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    Organization: American Friends Service Committee
    Country: Cambodia
    Closing date: 12 Jun 2018

    Location: Phnom Penh, Cambodia (alternatives in Asia can be discussed)

    Application Deadline: June 12, 2018

    For consideration, please attach your cover letter and resume to the online application.

    Summary of Principal Responsibilities

    The Regional Director is the official representative of the AFSC in Asia, providing leadership, supporting programmatic work and supervising AFSC staff in the region.

    The Regional Director is accountable for the implementation of AFSC’s strategic plan in the region and speaks on behalf of the AFSC when interacting with Quaker organizations and communities, government officials, United Nations representatives, other international and national NGOs, and partners. The Regional Director ensures adherence to organizational policy, seeks opportunities for program growth, and is responsible for the planning, development, leadership and management of AFSC’s work in the Region. They effectively manage the AFSC’s financial, material, and human resources in accordance with the organization's mission and values, including staff development and supervision.

    The Regional Director is considered a member of the senior management team of the organization. They participate in AFSC-wide staff groups to help ensure organization-wide coherence, collaboration and program excellence. They provide guidance and support to the International Programs Executive Committee on regional matters and programs and implements decisions, consistent with AFSC board policy. The Regional Director has a strong role in regional and organizational fund raising; leads regional grant management and compliance; and guides outreach activities including communications with partners within the region.

    Essential Functions/Responsibilities: The key responsibilities of the Regional Director, Asia include the following:

    Program Leadership, Planning and Direction

    1. Provide strategic and creative leadership to the region.
    2. Lead program development and support, working with staff members to ensure that all projects and programs are of high quality and effectiveness, foster institutional change promoting inclusion and social justice, and are focused on the mission, goals and objectives of the AFSC.
    3. Foster staff understanding and competency in program-based planning (to include defining strategies, monitoring progress and evaluating and reporting) for the implementation of the strategic plan of the organization within resource constraints, and following the guiding principles of the Asia Region’s work.
    4. Participate in AFSC-wide leadership groups, communicating regional realities and perspectives to colleagues, engaging in program consultation and decision-making at an organization-wide level, and conveying those perspectives and decisions to regional staff and committees.
    5. Encourage and facilitate intra- and inter-regional program collaboration aimed at higher-level impact.
    6. Guide and assist the development of the policy, advocacy and education priorities and strategies of the AFSC in the Asia region and the U.S. related to the region.
    7. Provide information and analysis on regional and country specific issues as well as other program related information to AFSC’s International Programs Executive Committee in support of its governance role in program choice, public policy positions, finances, budgets, monitoring, and evaluation.
    8. Visit project offices within the region regularly and as required.

    Staff Management, Development and Support

    1. Maintain the legal standing of the AFSC in each country where there are programs. Ensure compliance with local laws and regulations governing AFSC operations. Work under the guidance of the Director of Security (?) on International Compliance in relation to sanctions and other regulations
    2. Cultivate a work environment that attracts and maintains a diverse and highly motivated staff.
    3. Promote teamwork, common purpose, and continuous professional growth.
    4. Delegate administrative and program responsibilities to staff as appropriate.
    5. Responsible for recommending the hiring and termination of regional staff members and consultants as guided by organizational policies and processes.
    6. Ensure effective regional staff intake, orientation and training.
    7. Ensure that staff members set clear, results-oriented goals for their work; these should include objectives, strategies, work plans and financial projections to accomplish goals; conduct annual performance reviews based on these objectives.
    8. Ensure that consultative decision processes are used in the region.
    9. Ensure that regional staff members follow all AFSC policies and procedures.
    10. With the support of the Director of Security, ensure that each program location has an up-to-date security plan and manage all security issues, including emergency situations as they arise. Make recommendations to the associate general secretary regarding emergency responses as appropriate.

    Affirmative Action

    1. Promote inclusive best practices in the region, with an appreciation of diversity, within the AFSC Asia programs and with AFSC partners.
    2. Work in consultation with the staff of the Human Resources and Inclusion Department, and other staff as appropriate, to determine and apply regionally, and country specific relevant affirmative action policies to regional staffing, administrative functioning and program within the region.
    3. Work with the associate general secretary to ensure that all AFSC program locations apply affirmative action policies as appropriate and relevant in the local context.

