ERRC: Announcement of a vacancy - Legal Director

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Subject: ERRC: Announcement of a vacancy - Legal Director

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ERRC: Announcement of a vacancy - Legal Director

The European Roma Rights Center (ERRC), the leading legal advocacy
organisation on behalf of Roma in Europe, ontinues its search for a
Legal Director to manage and guide its Legal programs.
The ERRC is a public interest law organization which defends the human
rights of the Roma (Gypsies) throughout Europe and serves as a legal
resource center for advocates working in this field.  The ERRC pursues
its objectives by engaging in legal defense, research, monitoring and
reporting, education, advocacy, and grant-giving.  The ERRC legal
defense program conducts litigation, pursues legal advocacy, and
engages in legal training for Roma rights advocates.
The Legal Director, based in Budapest, Hungary, develops and
implements legal strategy in the field of Roma rights; supervises the
work of several staff attorneys and legal collaborators and
consultants, and oversees a docket of human rights litigation on
behalf of Roma throughout Europe; drafts and reviews legal submissions
to international judicial fora; assists local counsel in litigating
before domestic courts; forges and nourishes links with a broad
network of public interest attorneys, NGOs, and inter-governmental
monitoring organs; designs legal training programs for lawyers engaged
in Roma rights advocacy; and reviews ERRC publications for their legal
accuracy. Part of a small core staff reporting directly to the
Executive Director, the Legal Director assists in budgeting, staffing
and the establishment of organisation-wide priorities. The Legal
Director is responsible for convening the ERRC Legal Advisory Board on
an annual basis, and for keeping abreast of emerging trends in the
fields of human rights and anti-discrimination law. The position is
available immediately.
Requirements:  Candidates should have extensive experience litigating
in the fields of civil rights, civil liberties and/or immigration and
asylum; a demonstrated capacity to develop and apply successfully
innovative legal strategies; familiarity with international human
rights norms; and strong management and interpersonal skills. The
successful candidate will be someone willing to commit at least two
years to the organisation. Fluency in written and oral English is
required. Roma and persons of color are encouraged to apply.
Salary and Benefits: Competitive, depending on experience.
Applicants should submit a cover letter and curriculum vitae, together
with an English-language legal writing sample and a list of
references, to:
        Dimitrina Petrova
        Executive Director
        European Roma Rights Center
        H-1386 Budapest 62
        P.O. Box 906/93
        Fax (36-1) 428-2356
The European Roma Rights Center is an international public interest
law organisation which monitors the rights of Roma and provides legal
defence in cases of human rights abuse. For more information about the
European Roma Rights Center, visit the ERRC on the web at
European Roma Rights Center
1386 Budapest 62
P.O. Box 906/93
Telephone: (36 1) 42 82 351
Fax: (36 1) 42 82 356
The European Roma Rights Center is dependent upon the generosity of
individual donors for its continued existence. If you believe the ERRC
performs a service valuable to the public, please join in enabling its
future with a contribution. Gifts of all sizes are welcome; bank
transfers are preferred. Please send your contribution to:
European Roma Rights Center
Budapest Bank Rt.
1054 Budapest
Bathory utca 1

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