We are in an expansion phase, which has opened up many interesting job opportunities. Are you passionate about human rights and want to be part of a global movement of human rights defenders? Do you have experience from implementing events and high profile conferences and want to work in an international environment with colleagues all over the world? Then you might be the one we are looking for!
About the role
You will assist with implementing Defenders’ Days conference together with project team and provide administrative assistance in preparing for and delivering the Defenders’ Days conference in October 2022.
The Event Assistant reports to the Director Security and Innovation.
The role offers great variety, including work tasks such as:
- Logistic support when implementing Defenders’ Days;
- Under the conference period work closely with colleagues and partners and act on day-to-day requests from the Defenders’ Days project manager;
- Provide general administrative support to Defenders’ Days component.
As a person you like to plan, organise, and prioritize your work in an efficient way to keep time frames and deliver results according to organisational goals and quality standards. You show interest, willingness, and ability to help others and strive to deliver solutions. You are open-minded and like to take initiative and generate activity.
It is fundamental for you to resist undue pressure in decision-making and to communicate key points and ideas with clarity.
If you also tend to remain motivated and effective despite setbacks and have the interest and ability to collaborate with and relate to other people in a responsive and smooth way, we are sure that you will thrive in this role.
We assume that you share our values.
To be suitable for this position you have:
- Experience from implementing events and high profile conferences;
- Experience of, and proven excellent delivery on, administrative tasks;
- Experience from working in the Microsoft Office 365 environment;
- Fluency (orally and written) in English and Swedish; additional languages, such as Russian or Spanish, are an asset.
It is a merit if you have education within event planning and administration, or human rights with a specific interest or excellence in event related processes.
About the employment
This is a full-time temporary employment until December 31, 2022, starting as soon as possible. As an organisation, we strive for diversity and we see your background, experience and personality as a contribution to the organisation. You will be based in Stockholm, Sweden.
For more information about the position, please contact recruiting manager Marcin de Kaminski, Director Security and Innovation at Civil Rights Defenders: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Local union representative: email@example.com (Unionen).
Please apply as soon as possible as we recruit on an ongoing basis, but no later than July 10, 2022.
Civil Rights Defenders is a politically and religiously independent international human rights organisation. We defend people’s civil and political rights in some of the world’s most repressive regions. We partner with and support human rights defenders in more than 300 organisations in 50 countries on four continents. Together with our partners, we hold those in power accountable when people’s civil or political rights are violated. We also act as Sweden’s civil rights watchdog. Civil Rights Defenders has around 100 staff members working in various functions towards our vision - a world of democratic societies in which we all enjoy our civil and political rights. Our headquarter is located in Stockholm, and we have eight branch offices around the world. Learn more about our work at crd.org.