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Regional Manager for Europe Job Description.doc
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From: Luisa Cabal
Date: Fri, Jan 28, 2011 at 3:01 PM
Subject: ISRRC - Center for Reproductive Rights: Regional Manager for Europe
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*Regional Manager for Europe*
The Center for Reproductive Rights is a global human rights organization
that uses constitutional and international law to secure womens
reproductive freedom. Founded in 1992 and located in New York City, the
Center for Reproductive Rights is a nonprofit legal advocacy organization
dedicated to promoting women's equality worldwide by guaranteeing
reproductive rights as human rights. Seventeen years after its founding, the
Center remains the only reproductive rights organization that combines U.S.
and international legal advocacy. Its mission remains straightforward and
ambitious: to advance reproductive freedom as a fundamental right that all
governments are legally obligated to protect, respect and fulfill.
*Position Summary and Responsibilities*: The Center is seeking a talented,
creative and strategic Regional Manager for Europe to oversee and develop
the work of the Regional Program in all areas of program work. The Regional
Manager for Europe reports directly to the Director of the International
Legal Program and will be required to travel extensively internationally.
This position will be based in New York for a minimum of a year and may
possibly move to the region after that year.
*Responsibilities* include, but are not limited to:**
- Developing and implementing short and long-range advocacy and
litigation strategy for the Center's work in Europe and maintaining and
assessing its effectiveness.
- Identifying potential strategic litigation cases in collaboration with
partner organizations. Developing the factual record and pleadings,
researching and writing legal memoranda, amicus curiae and case briefs on
transnational and international and regional human rights law and claims for
use in national and/or international and regional fora, including the
European Court of Human Rights.
- Providing technical assistance to NGOs, government and parliamentary
officials, and other stakeholders on law reform processes at the national
level and produce relevant legal and advocacy materials.
- Participating in and draft reproductive-rights related submissions to
UN and regional human rights bodies.
- Researching and drafting Center publications for stakeholders in Europe
and UN bodies.
- Cultivating partnerships with law firms and law schools to leverage our
work. In particular cultivate relationships with firms and law schools
based in Europe.
- Developing and maintaining effective relationships with national and
regional partners with a view to collaboration on national, regional and
international advocacy and litigation.
- Developing and supporting capacity building activities on legal and
human rights strategies to advance reproductive rights in the Europe region.
- Representing the Center externally through public speaking and
interaction with the media; and assisting in fundraising strategies.
- Recruiting, managing and mentoring junior staff.
*Overall Candidate Requirements*: The ideal candidate will be a creative
and strategic thinker and have good judgment and excellent analytical
capabilities; strong writing skills; the ability to work quickly and
effectively under pressure; the capacity to take initiative, prioritize, and
pay close attention to detail while juggling multiple tasks; strong
coordination skills; and the ability to work effectively as part of a team
and in partnership with other organizations.
*Applicants must have*: A law degree and at least seven years of experience
working on legal or human rights strategies. Substantial knowledge of the
United Nations and the European human rights systems; familiarity with
international and regional human rights law; effective public speaking
skills, and excellent writing skills in English, are required; fluency in
another UN language is desirable.
*Salary**:* Commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits.
*Additional Information About the Center*: *www.reproductiverights.org*
Send cover letter and resume to: resumes (at) reprorights.org
Note: Applicants must indicate *Regional Manager for Europe, their last
name and code 106 as the subject of emailed applications.* Cover letter and
resume should be sent as attachments. The deadline for submitting
applications will be March 1st.
*The Center for Reproductive Rights is an equal opportunity employer,
committed to inclusive hiring and dedicated to diversity in our work and
staff. We strongly encourage candidates from all groups and communities to
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