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The Human Rights Capacity Department is looking for a Senior Advisor experienced in capacity development


The Danish Institute for Human Rights


Fredag, 30. marts 2018 - 12:00






We are looking for an engaged colleague to join us on a mission to strengthen the capacities of our partners

You will be part of a team of dedicated colleagues in the Human Rights Capacity Department focusing on enhancing the work of national human rights institutions (NHRIs) around the world. You will help us advance the field of human rights education to further democracy and the rule of law, as well as developing concepts and methods for effective learning processes, such as in the area of human rights-based programming (HRBA).


The Danish Institute for Human Rights (DIHR) promotes and protects human rights by supporting effective national and international human rights systems. We work in partnership with state institutions, international and regional organisations and agencies, national human rights institutions, businesses and CSOs. We are known for being collaborative, innovative, trusted and for taking responsibility in creating long-lasting solutions.


Read more on our home page www.humanrights.dk



  • Support capacity development of NHRIs and their networks
  • Develop tools, analyses and reports to advance global and regional standards and mechanisms that promote the effective implementation of human rights education and a human rights-based approach (HRBA)
  • Develop innovative learning tools for DIHR and partners
  • Manage learning processes including elearning, face-to-face trainings.
  • Document learning effect across the human rights thematic areas.
  • Manage, coordinate and oversee development and implementation of various sorts of projects and collaborations with partners
  • Lead fundraising and networking activities, including exploring funding and partnership opportunities
  • Develop project documents and tenders in close cooperation with relevant colleagues and partners




  • You have a relevant educational degree at tertiary level with a specialisation in human rights.
  • You have at least 10 years experience in managing development projects.
  • You have solid experience in developing and managing adult learning processes (trainings, workshops, webinars etc.) preferably including the thematic area of human rights-based programming.
  • You have proven experiences with successful fundraising and donor relations.
  • You are result-oriented, but at the same time inventive.
  • You are organised and can work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • You are fluent in English and Danish. Proficiency in French, Spanish and Arabic is a strong advantage.
  • You have strong communication skills and are able to facilitate processes and engage people to use their resources effectively.
  • You are willing to travel regionally and internationally on a regular basis and enjoy engaging with a variety of stakeholders.


The position is full-time (37 hours per week) based in Copenhagen with significant international travel. Salary and other conditions are set in accordance with the Danish Ministry of Finance’s agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations, as applicable. 


Please submit your application no later than 12.00 AM 30 March 2018 by using the form on this page.


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The Institute strives to achieve diversity in its staff composition and therefore invites all qualified candidates to apply for the position.


Department Director, Marie Louise Høj Johannessen, [email protected] or + 45 91325721


The Danish Institute for Human Rights is a state institution, independent of government with a national and international mandate provided by law. The Danish Institute is known by its partners for being collaborative and trustworthy and for taking responsibility for creating long-lasting solutions. This allows the Danish Institute to operate in the nexus between governments, NGOs and businesses.



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