    Financial Management

    1. Manage the regional budget. This includes preparing an annual budget as part of the program-based planning process, monitoring the approved budget, and taking appropriate necessary action to meet budget requirements.
    2. Ensure regional compliance with AFSC financial policies, procedures, and directives.
    3. Ensure good stewardship of AFSC facilities, equipment and other assets.

    Fundraising

    1. Collaborate with Development staff to create and implement regional fund-raising strategies, plans and goals.
    2. In partnership with Development staff, seek grant funding and collaborate in major donor identification, cultivation and solicitation as appropriate.
    3. Ensure regional compliance with organizational grant guidelines and standards, and be accountable for regional grant management and compliance.

    Outreach and Communications

    1. Maintain appropriate institutional relations with governments, local partner organizations, and other international bodies, seeking to promote and enhance partnerships and collaboration.
    2. Where possible, maintain frequent contact with the Religious Society of Friends in the region and coordinate with other Quaker organizations working or having interest in the region.
    3. Function as the chief spokesperson for the region, representing the viewpoints of the AFSC to all constituents and media outlets.
    4. Collaborate with the AFSC Communication Department to develop and sustain a media strategy appropriate to regional programs and current events.
    5. Ensure that all public communications originating from staff and volunteers in the region, including web and social media, are accurate and in accord with AFSC policies and procedures.

    Collaboration

    1. Actively seek opportunities to collaborate with organizations, professional groups, institutions, etc. that will expand the reach and maximize the effectiveness of the AFSC.
    2. Encourage collaboration among staff members and across regions of the AFSC for the sharing of analysis, strategies, methods and opportunities for joint programs.

    Minimum Qualifications

    Education: Baccalaureate degree in social sciences or related field required; advanced degree in international studies, non-profit management, peace studies or a similar field is desirable.

    Experience:

    1. A minimum of 10 years of broad management experience supervising professional staff in multi-cultural environments, with at least four years at the middle-management level, in the non-profit sector and working and living in the global south. Experience in multiple countries in Asia preferred.
    2. Demonstrated leadership and management skills, and experience in budget management.
    3. Demonstrated experience in staff and work team supervision and development, including use of coaching and mentoring techniques.

    Other Required Skills and Abilities:

    1. Commitment to Quaker values and testimonies. Understanding of and compatibility with the principles and philosophy of the American Friends Service Committee including non-violence and the belief in the intrinsic worth of every individual.
    2. Understanding of and commitment to the principles, concerns, and considerations, of AFSC in regard to issues of race, class, nationality, religion, age, gender and sexual orientation, and disabilities. Demonstrated ability to work and communicate with diverse staff.

    Compensation:Salary Range starts at $89,318 – Exempt – Comprehensive medical and hospitalization plan; term life, accident and salary continuation insurances, defined benefit pension plan, plus fringe benefits; participation in unemployment and worker’s compensation and social security.

    The American Friends Service Committee is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified persons are encouraged to apply regardless of their religious affiliation, race, age, sex, gender identity**,** sexual orientation or disability.

    AFSC’s Central Office and some of its offices in the U.S. are unionized workplaces. This position is not represented.

    The American Friends Service Committee is a smoke-free workplace.


    How to apply:

    To apply, please visit https://www.afsc.org/job-center and submit an online application.


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    Organization: Minority Rights Group
    Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
    Closing date: 04 May 2018

    Iraq/Ceasefire Project Intern (Arabic-speaking)

    Deadline for applications: 17.00 (GMT) onFriday 27th April 2018

    The Ceasefire Project is a multi-year action mainly funded by the European Union to implement a system of civilian-led monitoring of human rights abuses, initially in Iraq and now also in Iran, focusing in particular on the rights of vulnerable civilians including vulnerable women (such as those fleeing violence), ethnic/religious minorities, and human rights defenders, and to assess the feasibility of extending civilian-led monitoring to other country situations.
    We are looking for an Arabic or Farsi-speaking intern to support the project with tasks including:

    · Research and production of texts for internal and external use on issues relating to the programme

    · Administrative and logistical support to the programme coordinator and officer (helping to organise trainings and conferences, advocacy trips, putting together mailing lists and advocacy lists, etc.)

    · Assist in drafting and formatting lengthy documents and proposals.

    · Assist with film festival entries and coordination of documentary film commissioning activities

    · Translation of relevant documents from Arabic/Farsi to English and vice versa.

    You should have fluent English. Knowledge of Iraq, Iran or the wider Middle East could be an advantage, as would the knowledge of human rights or international humanitarian law.

