We’re hiring: Human Rights Impact Hub Project Administrator (based in Tbilisi)

IPHR is recruiting a Hub Project Administrator (based in Tbilisi, Georgia) responsible for managing IPHR’s Human Rights Impact Hub and related capacity-building, networking and accountability work in the Former Soviet Union (FSU) region. Interested candidates are invited to apply by sending a CV together with a cover letter and the names of two referees by 15 July 2021, to the attention of:

Recruiting committee Human Rights Impact Hub Project Administrator


Role and Description of Duties

As a Hub Project Administrator, you will be responsible for managing the Human Rights Impact Hub and its activities. Under the overall supervision of the Programme Manager and in collaboration with IPHR’s legal team, the Hub Project Administrator’s prime responsibilities will include:

  • Drafting and launching the call for applications.
  • Selecting lawyers, human rights defenders and environmental defenders with a strong legal background to participate in the Hub’s training.
  • Conducting and delivering the Hub’s training modules to English and/or Russian speaking audiences.
  • Liaising with external experts on the Hub’s three topics, creating new partnerships, and organizing and moderating guest sessions during the training modules with these external experts.
  • Supporting the creation of new Hub training modules, ensuring that already existing training modules are updated with latest political and legal developments, translating training modules from English to Russian.
  • Strengthening the Hub’s outreach efforts and communication strategy to increase the number of participants in the Hub trainings and increase local partners’ knowledge of the Hub’s existence.
  • Reviewing cases of human rights violations and environmental harm in FSU countries which Hub trainees present and propose to IPHR once training modules have been delivered.
  • Selecting cases that are likely to result in impactful action through universal jurisdiction, targeted sanctions and environmental/climate litigation, connecting Hub trainees with IPHR experts for individual mentoring, forwarding selected cases to IPHR’s legal team and legal consultants.
  • Supporting the development of legal actions and the engagement of Hub lawyers in strategic litigation.
  • Managing a litigation fund to provide financial support on a case-by-case basis to Hub lawyers.
  • Finding a hosting platform for the Hub’s virtual pan-Eurasian networks and ensuring the pro-active involvement of past trainees in the three networks.
  • Identifying potential funding opportunities and calls for proposal to support the Human Rights Impact Hub project.
  • Monitoring and updating the Human Rights Impact Hub website with latest political and legal developments.
  • In liaison with the monitoring and evaluation team, tracking the Human Rights Impact Hub’s project outputs. Flagging and following-up where planned results are not being achieved, identifying the reasons for this and planning a strategy with the rest of the IPHR team for corrective action(s) as need be.

Qualifications required

The successful candidate will have:

  • A university degree in social sciences, law, planning development;
  • Fluency in English and Russian languages;
  • A high level of integrity and ability to work as part of a professional team;
  • The ability and willingness to work under high pressure to meet tight deadlines;
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills;
  • A supportive personnel management style.

More information about IPHR and the Human Rights Impact Hub as well as details related to the vacancy are available here