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Human Rights Trainer enhance the capacity of Romani activists

Human Rights Trainer

Last Updated: 2009-11-18 16:26:47

Post Title: Human Rights Trainer

Reports to: Programmes Director

Purpose of the post: The Human Rights Trainer (HRT) coordinates, develops and implements ERRC human rights training programmes to enhance the capacity of Romani activists and other relevant actors for the promotion of human rights respect of Roma. S/he coordinates the ERRC internship programme, oversees the implementation of bi-annual ERRC Roma Rights Workshops and coordinates and contributes to the development and implementation of all other ERRC training activities as required.

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 preparation 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.

Essential Requirements:

* 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.

Further advantages:

* 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
c/o Csilla M Farkas:

The ERRC is committed to equal opportunity for all. Romani candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.


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