Call for application: Project Manager

AIHR is looking for a

Project Manager “Rule of Law and Death Penalty in times of war on terrorism”

Full time, starting on 1st of March 2017, duration of the position: 21 Months

Based in Tunis


Objective of the position



In close co-operation with the AIHR management and team, you will be in charge of supervising the AIHR project entitled “Containing the death penalty in times of war on terrorism”  

You will lead the implementation of the project in Tunisia in tight coordination with the partners organizations in the project based in Italy, Egypt and Somalia as well as ensure close cooperation and coordination with relevant staff, researchers, consultants, actors and beneficiaries during all the project preparation, implementation and follow up steps.

Main tasks


The project manager will:

*since the first month, be in charge of the implementation of the specific activities of the project for AIHR in Tunisia, according to the distribution of roles and responsibilities between the four partners in the project.

*insure the supervision and coordination of tasks between the AIHR staff dedicated to the project.

* be part of the Project's Steering Committee.

* organize or participate regularly on the virtual or on-site meetings with the partners, the staff dedicated to the project and with the stakeholders.

* be the prominent figure of AIHR within this project having the necessary experience on managing and strategizing projects as well as mobilizing key stakeholders and the human resources qualified for the diverse needs of the this specific project area.







The project manager will:

* Support in designing and implementing MEAL framework of the project with AIHR partners according to AIHR’s standards and donors requirements.


The project manager will:

* report regularly on the project progress and insure that the narrative reporting meets the contractual requirements with the donor.

*work closely with the financial program officer to ensure that the project financial reporting and management are met in line with donor requirements and AIHR’ policies and procedures. You will also ensure that sound relationships with the donor and project partners at operational level are maintained and developed.

* You will supervise proper registration and sharing of the project information and results internally (AIHR) and externally. 




The candidate should:

* have completed an academic degree in a discipline relevant to the specific areas of the project: Law, human rights law.

* have demonstrated a relevant working experience in similar positions in the field in the Middle East and Maghreb region, ideally in Tunisia, and an affinity with international human rights Law and death penalty areas.

* have strong experience and knowledge of project cycle management (incl. ensuring budget oversight with support of finance staff).

* have excellent oral and writing skills in English, French, and Arabic.

* have excellent analytical and social skills and are a team player.

* have specific expertise and direct experience working with governmental and/or non-governmental institutions on similar issues.

* be familiar with integrating gender issues and using the rights-based approach in programming.

* have the ability and readiness to travel throughout Tunisia and in other Arab or European countries when required.


We offer


The candidate will be contracted by AIHR according to Tunisian labor legislation with a competitive, fair and comprehensive honorary that is justifiable to our donors.


Application procedure


If interested, please send your application in English (motivation letter & curriculum vitae) in writing and mentioning the

job title “Project Manager: Rule of Law and Death Penalty in times of war on terrorism” to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to the attention of Ms. Lamia Grar, no later than Friday 24 February, 2017. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will have their application acknowledged.

 The Arab Institute for Human Rights (AIHR) is an independent Arab non-governmental organization based in Tunisia having regional liaison offices in Lebanon, Egypt and Morocco and Tunisia offices in Medenine and Bizerte. It was founded in 1989 at the initiative of the Arab Organization for Human Rights, the Arab Lawyers Union, and the Tunisian League for Human Rights and with the support of the United Nations Centre for Human Rights. The AIHR received the UNESCO International Award for Human Rights Education for the year 1992. The AIHR’s Board of Directors is currently composed of the three founding NGOs mentioned above in addition to the UNHCHR, the UNESCO, the UNICEF, the UNDP, the UNHCR and the UNFPA.

The Institute aims to promote a culture of human rights in the Arab region, as enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and international conventions, through developing human rights education methodologies and tools, organizing capacity building programs, and participating in the institutions and public policies reforms by using the human rights based approach.


