Data Entry Operator (working student/werkstudent)

Position Title: Data Entry Operator (working student/werkstudent)

Form of Employment: Part-time

Starting Date: As soon as possible

Duration: 10 weeks (with the possibility for reduced hours work in further weeks)

Location: Berlin-based (although most work will be done remotely)       

Background:

Democracy Reporting International (DRI) is a non-partisan, independent, not-for-profit organisation registered in Berlin. Democracy Reporting International promotes political participation of citizens, accountability of state bodies and the development of democratic institutions world-wide.

DRI is currently recruiting a Berlin-based, part-time Data Entry Operator. Under the overall supervision of the Director of Programmes, you will update and maintain information on our company databases and computer systems.

Data Entry Operator responsibilities include collecting and entering experts’ CV data in our company database and maintaining accurate records. Our ideal candidate has essential data entry skills, like an eye for detail and familiarity with Office 365 SharePoint libraries and lists.

Hourly remuneration for this position is 10 EUR/hour. It is expected the Data Entry Operator would work 10-15 hours/week. We expect that the Data Entry Operator will input roughly four CVs per hour.

Your duties and responsibilities:

  • Input experts’ CV data by inputting text based and numerical information from source documents within time limits;
  • Review data for deficiencies or errors;
  • Research and obtain further information for incomplete documents when necessary;
  • Scan documents and print files, when needed;
  • Respond to queries for information and access relevant files;
  • Comply with data integrity and security policies;

Qualifications we require:

  • Proficiency in English;
  • Enrolled in, or completed, university degree in a social science field;
  • Demonstrated content knowledge familiarity with themes such as democratisation, rule of law, elections, civil society, human rights, gender, etc.;
  • Familiarity with players in the international development field (and their CV formats), such as the UN and European Union, etc., a strong advantage;
  • Prior office experience;
  • Computer literacy; specific experience with Office 365 SharePoint considered an advantage;
  • Familiarity with administrative duties;
  • Attention to detail;
  • Confidentiality/ ability to adhere here to, and work within data protection guidelines and policies;
  • Student status; must be enrolled in university throughout the duration of the contract!!;
  • Working permit for Germany (if you are a foreign student).

DRI values diversity and aims to be an equal opportunities employer.

If you are interested in this position, please send your application (cover letter and CV) to [email protected]. Please include “Data Entry Operator [your name]” in the subject line and refer to the source you have found this opportunity. Applying for this position by post mail is possible, please find our address details below.

Closing date for applications has been extended until: 23:59 (CEST) 3 July 2019.

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview. If you are one of those shortlisted, we will contact you within one week after expiration of the deadline at the latest.

Organisation responsible for this vacancy:

Democracy Reporting International gGmbH

Prinzessinnenstraße 30

10969 Berlin, Germany

Tel +49 30 27877300

Fax +49 30 27877300-10

Data processing of personal data in third countries will not take place. We process your data in accordance with the provisions of § 26 German Federal Data Protection Act. More information about processing your personal data: privacy policy.

Programme Unit Internship

Programme Unit Internship

Duration: three months, starting 15 April 2019, or as soon as possible

Location: Berlin, Germany

Democracy Reporting International (DRI) is a non-partisan, independent, not-for-profit organisation registered in Berlin. Democracy Reporting International promotes political participation of citizens, accountability of state bodies and the development of democratic institutions world-wide.

DRI is currently recruiting an intern for its Berlin headquarters to support DRI’s Programme Unit (PU). You will support the PU in the areas of fundraising, communications, project management/administration, and monitoring and evaluation.

