Senior Network Development Officer

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Expiration Date

27 May 2018
  1. Background

ENNHRI (European Network of National Human Rights Institutions) brings together 42 National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs) from across wider Europe. NHRIs are independent institutions, with a broad legislative or constitutional mandate to promote and protect human rights. They are accredited by reference to the UN Paris Principles to ensure their independence, plurality, impartiality and effectiveness. ENNHRI is one of four regional groups of NHRIs, which together make up GANHRI, the Global Alliance of NHRIs.

In 2013, ENNHRI established a Permanent Secretariat in Brussels The Secretariat supports and facilitates ENNHRI’s work, including: assisting in the establishment and accreditation of NHRIs; facilitating capacity building and training; coordinating exchange of information and best practice between members; engaging with regional mechanisms; and intervening on legal and policy developments at a European level.

ENNHRI seeks a Senior Network Development Officer to lead the development of ENNHRI as a network.

  1. Job Description

Responsibilities of the Senior Development Officer will include among others:

  • Development of membership and governance policies;
  • Lead on General Assembly Meetings and Board Meetings;
  • Development of fundraising strategy and seeking appropriate donors;
  • Grant management on activities, including reporting on core grants;
  • Lead on the development of office policies
  • Linking communications to network and organizational development
  • Other items arising, as reasonable for post, including occasional travel
  1. Profile

Essential Criteria

  • At least five years’ relevant professional experience;
  • Experience of grant management, including monitoring and evaluation;
  • Experience of fundraising and developing strategies;
  • Experience of working for a membership organization;
  • Understanding of how communications feeds into organisational and network development
  • Experience of staff management
  • Professional working level of English

Desirable Criteria

  • Experience of developing governance and organisational policies
  • Experience of organisational knowledge management
  • Experience  of working on EU grants
  • Knowledge of European human rights framework
  • Knowledge of NHRIs and their networks
  1. Application Procedure

Applications are welcomed through the application form, which can be found at this link. Completed application forms should be sent to ENNHRI’s Secretariat at 

Please use the subject line ‘Senior Network Development Officer’. Please note that we do not accept, and will not read, CVs and covering letters.

The deadline for applications is 24H00 on 27 May 2018. Interviews will be held during the week of 11 June 2018 in Brussels. For further information, please contact:

ENNHRI is an Equal Opportunities employer.

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