VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT: Children’s Rights Regional Officer for South East Europe

The Global Campus of Human Rights (hereafter Global Campus) is an inter-disciplinary centre of excellence supported by the EU, by the Right Livelihood and other partner institutions, aiming at pursuing the continued promotion of human rights and democratisation through education, specialised training, and research cooperation worldwide through a network of regional academic partners. Its main headquarters are based in Venice-Lido, Italy and the regional partner’s headquarters are based in Argentina, Armenia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Lebanon, South Africa, and Thailand.

The Global Campus South East Europe – European Regional Master’s Programme in Democracy and Human Rights in South East Europe (GCSEE/ERMA) is a one year interdisciplinary Master’s programme coordinated by the University of Sarajevo (UNSA), Center for Interdisciplinary Studies (CIS) and the University of Bologna (UNIBO), Department of Political and Social Sciences.

For more information visit www.gchumanrights.org and www.erma-programme.eu

With reference to its activities, the Global Campus is looking to appoint a qualified individual to fill in the position of Children’s Rights Regional Officer for South East Europe.

FUNCTIONS & TASKS:

The Children’s Rights Regional Officer’s area of responsibility includes the following task:

  • Work within the European Regional Master’s Programme in Democracy and Human Rights in South East Europe (www.erma-programme.eu) team based in Sarajevo as an academic tutor supporting students, course leaders and lecturers in the daily implementation of the Program, under the guidance and supervision of the Project manager and the Academic coordinator.
  • Work in close cooperation with the ERMA Programme Co-directors and Coordinators to ensure that children’s rights are mainstreamed within its curricular and extracurricular activities
  • Work in close cooperation with the Children’s Rights Project Manager (based in Venice) on all children’s rights activities to be implemented within the SEE region.
  • Within the Global Campus joint actions work in close cooperation with the Programme Coordinators on the organization of the GCSEE/ERMA activities.
  • Manage the implementation of existing GCSEE children’s rights related projects (Children in Migration )
  • Develop new projects to be put forward to the GC-RL Steering Group for future implementation in SEE region
  • Ensure visibility of all children’s rights activities implemented on the GCSEE level
  • Attend GC group meetings with children’s rights officers from other regions.
  • Ensure that RL laureates are invited to the region so as to engage with students via seminars and lectures.
  • Other tasks as defined with the GCSEE / ERMA Programme’s team and the Children’s Rights Project Manager in Venice
  • Work to promote child participation within the region as one of the core objectives of the GC-RL cooperation.
  • Regular mapping exercises of children’s rights experts and relevant stakeholders within the region to ensure effective inter-regional collaboration.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • BA or MA in human rights related discipline, preferably with a focus on children’s rights. Degree in Human Rights and Democracy in SEE (ERMA) will be considered an asset.
  • Citizenship of Bosnia and Herzegovina or holder of permanent residence permit in Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Professional/research experience in children’s rights
  • Excellent knowledge of English and Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian both written and spoken

DESIRED SKILLS:

  • Ability to develop and coordinate projects across the South East European region
  • Good networking and communication skills
  • Strong administrative skills paired with a keen interest in vigorous research
  • IT skills: excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office and internet navigation
  • Experience in working in an international environment and/or in the academic sector
  • Excellent team-working ability
  • Sense of responsibility
  • Problem-solving attitude
  • Ability to work under stress

Deadline for sending applications: 10 December 2021

Indicative starting date: January 2022

Workplace: At the Global Campus ERMA Programme’s regional headquarters in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Salary: The gross salary will depend on qualifications and seniority

Please send a short motivation letter and a curriculum vitae in English – by email – to Mariana Hadžijusufović, ERMA program manager, Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies, University of Sarajevo mariana.hadzijusufovic@cis.unsa.ba  and Dr. Reina-Marie Loader, Children’s Rights Project Manager, Global Campus of Human rights (Venice) reinamarie.loader@gchumanrights.org