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Freedom from Hate – Programmes Coordinator (Maternity Cover)
Freedom From Hate – Programmes Coordinator
This is a maternity cover, a part-time role of 1.5 days a week based in Budapest-Hungary.
Salary: 234,420 Hungarian Forint/approx. 729 Euro (1.5 days per week)
Deadline for submitting applications: 27th May 2019
Location: Budapest – Hungary, the position will be based in the office of MRG’s Europe Office but may require occasional travel to project countries (Bulgaria, Croatia, Czechia and Slovakia) as well as occasional travel to Brussels and the MRG International office in London. Travel is expected to take up to 2-3 weeks a year.
The post will be part-time (12 hours) a week. The position is a maternity cover, with a minimum of 6 months duration. The position is currently funded until the end of June 2020 (the duration of the currently funded programme on which the post holder will be working), including the possibility for extension depending on future programmes and fundraising possibilities. There will, therefore, be the possibility for the postholder to develop further projects and the possibility to increase the number of days/hours available for the position.
Purpose of the job
The purpose of the job is to help Minority Rights Group (MRG) achieve its aims and objectives through the implementation of its new Freedom From Hate programme, aimed at building the capacity of civil society organizations in Bulgaria, Croatia, Czechia, Hungary and Slovakia, to develop effective counter-strategies to the increasing prevalence of anti-Roma cyber hate and online anti-gypsyism. The programme implementation will include the organisation of various regional trainings, national and regional social media campaigns, research and publications. The programme will be implemented in collaboration with 5 partners Center for Interethnic Dialogue and Tolerance ”Amalipe” (Bulgaria), Forum for Human Rights (Czech Republic), Human Rights Institute (Slovakia), Roma National Center (Croatia), Romedia Foundation (Hungary) and Minority Rights Group International (UK).
The post holder will be required to coordinate the implementation of the project across the 5 countries and at European level, with partners and participating organisations, including oversight of project planning and donor reporting. The post will involve coordination of the MRG campaign team, comprising the Media Officer and Digital Communications Officer. The delivery of activities will mainly be the responsibility of project partners and the MRG team; therefore there is a strong emphasis on coordination in this role. The work will also entail developing effective campaign strategies and policy positions at the European level, primarily in relation to social media actors and developing a new toolkit on
Counter-Speech strategies for CSOs campaigning against online hate and stereotypes. As a new area of work for MRG (combating online hate speech), the post-holder will be expected to provide input and support development (project design and fundraising) of new programmes in this area for MRG.
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How to apply
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Deadline: 27th May 2019
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