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20 Novembre 2017 Il y a 3 ans

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Régions concernées par cette opportunité: Tunis
Domaines concernées par cette opportunité: Droits de l’Homme et 3 autre(s) domaines

JOB TITLE: Individuals at Risk Campaigner, [sub-region office location]

DIRECTORATE: Campaigns & Communications

REPORTING TO: Deputy Director (Campaigns)

SPECIALIST MANAGER: Head of Individuals at Risk & Head of Tactical

GRADE: 4

 

DIRECTORATE: Global Operations

 

LOCATION : Tunis

 

TYPE: Permanent

 

WORKING HOURS: 35

 

SALARY : $44,944 + Benefits
CLOSING DATE : 20 November 2017

JOB PURPOSE:

To develop and support effective action on behalf of individuals and communities, including those at immediate risk and over the longer term, through the development of campaign plans and techniques, preparation of relevant materials, appropriate communications and advice to others in the International Secretariat and national sections.

DEPARTMENT PURPOSE:

To develop, coordinate, programme and lead on delivery of AI’s global campaigns; to coordinate and deliver campaign work on behalf of individuals at risk; to increase campaign effectiveness across the IS and the AI movement.

AIIS PURPOSE:

The IS, which operates from a number of sites around the world, gathers and communicates accurate and action-oriented human rights information globally. We campaign for meaningful human rights change; enable effective human rights activism and work to persuade governments and other actors to uphold universal human rights standards. We provide strategic leadership, support and advice to the AI movement globally, fostering AI’s contribution, presence and public accountability throughout the world.

WORKING RELATIONSHIPS:

Reporting to: Deputy Director (Campaigns)

Posts that this job manages: Supervises volunteers

Location: [sub-region]

Other key relationships: Regional Research & Campaign teams; Editorial, digital, media, fundraising, global campaigns and policy teams in the International Secretariat (London and regional offices). Staff and activists in national sections.

Useful information: Work with and for individuals constitutes the backbone of AI’s research, campaigning, activism, promotional, educational and fundraising work. The cross-disciplinary Individuals at Risk team works with others across the International Secretariat to ensure the development and coordination of a strategic, sustainable body of casework for effective action and manages reactive work for individuals at immediate risk, including financial assistance for individuals at risk; ensures work with and for individuals coherently encompasses functions of research, policy development, campaigning, activism, communications, mobilization and fundraising; ensures the work is guided by ethical best practice and recognizes the individual as an agent of change; develops organizational capacity and competencies; and ensures work with and for individuals is appropriately included in our campaigns and other country, theme and crisis response work.

Six members of the team work to the Job Description set out here, five of which focusing on a specific world region and one on a global function. On-going and day-to-day lead responsibilities across the tasks below will be shared across the team according to need & capacity.

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • In collaboration with regional, campaign and other IS teams, develop and manage an effective portfolio of casework for campaigning (usually 40-60 long-term cases on a range of human rights issues, as delegated, at any given time) [for regional IAR campaigner only]
    • Identify new short, medium and long-term cases for campaigning, within continent X
    • Develop and advise on appropriate case strategies in line with agreed policies and guidelines, contributing to the development of new techniques or systems for casework
    • Ensure that all case information across delegated portfolio is accurate and up-to-date by undertaking the regular review, monitoring, evaluation and impact assessment of casework
  • Deliver effective & ethical campaigning with and for individuals, communities and HRDs at risk
    • Lead and/or participate in regional and global campaigning projects, such as the annual Letter Writing Marathon, collaborating with sub-regional staff & sections across [the Continent] to identify and implement opportunities for innovative and effective campaign actions
    • Assemble motivating and clear ‘casefiles’ for campaigning, seeking advice from policy, legal or other specialist staff as required
    • Work with sections [across Continent X] to support campaigning, coordinate appropriate levels and forms of activism and to ensure sections provide adequate feedback [for regional IAR campaigner only]
  • Support 24/7 mobilization and response for individuals, communities and HRDs at imminent risk
    • Work with sub-regional research and campaigns staff to produce clear, targeted and motivating Urgent Actions and to distribute them efficiently [for regional IAR campaigner only]
    • Develop and support the UA and other activist networks across [Continent X] and contribute to global UA development strategies and plans
    • Support the development of new tools and techniques for 24/7 urgent response to individuals at immediate risk
  • Ensure effective communication for and about AI’s individuals work
    • Work with communications and media staff to produce materials that support campaign objectives on cases; assist communications staff in identifying appropriate case information for other AI communications activities
    • Maintain and develop information management & communication systems, including Intranet databases and shared project management or communications tools
    • With other members of the team, handle enquiries from the IS, sections, NGOs & activists and represent AI as appropriate to individuals and other organizations
    • Prepare other public and internal materials to support campaigning on individuals, including case updates, newsletters, web content and on-line actions
  • Provide authoritative advice and training to staff in the IS and sections on effective and ethical casework and case campaigning techniques such as Urgent Actions
    • Prepare guidelines and other materials to support IS & sections’ campaigning with and for individuals and contribute to the development and implementation of training and capacity building programmes
  • Participate in collectively coordinating the work of the team, preparing work plans, setting priorities, monitoring progress, ensuring mutual support and accountability, identifying training and development needs
  • Perform all necessary administrative tasks to ensure effective self-servicing, participate in the recruitment and induction of new staff and consultants and perform other corporate tasks as appropriate
  • Coordinate and support the UA and IAR section and structure networks, coordinate financial processing for IAR team projects and maintain records of all budget expenditure and assist in the development & maintenance of internal communications tools and channels, such as AI’s intranet, email lists, newsletters and IAR Portfolio [for IAR global campaigner only]
  • With the Global Relief Coordinator, support regional offices across the Continent to ensure that applications for financial Relief, whether originated by the IS or by national sections, are vetted appropriately and to all agreed organizational ethical standards and legal standards; and that appropriate consultation has taken place with stakeholders within and outside the organization, as appropriate

WHAT DOES SUCCESS LOOK LIKE IN THIS JOB?

