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Current vacancies at the ENNHRI Secretariat

July 9th 2015

The European Network of National Human Rights Institutions (ENNHRI) is currently recruiting a Communications Officer, an Administration and Finance Officer and a Legal Policy Officer.

The European Network of National Human Rights Institutions (ENNHRI) comprises National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs) from across wider Europe. NHRIs are state funded institutions, independent of government, with a broad legislative or constitutional mandate to promote and protect human rights. ENNHRI established a Permanent Secretariat in Brussels in 2013.

ENNHRI’s Secretariat coordinates exchange of information and best practice between members, assists in the establishment and accreditation of NHRIs, facilitates capacity building and training, and intervenes on legal and policy developments at a European level. ENNHRI has Working Groups on (Legal) Human Rights Structures at a European Level, CRPD, Asylum and Migration, Business and Human Rights, and Human Rights in Economic Crisis.

In the context of a Framework Partnership with the European Commission (DG Justice), and to support the development of its Secretariat in Brussels, ENNHRI seeks:

Communications Officer (deadline for applications: 30 July 2015)
Administration and Finance Officer (deadline for applications: 3 August 2015)
Legal Policy Officer (deadline for applications: 4 September 2015

The Brussels Secretariat also welcomes applications for trainees on an ongoing basis. If interested, please apply by sending a CV and covering letter to with a subject line "Application - Trainee". The next traineeship will begin in September 2015. Traineeships at the ENNHRI Secretariat are remunerated (approximately 1000 EUR per month).

Communications Officer

To enhance its internal and external communications, ENNHRI will offer a full-time contract to an experienced communications professional. The post-holder will have at least four years’ demonstrable experience in communications on the European or international level, including experience with developing and maintaining websites (with professional web-designers), and other current-day communication platforms and tools. He/she will draft ENNHRI’s communications policies, facilitate internal communications and member liaison, and build ENNHRI’s external profile.

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Administration and Finance Officer

In addition to providing general office support, the new Administration and Finance Officer of ENNHRI will develop and monitor all appropriate administrative procedures and systems, maintain manual and computerised records, manage contact with local authorities and services, and handle internal finances in liaison with external accountants. He/she is expected to have at least three years’ of professional experience in office administration and financial administration.

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Legal Policy Officer

To support and develop its expanding policy agenda, ENNHRI opens a vacancy for a Legal Policy Officer. The candidates are expected to demonstrate at least four years’ relevant professional experience in relation to human rights as well as excellent knowledge of European human rights mechanisms. The incumbent will be tasked with research and analysis of European law and policy developments relevant to ENNHRI and its Working Groups, coordination of ENNHRI’s Working Groups, and supporting ENNHRI’s and NHRIs’ engagement in European-level processes.

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ENNHRI is an Equal Opportunities Employer