Senior Capacity Building Officer

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Human Rights House Foundation seeks a Senior Capacity Building Officer for a newly established position in the organization. The senior Capacity Building Officer will lead the development and implementation of HRHF´s capacity-building program to support broader organizational objectives. The work will entail capacity-building support to human rights organizations in organizational development, human rights, and advocacy in the countries where HRHF and the network of Human Rights Houses operate.

Applicants should have demonstrated experience in all aspects of capacity building and training – including needs and capacity assessment, design of capacity building programs, facilitation, monitoring and evaluation, and capacity-strengthening processes. In addition, applicants should have experience working with civil society organizations in Eastern Partnership countries within human rights.

This position reports to the Head of House Development and Support and its location can be negotiated.

Responsibilities:
Develop and implement a capacity building program, based on the assessment of needs, in the countries where HRHF works;
Support implementation of HRHF´s programmatic objectives by working with local organizations to define their training and capacity needs;
Work with the rest of HRHF staff, develop action plans to enhance organizational and human rights capacity of local organizations and coalitions;
Review, adapt and systemize existing training materials in collaboration with content experts to develop high-quality training curricula and capacity-strengthening approaches;
Coordinate in-country capacity building activities to assess training needs, identify experts, and provide technical and administrative support for training programs;
Identify potential trainers and design and carry out training to transfer training and capacity building skills and tools;
Provide input into the development of monitoring and evaluation tool for HRHF´s capacity building program, including key capacity building benchmarks and outcome measures;
Identify and support local trainers or organizations that can provide follow-up and support following training workshops to address ongoing training needs;
Write project reports, document results achieved, and share best practices for training and capacity building;
Other duties as assigned by Head of House Development and Support Program.
Requirements:
Commitment to advancing human rights with a locally-led mindset;
At least seven years of relevant work experience planning and designing, and implementing training programs and other capacity-building activities;
Demonstrated knowledge and experience in a wide range of capacity-building activities, including conducting institutional capacity needs assessments, curricula design, participatory training and facilitation, training evaluation, and follow-up action planning;
Demonstrated commitment to and substantial experience in designing and using participatory, learner-centered methodologies for both training and capacity building;
Strong communications skills including writing and speaking;
Fluency in English and Russian required; fluency in another Eastern Partnership country language is an advantage;
Experience working in a multi-cultural environment;
Demonstrated knowledge of the political and social situation in Eastern Europe; knowledge of the political and social situation in other regions where HRHF works is an advantage.
This is a 2-year position with an opening for an extension. Work authorization in Europe and the ability to travel internationally are required. To apply, please submit a cover letter and CV in English. The deadline for applications is Tuesday, 15 June 2021, at 12:00 (GMT +1). However, applications will be considered on a rolling basis.
About the company
Human Rights House Foundation (HRHF) is an international organization that protects, empowers, and supports human rights defenders and their organizations. To accomplish this, HRHF brings organizations together in Human Rights Houses and unites the Houses in an international network. HRHF advocates with partner organizations to promote the freedoms of assembly, association, expression, and the right to be a human rights defender at home and abroad, utilizing its consultative status at the United Nations and participatory status at the Council of Europe. Today, independent human rights organizations work together in 17 Human Rights Houses in 11 countries. The Houses are located in Eastern & Western Europe, the Caucasus, and the Balkans. HRHF has 15 staff and is based in Oslo, with an office in Geneva and representation in Brussels and Tbilisi.
Salary:
2000-2500 €/Month, Netto
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