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A Representative To The European Union In Brussels (Full time permanent contract)

  • Fédération internationale pour les droits humains
  • Fédération internationale pour les droits humains
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Reporting to the Advocacy Director based in Paris, your main responsibilities are as follows:

a) Define advocacy strategies towards the European Union in consultation with dedicated internal interlocutors, in order to work towards the implementation and strengthening of EU policies in favour of human rights, including

  • To support FIDH member organisations and the FIDH Department of Operations teams in the definition and orientation of FIDH recommendations to the EU institutions;

  • To elaborate with the teams of the Department of Operations and the FIDH member organisations the advocacy orientations, the annual programming of activities and the implementation of specific action programmes carried out by the different FIDH offices, and to ensure the follow-up;

  • Analysing the effectiveness and efficiency of the European Union’s human rights policies and proposing ways to strengthen them;

  • Develop, with the Department of Communication, the Delegation’s communication strategy towards the EU.

b) Implementing the Delegation’s activities

  • Coordinate and supervise the organisation of the participation of FIDH member or partner NGOs to the different European institutions;

  • Coordinate and supervise the provision of information to the European institutions, based on information from FIDH and its member organisations and partners;

  • Represent FIDH towards the European institutions, the representations of the Member States, as well as towards other interlocutors (donors, NGOs, media) by ensuring sustainable links with them;

  • Oversee the development of the strategy to promote FIDH’s activities to the general public;

  • Ensure the reporting and evaluation of the delegation’s activities, in the framework of a programme covering FIDH’s advocacy actions as well as in various other formats (monthly and annual internal reports, relevant narrative reports for other donors).

c) Facilitating and strengthening interaction with internal and external actors

  • Ensuring good quality support to the member organisations during interfaces with the EU, sharing information on the delegation’s strategies and activities, and developing partnerships with other NGOs.

d) Managing a team (currently two employees + intern(s))

e) Ensure the day-to-day logistic and administrative management of the delegation, with the support of the delegation’s employees.


  • You have a postgraduate degree in law, political science or international relations and 5 years of professional experience, including 3 years in an advocacy role;

  • You have an excellent knowledge of EU human rights policies, enabling you to choose the best lever to achieve the desired result;

  • You have a very good command of international human rights law and standards;

  • You are creative, bold and timely in defining and implementing impactful action strategies;

  • You are able to prioritise and manage advocacy actions;

  • You possess a strong ability to represent, negotiate and support our member and partner organisations’ representatives;

  • You have worked with human rights defenders and/or civil society in the past;

  • You are able to work autonomously to implement the strategic orientations defined in conjunction with the Advocacy Department;

  • You have good public speaking skills;

  • You are experienced in managing a team;

  • Fluency in French (C1) and English (C1). Excellent writing skills in these languages. Knowledge of Spanish is an asset.


  • Position based in Brussels;

  • Full time permanent contract (based on 39 hours of work per week - 24 days of compensation);

  • Salary of 60K euros gross per year over 12 months, according to experience;

  • 25 days paid annual leave;

  • Possible partial teleworking;

  • FIDH contribution to the health insurance for a maximum amount of 80€/month;

  • Payment of public transport passes for Brussels;

  • Lunch card 8€/meal (employee contribution: 1.09 €).

You are in total agreement with the values of the FIDH International Secretariat (professionalism, respect, commitment, equality, integrity, participation, boldness), as well as with FIDH’s commitment to the defence of the human rights of everyone, everywhere in the world, as set out in its statutes and in its publications, which can be accessed from its website:

FIDH seeks diversity and is committed to equality by not discriminating in its hiring practices on the basis of race, religion, age, disability, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, health status or any other situation protected by French and international human rights law.

For people with disabilities, we ask you to indicate in your cover letter any adaptations that would be useful to enable you to participate in the recruitment process in an optimal way.

Position to be filled : as soon as possible


Send your CV and covering letter to for the attention of Antoine MADELIN, Director of Advocacy, quoting reference REPRESENTATIVE-UE in the subject line.

Interviews will take place as applications are received.

Only those candidates whose applications are selected will be contacted.
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