Your tasks:

Communications:

  • Contribute to writing and editing website stories and newsletter articles;
  • Support in drafting and scheduling content for social media channels;
  • Assist in drafting and editing reports and briefing papers and translating documents;

Project management/administration:

  • Assist in preparing administrative documents for fundraising activities;
  • Support in the recruitment and management of international experts including travel logistics;
  • Support the organisation and its implementation of expert missions as well as workshops and DRI events in Berlin or in-country;
  • Assist in maintaining project files, databases and other resources;
  • Occasionally conduct research on current and political affairs in programme countries;
  • Provide support to project Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning tasks;
  • Other relevant duties as required;

Qualifications required:

  • Bachelor or Master’s degree in a relevant field;
  • Previous office experience;
  • Experience in communications and social media is desirable;
  • Experience in Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning tasks is desirable;
  • Experience in fundraising for EU service contracts is highly desirable;
  • Fluency in written and spoken English;
  • Spanish, German, French, and/or Portuguese language skills are an asset;
  • Good communication and negotiation skills and ability to work as part of a culturally diverse team;
  • Proficiency in key computer applications, such as Microsoft Word and Excel;
  • Experience working with Content Management Systems (WordPress) is preferred;
  • Experience in project cycle management and research is an asset;
  • Student status; must be enrolled in university throughout the duration of the internship;
  • Working permit for Germany (if you are a foreign student).

The internship is full time, preferably starting 15 April 2019 for a duration of three months.

A monthly internship allowance of 400 € will be provided, unless you already receive funding from any other source, such as from Erasmus.

DRI values diversity and aims to be an equal opportunities employer. Moreover, DRI offers you an internship with flexible working hours and working in a multicultural team in the heart of Berlin.

If you are interested in this position, please send your application (cover letter and CV) to [email protected]. Please include “PU Intern April 2019 [your name]” in the subject line and refer to the source you have found this opportunity. Applying for this position by post mail is possible, please find our address details below.

The deadline for applications is 23:59 (CEST) on 8 April 2019. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Organisation responsible for this vacancy:

Democracy Reporting International gGmbH

Prinzessinnenstraße 30

10969 Berlin, Germany

Tel +49 30 27877300

Fax +49 30 27877300-10

 

Data processing of personal data in third countries will not take place. We process your data in accordance with the provisions of § 26 German Federal Data Protection Act. More information about processing your personal data: privacy policy .

 

 

Protection and Promotion of Human Rights: The Role of Provincial Assemblies

Empowered parliamentarians are key to ensuring the protection of human rights in Pakistan

Pakistan’s General Election in June 2018 brought many first-time parliamentarians into office. While human rights increasingly feature as a governance priority in the country, DRI and the Pakistan Institute for Parliamentary Services brought together 42 new Members of the Provincial Assemblies of Punjab, Sindh, Baluchistan, Khyber- Pakhtunkhwa and the Legislative Assemblies of Azad Kashmir who concluded that parliamentarians can play a pivotal role in the promotion of human rights in Pakistan.

The  dialogue, held in  Islamabad on 4 and 5 December 2018,  was opened by the Federal Minister for Human Rights, Ms. Sheerin Meherunisa Mazari, who briefed the Members of the Provincial Assemblies on the Ministry’s efforts to address pressing human rights issues. This includes among others the submission of a four-point Proposal of Action to the Prime Minister on enforced disappearances as well as work on anti-torture and domestic workers issues. She emphasised the key role of parliamentarians in the provinces subsequent to the 18th Amendment of the Pakistani Constitution and the transfer of powers from the federal to the provincial level.

The two-day  dialogue clarified the fundamental human rights inscribed in Pakistan’s constitution as well as Pakistan’s international human rights obligations and how they result in national and provincial level responsibilities. Former Senator Afrasiab Khattak gave insights into the progress and regress of human rights in Pakistan from his perspective as a former Member of the Pakistani Senate, elaborating how public representatives have been able to ensure the protection and promotion of human rights in the past.

CVs for Pool of Evaluation Experts

Pool of Evaluation Experts

As part of our global work, DRI maintains a register of experts to deploy at short notice. To ensure we can offer the best expertise, DRI is always looking for knowledgeable candidates on: human rights, justice sector reform, democracy, especially electoral processes and constitutional reform, rule of law, legal reform, civil society, capacity building, decentralisation, and gender.

This call for experts is within our EU Framework Contract under Lot 3: Human Rights, Democracy and Peace. In particular, we are looking for experts with evaluation experience (preferably of EU programmes) who also possess expertise in one or more of the above-mentioned thematic fields.

