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EHRAC Head of Programmes (Maternity Cover)

Faculty of Professional & Social Sciences

Location:  Hendon
Starting Salary:  £52,451 per annum
Grade:  Grade 9
Contract Type:  Fixed Term - 12 months
Hours per Week:  35.5
Date Posted:  Thursday 08 November 2018
Closing Date:  Wednesday 28 November 2018
Interview Date:  Tuesday 04 December 2018
Reference:  LAW107
Job Details:    Job Description & Person Specification    

Background: 

The European Human Rights Advocacy Centre, EHRAC operates as an independent human rights centre, based within Middlesex University School of Law, London. We use international legal mechanisms to challenge serious human rights abuses in Russia, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Armenia and Ukraine, in partnership with committed local lawyers and NGOs. We aim to secure justice for victims of human rights violations and their families, and bring about lasting systemic change in the region.

We build and strengthen the expertise of human rights lawyers and NGOs operating in challenging circumstances by providing long-term legal mentoring, bespoke training, and ongoing advice and support. Working in close collaboration, we take ground-breaking cases on behalf of vulnerable and marginalised communities to the European Court of Human Rights. We set new international legal precedents which improve human rights standards, and advocate to ensure that state authorities fulfil their human rights obligations.

Job Purpose:

The Head of Programmes is responsible for all operational stages of EHRAC’s programme. The post holder will ensure that all programme activities are well-resourced, delivered to a high standard, on time and to budget, and meet all University and donor requirements. 

The ideal candidate will have experience of managing a complex grant-funded project or programme in an academic or NGO environment; proven practical experience of financial management and budget-holding in a not-for-profit or higher education environment and experience of securing large grants from foundations, trusts and/ or institutional donors. In addition, the candidate should have experience of managing staff and volunteers. 

The candidate should have the ability to communicate very well with people from multiple backgrounds in English both orally and in writing. Experience of human rights issues in EHRAC target countries, knowledge of a language of the region and experience managing EC-funded projects would be desirable. Flexible working applications (including part-time working) will be considered.

If you wish to discuss the job in further detail please contact EHRAC Head of Programmes, Laure Trebosc, l.trebosc@mdx.ac.uk or (020) 8411 6923.

For more information please visit EHRAC website: www.ehrac.org.uk. 

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