategic partnerships.
  • Familiarity with major human rights issues affecting Romani communities across Europe.
  • Ability to work independently, set organisational priorities, follow up on workplans, and see avenues for potential new activities.
  • Good oral and written English language skills.
  • Ability to work in a culturally diverse team.
  • Ability to work remotely as part of a virtual office.
  • Clear presentation skills, strong interpersonal and leadership qualities.
  • Strategic thinker, able to multi-task, meets tight deadlines, and pay close attention to detail.
  • Strong commitment to the promotion of Roma Rights.
  • Willingness to travel as required.

Desirable requirements:

  • Significant experience living and/or working with Romani communities.
  • Knowledge of languages spoken by many Roma.

While actual recruitment to all ERRC calls is based strictly on merit, the organisation strives to increase the number of persons of Romani origin it works with and therefore specifically encourages Romani candidates to apply. You can read more about our Equal Opportunities Policy in our Policy Manual.

How to apply? 

Applicants should submit a cover letter demonstrating how they meet the requirements of the position, a curriculum vitae, and a list of two referees by email, to: jobs@errc.org.

The email address jobs@errc.org is not monitored, we will not be able to respond to your inquiries, please make sure to submit all the required documents.

Remuneration package:  approximately 20 000 EUR

Consultancy duration: 12 months

Expected start date:  January 2022.

Location: The position is remote so applicants can be based anywhere, providing they are in a European time zone (UTC 00 – UTC +4)

Deadline for applications: 10th December 2021, 23:59 CET.

If you have not heard back regarding your application by 15th December 2021, please consider your application as unsuccessful on this occasion.  

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