MINELRES: ERRC seeks Researcher

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Wed Dec 23 14:48:42 2009

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

Post Title: Researcher 

Reports to: Programmes Director 

Purpose of the post: The Researcher is responsible for the development
and implementation of research and advocacy work in relation to ERRC
strategic priorities, by providing human rights research knowledge and
know-how, strong analysis and effective communication skills. 

Areas of Responsibility: 

In consultation with the Programmes Director: 
1. Organise and participate in desk and field research on human rights
developments pertaining to Roma in Europe, consisting of fact-finding
and analysis, including in rapid response to emergencies; 
2. Provide timely, accurate and impartial assessment of the human rights
situation of Roma in specific countries or thematic areas; 
3. Develop and maintain effective relations with colleagues and external
contacts and partners including Romani representatives, other human
rights activists and civil society representatives, researchers,
governmental and inter-governmental representatives, service providers
and lawyers; 
4. Write reports, advocacy submissions, letters of concern and other
materials for internal use and publication and provide input into
materials produced by colleagues; 
5. Effectively store and share information and research works within the
programmes and legal departments; 
6. Represent the ERRC externally with civil society organisations,
governmental and inter-governmental bodies, social, political and other
actors, and communicate ERRC positions; 
7. Establish individual work plans and monitor progress; 
8. Undertake necessary administrative tasks for own work; 
9. Contributing to the Roma Rights journal and other ERRC publications,
as appropriate; 
10. Helping implement ERRC training programmes, as necessary; 
11. Collaborating with ERRC interns and contributing to their learning
and development; and 
12. Other tasks as requested. 

Required experience and skills: 

- University degree in human rights, social sciences or a related field; 
- At least two years experience conducting desk and field research on
human rights or related issues; 
- Strong knowledge of human rights issues affecting Roma in Europe;
experience in working with Romani communities; 
- Experience writing research and advocacy reports and other materials; 
- Strong English language skills required; knowledge of Romani, Russian
or Romanian preferred; 
- Strong, clear oral communication skills; ability to represent
effectively ERRC positions in public; 
- Understanding and sensitivity in dealing with different people and
groups including survivors of human rights violations; 
- Strong team player; ability to work independently; 
- Attentive to deadlines, flexible and able to deal with high workload; 
- Willingness to travel for work, either alone or with colleagues; 
- Demonstrated commitment to the promotion of Roma rights; 
- Proven ability to work in a diverse team. 

Remuneration: Based at the ERRC office in Budapest, the remuneration
level for this full time position shall be commensurate with experience,
ranging between 23,000 and 26,000 EUR gross per year (payable in
Hungarian forints). In accordance with the annual budget approved by the
board of directors, ERRC employees are provided fringe benefits and
access to a professional development fund. 

Expected starting date: The successful applicant is expected to start no
later than the end of February 2010. 

Application deadline: 16:00 on 20 January 2010. 

Qualified persons should send the following application materials;
persons submitting incomplete application packages will not be
considered for the position: 

1. Maximum 500 word letter of interest and detailed CV in English; 
2. Listing of references and contact details from at least two present
or former employers (reference should be from immediate supervisor) and
other relevant referees; and 
3. An unedited English-language writing sample by the applicant
(preferably human rights focused). 

To: Csilla M Farkas  ERRC Researcher Search 
Email: csilla.farkas@errc.org 

The ERRC is committed to equal opportunity for all. Romani candidates
are particularly encouraged to apply for this position. 


The European Roma Rights Centre is an international public interest law
organisation which monitors the human rights situation 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 http://www.errc.org 

To support the ERRC, please visit this link:

European Roma Rights Centre
1386 Budapest 62
P.O. Box 906/93
Tel: +36.1.413.2200

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