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Tuesday, 03/08/2011

Protection Coordinator (Middle East and North Africa): Advert

 

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Front Line (www.frontlinedefenders.org) is seeking an experienced human rights
researcher/campaigner to take on this challenging post based in the region following the
departure of Abdulhadi Alkhawaja, who has successfully developed the role over the last
two years, but has decided that he has to fully engage with the situation in Bahrain. The
Protection Coordinator (MENA) will be responsible for maintaining and developing Front
Line's contacts with human rights defenders in countries in the region, undertaking
research on the threats and attacks that they face, providing analysis and producing
relevant materials to take action in their support.
The successful candidate will have at least three years experience of human rights related
work in the MENA region and excellent written and oral communication skills in Arabic and
English. The successful candidate will have demonstrated sound political judgement, a
good cross-regional perspective and the ability to deliver accurate and objective written
information in a high pressure environment dictated by the need to respond urgently to
threats against human rights defenders. They will ideally have experience of working with
human rights defenders and knowledge of the security risks that they face.
The location of the post in the region will be finalised with the successful candidate. Salary
according to experience.
Applications, comprising CV, cover letter and examples of published research should be
sent to:
Andrew Anderson,
Deputy Director, Front Line, The International Foundation for the Protection of Human
Rights Defenders, Second Floor, Grattan House, Temple Rd, Blackrock, Co. Dublin,
Ireland,
email: recruit@frontlinedefenders.org
The deadline for applications is 21st March, 2011.
Protection Coordinator (Middle East and North Africa): Job Description
The Protection Coordinator (MENA) is responsible for maintaining and developing Front
Line's contacts with human rights defenders in countries in the region, undertaking
research on the threats and attacks that they face, providing analysis and producing
relevant materials to take action in their support.
Key Tasks
1) identify human rights defenders at risk and establish and sustain secure
communications with them;
2) undertake research on the threats and attacks that human rights defenders face, obtain
information, verify it and provide input for reports and other related materials which can be
used to generate action on their behalf, whilst ensuring the independence, accuracy and
credibility of the information Front Line publishes on the region.
3) provide analysis and briefing papers on the threats faced by human rights defenders in
specific countries and provide expert input to Front Line's advocacy, media work, training
activities and small grants program;
4) maintain and update the relevant information on human rights defenders and action
taken on their behalf in the database.
5) develop contacts and liaise with relevant regional and other organisations with regard to
Front Line's work for the protection of human rights defenders in the region.
6) represent Front Line to relevant authorities, international organizations and the media
as appropriate.
7) undertake other projects as delegated by the Director/Deputy Director.
The Protection Coordinator (MENA) works as necessary in Arabic and English and must
be willing to travel on a regular basis as part of their role.
The post reports to the Deputy Director.

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Abdelrahim Abuelbasher
Human Rights and Advocacy Network for Democracy (HAND)
Media and Information Officer
P.O.Box 70275, Kampala
Plot 2, Block 250, GGaba Road, Kampala
Tel: +256772040466
Uganda Mobile:+256 784 943 513
USA Mobile: +1 510 356 7729
Email: rahim@hand-sudan.org
http://www.hand-sudan.org

 

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