  • The ‘portfolio’ of cases falling under the responsibility of the postholder is well-managed, has clear strategies, is updated, accessible and contains motivating information
  • Urgent actions produced by the postholder on behalf of those at immediate risk are well-written and have targeted, motivating appeals
  • Current and motivating information on individuals campaigning is available for development/use by communications staff across the IS and sections across a range of channels and platforms
  • Sections have the information and materials they need to support effective campaigning on the case
  • IS and section staff and volunteers across the Continent are supported with guidance materials, advice and training on ethical, creative and effective IAR campaigning as needed
  • Global campaigning projects on Individuals at Risk, such as the Letter Writing Marathon, are properly coordinated and delivered

HOW YOU WORK – COMPETENCIES:

  • Delivering results A
  • Working with others B
  • Developing oneself and others A
  • Contributing to a dynamic and effective IS A
  • Making decisions B
  • Taking the initiative B
  • Communicating and influencing B

Equality Statement: Equality and diversity is at the core of our values and staff, volunteers and interns are expected to work collectively and individually to promote a constructive and sensitive approach to others from a variety of backgrounds, where the work of others is valued and respected.

Conflict of Interest: Public or other activity, affiliation to or support for any group or organization, personal association or other factor which may generate a real or perceived conflict of interest with AI’s principles (specifically independence and impartiality), or raise a security concern, or otherwise prevent the candidate from carrying out key functions of the specific post and would therefore disqualify the candidate from being appointed.

Use your experience as a human rights campaign strategist to respond to some of our most critical campaigning issues in the MENA region. Working within the Individuals at Risk Team, you’ll react quickly to emerging priorities assessing changing situations quickly, capitalising on your political judgement and inspiring worldwide action within days.

ABOUT YOU: 

You will be confident in developing and managing an effective portfolio of casework for campaigning and deliver these in an ethical way. You will be highly motivational and have experience in mobilizing individuals, communities and human rights defenders at imminent risk. Your confidence and expertise to identify relevant information quickly, understand what’s key and pinpoint the most effective means of communication will provide authoritative advice and support to staff. Flexible enough to adapt your approach as priorities change, you will also bring us a real flair for innovation and will act as a reliable post within the organisation. Fluency in written and spoken Arabic, French and English is a must.

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 and have:

  • more than 2 million members and supporters who drive forward our fight for rights
  • more than 5 million activists who strengthen our calls for justice

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 wonderful 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.

Benefits include 37 days annual leave (inclusive of public holidays and grace days), pension scheme, employee assistance programme, life assurance and many more benefits designed to suit your own personal lifestyle.  All of this, in a professional, engaging environment.

For further information on our benefits, please visit https://www.amnesty.org/en/careers/benefits/

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.

Freedom, Justice, Equality. Let’s get to work.

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.

Critères d'éligibilité

  • Experience of campaigning and understanding of the essential principles of campaigning: Able to develop innovative and creative ideas, campaigning techniques and ways of working
  • Understanding of principles of project management and a systematic approach to work in an organization; including experience of scheduling, planning and managing several projects at the same time and involving a wide range of people and activities across various teams; managing conflicting demands and meeting tight deadlines
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills: Able to work effectively as a member of a team
  • Fluent written and spoken English is essential, and a second core AI language is essential or desirable (French, Spanish or Arabic)
  • Able to establish good working relationships with colleagues from a variety of cultures and backgrounds, both within the organization and the wider movement
  • Experience of using online and offline activism techniques to achieve campaign objectives
  • Excellent writing and editing skills: Experience of writing and editing English-language materials in a clear and concise way to give information and motivate people to take action while maintaining accuracy
  • Experience and knowledge of campaigning and membership organizations, understanding of what motivates members to take action, the support they need and the importance of feedback
  • Experience of working in multi-cultural environment with colleagues and partners based around the world, including the global North and global South
  • knowledge of participatory methodologies desirable
  • Experience in delivering training and presentations, experience in facilitating and coordinating workshops and international meetings
  • Excellent organizational and office skills: Able to set clear work goals and to monitor progress; Able to maintain high quality standards with regard to routine tasks, and undertake personal administration in accordance with AI guidelines on self-servicing
  • Understanding of the crucial importance of integrity and accountability in handling of all casework related to financial assistance; a commitment to abide by the highest standards of ethical best practice
  • Able to undertake evaluation of working methods, systems or projects
  • Political judgment and strategic planning: Able to identify the information needed to make a judgment, identifying the position of potentially influential actors and alternative courses of action
  • Numeracy skills sufficient to process financial data

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