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PostPosted: Mon Sep 18, 2006 11:45 pm    Post subject: Vacancy - ERRC Information Officer Reply with quote

Announcement of Vacancy: Information Officer

The European Roma Rights Center (ERRC) herewith invites applications
for the position of Information Officer. The Information Officer will
join the ERRC team in the framework of the ERRC Programmes
Department, and will be responsible inter alia for:
* Compiling the ERRC quarterly Roma Rights;
* Preparing press releases;
* Arranging press conferences;
* Designing outreach and media action, with relevant ERRC staff and
* Distributing relevant information internally within the ERRC;
* Serving as liaison between the Romani communities and the ERRC;
* Communicating on a regular basis with Romani stakeholders including
Romani grassroots NGOs, political and other organisations, as well as
Romani individuals to identify needs and emerging issues in the field
of Roma rights;
* Ensuring that the work of ERRC is widely known and understood by
Roma, including by designing outreach, communication and mandate strategies;
* Other, as relevant.

By opening the position of Information Officer, the ERRC aims to
maximize its public communication energies, provide continuity to its
reputation as a high-quality delivery mechanism of human rights
information on Roma, and institutionally embed thick communication
with Romani activists and Romani communities.

The ideal candidate will be highly motivated, preferably will be
Romani or will have direct and long-term experience with Romani
communities and/or Roma rights issues, and will be familiar with the
domestic and international institutional framework in which the ERRC works.

Sought Qualifications:
* A university degree, preferably in media studies, law, human
rights, political science or a related humanities or social science field.
* Excellent written and spoken English;
* Extensive knowledge of and familiarity with issues facing Roma and
Romani communities;
* Knowledge of the domestic and international institutional framework
in which the ERRC works;

Other Desired Qualifications:
* Knowledge of the Romani language;
* Familiarity with international human rights law and
intergovernmental bodies relevant to human rights issues in Europe;
* Previous experience in human rights;
* Previous experience with media.

Salary and Benefits: Commensurate with experience

Applicants should send a letter of interest and resume/CV of relevant
experience to:

ERRC -- Information Officer Position Opening
PO Box 906/93
H-1386 Budapest 62
Fax: (36 1) 41 32 201


Deadline for applications: 18:00, 16 October 2006

The ERRC is an equal opportunity employer which supports diversity
and does not discriminate on the basis of race, colour, religion,
ethnicity, nationality, national or social origin, gender, age,
disability, or sexual orientation, or on any other basis. In
accordance with its mission to promote Roma to undertake human rights
work, the ERRC strongly encourages qualified Roma to apply for this position.


The European Roma Rights Centre is an international public interest
law organisation which monitors the rights of Roma and provides legal
defence in cases of human rights abuse. For more information about
the European Roma Rights Centre, visit the ERRC on the web at

European Roma Rights Centre
1386 Budapest 62
P.O. Box 906/93

Phone: +36 1 4132200
Fax: +36 1 4132201


The European Roma Rights Centre is dependent upon the generosity of
individual donors for its continued existence. If you believe the
ERRC performs a service valuable to the public, please join in
enabling its future with a contribution. Gifts of all sizes are
welcome; bank transfers are preferred. Please send your contribution to:

European Roma Rights Centre
Budapest Bank Rt.
1054 Budapest
Bathory utca 1

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