The European Implementation Network (EIN) is a non-governmental, member-based organisation set up to champion the implementation of European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) judgments. Its mission is to build and strengthen the ability of NGOs, injured parties and their lawyers to access every part of the Council of Europe (CoE) that can contribute to better implementation of these judgments; to advocate for full implementation of particular cases; and to support more robust structures that facilitate implementation at the national level. EIN undertakes initiatives ranging from supportive (information sharing, access, advice and technical support, capacity-building) to proactive (advocacy, new initiatives) to advance its vision and mission. Its work is overseen by a Bureau elected by its members.
The Director is responsible for ensuring that EIN is forceful and effective in pursuing its mission. Applicants should have a strong commitment to securing full implementation of ECtHR judgments, an understanding of the essential role that NGOs should play in the implementation process, and the drive to greatly increase the scale and effectiveness of their contribution.
Applicants should have advanced competencies in the development of strategy, network building, capacity building, advocacy and communication (whether written or oral). They should be fluent in written and spoken English and have good knowledge/experience of the European Convention on Human Rights, and of planning and executing projects (including the financial aspects).
A working knowledge of French, and experience of fundraising and working with the board of an organization would also be valuable, as would a postgraduate qualification in a relevant field such as law, political science or public policy.
EIN is also open to the possibility of covering the director’s functions through two part-time positions. Persons interested in this option should also complete the application form.
Location: Strasbourg, France
Contract: Funding for the next 12 months’ activity is considered to be secure. Applications that would extend this period have been submitted or are planned.
Salary: Up to €50,000 per annum, depending on qualifications and experience.
The position will require modest amounts of international travel.
Relocation support will be provided, if necessary.
For information about recent EIN activities, see: http://www.einnetwork.org/
How to Apply
Please complete the application form which can be downloaded here.
The closing date for applications is 18th August 2018. The interviews will take place on the 6th and 7th September in Strasbourg. The successful applicant will be expected to start duties as soon as possible thereafter.