Emploi & Formation

EXECUTIVE SECRETARY - EuroMed Rights

EuroMed Rights is looking for a dynamic and experienced French-speaking Executive Secretary with strong organisational skills to join its headquarters in central Copenhagen.

EuroMed Rights is one of the biggest and most active networks of human rights organisations in the Euro-Mediterranean region. Created in 1997, we currently encompass 92 organisations from 30 countries. We have offices in Copenhagen, Tunis, and Brussels. We work primarily on promoting and protecting human rights and democracy in the Southern and Eastern Mediterranean regions and on influencing the policies of major European actors towards these areas

MISSION AND MAIN ASSIGNMENTS

You will provide secretarial support to the executive director. Your role will be key to ensure proper functioning of the organisation’s executive bodies in accordance with our statutes. In parallel, you will manage administrative projects and tasks with short-term deadlines, while keeping an eye on the executive director’s mid-term planning. Besides the ad hoc tasks in support of the executive director, you will be responsible for: 

Organizing and planning recurrent meetings and travels:

  • Planning, organizing and implementing two physical meetings in Europe and the MENA-region, and 8-10 online meetings for EuroMed Rights executive bodies on an annual basis. This task will consist in managing all practical aspects, participating in and taking minutes.
  • Setting up meetings and missions for the executive director, the president, executive committee members and ad hoc taskforces.

Facilitating communication with the executive committee and partners:

  • Recurrent communication in French and English with EuroMed Rights executive committee members, member organisations and partners.
  • Translating correspondences and short documents by the executive director and executive members and facilitating communication among them.

Coordinating on behalf of the executive director:

  • Agenda and content preparation of executive body meetings.
  • Organization of the work cycle of the management group, taking minutes at weekly meetings etc.

Administrating membership to EuroMed Rights’ network:

  • Ensuring that member organisations are up-to-date with their administrative and financial duties and that membership applications comply with our statutory requirements.
  • Make sure that our membership database is updated to inform the executive committee strategic decisions.

WHAT WE EXPECT FROM YOU

  • A relevant university degree and/or experience in business administration and event/project management.
  • Fluency (spoken and written) in English and French. Knowledge of Arabic and Danish is an asset.
  • Computer proficiency in the Office suite.
  • Dynamic, engaged, strong organisational skills and a keen eye for details.
  • Self-motivated, service-oriented, efficient, capable to work under multiple stakeholder pressure in a fast, flexible and relentless manner.
  • Good communication and intercultural skills and a certain sense of diplomacy.
  • International outlook and a keen interest for human rights, international politics, democratizations in in Middle East, North African and Europe will be assets to understand the internal debates.
  • Availability to travel on a regular basis (around 10 days a year)

WHAT WE OFFER YOU

  • A permanent contract of 30 or 37 hours a week (to be discussed with candidates).
  • 6 holiday weeks a year and flexible work conditions (only must: 2 days at the office). 
  • A central location in Copenhagen, close to Rådhuspladsen
  • Travel opportunities in Europe and the MENA region
  • Nice and committed colleagues

APPLY!

If you recognize yourself in the above, send you application (CV + cover letter) to cde(@)euromedrights.net mentioning Executive Secretary in the subject. For further question, feel free to contact Christel Décatoire: +45 53 76 42 75. Deadline for applications is June 5, 2022, but we recommend you apply as soon as possible as we will be review applications on an ongoing basis. We are looking forward to receiving your application!

EuroMed Rights aims to ensure that no job applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the ground of race, colour, nationality, religion, ethnic or national origins, gender, marital status, caring responsibilities, sexual orientation, disability or chronic illness.

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