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Executive Secretary /Personal Assistant EuroMed Rights, Copenhagen office

EuroMed Rights is looking for a dynamic, dedicated and experienced Executive Secretary /Personal Assistant to the Executive Director. His/her role will consist in supporting the Executive Director in the daily management of the organisation. The daily workplace is EuroMed Right’s main office in central Copenhagen. A limited amount of travel days is expected (10-20 days a year).

Tasks and assignments

The Executive Secretary /Personal Assistant will work under the supervision of and according to priorities set by the Executive Director. Besides the ad hoc tasks in support of the Executive Director, the Executive Secretary /Personal Assistant will be responsible for:

Organizing and planning recurrent meetings and travel - including:

  • Planning, organizing and implementing approximately six yearly meetings of EuroMed Rights executive bodies in accordance with the statutes, in different locations of Europe and the MENA-region. This task will include managing all practical aspects, participating in and taking minutes;
  • Setting up meetings, missions, etc. for the Executive Director and the Executive Committee members;

Facilitating communication with the Executive Committee and partners - including:

  • Recurrent communication in French and English with EuroMed Rights Executive Committee members, members organizations 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 - including:

  • Content preparation of executive body meetings;
  • Organization of work cycle of the management /taking minutes at weekly meetings etc.;

Ad hoc support of the Executive Director - including:

  • Communication, media and public relations
  • Administration and office management

Profile, skills and background

  • A relevant university degree (e.g. business administration, political or social sciences, languages, communication or other)
  • Proven track record of event/project management and business administration;
  • 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;
  • You should be self-motivated, well-organised, service-oriented, efficient, capable to work under multiple stakeholder pressure in a fast, flexible and relentless manner;
  • Good communication as well as interpersonal and intercultural skills is an asset;
  • International outlook and a keen interest for human rights, international politics, democratizations in in Middle East, North African and Europe is an asset;
  • Availability to travel on a regular basis (10-20 days a year)

What we offer you

  • A one-year full-time contract (37 hours) with possibility of extension
  • 6 holiday weeks a year and flexible work conditions
  • A central location in Copenhagen, close to Rådhuspladsen
  • Travel opportunities in Europe and the MENA region
  • Nice and committed colleagues

How to apply

Applications should be sent to cde@euromedrights.net no later than Sunday 29 September 2019. The application should include a CV and a cover letter of maximum 1 page. If you have questions, you are welcome to call Christel (+45 53 76 42 75). Please note that applications will be considered on a running basis.

About EuroMed Rights

EuroMed Rights is a network of almost 80 civil society organizations working to promote human rights and democracy in the Middle East, North Africa and Europe. The network was founded in 1997 and is composed of organisations, institutions and individuals from over 30 countries. EuroMed Rights’ organisational structure includes a General Assembly, an Executive Committee, and a Secretariat which implements and supports the network’s activities, projects and programs. EuroMed Rights works primarily by strengthening partnerships between civil society organization across the Mediterranean, and by conducting fact-finding missions, advocacy, and campaigning around themes and cases with specific relevance for the human rights situations and democracy promotion in the Euro-Mediterranean region. EuroMed Rights’ main office is located in Copenhagen. The organisation also has offices in Brussels and Tunis and satellite initiatives in other parts of the Mediterranean region. For further information, visit our website at www.euromedrights.org

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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