Law and Advocacy Officer

European Implementation Network
  • Location
    Strasbourg, France
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Early Career / Mid Career
  • Posted
    Jun 09

Position description

EIN faces an ever-growing interest in its work and increasing requests for assistance. We are therefore looking for a new colleague to join the secretariat as a Law and Advocacy Officer. The successful applicant will be placed at the heart of EIN’s activities, working to obtain justice for persecuted individuals, uphold human rights standards across societies, and improve the ability of NGOs from across Europe to turn judgments into rights.

What do we offer

As a Law and Advocacy Officer, you will be working under the co-ordination of the EIN Director, and carry out the following tasks:

  • Working with members of our network and the Council of Europe to push forward the execution of judgments of the European Court of Human Rights. This will include: advising NGOs about how to advance the implementation of the judgments at the national and international level; the review of written submissions from NGOs (“Rule 9s”); daily monitoring activities; liaising with the Council of Europe to advance the work of EIN members; assisting with the organisation of quarterly briefings to the Council of Europe’s Committee of Ministers; liaising with EIN members to promote co-operation and experience-sharing throughout the network; and contributing to the creation of written and audiovisual resources, as well as training courses;
  • Contributing to enhancing awareness about the non-implementation of ECtHR judgments and increasing political pressure to ensure progress can be achieved. This will include work on the EIN website, the preparation of communication material – (particularly on social media but also in the form of written reports) – and close cooperation with EIN members and partners to ensure the Europe-wide coverage of our work;
  • Assisting with the wider tasks involved in the work of a leading human rights NGO, including contributions to fundraising submissions and reporting; the documentation of activities, etc.

Qualifications

Essential:

  • At least 2 years’ experience in the human rights field;
  • University degree in law/international law, or equivalent experience;
  • Strong knowledge of the European Court of Human Rights system;
  • Excellent drafting skills, suitable for a legal context;
  • Strong communication skills;
  • Strong organisational skills and the ability to take the initiative;
  • Good command of modern communication tools, including social media;
  • Fluency in English;
  • Commitment to human rights.

Desirable:

  • Experience in an organisation working actively with the ECHR system: particularly NGOs, but also National Human Rights Institutions, the European Court of Human Rights and/or Council of Europe;
  • Practical legal training and experience;
  • Knowledge of French;
  • Experience of working in an international environment.

You are the ideal candidate if you

  • Share our view that it is essential to improve the implementation of judgments of the European Court of Human Rights in order to ensure the continued functioning of the ECHR system;
  • Are enthusiastic about working on this important issue;
  • Are ready to work with a small team of people who are passionate about their work, and to liaise with a number of members and partners from wider Europe who want to advance human rights;
  • Are a team-player, ready to think out of the box and work for the development of EIN.

Application instructions

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