    You would work at our London office either full or part-time for an initial period of three months, with an option to renew upon mutual agreement. Candidates that can stay for 6 months are particularly encouraged to apply.

    The start date for this internship would be in May 2018.


    How to apply:

    If you would like to apply, please send your CV and a cover letter (one page) to recruitment@mrgmail.org explaining why you would like to work on this programme and how you think your previous experience would support you to complete the tasks above. Please indicate when you are available to start, how many days a week you could work, and any other information that you think is relevant.

    The deadline for applications is 17.00 (GMT) on Friday 4th May 2018.

    Please mark clearly in the subject area ‘Ceasefire Intern Application'.

    You will need to have permission to work in the UK. Please kindly note that we are not able to cover your relocation expenses.
    Please note that this internship is unpaid. MRG will reimburse your travel expenses (up to £8) and lunch (up to £6) daily in case you work from MRG's office.


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    Organization: Minority Rights Group
    Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
    Closing date: 08 Jul 2018

    Deadline: 8 July 2018

    Place of work: London, UK

    Overview of organisation’s mission and activitiesMinority Rights Group International (MRG) is a nongovernmental organisation (NGO) working to secure the rights of ethnic, religious, and linguistic minorities and indigenous peoples worldwide, and to promote cooperation and understanding between communities. MRG’s activities are focused on international advocacy, training, publishing and outreach. MRG is guided by the needs expressed by its worldwide partner network of organisations, which represent minority and indigenous peoples.

    MRG works with over 150 organisations in nearly 50 countries. MRG’s governing Council, which meets twice a year, has members from 10 different countries. MRG has consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), observer status with the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights and is a civil society organization registered with the Organisation of American States (OAS). MRG is registered as a charity and a company limited by guarantee under English law, registered charity no. 282305, limited company no. 1544957.

    More information about MRG activities and work can be found on its website: www.minorityrights.org– click on “Our Work”.

    More information about MRG’s legal work: http://minorityrights.org/law-and-legal-cases/

    Specific role and responsibilities during the internship:

    Currently, MRG is running a 3-year EU-funded project called “From Action to Equal Rights for Roma” in Macedonia. This project seeks to increase the participation of Roma communities in decision-making that affects their lives. Through consultation and cooperation between Roma mediators, civil society organizations (CSOs), national and local authorities and legal bodies, the programme aims to reduce discrimination against Roma and demand recognition and implementation of their basic rights. The project has

    wide range of activities such as advocacy at the local and national level, strategic litigation, legal empowerment and capacity building. MRG is seeking an intern who would assist the project coordinator with legal tasks related to human rights violations and particularly discrimination faced by the Roma community.

    More information on the project:

    http://minorityrights.org/what-we-do/fyrom-action-equal-rights-roma-civil-society-facility-media-programme/

    Specific tasks:

    · Research related to discrimination and other legal cases identified by the Roma mediators in the project

    · Assistance with the drafting of submissions and other legal documents

    · Administrative and logistical support for the programme coordinator (help to organise trainings and conferences, advocacy trips, etc.)

    · Translation of relevant documents from Macedonian to English and vice versa

    MRG’s legal interns gain full hands-on experience of the legal work. Full engagement in the research, analysis and drafting of cases is essential. In the past, interns have for example been involved in developing arguments on the Right to Development for an indigenous land rights case against Kenya. These were subsequently argued before the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights. Interns can also expect to have contact with MRG’s partner organisations and with MRG staff in other international offices.

    The position will be based in MRG’s London office.

    Length of internship

    MRG recruits interns for a minimum period of three months, working part time or full time. Usually internships can be extended upon mutual agreement, depending on programme requirements.

    Publishing / advocacy and research opportunities

    Previous interns have had opportunities to publish original research based on their work at MRG. MRG has published interns’ blogs and photo stories, and assisted interns in publishing academic work and op-eds.

    Particular skills necessary for internship

    Essential:

    · Knowledge of Macedonian language (Albanian and/or Romani is an advantage)

    · Strong research skills on both electronic databases (e.g. HUDOC) and library materials

    · Excellent legal writing skills

    · Good understanding of Macedonian legal system, domestic and international legislation related to discrimination and human rights

    · Good understanding of the domestic (courts, Ombudsman, equality body etc.) and international judicial and quasi-judicial bodies (European Court of Human Rights, UN Treaty Bodies etc.)

    · Excellent English knowledge

    Desirable:

    · Familiarity with economic, social and cultural rights, as well as minority rights and/or indigenous rights (or other proven skills that can add value to the programme).