Appel d’offre pour les unités hôtelières à Gammarth,

L’INSTITUT ARABE DES DROITS DE L’HOMME lance un appel d’offre pour les unités hôtelières à Gammarth, afin d’abriter un séminaire résidentiel de 2 jours, et ce du 20 au 21 Octobre 2016.

Les hôtels devraient déposer leurs offres à l’adresse 2, rue 9 Avril, 1009, Tunis, Tunisie, dans une enveloppe portant le nom de l’hôtel, et ce dans un délai ne dépassant pas le 12 Octobre 2016.

Le dossier doit contenir :

- Une présentation de l’hôtel

- Une offre de prix pour l’hébergement de 20 personnes pour 3 nuitées, les déjeuners ainsi que les pauses café, ainsi que toute autre offre ou service supplémentaire.

- Les modalités de paiement.

Institut Arabe des Droits de l’Homme, 2 rue 9 Avril 1009 Tunis, Tunisie, Téléphone : +21671483674, +21671483683.

Message of the Arab Institute for Human Rights to the national and international Public Opinion on the occasion of Women's Day

Tunis, March the 07th, 2013


The text of the Message of the Arab Institute for Human Rights to the national and international Public Opinion on the occasion of Women's Day.

«The entire and effective equality means a victory for the Tunisian Revolution»

The Tunisian Revolution has stimulated many people from all social classes, all ages whether men or women since the outbreak of its first sparks. It has, therefore, drawn the attention of the world and even awakened the hope among other people from Egypt to the extreme point on earth.

Despite the divergence of the revolutionary movement paths in the region, they are unified not only in terms of starting points such as people's uprising against tyrannical and corrupted systems but also in terms of aspirations that is to say the desire for freedom, human dignity, equality and social justice ...

In fact, these starting points and aspirations may have unveiled the deeper dimensions of these revolutions, mainly the civil dimension which is based on labor, legal, social and feminist accumulations that have started since the reform movement in our countries .They have also unveiled the human dimension of their requests in terms of Interdependence between the merits of the revolution and Human Rights values and principles; in their universality, comprehensiveness and indivisibility.

The historical alignment of women and men to resist oppression, tyranny and social injustice, has shattered the false perceptions that claimed the notion of the inferiority of the Arab women. It has also refuted the claims underestimating the importance of woman and denied all attempts to frustrate and minimize her role in the construction, the development and the liberation of our societies. Thus, the stipulation for an entire equality between the two genders has been reinforced as recognition of the social, economic and political reality shaped by people in their struggles and revolutions.

In support of this scene that embellished the revolutionary process in Tunisia, Egypt and other countries, and on the basis of the mission of the Arab Institute for Human Rights to disseminate Human Rights culture and citizenship, as well as on the base of its juridical reference since its foundation, the Arab Institute for Human Rights indicated that the essence of each reform process passes inevitably through the recognition of the system of Human Rights in both their unity and integrity and that these rights remain hardly functional in the absence of the recognition and activation of the principle of equality.

This is, in fact, what has been confirmed by the Institute not only through training organizations and activists in all the Arab region but also across studies, research, seminars, forums and other programs. Moreover, The Arab Institute for Human Rights in collaboration with the rest of the components of the civil society in the region has contributed to constitutional, legislative, structural and institutional reforms through the submission of suggestions and offering visions and concepts which are able to address the issues of democratic transition from the perspective of Human Rights.

Indeed, all these activities were conducted in order to face the accurate requirements and the encountered risks of this stage. The most serious one could be the harm of the dignity of women, retreat their legal and social attainments and even doubt their Human Rights in terms of a very narrow understanding of the issue of cultural specificity and the tendency of an unequal distribution of resources to both the development of gender and between the regions.

