Front Line Defenders, The International Foundation for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders (www.frontlinedefenders.org) is seeking an exceptional candidate to lead the organisation’s EU Office in Brussels, Belgium.
The Head of EU Office is responsible for developing and implementing advocacy and lobbying strategies on behalf of human rights defenders at risk towards EU Institutions and Member States at central and field levels, with the aim of achieving tangible impact and ensure the issue of the protection of human rights defenders (HRDs) remain in the EU agenda.
The successful candidate will have significant previous experience of human rights work and an excellent knowledge of EU institutions. They will have ideally previously worked on the issue of the protection of human rights defenders and civil society space, and have demonstrated strategic thinking. They will be able to work with people from different cultural backgrounds. Excellent written and oral communication skills in English and French are required and knowledge of additional working languages of the organisation (Arabic/Russian/Spanish) is an advantage.
The post reports to Front Line Defenders’ Deputy Director, based in Dublin-based Head Office.
Applications, comprising CV and cover letter in a single pdf file named ‘[surname]_[name]_Head EU Office’, should be addressed to Andrea Rocca, Deputy Director at email@example.com.
The closing date for applications is 4 March 2020. Please indicate the full title of the position (Head of EU Office) in the subject line of the email, or the application may be missed.
Front Line Defenders is an Equal Opportunities Employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.
Front Line Defenders offers a competitive salary in line with Brussels-based international NGOs.
In providing protection and support to human rights defenders, Front Line Defenders and its staff are committed to: