HR Assistant
Civil Rights Defenders

We are in an expansion phase, which has opened up many interesting job opportunities. Are you passionate about human rights and want to be part of a global movement of human rights defenders? Do you want to work in an international environment with colleagues all over the world? Then you might be the one we are looking for. 

About the role

At Civil Rights Defenders we are proud of our Human Resources (HR) work and we are aiming to be a market leader in Human Resources within our business field. You will be part of our HR team consisting of an HR Partner and the Head of HR. You will be reporting to the Head of HR.

Your main responsibility will be to provide administrative support to the HR team as well as act as link between Human Resources, Accounting and Payroll.

The role offers great variety, including work tasks such as:

  • Update our staff database;
  • Assist with the hiring process;
  • Prepare employment agreement & certificates.
  • Plan and perform recruitment activities with recruiter in charge, including posting job ads and scheduling interviews for job candidates;
  • Assist with organising social and health activities for staff;
  • Assist in visa-application to migration board;
  • Responsible for collecting quarterly KPI data;
  • Assist in collecting various staff data;
  • Administrate and report CRDs Erasmus+ project.
About you

We assume that you are currently enrolled in an education and are looking for a part-time job with great flexibility when it comes to working hours.

As a person you easily adapt to changing circumstances and you see the possibilities in change. Although you like to plan, organise, and prioritize your work in an efficient way to keep time frames and deliver results according to organisational goals and quality standards. You communicate well, you demonstrate an interest in and understanding of others by attentive listening and by providing feedback.

Furthermore, you have the interest, willingness and ability to help others and strives to deliver solutions.

You have the interest and ability to collaborate with and relate to other people in a responsive and smooth way, we are sure that you will thrive in this role.

We assume that you share our values.

To be suitable for this position you have:

  • Preferably an ongoing or finalized Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources Management or Business Administration;
  • At least one year of working experience;
  • Documented experience of working with administrative tasks, finance or in the service industry;
  • Proficiency in English and Swedish;
  • Strong IT skills, including good knowledge of Microsoft 365 (Teams, Outlook, Excel, PPT, Word.

Other merits for the position are experience from working in Teamtailor or other recruitment systems, experience from the NGO sector and/or experience working with HR and/or in an international context.

About the employment

This is a temporary part-time (50%) employment for 12 months, starting in November 2022 or as soon as possible with the possibility to extend. As an organisation, we strive for diversity, and we see your background, experience and personality as a contribution to the organisation. You will be based in our headquarters in Stockholm.

We offer you a pleasant and modern workplace that values flexibility when it comes to working hours and the possibility to work remotely. We apply Collective agreement with Fremia.

Please apply as soon as possible, as we recruit on an ongoing basis, but no later than 5 November 2022.

If you have any questions regarding the position, please contact recruiting manager Mikael Wu Björk, Head of HR:
Lokal union representative:  (Unionen).

About us

Civil Rights Defenders is a politically and religiously independent international human rights organisation. We defend people’s civil and political rights in some of the world’s most repressive regions. We partner with and support human rights defenders in more than 300 organisations in 50 countries on four continents. Together with our partners, we hold those in power accountable when people’s civil or political rights are violated.
We also act as Sweden’s civil rights watchdog. Civil Rights Defenders has around 100 staff members working in various functions towards our vision – a world of democratic societies in which we all enjoy our civil and political rights. Our headquarter is located in Stockholm, and we have eight branch offices around the world. Learn more about our work at

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