MINELRES: ERRC seeks new Executive Director

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Tue Oct 31 18:41:46 2006

Original sender: European Roma Rights Centre <errc@errc.org>


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: http://www.errc.org

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
 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
 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
 Fluency in oral and written English;
 A record of successful fundraising and grant management in NGO
 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
 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

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