Areas of Responsibility:
Overall programmatic responsibilities:
- Ensuring strategic oversight of the ERRC's human rights education programming, in cooperation with the Programmes Director;
- Maintaining archive documentation of all ERRC training programmes and interns/trainees;
- Developing a network of partners for ERRC human rights education activities;
- Contributing to ERRC outreach and networking with past interns/trainees;
- Coordinating the development of ERRC training programmes and the involvement of ERRC staff members and external experts as needed; and
- Developing and implementing diagnostic tests for all ERRC training programmes to gauge learning acquisition.
ERRC internship programme:
- Establishing and updating guiding principles for the ERRC internship programme;
- Ensuring the smooth functioning of ERRC Romani and non-Romani intern recruitment processes, including convening meetings of an internal internship selection committee;
- Overseeing transitional arrangements for interns on arrival and departure from the ERRC office (travel, visa, insurance, accommodation, induction, etc);
- Defining appropriate internship programmes in cooperation with incoming interns and relevant programmes and legal staff;
- Facilitating good communication between staff and interns and the integration of interns into the overall work of the ERRC;
- As agreed between the ERRC and interns, overseeing the joint implementation of community-based internship extensions by interns;
- Ensuring evaluation of ERRC internships with outgoing interns; and
- Providing feedback, formal evaluation and recommendation letters to interns as requested.
ERRC human rights training workshops:
1. Managing the implementation of bi-annual ERRC Roma Rights Workshops:
- Developing new training materials and/or modifying existing ERRC training materials for Roma Rights Workshops;
- Developing budgets and monitoring expenditures for Roma Right Workshops;
- Coordinating logistical pr eparation of the summer school;
- Participating as a trainer, identifying external trainers and involving ERRC trainers as required;
- Ensuring effective participant and internal evaluation of Roma Rights Workshops and refinement of the programmes accordingly; and
- Maintaining networks of past trainees and working to facilitate their future involvement in Roma rights advocacy.
2. Coordinating implementation of other ERRC training workshops, as relevant:
- Developing training projects (from proposal writing, training programme implementation to evaluation stages) with other staff members and partner organisations;
- Contributing to project reports on training activities as appropriate;
- Developing budgets and monitoring expenditures for training workshops; and
- Where required, providing logistical support for training preparation.
Other responsibilities, as agreed with the Programmes Director:
- Contributing to the Roma Rights journal and other ERRC publications; as appropriate;
- Helping develop content for the HRE section of the ERRC website;
- Representing the ERRC in public meetings as requested; and
- Other tasks as requested.
- University degree in either human rights, law, humanities or pedagogy;
- Teaching or human rights training experience (at least 5 years experience);
- Demonstrated experience in human rights advocacy;
- Sound knowledge of international and European human rights law and advocacy;
- Familiarity with the European political context and the position of Roma;
- Proved capacity for project management;
- Fluency in oral and written English;
- Proven ability to work in a culturally diverse team;
- Clear presentation skills, strong interpersonal and leadership qualities;
- Strong commitment to the promotion of Roma rights; and
- Willingness to travel as required.
- Fluency in Romanes or other European languages;
- Past involvement in training programmes targeting Roma; and
- Developed network of training partners.
Salary and Benefits:The remuneration level shall be commensurate with experience, from 27,000 - 31,000 EUR gross salary annually (paid in HUF) plus benefits. This is a one year contract, with possibility of extension.
Expected starting date:As soon as possible and no later than the end of January 2010.
Application deadline: 10 December 2009
Applicants should send:
- An English-language letter of interest (up to 500 words) indicating why they are ideally qualified for the position;
- A full CV;
- The names and contact details of two referees who may be contacted after interviews; and
- An unedited sample of relevant English-language curriculum or training modules developed by the applicant.
Application packages missing any of these components will not be considered. Full application packages should be submitted electronically to:
ERRC - Human Rights Trainer Position Search
The ERRC is committed to equal opportunity for all. Romani candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.