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Executive Director of the European Grassroots Antiracist Movement

Paris (France)

  • Organization: EGAM - European Grassroots Antiracist Movement
  • Location: Paris (France)
  • Grade: Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Logistics
    • Managerial positions
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  • Closing Date: 2019-09-01

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EGAM — the European Grassroots Antiracist Movement was established in Paris, France in 2010 by human rights organizations from around the continent. Today, it has over 40 members throughout Europe.

EGAM recently had a transition in its governance to ensure a more active role of members in its day-to-day operations. This also requires a change in its executive team, and we are now looking for a new Executive Director to lead, in cooperation with the Board and member organizations, EGAM’s Paris-based team, its projects and campaigns. We are looking for a highly motivated person with experience in project cycle management, team management and human rights advocacy to assume this position and lead EGAM’s further development. We believe that the social and political context in Europe requires a strong and independent civil society. Thus, we wish to strengthen EGAM and its member organizations to be better equipped to respond to these challenges.

EGAM has a history of cooperation with numerous organizations, institutions and donors.

However, there has been a consistent underinvestment in EGAM’s organizational development, as in the past 9 years its capacities have been limited and the leadership prioritized its focus on campaigns and activities. We still wish to see EGAM focused on its program objectives butrecognize the need to invest in the organization’s own development. Consequently, we are lookingfor a creative and experienced manager to build on EGAM’s previous work and legacy tostrengthen its central team, its processes, its financial and administrative capacities. We also wish to emphasize here that the starting salary and benefits are relatively modest, but we believe there is a lot of potential for rapid growth, which should be reflected on what EGAM offers to its team too. The new Executive Director should thus be of entrepreneurial spirit and able to translate the potential for organizational growth into reality.

Roles and responsibilities

EGAM’s Executive Director is the organization’s chief executive officer, responsible directly to theBoard for coordinating EGAM’s office in Paris, team, projects and partnerships.

S/he is responsible for implementing EGAM’s Strategy on a day-to-day level, for representing EGAM and for the overall organization’s executive coordination.


postgraduate-level education or a combination of undergraduate-level education and relevant work experience,

prior experience in coordinating and managing a professional team (min 2. years),

prior experience in coordinating and managing a team of volunteers/interns (min. 1 year),

prior experience in project development, project-cycle management, monitoring and reporting of externally-funded projects (min. 3 years)

track record of commitment to values of human rights, tolerance and democracy,

high level of intercultural competencies,

excellent organizational skills, particularly the ability to organize and manage a team in a structured, transparent and respectful manner,

the ability to prioritize and delegate in an environment of parallel objectives,

strong grasp of key social and political challenges in Europe and its environment, particularly those pertinent to human rights, tolerance and democracy,

deep commitment to the following values in the work environment: fairness, accountability,

respectful attitude towards colleagues, can-do attitude, passion for the overall mission and the

ability to motivate others.

Fluency in English, excellent writing skills

Knowledge of French is strongly preferred

In order to apply, please send your application via email to with the ‘Application for Executive Director: Name Surname’ as email subject.

The application should consist of:

  • CV: Please make sure your CV includes an overview of experience relevant for this position. For example, include the tasks you did in positions you previously held.
  • Letter of Interest: In your letter, please explain why you think you are well suited for this position,drawing on your previous experience. Please also outline how you would approach your work in EGAM’s coordination as its Executive Director.
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