    · Experience working with Roma communities

    · Experience working in partnership with human rights or related organisations in the field

    Funding/Reimbursement of expenses

    This placement is unpaid. However, interns’ expenses are reimbursed upon production of receipts: up to £5/day for lunch, £7/day for travel expenses. MRG regrets that it does not have the resources to assist candidates with search for financial support for this role.


    How to apply:

    Contact information:

    Andrea Spitalszky, Europe Legal Officer
    Email: andrea.spitalszky@mrgmail.org
    Tel: +36 30 209 2152


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    Organization: American Friends Service Committee
    Country: United States of America
    Closing date: 07 Jul 2018

    Summary of Principal Responsibilities

    The Assistant Regional Director (AARD) is a key member of the West Regional management team and assists the Regional Director in providing strategic and creative leadership in the West Region, a 13-state area in which there are 11 programs.

    The AARD supervises regional staff, and participates in AFSC-wide staff groups to help assure organization-wide program coherence, collaboration and program excellence. Additionally, the AARD assists in management of the region’s financial resources including grant management and compliance; and participates in regional and organizational fundraising.

    Essential Functions/Responsibilities: The key responsibilities of the Assistant Regional Director include the following:

    Program Planning and Direction

    1. Foster staff competency in developing and implementing sound program plans.

    2. Encourage collaboration among staff members and across regions of AFSC for the sharing of analysis, strategies, methods and opportunities for joint intra- and inter-regional programs.

    Staff Management, Development and Support

    1. Supervise program and administrative staff, as assigned.

    2. Cultivate a work environment that attracts and maintains a diverse and highly motivated staff.

    3. Promote teamwork, common purpose, and continuous professional growth.

    4. Assist in ensuring effective regional staff hiring, orientation and training.

    5. Ensure that staff members under direct supervision follow all AFSC policies and procedures.

    Affirmative Action

    1. Assist the Regional Director in collaboration with the Human Resources Department, the Chief Diversity Officer, and other staff as appropriate, to apply AFSC’s diversity and inclusion efforts and our Affirmative Action policies.

    Financial Management

    1. Assist with the development and management of program and overall regional budgets. Develop grants budgets and provide oversight for grants management.

    2. Assist in ensuring regional compliance with AFSC financial policies, procedures, and directives.

    3. Assist in ensuring good stewardship of AFSC resources.

    Fundraising

    1. Collaborate with the Regional Director and Development staff to develop and meet fundraising goals.

    2. Support regional efforts to secure grants and collaborate in individual donor identification, cultivation and solicitations.

    3. Assist in compliance with organizational grant guidelines and standards.

    Outreach and Communications

    1. Assist in maintaining contact with regional governance and volunteer committees and with members of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers). Attend regional and national Quaker gatherings as assigned, and encourage Friends’ participation in AFSC activities.

    2. Assist in ensuring that public communications originating from staff and volunteers in the region, including web and social media, are accurate and in accord with AFSC policies and procedures.

    Minimum Qualifications

    Education: Baccalaureate degree in non-profit management, social science or related field or equivalent work experience.

    Experience:

    1. Minimum four years of management experience, including supervising professional staff.

    2. Demonstrated experience managing in the non-profit sector.

    3. Demonstrated leadership experience in program and budget development and management.

    4. Demonstrated experience in staff and work team supervision and development, including use of coaching and mentoring techniques.

    Other Required Skills and Abilities:

    1. Commitment to Quaker values. Understanding of and compatibility with the principles and philosophy of the AFSC including non-violence and the belief in the intrinsic worth of every individual.

    2. Understanding of and commitment to the principles, concerns, and considerations of AFSC regarding issues of race, class, nationality, religion, age, gender and sexual orientation, and disabilities. Demonstrated ability to work and communicate with diverse staff.

    3. Broad understanding of social and economic justice issues. Expertise in youth, immigrant rights, healing/criminal justice, and/or food justice programs a plus.

    4. Compatibility with AFSC’s approach to grassroots organizing, and strategies for strengthening community-based capacities and efforts toward peace and justice.

    5. Demonstrated ability to connect with diverse audiences and to influence situations using tact and diplomacy; ability to persuade and motivate others.

    6. Strong interpersonal skills, with knowledge of and experience in using consultative decision-making processes; experience working under pressure and adapting to changing situations and priorities.

