EuroMed Rights - Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Network

Programme Officer

EuroMed Rights - Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Network

Brussels, Belgium

Duration: Permanent contract
Starting: October 2017
Remuneration: According to EuroMed Rights salary scale, based on years of experience + reimbursement of public transport, lunch vouchers, medical insurance and group pension fund
Application deadline: 24/09/2017

EuroMed Rights is looking to recruit a motivated and professional Programme Officer for its Palestine, Israel and the Palestinians Programme. The position would be a permanent contract starting in October 2017, with location at EuroMed Rights Brussels office.

Description of Tasks

The Programme Officer will oversee the implementation of EuroMed Rights activities under its Palestine, Israel and the Palestinians Programme (PIP), and will be part of EuroMed Rights Advocacy Department, managed by the Advocacy Director.

The Programme Officer will undertake the following tasks, with the support of an Assistant that he/she will supervise:

  • Organise PIP Working Group (WG) meetings and ensure contacts between the WG members on a regular basis;
  • Monitor the EU and Member States’ policies towards Israel/Palestine, and when relevant, the UN and other stakeholders’ initiatives and calendars pertaining to Israel/Palestine and International Humanitarian Law (IHL);
  • Monitor the situation where members or partners and their work are at risk; suggest and implement solidarity activities (missions, alerts, etc.) in this regard;
  • Gather intelligence and actively seek relevant information data with a view to notifying members and partners in a timely manner;
  • Propose and implement advocacy and awareness raising strategies on Palestine, Israel and the Palestinians including organising capacity-building activities, advocacy tours, research and publication of reports, as well as coordinating the drafting of statements and recommendations on issues related to human rights and IHL;
  • Integrate EuroMed Rights’ thematic priorities into the work of the PIP Working Group when relevant;
  • Maintain contact and coordinate with other non-governmental organisations on issues pertaining to Palestine, Israel and the Palestinians;
  • Represents EuroMed Rights during meetings with stakeholders upon delegation by the Advocacy Director;
  • Ensure proper budget management, and narrative and financial reporting of activities.

Profile, Skills and Background

  • University degree in law or political/social science. Other similar qualifications may also be considered;
  • At least three years of work experience in the protection of human rights, and proven track record with civil society work;
  • Sound knowledge of the functioning of the EU institutions, UN mechanisms and human rights standards;
  • Knowledge of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and the policies of the EU and its Member States towards Israel/Palestine;
  • Proven track record of advocacy work towards the EU and Member States;
  • Ability to be clear and concise in written and oral communication, including in public;
  • Ability to manage complex and multi-stakeholder projects efficiently and diplomatically;
  • Self-motivated, well-organised, keen attention to details, able to work independently and efficiently under pressure;
  • Languages: Fluency in English (oral and written) is imperative. Knowledge of Arabic or French will be considered an asset;
  • Computer literacy (Word and Excel required).

How to Apply

If you believe you qualify for this position, please send your CV and motivation letter (in English) by Sunday 24 September 2017 to Marie Picalausa, Senior Human Resource Officer, at:

Interviews will take place on Thursday, 5 October 2017. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

About EuroMed Rights

EuroMed Rights was founded in January 1997 in response to the Barcelona Declaration of November 1995 and the establishment of the Euro-Mediterranean Partnership (EMP). It is the coordinating body of about 80 human rights organisations and institutions as well as individuals from over 30 countries. EuroMed Rights’ organisational structure is built on a general assembly, an executive committee, working groups and a secretariat.

Rooted in civil society, EuroMed Rights seeks to develop and strengthen partnerships between NGOs in the EuroMed region, i.e. networking aimed at strengthening the capacity of members to act and interact within the context of the region and the Barcelona process and other EU-Arab cooperation frameworks.

The EuroMed Rights head office is situated in Copenhagen. The organisation also has offices in Brussels, Paris and Tunis. For further information, visit our website at

EuroMed Rights aims to ensure that no job applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the ground of race, color, nationality, religion, ethnic or national origins, gender, marital status, caring responsibilities, sexual orientation, disability or chronic illness.

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