If you’re interested to be considered for short-term missions please send your CV in EU format (template here, please note it is NOT Europass format) to [email protected] for registration in our database. Please include your name in the title of the email. In your CV be sure to highlight your thematic knowledge in one of the fields listed above, and your experience with one or more of the competencies listed below:

Regional and/or country specific expertise

 Task related experience (one or more):

  • Designing scope and methodology (including methods for data collection and analysis);
  • Assessment of indicators baselines;
  • Proficiency in applying research methods, especially in field research, participatory research, interviewing techniques, focus groups and case studies;
  • Results oriented Monitoring & Evaluation: Evaluate the methodology, relevance, effectiveness, efficiency, impact (and perspectives of impact) and sustainability of programmes;
  • Experience of evaluations of EU-funded programmes;
  • Knowledge of European Commission funding rules and procedures for external cooperation;
  • Experience of project cycle management (PCM) application;
  • Experience working with high-level government officials; experience working with local authorities;

Team Leader Expertise (optional)

Demonstrated experience:

  • Directly supervising and being primarily responsible for proper coordination and execution of missions;
  • Ensuring submission of reports and all other activities required;
  • Maintaining direct contact with all relevant stakeholders and the EU Project Manager.

Programme Officer Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) (Pakistan)

Form of Employment: Full-time position

Starting Date: 1 March 2019

Duration: 22 months (until 31 December 2020)

Location: Islamabad / Pakistan, with possible travel to the provinces

 

Background:

Democracy Reporting International (DRI) is a non-partisan, independent, not-for-profit organisation registered in Berlin. Democracy Reporting International promotes political participation of citizens, accountability of state bodies and the development of democratic institutions world-wide.

DRI Pakistan is implementing a democracy support programme aiming to support Pakistan’s state institutions, National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs) and civil society to formulate, implement and advocate for priority human rights, good governance and electoral reforms.

DRI is currently recruiting a full-time employee for the position of Programme Officer Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) for its country office in Islamabad, Pakistan.

 

Your duties and responsibilities:

Under the supervision of DRI’s Country Representative and in close coordination with other team members and DRI HQ’s MEL Focal Point:

(A) Project MEL Responsibilities:

  • Develop a M&E framework for DRI’s project(s) with the aim to assess and make visible DRI’s impact in Pakistan as well as to feed into organisational learning and development;
  • Co-lead on the implementation of MEL project check-in points including proposal design workshops, project kick-off workshops, mid-term reviews, final evaluations, lessons learned, reporting;
  • Develop, pilot, implement, and periodically revise M&E data collection and project tools such as Work Plan/M&E Plan along with an Indicators Tracker as well as baselines, pre-/ post-tests, feedback forms, interviews etc.;
  • Ensure ongoing accurate data collection against DRI standards and storing of M&E data collected during the project, also by liaising and coordinating with DRI’s Provincial Coordinators located in Pakistan’s four provinces;
  • Coordinate the recruitment of external MEL experts such as for final evaluations.

(B) Project Delivery Backstopping:

  • Supporting in developing activity concept notes and/or follow-up technical work with DRI colleagues or project partners;
  • Provide support in delivering key activities while working with senior experts or the Country Representative.
  • Other relevant duties, as required.

(C) Technical MEL Programming Support:

  • Provide internal capacity building on MEL for DRI project colleagues as well as DRI’s project partners;
  • Draft and exchange lessons learned with MEL Focal Points across the organisation to promote learning and knowledge exchange, including delivery of in-house sessions as and when needed;
  • Provide strategic advice to the Country Representative and HQ MEL Focal Point on design and implementation of the project framework and activities to prominently position DRI in the democracy support community in Pakistan and globally;
  • Coordinate with DRI colleagues locally and in HQ for country and global reporting, communication and fundraising purposes;
  • Advise DRI’s finance unit on MEL budgeting.