    7. Experience working collaboratively with individuals, groups and organizations.

    8. Ability to travel frequently and to work some weekends and evenings.

    9. Excellent oral and written communication skills.

    10. Excellent computer skills.

    11. Initiative, creativity, energy and a sense of humor.


    How to apply:

    For consideration, please visit www.afsc.org/job-center and complete the online application.


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    Organization: Minority Rights Group
    Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
    Closing date: 30 Jul 2018

    DESCRIPTION

    Minority Rights Group is the leading international human rights organization working to secure rights for ethnic, religious and linguistic minorities and indigenous people around the world.

    Minority Rights Group is currently looking for a new Communications Officer to join our Programmes & Communications team.

    The purpose of this post is to help Minority Rights Group (MRG*) achieve its aims and objectives through its external communications, using an integrated approach towards media, social media, publications and our online presence.

    The post-holder will work globally, whilst supporting the implementation of MRG’s new 3-year programme “*Reporting Effectively on Minorities, Migration and Development*”, which focusses on capacity building of Journalists and Media Officers in Bulgaria, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia to report more effectively on minority issues related to international development and migration. The programme is being implemented by MRG Europe’s office in Budapest, while the post-holder, along with the other London and Kampala-based communications staff, will be expected to support that implementation.

    This will primarily be through coordinating the production and launches of materials, such as MRG’s reports and films, with the Media Programmes Coordinator in Budapest as well as the Media Officer in Kampala. The post-holder will be targeting media outside Central and Eastern Europe and Africa in order to maximise impact.

    The post-holder will ensure that MRG’s publications are produced on time and in keeping with house style by liaising with designers and, whenever relevant, printers.

    The post-holder will also be expected to be a resource person for capacity-building training and field visits for journalists to meet minority communities in Sub-Saharan Africa as well as visits to asylum centres in Greece and Italy.

    MRG’s overall external communications is managed by MRG’s Director of Policy and Communications who is based in the London office, and the post-holder will be line-managed by the Director of Policy and Communications.

    The post-holder will also need to liaise very closely with MRG’s other media, digital and publications staff based in London and elsewhere.

    * MRG comprises 3 separate organisations: Minority Rights Group Africa (Uganda), Minority Rights Group Europe (Hungary) and Minority Rights Group International (United Kingdom), who work in close cooperation and partnership.

    B: Main duties and responsibilities

    Production and web:

    • Oversee the production schedules of all MRG publications/online projects to meet internal and external deadlines.
    • Quality control over the production process, ensuring that house style is adhered to.
    • Co-ordinate the design, typesetting, proofing and printing of all published materials.
    • Design/typesetting of some briefing papers and other ad hoc short published material (postcards, business cards and stationary etc).
    • Picture research for all MRG publications.
    • Commission maps for printed reports and design simple online maps.
    • Negotiate contracts with web developers, printers, designers, typesetters and other suppliers.
    • Regular maintenance and technical development of MRG’s websites and online activity, working with external providers where necessary.
    • Regular editing of MRG’s websites using a number of CMSs/tools – both commercial and open source.
    • Manage and process publication orders that come through the MRG website.
    • Train and develop colleagues to engage in social media and other online activities.
    • Use Google Analytics to provide comprehensive statistics on website usage.
    • Compose and send MRG’s monthly e-bulletin/online newsletter.

    Media side:

    • Develop and coordinate media launch strategies for MRG’s publications and other materials.
    • Draft and disseminate press releases regarding:
    • launches of MRG’s global publications;
    • important minority- and indigenous-related events.
    • Research and maintain contacts with journalists, especially those not covered by the other regional colleagues.
    • Maintain an updated database of MRG’s media contacts.
    • Identify media opportunities relevant to MRG’s work, within the overall framework of MRG’s aims and objectives.
    • Respond to queries from journalists by facilitating contacts with relevant MRG staff and/or partner organization representatives.
    • Advise other colleagues on media and social media.
    • Ensure that social media is used effectively by the organization, including as part of any media launch strategies and in response to important minority- and indigenous-related events.
    • Keep regular contact with MRG’s Media Programmes Coordinator, Digital Communications Officer (both in Budapest) and Media Officer (Kampala)
    • Coordinate MRG’s responses to important minority- and indigenous-related events;
    • Ensure that such responses are carried out in an appropriate and timely manner; and
    • Ensure that MRG’s media work is carried out professionally and in line with MRG’s ethical standards and media strategy.
    • At times, edit initial drafts of press releases produced by colleagues.
    • Organise press conferences and media launches in London.
    • Keep detailed records of all media coverage achieved by MRG.
    • Produce podcasts, e-bulletins and text for MRG’s websites. This includes identifying relevant topics for inclusion, writing short pieces, developing and maintaining any relevant circulation lists.
    • Fact-check and edit materials submitted by partners to be uploaded on MRG’s websites.
    • Monitor developments in the fields of media, social media and digital media in order to ensure that MRG maintains the highest possible media standards and maximises the use and impact of new media, vehicles and methods, and to train colleagues and minority and indigenous representatives in their use.
    • Be available to act as media spokesperson, if needed.
    • Support the training of journalists, and minority and indigenous representatives.
    • Facilitate visits of journalists to communities to research stories and generate coverage.
    • Oversee the commissioning of documentary films.
    • Other duties as delegated by MRG’s Director of Policy and Communications. These may include, among others, contributing to the evaluation of MRG’s work, including publications.