In order to honor women in Tunisia, in the Arab world and in the entire world, the Arab Institute for Human Rights:

• Highlights the role of women in creating and encouraging the revolutionary movement on the path of democracy and freedom,

• expresses its absolute solidarity with Arab women who suffer from hard situations under authoritarian systems and armed conflict which expose their rights to serious violations ranging from killing, displacement, rape to violence and the hardships related to the asylum in Syria, Palestine and other countries... The Arab Institute for Human Rights also calls the Arab civil society to support the rights of Arab women and girls and to protect them from all forms of discrimination and abuse,

• confirms that the liberation of our people and the achievement of the requirements of their revolutions will be doomed to failure under any kind of banishment or exclusion of equality between women and men. He adds that such exclusion represents a denial of the essence of these revolutions and their merits which consist of Human Rights in their universality, comprehensiveness, interdependence, and unity as well as the rights of women as an integral part of these rights,

• stresses that Tunisian civil society sticks to gender equality as a basis for all constitutional, legal and institutional reforms conducted by our countries. He also considers the involvement of the Tunisian civil society and the support of national, Arab and international public opinion to «Tunisia Pact for rights and freedom» since it was launched on July 25th, 2012 and the demand to draft it in the Constitution and particularly its Chapter related to equality; is indeed a proof to the seriousness and the consensus related to the requirements as a way to achieve the progress and development of our societies,

• reminds the necessity of the Arab governments to assume their responsibility in order to adopt the international conventions on Human Rights especially those related to the women without any reservation, and the necessity to establish economic, social and cultural policies based on reducing social gaps and eliminating the feminization of poverty and all forms of marginalization, exclusion and vulnerability which women are suffering from,

• emphasizes the importance of devoting mechanisms, legal and constitutional guarantees to ensure the empowerment of women politically. The mechanism of parity in the elections of the Tunisian National Assembly on October 23rd, 2011 is considered as a proof and a model that should be preserved and reinforced with other mechanisms, as it offered women the opportunity to have access to the public concerns and the political sphere, as well as to have inspiration for other Arab constitutions such as the Moroccan constitution,

• and encourage all actors on the political, civil, economic and social levels to continue the revolutionary process and the path of reform, away from bargaining or manipulation of women's Rights and resisting all forms of undermining their dignity, especially violence against them in all its forms and its background, for the sake of achieving victory for our revolutions.



Partnership agreement between the Arab Institute for Human Rights and the Center for training and supporting decentralization of the Ministry of the Interior

Tunis, 10 April 2013

This morning a partnership agreement was signed by Mr. Abdelbasset Ben Hassan, President of the Arab Institute for Human Rights and Mr. Adel Ben Yaklaf Director of the Center for training and supporting decentralization of the Ministry of the Interior.

The agreement signed aims at consolidating the cooperation between the two institutions, in order to serve the principles of human rights and citizenship participation in all regions of Tunisia. Mr. Khalil, Minister of Social Affairs and Mr. Said Mechichi, State Secretary to the Minister of the Interior in charge of regional affairs and local communities were present when the agreement was signed.

Among the areas covered by the agreement:

-Spreading a culture of human rights and general training for the benefit of the personnel of administration including municipality officials, mayors and governors and other regional officials on general issues of democratic participation, local democracy and open government.

-Stating examples and models on issues of participatory democracy, local democracy and the participation of citizens in decision-making and budgeting.

-Exchange of experience and dissemination of experiences on the role of citizens, civil society organizations and decision makers in the areas of participation, participatory democracy in local governance and development.




First session related to the days of «Rights and Freedom Cinema».


Human Rights on the big screen in Tunisia

First session related to the days of «Rights and Freedom Cinema»

Thala – El Kef - Tunis

From the 16th to the 24th, March 2013.

Tunisia, February 16th, 2013


The Africa and Mediterranean Association for Culture, the Arab Institute for Human Rights and the Cinema Coalition Association (Alliance Ciné) organize the first session of the days related to the «Rights and Freedom Cinema» with the support of the European Union and the Ministry of Culture as well as the Municipality of El Kef and with the participation of some organizations and national and regional associations .This session is held from the 16th to the 24th of March, 2013 in the cities of Thala, El Kef and Tunis.


