For 50 years, we’ve been campaigning for human rights wherever justice, freedom and truth are denied. We’ve reshaped policies, challenged governments and taken corporations to task. In doing so, we’ve changed thousands of lives for the better. Join Amnesty at our new Secretariat office in Johannesburg and you will too.
About the role:
This is an exciting role where you’ll have a huge opportunity to make a difference – both to activism in Amnesty International (AI) and to young people across Africa. Coordinating the development and delivery of activism and youth strategies, plans and projects, you’ll inspire, empower and help mobilise a new generation of activists and ensure their active participation in a uniquely challenging human rights landscape. Part of that means running workshops to promote learning and grow campaigning skills. And we’ll also look to you to provide support and advice to our national teams and expertly grow their capacity and activist structures. Doing that well means analysing current trends and sharing advanced mobilisation techniques with the global movement. All while keeping in mind our overarching strategies and doing everything in your power to deliver high-quality, activism and youth-focused solutions.
You’ll be an experienced campaigner who understands the strategy, methodologies and tactics behind making an impact. You’ll also have plenty of experience of activism and membership organisations – really knowing what it takes to mobilise people and adapt campaigns to audiences from different cultures and geographies. But in addition to being able to support others to develop skills to write inspirational, informative materials and use online and offline techniques to their best effect, you’ll have a particular focus on youth work. So you’ll know exactly how to mobilise and develop this vital resource and have experience of growing a vibrant and active youth constituency. This will be something you can do fluently in both French and English. Beyond that, you’ll also be confident planning and managing multiple projects and show fine judgement when it comes to delivering training and communicating in a multicultural setting.
Our aim is simple: to bring the world closer to a place where human rights are enjoyed by all. Independent, international and influential, we campaign for justice, freedom and truth wherever they’re denied. Already our network of over seven million members and supporters is making a difference in 160 countries and territories. And whether we’re applying pressure through powerful research or direct lobbying, mass demonstrations, human rights education, or online campaigning, we’re all inspired by hope for a better world. One where human rights are respected and protected by everyone, everywhere.
To find out more and apply, please click the apply link:
Apply link: https://careers.amnesty.org/vacancy/regional-activism-and-youth-coordinator---africa------------------------------------1574/1600/description/
Closing date: 2nd August 2016