Qualifications we require:

  • University degree in social science, international development, or other relevant fields;
  • At least 3 years of work experience in the international development sector and/or policy related work in a MEL/ programme management capacity;
  • Demonstrated experience in designing and implementing M&E frameworks and tools;
  • Understanding of challenges of doing MEL in democracy support programming is an asset;
  • Proficient IT skills, able to create templates in word and do tabulations in excel;
  • Good communication and negotiation skills and ability to work as part of a culturally diverse team and under pressure;
  • Fluency in written and spoken English and Urdu.

 

DRI values diversity and aims to be an equal opportunities employer. Women are encouraged to apply! Moreover, DRI offers you flexible working hours, training opportunities and working as part of an international and multicultural team.

If you are interested in this position, please send your application (cover letter and CV) to [email protected]. Please include “Pakistan – Programme Officer Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL)” in the subject line and refer to the source you have found this opportunity. Applying for this position by post mail is possible, please find our address details below.

Closing date for applications: 4 January 2019. This position is contingent upon funding.

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview. If you are one of those shortlisted, we will contact you within one week after expiration of the deadline at the latest.

Organisation responsible for this vacancy:

 

Democracy Reporting International gGmbH

Prinzessinnenstraße 30

10969 Berlin, Germany

Tel +49 30 27877300

Fax +49 30 27877300-10

 

Data processing of personal data in third countries will not take place. We process your data in accordance with the provisions of § 26 German Federal Data Protection Act. More information about processing your personal data:privacy policy.

Programme Associate Communications (Pakistan)

Form of Employment: Full-time position

Starting Date: 1 March 2019

Duration: Until 31 December 2020

Location: Islamabad / Pakistan, with possible travel to the provinces

 

Background:

Democracy Reporting International (DRI) is a non-partisan, independent, not-for-profit organisation registered in Berlin. DRI promotes political participation of citizens, accountability of state bodies and the development of democratic institutions world-wide.

DRI Pakistan is implementing a democracy support programme aiming to support Pakistan’s state institutions, National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs) and civil society to formulate, implement and advocate for priority human rights, good governance and electoral reforms.

DRI is currently recruiting a full-time employee for the position of Programme Associate Communications for its country office in Islamabad, Pakistan.

Your duties and responsibilities:

Under the supervision of DRI’s Country Representative and in close coordination with other team members and DRI HQ’s Communication Focal Point:

Programme support and administration:

  • Assist the programmatic leads in the preparation, implementing and follow-up of all project activities including support to agendas, invitation letters, participant lists, evaluation and feedback forms, and reports;
  • Support in the development and disseminate event visibility and publication materials such as brochures, banners, briefing papers in collaboration with a graphic designer and DRI programmatic staff;
  • Support the work of short-term experts by taking care of logistical and other arrangements;
  • Keep administrative records of all project documents;
  • Provide administrative support to the Programme Officer Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning in data collection and storing of M&E data;
  • Undertake research on democracy subjects relevant to DRI’s ongoing and potential future programming;
  • Other relevant duties, as required.

Communication:

  • Act as Focal Point for communication in the Pakistan Country Office;
  • Support HQ in drafting a DRI-wide Communications Strategy in line with DRI´s corporate identity and lead on its implementation in the Pakistan Country Office;
  • Assess the current status and usage of social media at DRI Pakistan and provide suggestions on how to improve it in coordination with DRI HQ; specifically identify target audiences in relation to certain project activities and draft strategies on how to effectively engage them to help increase DRI’s online visibility;
  • Draft and edit news pieces, website content, scripts for videos and create graphs, icons, and charts, if needed in collaboration with DRI’s designer;
  • In coordination with DRI HQ’s Communications Focal Point, manage DRI Pakistan’s social media channels by creating content on events and post it online;
  • Provide internal capacity building on Communications for DRI project colleagues as well as DRI’s project partners, if required;
  • Collate analytics and metrics on DRI Pakistan communications and submit quarterly analysis reports to HQ;
  • Other relevant duties, as required.