    General:

    • Personally respect and work towards full implementation of MRG’s Gender and Equal Opportunities Policies in all the work involved in this post.
    • Contribute to the evaluation of MRG’s communications work, including its impact via media, social media, websites and publications.
    • The post-holder will be required to maintain the pace of work which may at peak times be high, will need to meet deadlines and manage several tasks at the same time.

    Confidential information:

    • Responsible for maintaining confidentiality, as the post-holder will be entitled to a very high level of access to confidential information pertaining to MRG's strategies, detailed financial information, and also access to sensitive external information which may impact on MRG's activities.

    Supervision:

    • Although support will be provided, the post holder will be expected to work unsupervised and using their own initiative within the broad directives of the Director of Policy and Communications.

    PERSON SPECIFICATION

    Essential:

    • At least 2 years’ experience as either a journalist or a media officer or similar post with a particular focus and successful track record in achieving multimedia (print, broadcast or online) coverage in international media.
    • Experience of publishing within the NGO sector and/or experience of working in the digital sector or in online campaigning.
    • Previous experience of managing external contracts, such as with website developers, film-makers, printers, designers, typesetters and other suppliers, including negotiating prices and monitoring delivery.
    • At least 2 years’ experience in each of at least two out of the following four areas:
    • Project management, budgets, logistics, monitoring, planning and evaluating.
    • Experience of working with, or on issues related to, asylum seekers/refugees, migrants, minority or indigenous communities.
    • Designing and delivering ‘online’ and ‘live’ training programmes for journalists and civil society organisations.
    • Organising international meetings with the aim of influencing (including influencing senior personnel in organisations).
    • Demonstrated understanding of the importance of achieving balanced coverage, showing sensitivity towards issues concerning minorities and indigenous peoples plus the importance of avoiding sensationalising stories.
    • Experience of website development including updating and maintaining websites; first-hand knowledge of website design software and html coding.
    • Experience of content management systems.
    • Proficiency with social media tools including Facebook, Wordpress, Twitter, Instagram and Flickr.
    • Typesetting/design skills (such as knowledge of QuarkXPress and Adobe Photoshop).
    • Experience of Adobe Acrobat (PDF creation and on-screen editing functions)
    • Good knowledge of design, typesetting and printing processes.
    • Excellent communication skills, including excellent writing skills and presentation skills in English.
    • Ability to work in multicultural teams.
    • Knowledge of gender issues and willingness and ability to mainstream in all work.
    • To be able to work as part of a team, and on own initiative, providing innovative and creative solutions to problems.
    • Ability to deliver high quality work to deadlines and within budget.
    • Ability to work under pressure and manage several tasks simultaneously.
    • Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to network and nurture contacts.
    • Ability and willingness to travel.

    Desirable

    • At least 2 years’ experience of project management, budgets, logistics, monitoring, planning and evaluating (or the equivalent experience as a journalist).
    • A successful track record of designing and implementing media capacity building programmes for journalists and civil society.
    • Experience of commissioning documentary films.
    • Experience of making short films and using audio and/or photography.
    • At least 2 years’ professional experience working in human rights and/or development at an international level.
    • Experience in drafting press releases and media communications related to human rights and/or international development.
    • Experience of electronic publishing & knowledge of databases.
    • Experience of Moodle.
    • Practical experience of using website statistical tools, in particular, Google Analytics
    • Knowledge and application of web languages including CSS, JavaScript, PHP, AJAX and XML
    • Previous experience of designing and developing online campaigns, including the use of audio and video content, as well as electronic petitions.
    • Degree or equivalent qualification in relevant area.
    • Previous experience of working in an NGO environment.
    • Detailed knowledge of debates about minority and indigenous peoples’ rights internationally.
    • Experience in research and writing on minority and indigenous peoples’ rights issues.
    • A good knowledge of minority and indigenous communities.
    • Some experience of liaising with or working in Community-Based Organisations or NGOs.