Within an entire changing cultural climate and the legitimate access to freedom, the issue of respect for Human Rights and democratic principles, is raised more than ever. The purpose of the first session is to support the civic awareness through initiatives that aims at promoting freedom of expression and diversity of opinion. In fact, this event seeks to mobilize and gather all relevant cultural activists and associations working on the promotion of Human Rights.


The days of «Rights and Freedom Cinema» combine two fundamental elements, namely: Human Rights and culture. They aim at sensitizing the largest possible number of people to respect Human Rights, and supporting the activities of the activists of civil society (among journalists, Human Rights defenders and Academics).


In the program:

The first session will be an opportunity to discover documentary films on Human Rights, and to honour artists in various artistic and cultural fields (cinema, music, plastic art, etc. ...) that defend Human Rights. Training workshops, table talks and discussion meetings will be organized during the days of the event.


Discussions will contribute to promote a culture of dialogue in Tunisia. The programmed films tend to provide experiences in the struggle for Gender equality, the peaceful revolutions, minority rights and refugee issues, etc... These days will allow to further identify examples from other countries.


The days of the first session will devote most of its program to Palestine and will invite Palestinian artists, including the famous Cinematograph Michel Khlayfi and Rashid Machharaoui or young hip-hop group «Darg Team» from Gaza.


During the opening and the closing ceremonies two recent documentaries will be presented: the opening ceremony will perform the film "Land of the story" by Rashid Machharaoui in his second World presentation after Abu Dhabi Festival and with the presence of his Filmmaker, while the closing film will be «five Brocken Cameras» which was nominated for the Oscar Award in 2013 and Directed by both Emad Burnat and Guy Davidi.


Besides, two musicians the Didier Awadi (from Senegal) and Smockey (from Burkina Faso), will participate in the days of «Rights and Freedom Cinema». Both artists are committed to Human Rights in Africa and will have an artistic intervention in the closing ceremony on Sunday March 24th. They will also intervene throughout the Human Rights Day related to Africa on Saturday March 23rd, which will be organized in collaboration with the Association of African Students and Trainees in Tunisia (AESAT).


This session will host the Italian Filmmaker Stefano Savona who proved throughout his glorious career not only his great sense but also his possession of the cinematographic tools. In the program, there is also a performance of his two recent films: «Diary of a Kurdish fighter» and «Reinforced Bullet».


The Days will give a special attention to the rights of the child through documentaries dealing with this subject in countries such as Burkina Faso, Iraq and India. Several workshops in the field of plastic arts will also be organized for the benefit of primary school pupils.


Refugee issues will be among the selected topics during these days. In this regard, we suggest to the attendance a special program which will be organized in collaboration with the Association «Tunisia Land of Asylum » on Thursday March 21st, 2013.

 We will be also interested in the feminist struggle; in that there will be performed films either from Tunisia or from the women's prison in Afghanistan dealing with these issues. You will also enjoy watching documentary films talking about the status of women, ending with a meeting / discussion with the Tunisian Association of Democratic Women.

 It will be expected that some participations either of many figures of the civil society or artists who are committed to Human Rights, will enrich this program through their interventions depending on suggested movies, music and other artistic expression.


 A tribune for cooperation between the associations:

Before the festival, an important work has been fulfilled to mobilize the activists in the civil society working in the field of Human Rights in order to create a Network related to militant associations. Many partners joined this project: including the Tunisian League for Human Rights, the Tunisian Association of Democratic Women, the Amnesty International branch of Tunisia, the Tunisian film clubs federation, the Tunisian federation of amatory filmmakers, the Association of processes for an alternative Culture, the Association Alwan Al Hurriya (Colors of Freedom), the Association of African Students and Trainees in Tunisia (AESAT), the Tunisian women Association for development research, the Tunisian League of Voter Women, the Association «Tunisia Land of Asylum » and local associations like the Thala Association of solidarity , Arts for Cinema and theater Association in El Kef and the Association of maintenance and development of El Kef city. On this occasion we thank all cultural spaces that have accepted to host such event; such as the House Culture Ibn Rachik, the House Culture in Thala and the Center of Dramatic and Cinematographic Arts in El Kef.


