Middle East Programme Coordinator (Turkey)

EuroMed Rights

Middle East Programme Coordinator (Turkey)

EuroMed Rights

Brussels, Belgium

Deadline: 24 Aug 2022
Position: Middle East Programme Coordinator for Turkey
Duration: 1-year fixed-term contract (with possible extension)
Starting: Mid-September 2022
Reports to: Head of Middle East Programmes Unit
Application deadline: 24 August 2022, midnight CET

EuroMed Rights is looking to recruit an experienced, dynamic professional as Middle East Coordinator, in the Programmes Department. S/he will be responsible for implementing and developing EuroMed Rights’ Turkey project and, when relevant, support other Middle East country programmes.

Essential position functions:

  • Monitoring and strategy planning: Monitor EU, Council of Europe and UN developments, policies and initiatives, monitor the situation where human rights defenders and their work are at risk and human rights violations in Turkey, suggests and implements solidarity activities (missions, alerts, press releases, trial observation) in this regard;
  • Advocacy and communication: Propose and implements EuroMed Rights advocacy, communication, networking and awareness-raising strategy on Turkey including organising advocacy missions, research and publication of reports;
  • Representation and alliance-building: Establish new and maintain existing contacts with other non- governmental organisations on issues pertaining to Turkey, including by organising/participating in regular NGO coordination meetings at Brussels level;
  • Facilitating cooperation and synergies: Organise coordination group meetings and workshops in Turkey, and ensures contacts between the focal points on a regular basis  regarding human rights developments, advocacy/communication opportunities and, when relevant, on trial observation activities;
  • Grant management and fundraising: Ensure proper financial management of budgets, evaluation of activities, narrative and financial reporting and contractual compliance with donors’ requirements; actively engage in fundraising for EuroMed Rights initiatives;
  • Gender mainstreaming: Apply EuroMed Rights gender mainstreaming policy to the above activities;
  • Contributing to the Middle East Team: Supports in the development, implementation and evaluation of the strategic goals of the Middle East Team, supporting colleagues of other Middle East country programmes when relevant.

Profile, Skills and Background:

  • Relevant education in law, political/social science, or similar education background;
  • Proven track record of experience in grant management with international donors;
  • Knowledge of political and human rights issues in the Middle East region, particularly in relation to Turkey, from a research or advocacy/communication perspective;
  • Minimum 2 years of proven experience in the protection of human rights and/or civil society work; experience with EU institutions will be considered a strong asset;
  • Strong negotiation skills and proven ability to communicate with/advocate before international, EU and national-level bodies;
  • Ability to work effectively in a multicultural environment;
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills to establish and maintain contacts with EuroMed Rights partners and members, NGOs and official representatives;
  • Self-motivated, well-organised, able to work strategically, independently and efficiently under pressure, in a fast, flexible and relentless manner; keen attention to detail;
  • Languages: Fluency (spoken and written) in English is imperative, knowledge of Turkish is an asset;
  • Computer literacy in Office suite.

How to Apply:

If you believe you qualify for this position, please send your CV and motivation letter in pdf version (in English) by 24 August 2022, at midnight CET to: job@euromedrights.net.

The position is open solely to persons legally entitled to work in the EU/Belgium.

Interviews will take place online on 1-2 September 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.

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