Qualifications we require:

  • University degree in political or social science, international development, media studies, journalism or other relevant fields;
  • At least 1 year of work experience in the international development sector and/or communications related work;
  • Demonstrated experience in managing social media (facebook, twitter, instagram etc.) both with regards to strategy and implementation thereof;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • Diligence, eye for details, and creativity in driving DRI’s online presence forward;
  • Understanding of challenges and opportunities in messaging human rights and democracy work is an asset;
  • Proficient IT skills and ability to create graphs, icons, charts etc. with various open source software;
  • Ability to work as part of a culturally diverse team and under pressure;
  • Fluency in written and spoken English and Urdu.

 

DRI values diversity and aims to be an equal opportunities employer. Women are encouraged to apply! Moreover, DRI offers you flexible working hours, training opportunities and working as part of an international and multicultural team.

If you are interested in this position, please send your application (cover letter and CV) to [email protected]. Please include “Pakistan – Programme Associate Communications” in the subject line and refer to the source you have found this opportunity. Applying for this position by post mail is possible, please find our address details below.

Closing date for applications: 4 January 2019. This position is contingent upon funding.

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview. If you are one of those shortlisted, we will contact you within one week after expiration of the deadline at the latest.

Organisation responsible for this vacancy:

Democracy Reporting International gGmbH

Prinzessinnenstraße 30

10969 Berlin, Germany

Tel +49 30 27877300

Fax +49 30 27877300-10

Data processing of personal data in third countries will not take place. We process your data in accordance with the provisions of § 26 German Federal Data Protection Act. More information about processing your personal data: privacy policy.

 

GSP+: a human rights or trade scheme?

The EU allows vulnerable countries to export many products to Europe without paying custom duties. In exchange, it expects that these countries respect 27 international conventions on human rights, labour standards and the environment. This scheme, known as GSP+, has worked well on the economic side in some of the countries. For example, Pakistan has greatly increased exports of such privileged products to the EU, thereby creating jobs and revenue. The scheme offers a chance to mobilise new constituents for human rights, such as business.

It is not clear if the human rights side of the bargain has worked as well as the economics of it. Critics point out that despite serious violations, such as extrajudicial killings in the Philippines, the EU did not suspend the preferential treatment. Many analysts feel that the ‘red lines’ of the scheme are unclear; what could constitute serious and systematic violations of the principles laid down in the 27 conventions is difficult to understand. Many feel that a stronger consultation process around the EU’s regular monitoring of beneficiary states would strengthen the role of GSP+.

These were the main conclusions of a conference held in Brussels on 28 November 2018 with some 50 participants from the EU institutions, governments, citizen groups and academia.

The event was funded by and conceived with GIZ in the wider framework of DRI’s EU-supported project Promoting Human and Labour Rights through GSP+.

From the national to the local: challenges and good practices in elections across Pakistan’s governance levels

While Pakistan’s General Elections 2018 were competitive and pluralistic, many challenges were noted by election observers. Further legal reforms are needed, not the least in view of upcoming elections in Pakistan’s provinces. This was the conclusion of DRI’s roundtable dialogue in Islamabad on 22 November 2018.

Over 60 participants, including federal and provincial ministers, parliamentarians, public officials, representatives of academia, and civil society, came together to discuss lessons learned from Pakistan’s July 25 Elections, the new Elections Act 2017, and its implementation gaps — all with a view to challenges of the upcoming local elections in Pakistan’s provinces due in 2019. The FATA region, consisting of autonomous entities bordering Afghanistan which have recently been integrated back into Pakistan through a constitutional amendment, will go through a historic first-ever Provincial Assembly election next year. Discussions converged around key reform topics such as the revision of the local government framework as well as issues such as delimitation, women and minority vote.

Mr. Taimur Khan, Finance Minister of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, talked about the key features of newly proposed legislations in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa and Punjab, including the establishment and strengthening of village councils for the rural areas and improving the model for urban areas by having city governments that are run by mayors. Mr. Bilal Rao, member of the Prime Minister’s Local Government Task Force, said that the purpose is to reform governance through local bodies at the grassroots level with the allocation of appropriate funds and delegation of authority. Under the proposed legislation, different structures for urban and rural areas are foreseen.

Participants agreed that the process of dialogue and engagement should be carried on to make headway in realizing democratic local governance across the country.