Since the first session of the days of «Rights and Freedom Cinema» in Thala, El Kef and Tunis is considered as a means of defending Human Rights and a tool for public education to raise awareness, it is therefore a concern in permanent progress not only opened but also has multiple entries and even qualified to continue in the cultural calendar of the country.



Project Coordinator: Mohamed Challouf

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Attached to the press for the project, Rym Saoudi

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Africa and the Mediterranean Association for Culture

19 Commandant Bejaoui street , 4000 Sousse - Tunisia +(216)97.125.460

Arab Institute for Human Rights, Samir Bouaziz

54, Golfe Arabe street, El Menzah VIII, Ariana, Zip Code 2037, Tunisia

Phone: (216)92.553.971/(216)20.397.382

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Alliance Ciné

115, Saint Dominique street / 75007 Paris / France



- Africa and Mediterranean Association for Culture:

The Africa and Mediterranean Association for Culture works in order to build a bridge between the cultures of South and those of the North. It is based in Sousse, the capital of the Tunisian region of Sahel, and has a branch in Tunis. The organization aims to gather people from different horizons on cultural and humanitarian values such as: the passion for cinema and the arts, openness to other cultures, preparation for exchange and dialogue, faith in culture as a factor of development and peace among people. Since seven years, it has organized Hergla Film meeting.


 - Arab Institute for Human Rights:


Introducing the Institute

The Arab Institute for Human Rights is an independent Arab non-governmental organization based in Tunisia, founded in 1989, at the initiative of the Arab Organization for Human Rights, the Arab Lawyers Union and the Tunisian League for the Defense of Human Rights, and with the support of the United Nations Centre for Human Rights. The Institute has received the UNESCO International Award for Human Rights education for the year 1992.



Strengthen the continuity of the Institute as a house of expertise in the field of Human Rights education.

Develop the models and the working methodologies related to Human Rights and democratic transition and spread such methods in the Arab region.



The Arab Institute for Human Rights aims to disseminate the civil, political, cultural, economic and social culture of Human Rights, as stated in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and international conventions and to reinforce the capacities of Arab non-governmental organizations in the confirmation of democratic values and citizenship.


- Association « Thala region of solidarity »:

«Thala region of solidarity» is an organization that aims to support development in the Thala region which is located in the west of Tunisia at about 250 km from Tunis, and belongs to the City of Kasserine since 1956. It is indeed a municipality with a population of 40 thousands.

Many native members from Thala get involved in this association, along with other people whose desire is to encourage development in this region.

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- «Alliance Ciné» Association :

The «Alliance Ciné» Association (coalition of Cinema) which was created in 2000 according to the law 1901, seeks to set up, consolidate and implement projects related to the reinforcement of solidarity and help those who are involved in such project through audio-visual tools. Since ten years, the International Festival of Cinema of Human Rights (FIFDH) in Paris is considered the most important permanent cultural event on Human Rights held by that association. In 2007 the «Alliance Ciné» Association organized the first session of the International Film Festival for Human Rights in Paris in both cities Lomé (Togo) and Bangui (Central Africa Republic) ,with the support of the European Union , the International Francophone Organization and the United Nations Program for Development (PNUD).


In fact, these two artistic manifestations have attracted respectively more than 6 thousand and 10 thousand spectators. «Alliance Ciné» Association organized the first session of the International Film Festival for Human Rights in Yaoundé in April 2011, and also prepared the two first sessions of Tunisia and Madagascar in 2012. Indeed, the «Alliance Ciné» Association has founded and managed the Human Rights Film Network since 2004, which is an international network that attracts film festivals for the sake of defending Human Rights.

- European Union:

The European Union consists of 27 States members who decided to compile gradually their expertise, resources and destiny. They built together, over a period of expansion that lasted more than 50 years, an area of stability, democracy and sustainable development while maintaining cultural diversity, tolerance and individual freedoms.

The European Union is determined to share its achievements and values with countries and peoples beyond its borders through its engagement in this festival.




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