    How to apply:

    All candidates who wish to apply for this job must email us on recruitment@mrgmail.org the completed MRG Application Form and Equal Opportunities Questionnaire which can be found here by 12 pm GMT on Monday 30 July 2018

    (Please note that we do not accept CV's)


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    Organization: Minority Rights Group
    Country: Uganda
    Closing date: 05 Aug 2018

    Hours: part-time, working 2 days per week

    Salary: starting £32,592 per annum (full-time equivalent)**.** MRG operates a progressive pay scale, with annual increments for years of service.

    Minority Rights Group is currently looking for a new Media Officer. This role will be based in Africa, preferably in our office in Kampala, Uganda.

    The post will be 2 days per week, until October 2020 (the duration of the currently funded programme on which the post holder will be working), including the possibility for extension depending on future programmes and fundraising possibilities.

    Purpose of the job

    The purpose of this exciting new post is to help Minority Rights Group (MRG*) achieve its aims and objectives through the implementation of its media programmes. Primarily this will be coordinating MRG’s new 3-year programme “**Reporting Effectively on Minorities, Migration and Development”,** which will focus on capacity building of Journalists and Media Officers in Bulgaria, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia to report more effectively on minority issues related to international development and migration.

    As Media Officer (Africa), the post holder will be expected to develop and oversee the delivery of the project’s activities in Africa.

    Activities will include: supporting the delivery of an online training course for journalists and journalism students (specifically assisting participants in completing assignments relating to minority and indigenous communities in Africa), conducting capacity building trainings, and coordinating field visits for journalists to meet minority and indigenous communities in sub-Saharan Africa.

    In addition to implementing the above programme, the post holder will also be responsible for developing and implementing MRG’s overall Communications Strategy for Africa. This will include developing contacts with relevant media personnel, undertaking media outreach in the region and also supporting our other programmes in Africa, to more effectively target media.

    Essential Experience and qualities

    • At least 2 years’ experience as either a journalist or a media officer or similar post with a particular focus and successful track record in achieving multimedia (print, broadcast or online) coverage in international media.
    • A successful track record of designing and implementing media capacity building programmes for journalists and civil society.
    • At least 2 years’ experience in each of at least two out of the following four areas:

    • Experience with print, radio, TV and online media.

    • Experience of news as well as features and documentaries in some or all of these formats.

    • Experience of making short films, visual media content and/or photography.

    • Project implementation: budgets, logistics, monitoring, planning and evaluating.

    • Experience of working with, or on issues related to, asylum seekers/refugees, migrants, minority or indigenous communities in Africa.

    • Designing and delivering training programmes for journalists and civil society organisations.

    • Organising media events, including press conferences, with the aim of influencing (including influencing senior personnel in organisations).

    • Demonstrated understanding of the importance of achieving balanced coverage, showing sensitivity towards issues concerning minorities and indigenous peoples plus the importance of avoiding sensationalising stories.

    • Detailed knowledge of debates about minority and indigenous peoples’ rights in Africa.

    • Experience in research and writing on minority and indigenous peoples’ rights issues in Africa.

    • A good knowledge of African minority and indigenous communities.

    • Some experience of liaising with or working in Community-Based Organisations or NGOs.

    • Ability to prioritize work and meet deadlines.

    • Ability to work in a team but also use own initiative.

    • Ability to stay calm under pressure and to assess and absorb information quickly.

    • Ability to maintain confidentiality and ability to gain the confidence of members of minority communities and public officials.

    • Excellent communication, writing skills and presentation skills (in English).13. Ability to work in multicultural teams.

    • Knowledge of gender issues and willingness and ability to mainstream in all work.

    • Ability and willingness to travel.

    • Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to network and nurture contacts.

    • Fluent written and spoken English.

    For full details, please see the Job Description and Person Specification.


    How to apply:

    All candidates who wish to apply for the above post must submit their completed MRG Application Form together with the Equal Opportunities Questionnaire to recruitment@mrgmail.org by Sunday 5th August 2018.