Global Projects Internship

Global Projects Internship – Programme unit

Duration: three months, starting as soon as possible

Location: Berlin, Germany

Democracy Reporting International (DRI) is a non-partisan, independent, not-for-profit organisation registered in Berlin. Democracy Reporting International promotes political participation of citizens, accountability of state bodies and the development of democratic institutions world-wide.

DRI is currently recruiting an intern for its Berlin headquarters to support DRI’s service contracts and its GSP+ Global Human and Labour Rights project portfolios. You will support the projects in the areas of fundraising, communications, project management/administration, and monitoring and evaluation.

 

Your tasks:

Communications:

  • Contribute to writing and editing website stories and newsletter articles;
  • Support in drafting and scheduling content for social media channels;
  • Assist in drafting and editing reports and briefing papers and translating documents;

Project management/administration:

  • Assist in preparing administrative documents for fundraising activities;
  • Support in the recruitment and management of international experts including travel logistics;
  • Support the organisation and its implementation of expert missions as well as workshops and DRI events in Berlin or in-country;
  • Assist in maintaining project files, databases and other resources;
  • Occasionally conduct research on current and political affairs in programme countries;
  • Provide support to project Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning tasks;
  • Other duties as required;

Qualifications required:

  • Bachelor or Master’s degree in a relevant field;
  • Previous office experience;
  • Experience in communications and social media is desirable;
  • Experience in Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning tasks is desirable;
  • Experience in fundraising for EU service contracts is highly desirable;
  • Excellent oral and written English;
  • Spanish, German, French, and/or Portuguese skills are an asset;
  • Proficiency in key computer applications, such as Microsoft Word and Excel;
  • Experience working with Content Management Systems (WordPress) is preferred;
  • Experience in project cycle management and research is an asset;
  • Student status; must be enrolled in university throughout the duration of the internship;
  • Working permit for Germany (if you are a foreign student).

The internship is full time (i.e. 40 hours/week), for a duration of three months. A monthly internship allowance of 400 € will be provided, unless you already receive outside internship funding, such as from Erasmus.

DRI values diversity and aims to be an equal opportunities employer. Moreover, DRI offers you an internship with flexible working hours and working in a multicultural team in the heart of Berlin.

If you are interested in this position, please send your application (cover letter and CV) to [email protected]. Please include “Global Projects Intern” in the subject line and refer to the source you have found this opportunity.

The deadline for applications is now extended until 23 September 2018, 23:59. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, so early applications are encouraged. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Reporting to UN treaty bodies: How CSOs can help in Armenia

“The UN cannot be effective if we, the civil society, do not provide any real and significant contribution to its workings”.

Commented by a participant during a training organised by the Eurasia Partnership Foundation, for regional civil society organisations (CSOs) on reporting to UN treaty bodies, held July 9-10 in Yerevan, Armenia.

Despite possessing a wealth of data, CSOs directly or indirectly affiliated with human rights in Armenia struggle to relay this information to the various UN Human Rights mechanisms. Several factors contribute to this gap, including a lack of knowledge of such mechanisms, limited human resources and general unawareness of their roles within the monitoring process.

Recognising the need for improved alternative reporting to UN human rights mechanisms, the two-day training was conducted within the framework of the DRI project Promoting Human and Labour Rights through GSP+. Twenty-one regional organisations and human rights activists from seven regions of Armenia (Shirak, Syunik, Gegharkunik, Armavir, Tavush, Vayots Dzor, and Ararat) came together to learn about practical tools and guidance on the steps of initiating the alternative report drafting process.

The training concentrated on: explaining the European Union’s GSP+ trade scheme and its role in observance of international human rights commitments by Armenia; exploration of several key stages of the reporting process beginning from the preparation of the State report, ending with CSOs submissions and reports; as well as possibly attending the treaty body sessions for the UN Committees on the Rights of the Child and Social Economic and Cultural Rights. The training specifically focused on: the right to adequate standard of living; ethnic/religious minority children’s rights; the right to enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health; and the right to the enjoyment of just and favourable conditions of work.