Project Officer for the MENA programme at The Danish Institute for Human Rights

The Danish Institute for Human Rights (the Institute) is looking for an engaged and proactive Project Officer to take part in the MENA programme in the Human Rights Systems department in Copenhagen.

The MENA programme works to improve the national human rights systems of Jordan, Egypt, Morocco, Tunisia and Palestine. This is done mainly through partnerships with national human rights institutions (NHRIs) but also in cooperation with ministries. The Institute has permanent presence in Tunisia and is working to expand its permanent presence in the MENA region.

The Project Officer will work closely with the Project and Programme Manager of the MENA programme. The position will contain a mixed portfolio of tasks related to budgets, administration, project management, human resources and communication. You will refer directly to the MENA Programme Manager.


  • Execute financial project management and reporting
  • Manage projects in compliance with the Institute’s procedures for project management and administration including monitoring, budgeting and accounting including initiating financial reporting to be executed by the Institute’s project economists, reporting and communication, and drafting invoices (regarding substance and documentation)
  • Support the implementation of project activities, including the planning of missions, meetings, seminars and workshops
  • Support measurement of programme results (outcome harvesting)
  • Draft internal and external reports
  • Support project development and design, incl. drafting project budgets


  • Relevant office- or administrative degree within the field of financial management, human resources, or business management
  • Great financial administration skills
  • Experience with administration of international development projects is an advantage
  • Fluency in English. Arabic and French an asset
  • Excellent skills in Excel – experience with SAS is an asset
  • Excellent time management skills and ability to manage several tasks simultaneously
  • Detail oriented, comfortable with multi-tasking and short deadlines
  • Ability to be pro-active and work independently
  • Excellent communication, inter-personal and cross-cultural skills

The position is a one-year position with the possibility of being extended.

You will be based at the Danish Institute for Human Rights’ headquarters in Copenhagen within the department for Human Rights Systems.

Salary and employment conditions in accordance with qualifications and based on the Danish Ministry of Finance’s agreement with the Union of Commercial and Clerical Employees in Denmark (HK Stat).

The deadline for the applications is Monday 12 November 2018 at 12:00 CET. Interviews will take place on 19 November 2018.

Please submit your application in English or Danish by using the link on this page. Your application should include motivation letter, CV and any relevant diploma/academic certificates.

For further information, please contact Programme Manager Karina Pultz,