Executive Director, European Roma Rights Centre

Deadline: 05 March 2011
Open to: professionals in the Roma rights field

The European Roma Rights Center (ERRC) is an international public interest law organization working to combat anti-Romani racism and human rights abuse of Roma through strategic litigation, research and policy development, advocacy and human rights education. They are currently looking for applications for the post of Executive Director.

The Executive Director is responsible for providing the strategic and management leadership necessary to enable the ERRC to fulfill its mission of promoting respect for and protection of the fundamental human rights of Roma across Europe.


* Planning the strategy and future work of the ERRC, in consultation with the Board;
* Acting as an articulate and effective spokesperson for the ERRC;
* Setting priorities and managing the ERRC’s work;
* Ensuring that all ERRC activities and documents are of the highest quality;
* Supporting and 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 fund raising planning and implementation and liaising with funders;
* Reviewing and evaluating the results of programmatic activities;
* Leading, supporting and managing the ERRC’s staff and implementing a strong equal opportunity policy;
* Supervising the financial and administrative management of the organization;
* Creating and maintaining working relationships with partner organizations, including international organizations, with a special focus on Roma-led non-governmental organizations.


* University degree, preferably in law, political science, international relations or other related discipline
* Strong commitment to promotion of Roma rights and human rights in general;
* Significant experience living and working in a Roma community;
* At least three years’ experience in a managerial position, involving supervision of staff;
* Significant experience addressing rights issues at a domestic or international level;
* Proven ability to lead a culturally diverse team of highly-skilled individuals;
* Excellent presentational skills including dealing with media;
* Fluency in oral and written English;
* Willingness to travel as required inside and outside Europe to represent the ERRC;


Send the following documents  to edrecruitment@errc.org:
* letter of interest (up to 500 words)
* CV
* the names of two referees

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