The Senior Advocate for Europe and North Africa is a full-time position. Under the supervision of the Vice President for Programs and Policy, the Senior Advocate for Europe and North Africa is responsible for conducting field missions to North Africa and the Mediterranean, investigating migration and displacement issues in relevant Northern African countries, assessing areas of migration flows to Europe, and monitoring the asylum process in Europe. The Senior Advocate will draft field reports and policy positions addressing the situation of migrants and refugees in North Africa as well as the ongoing European migration crisis. To advance RI’s organizational goals, the Senior Advocate will proactively engage the United States government, the United Nations, international organizations, and key institutions and governments in Europe and North Africa. She/he will be based in RI’s office in Washington, D.C.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities
A graduate/professional degree in international relations, political science, humanitarian/human rights issues, law, or a related discipline. Five to seven years advocacy work on human rights/humanitarian advocacy-related issues in Europe, North Africa and/or areas of migration flows involving Europe. First-hand experience of humanitarian crises in the field.
Special Knowledge/Skills Requirements:
Familiarity with the key agencies of the international humanitarian system and the strengths and weaknesses of this system. Demonstrated knowledge of human rights/humanitarian issues within the European context and refugee and asylum law. Extensive network of governmental and non-governmental contacts in North Africa and Europe is desirable. Excellent communication skills, especially writing and public speaking and very strong interpersonal skills. Fluency in either French or Arabic (or both) is highly desirable. Willingness to work in difficult and potentially dangerous locations. A commitment to teamwork, as well as flexibility and a sense of humor.
Applications should include a cover letter, writing sample and resume. Send the application. In the subject line type Senior Advocate for Europe and North Africa and your family name. The deadline to apply is November 17, 2019 at 11:59 pm ET.
Expected Salary: $80,000-$90,000, depending on background and experience.
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