    Please note we do not accept CVs.

    To be considered for this opportunity you must either already have or be able to show us that you would be able to obtain work permission to live and work in the location where the role may be based, e.g. Kampala or any other suitable and mutually agreed location).


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    Organization: Minority Rights Group
    Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
    Closing date: 27 Jul 2018

    Deadline: 27 July 2018

    Place of work: London, UK

    Overview of organisation’s mission and activitiesMinority Rights Group International (MRG) is a nongovernmental organisation (NGO) working to secure the rights of ethnic, religious, and linguistic minorities and indigenous peoples worldwide, and to promote cooperation and understanding between communities. MRG’s activities are focused on international advocacy, training, publishing and outreach. MRG is guided by the needs expressed by its worldwide partner network of organisations, which represent minority and indigenous peoples.

    MRG works with over 150 organisations in nearly 50 countries. MRG’s governing Council, which meets twice a year, has members from 10 different countries. MRG has consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), observer status with the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights and is a civil society organization registered with the Organisation of American States (OAS). MRG is registered as a charity and a company limited by guarantee under English law, registered charity no. 282305, limited company no. 1544957.

    More information about MRG activities and work can be found on its website: www.minorityrights.org– click on “Our Work”.

    More information about MRG’s legal work: http://minorityrights.org/law-and-legal-cases/

    Specific role and responsibilities during the internship:

    Currently, MRG is running a 3-year EU-funded project called “From Action to Equal Rights for Roma” in Macedonia. This project seeks to increase the participation of Roma communities in decision-making that affects their lives. Through consultation and cooperation between Roma mediators, civil society organizations (CSOs), national and local authorities and legal bodies, the programme aims to reduce discrimination against Roma and demand recognition and implementation of their basic rights. The project has

    wide range of activities such as advocacy at the local and national level, strategic litigation, legal empowerment and capacity building. MRG is seeking an intern who would assist the project coordinator with legal tasks related to human rights violations and particularly discrimination faced by the Roma community.

    More information on the project:

    http://minorityrights.org/what-we-do/fyrom-action-equal-rights-roma-civil-society-facility-media-programme/

    Specific tasks:

    · Research related to discrimination and other legal cases identified by the Roma mediators in the project

    · Assistance with the drafting of submissions and other legal documents

    · Administrative and logistical support for the programme coordinator (help to organise trainings and conferences, advocacy trips, etc.)

    · Translation of relevant documents from Macedonian to English and vice versa

    MRG’s legal interns gain full hands-on experience of the legal work. Full engagement in the research, analysis and drafting of cases is essential. In the past, interns have for example been involved in developing arguments on the Right to Development for an indigenous land rights case against Kenya. These were subsequently argued before the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights. Interns can also expect to have contact with MRG’s partner organisations and with MRG staff in other international offices.

    The position will be based in MRG’s London office.

    Length of internship

    MRG recruits interns for a minimum period of three months, working part time or full time. Usually internships can be extended upon mutual agreement, depending on programme requirements.

    Publishing / advocacy and research opportunities

    Previous interns have had opportunities to publish original research based on their work at MRG. MRG has published interns’ blogs and photo stories, and assisted interns in publishing academic work and op-eds.

    Particular skills necessary for internship

    Essential:

    · Knowledge of Macedonian language (Albanian and/or Romani is an advantage)

    · Strong research skills on both electronic databases (e.g. HUDOC) and library materials

    · Excellent legal writing skills

    · Good understanding of Macedonian legal system, domestic and international legislation related to discrimination and human rights

    · Good understanding of the domestic (courts, Ombudsman, equality body etc.) and international judicial and quasi-judicial bodies (European Court of Human Rights, UN Treaty Bodies etc.)

    · Excellent English knowledge

    Desirable:

    · Familiarity with economic, social and cultural rights, as well as minority rights and/or indigenous rights (or other proven skills that can add value to the programme).

    · Experience working with Roma communities

    · Experience working in partnership with human rights or related organisations in the field

    Funding/Reimbursement of expenses

    This placement is unpaid. However, interns’ expenses are reimbursed upon production of receipts: up to £6/day for lunch, £8/day for travel expenses. MRG regrets that it does not have the resources to assist candidates with search for financial support for this role.


    How to apply:

    Contact information:

    Andrea Spitalszky, Europe Legal Officer
    Email: andrea.spitalszky@mrgmail.org
    Tel: +36 30 209 2152


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