Refugee Studies Forum Index Refugee Studies
Discussion Forum for Current and Former Students of Forced Migration and Refugee Studies
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 
UEL Links:Refugee Studies Programme   Refugee Council Archive
Start Here:Welcome & Instructions
Vacancy - ERRC Executive Director

Post new topic   Reply to topic    Refugee Studies Forum Index -> Employment & Study Opportunities
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message

PostPosted: Mon Oct 30, 2006 12:57 pm    Post subject: Vacancy - ERRC Executive Director Reply with quote


The ERRC Board of Directors invites applications
for the post of Executive Director in succession to Dr Dimitrina Petrova.

The European Roma Rights Centre (ERRC) is an
international public interest law organisation
defending and promoting the human rights of Roma.
The ERRC pursues its goals through strategic
litigation, international advocacy, research and
policy development, and training. Established in
1996 and based in Budapest, the ERRC has an
international Board of Directors, employs 20-25
staff, as well as consultants and interns, and
has an annual budget of over $3m. For more
information, see the ERRC website:

The role of the Executive Director is to support
and advise the Board of Directors in devising and
implementing its policies and to manage the Council's staff and finances.

The Executive Director is responsible to the
Chair of the Board of Directors, and is responsible for the staff.

The main duties of the post-holder include:

Planning the strategy and future work of the
ERRC, in consultation with the Board;
Taking the lead in presenting the ERRC's work to the world at large;
Setting priorities and managing the ERRC's work;
Facilitating the work of the Board by
developing resource materials, providing
appropriate information and reports as necessary;
Implementing all policies and decisions of the Board;
Taking the lead in securing funding for the ERRC and liaising with funders;
Reviewing and evaluating the results of programmatic activities;
Allocating resources for greater program effectiveness and efficiency;
Leading, supporting and managing the ERRC's
staff ,and ensuring that staff are dealt with in
accordance with the Board's policies and the
provisions of Hungarian law, and implementing a
strong equal opportunity policy;
Supervising and developing the financial and
administrative management of the organisation;
Setting the Centre's budget and monitoring
income and expenditure, reporting to the Board and to funders as appropriate;
Being responsible for liaison with partner organisations;
Ensuring good working relationships with
governmental and non-governmental organisations and movements.

Essential Requirements:

Strong commitment to promotion of Roma rights
Proven record of strategic leadership in
complex environments and initiative in fulfilling
the goals of the organisation;
Ability to define and analyze problems, collect
data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions;
Independent judgment in the development,
implementation and evaluation of plans, procedures and policies;
Familiarity with international and European
human rights law and practice, the European
political context and the position of Roma, with
special reference to Central and Eastern Europe.
Understanding of the functioning of the European Union;
Proven ability to lead a team of 20-25 staff;
Strong administrative and budgetary skills;
First-class drafting skills including an
ability to write clearly and concisely;
Fluency in oral and written English;
A record of successful fundraising and grant management in NGO settings;
Excellent presentational skills including dealing with media;
Ability to develop good working relationships
with governmental officials, politicians, lawyers and others;
Excellent networking skills;
Willingness to travel as required inside and
outside Europe to represent the ERRC

Further advantages:

Broad involvement in the work of human rights
institutions at the international, European and national level
Fluency in Russian and/or other languages of Eastern Europe
A mixture of experience in governmental, non-governmental and other settings
Knowledge of the principles and techniques of grant administration

Salary and Benefits: Commensurate with experience

Applicants should send a letter of interest, a
statement (up to 500 words) indicating the
contribution they could make to the ERRC, a full
CV, and the names of two referees who may be
contacted before interviews are held:

ERRC - Executive Director Position Search
PO Box 906/93
H-1386 Budapest 62
Fax: (36 1) 41 32 201
Deadline for applications: 27 November 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
Back to top
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Refugee Studies Forum Index -> Employment & Study Opportunities All times are GMT + 1 Hour
Page 1 of 1

Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You can attach files in this forum
You can download files in this forum

Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group