Saturday, May 24, 2014

South Africa Director - Amnesty International (Apply by: 5 June 2014)


Closing Date:5 June 2014
Directorate:Amnesty International Section Office
Location:Johannesburg
Type:Permanent
Working Hours:35

Amnesty International, made up of millions of individual members and supporters, is a truly global human rights movement. It is made up of people who are passionate about defending human rights for all, and who believe the world would be a better place if together we took injustice personally.

And by mobilising the humanity in everyone, shining a light on human rights abuses wherever they may occur and speaking truth to power, for over 50 years now we have been making a tangible difference in the lives of those who are denied their basic rights, every hour, every day.
Amnesty International South Africa is seeking a high-profile, inspirational and experienced Director who is able to lead and grow our operations in South Africa and represent the organization externally to deliver positive change in the human rights situation nationally, regionally and globally.

About the Role

As Executive Director of Amnesty International South Africa you will deliver inspirational leadership that drives real change and make a significant impact on the human rights landscape of South Africa. Working closely with the newly established regional office in Johannesburg you will create a strong strategic presence based on large numbers of committed members - donors and activists - speaking up for human rights. You will be responsible for developing, coordinating and implementing strategies, operational plans and budgets for the work of Amnesty International South Africa, and for delivering a human rights plan of action for the country. It’s a plan that will see you grow a strong and active member base, energise activists, build transformative partnerships and create powerful campaigns.
Externally, the Director will be responsible for building national relationships and Amnesty International’s profile in South Africa. The Director will represent Amnesty International at a senior level with the South Africa government and others.

About You

With a proven longstanding commitment to human rights and demonstrable knowledge of political, economic and social trends in South Africa, you will possess a deep understanding of challenges faced by activist organizations and have a deep understanding of the civil society landscape in which they operate. You will have a strong track record of senior level leadership and management success, preferably in an international organization, and experience of effectively lobbying governments and intergovernmental agents for policy change.
You will have strong strategic, analytical and people management skills. You will be able to effectively manage complex relationships and will have established a reputation as a highly credible and effective leader of change.

You will have exemplary oral and written communication skills. Fluency in English is essential for success in this role.

About Us

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 three million members and supporters is making a difference in 150 countries. 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.

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