Front Line Defenders is seeking an exceptional candidate for the role of Head of Capacity Building. This role has the overall responsibility to lead and develop the Capacity Building Programme and its team members. The role will be responsible for fostering and supporting an effective team to ensure the provision of holistic protection support to HRDs which is coordinated, strategic, targeted and effective, and the delivery of team products, initiatives and events. The role will lead on agreeing and developing the work of the team, and ensuring monitoring, learning and innovation of the programming. The role will be based in the Front Line Defenders office in Blackrock, Co. Dublin. It is part of the Management Team and contributes to the collective management and leadership of Front Line Defenders, directly supporting the Directors in the strategy, planning, management and evaluation of all aspects of the organisation.
Front Line Defenders, The International Foundation for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders (www.frontlinedefenders.org) was founded in Dublin in 2001 with the aim of providing practical assistance and protecting human rights defenders (HRDs) at risk - people who work, non-violently, for any or all of the rights enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Front Line Defenders maintains its headquarters in Dublin, an advocacy office in Brussels, and regionally based field staff in all world regions.
The purpose of the Capacity Building Team is to provide practical support to human rights defenders (HRDs) and organisations at risk, to strengthen their capacities to analyse, manage, and mitigate the risks they face and to build their longer term resilience. The Team will achieve its purpose through the development, implementation and evaluation of participatory methodology on holistic protection, including a comprehensive and adaptive training programme, training of trainers, mentoring, individual and collective consultations, and products and events. The team focuses on holistic protection including risk assessment and protection planning (RAPP), visibility for protection and well-being, in partnership with security advice. (Support on capacity building regarding digital protection comes from a separate programme within the organisation, and those teams will collaborate closely).
Requirement to travel internationally at least four times per year.
Keep up to date on developments related to human rights defenders on global basis, and also in specific contexts as needed.
The minimum salary for this role is €64,200 per annum, progressing in an additional eight annual increments. Salary to be agreed on appointment.
21 days of annual leave per year in addition to public holidays in Ireland and three special leave days which will be specified each year between 25 and 31 December.
Benefits include: matching pension contributions, a contribution to private health insurance, death in service benefit, income protection and an employee assistance programme.
If this sounds like the role for you please submit your CV and Cover letter via the ''Apply now'' link below. Please include your CV and cover letter in the same attachment and title it with: the position you are applying for, and your last name. Applications should be addressed to Olive Moore, Deputy Director and the deadline is 9am Dublin time on Tuesday 4th October 2022.
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