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Amnesty recruits 01 Africa human rights education coordinator

Amnesty recruits 01 Africa human rights education coordinator (3365)

  • Directorate:Deputy Secretary General
  • IS Office Location:Dakar
  • Type:Permanent
  • No of weekly working hours:35
  • Salary:EUR 66,741

Are you a passionate educator? Have you worked with civil society organizations or movements developing educational strategies and tools for social change in Africa? Do you want to play a key part towards a world where everyone knows and can claim their human rights?

About the role

Amnesty International’s West & Central Africa Regional Office is looking for an experienced regional human rights education coordinator to lead our strategies and initiatives that foster people’s knowledge, capacities, and actions to defend human rights in the region.

Job purpose

To lead Amnesty International’s human rights education work in Africa by working with Amnesty structures, as well as other internal and external partners in the region pioneering, designing, and implementing human rights education as a tool for change in human rights practices.

About you

You are a person that thrives for getting people excited to learn, exchange, and apply knowledges for social change. You’re able to come up with effective strategies for people to gain new knowledge, skills, and attitudes. You have facilitated trainings and developed educational materials such as lesson plans and training toolkits. You have worked with communities and people from diverse backgrounds in Africa, applying inclusive approaches and sensitivity to incorporate their needs, preferences, and life experiences, and you want to help change the world for the better.

Main responsibilities

  • Lead the strategic development and coordinate the implementation of regional human rights education initiatives in Africa
  • Ensure human rights education is part of an integrated and coordinated approach to human rights change in Africa, including through liaising and collaborating with campaign and activism initiatives
  • Coordinate activities, facilitate trainings and develop high quality human rights education resources to ensure improved human rights education capacity of Amnesty’s entities in the region, human rights activists, and partners
  • Coordinate the overall operations, outputs, and outcomes of regional human rights education work, including supporting and supervising staff and volunteers in the team
  • Communicate and promote the impact of human rights education in Africa

Skills and experience

  • Knowledge of, education in, and solid experience with pedagogy, as well as participatory approaches to education for social change in Africa
  • Sound understanding of action-oriented human rights education methodologies
  • Strong experience in project management, including drafting proposals for donors, reports, and coordination of staff to deliver outcomes and impact
  • Ability to understand and express ideas in French and English concisely, both orally and in writing. Working knowledge of Spanish or Portuguese considered a plus

Please see the attached job description for more information on responsibilities, skills and experience required

About us

Amnesty International is a global movement of more than 7 million people who campaign for a world where human rights are enjoyed by all. We reach almost every country in the world.

Our aim is simple: an end to human rights abuses. Independent, international and influential, we campaign for justice, fairness, freedom and truth wherever they’re denied. And whether we’re applying pressure through powerful research or direct lobbying, mass demonstrations or online campaigning, we’re all inspired by hope for a better world. One where human rights are respected and protected by everyone, everywhere.

At Amnesty International, we are passionate about what we do and we are proud of our achievements as a movement. To compensate our employees for the critical work they do, we reward them through a combination of an attractive and sector competitive salary and benefits package, high levels of engagement and involvement, and a commitment to employee development.

What we hope you will do next

If you are talented, passionate about human rights and want to use your skills, knowledge and experience to change the world then we would encourage you to click ‘Apply for this Role’ below. See the full job description here.

Amnesty International is committed to creating and sustaining a working environment in which everyone has an equal opportunity to fulfill their potential and we welcome applications from suitably qualified people from all sections of the community.

Closing Date: 13 June 2022.Postuler

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