13 February 2015

European Network of National Human Rights Institutions (ENNHRI), Brussels
Project Coordinator - Project on Human Rights of Older Persons and Long-term Care
Deadline for application: 16 February 2015

The European Network of National Human Rights Institutions (ENNHRI) comprises National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs) from across wider Europe. NHRIs are state funded institutions, independent of government, with a broad mandate to promote and protect human rights. They are accredited by reference to the UN Paris Principles. ENNHRI’s Permanent Secretariat is based in Brussels.

Beginning in January 2015, ENNHRI is coordinating a 2,5 year project on 'Human Rights of Older Persons and Long-Term Care’ (the Project), with funding support from the European Commission (DG Employment). The Project aims to embed a human rights based approach in the long-term care of older persons in Europe, with an emphasis on residential care. The Project will be coordinated by the ENNHRI Secretariat, with support from an Advisory Group of experts in the field.

The Project will include:
• Desk-based research on the human rights standards relevant to older persons in long term care, and a human rights based approach to care.
• Monitoring of the human rights situation of older persons in long-term care in six representative EU Member States.
• Conclusions on some key trends in the human rights situation of older persons in long-term care in Europe, and recommendations to address this situation.
• Engagement with key European and international stakeholders.
• Awareness-raising of a human rights based approach to care, and the Project.

In this context, ENNHRI seeks a Project Coordinator to support the implementation of the Project.
Job description
• Coordination and management of the Project’s activities, including support to Pilot and Advisory Groups and planning for Project meetings.
• Undertaking research relevant to the Project.
• Drafting reports on the Project, for internal and external use.
• Engaging with the Project Groups, ENNHRI members, EU actors, and other relevant stakeholders. 
• Overseeing awareness-raising activities, through drafting texts to updating webpages.
• Reporting on all activities.
• Any other reasonable duties as are required in line with the general responsibility of the role.

Person specification
Essential criteria
• Relevant professional experience in human rights, including research.
• Professional experience of project management.
• Experience and knowledge of the European human rights framework.
• Demonstrable knowledge of international developments in the human rights of older persons.
• Excellent organisational skills, including an ability to prioritise work and manage conflicting deadlines.
• Ability to work on own initiative, with minimal supervision.
• Excellent communication skills (oral and written) in English language.
• Competent computer skills.

Desirable criteria
• Professional experience of working on the human rights of older persons and/or human rights the context of social care.
• Experience of working with NHRIs.
• Demonstrable knowledge of the EU framework.
• Experience of working in an international environment.
• Additional language skills.

How to apply
The online application form and more details on the project can be found on the ENNHRI website. The deadline for applications is 12H00 on 16 February 2015. Interviews are expected to be held on 2 or 3 March 2015 in Brussels (or by Skype).   

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