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Regional Growth Coordinator Job at Amnesty International Abuja

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.

We are recruiting to fill the position of:

Job Title: Regional Growth Coordinator

Location: Abuja
Directorate: Movement Building
Programme: Growth Programme
Reporting To: Regional Director, Nigeria
Specialist Manager: Programme Director, Growth Programme
Grade: 5

Job Purpose

  • To develop, support, coordinate and/or directly manage the
    implementation of a range of projects for growth within the region in
    accordance with agreed standards which contribute to the achievement of
    the targets of the growth strategy where there is no national section or
  • These projects should have clear roots to Human Rights Impact,
    be supported to move towards sustainability and democratic governance
    entities where appropriate.

Programme Purpose:

  • The Growth Programme is a programme within the Movement Building
    Directorate which focuses on innovation and supporting, coordinating
    and building effective, sustainable and locally relevant presence of
    AI’s movement in areas of the global south where there is no AI section
    or structure, based on the principles of growth for impact through

International Secretariat Purpose:

  • The International Secretariat (IS), which operates from a number
    of sites around the world, gathers and communicates accurate and
    actionoriented 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
    Amnesty International movement globally, fostering Amnesty
    International’s contribution, presence and public accountability
    throughout the world.

Working Relationships:

  • Reporting to: Regional Director, [sub-region]
  • Posts that this job manages: Project staff members (where appropriate), supervision of consultants and volunteers

Other key relationships:

  • MSP Programme Director and Deputy Programme Director, ASA
    regional office Teams, Mobilization Support Unit, Regional Growth
    Coordinators (from other regions), Growth Programme, Thematic Campaign
    teams, sections and structures, partner organizations, external
    consultants, activists, volunteers and international members.

Main Responsibilities
Develop projects for growth of AI presence in the region which
contribute to the delivery of targets within the growth strategy and
have a clear path to impact:

  • Monitor general and human rights trends, opportunities and
    developments in the region in collaboration with regional teams which
    are relevant to the growth of AI in countries where there is no
    traditional AI presence
  • Based on identified strategic growth priorities in the region
    (through ISP critical paths and organizational enablers) develop
    national and regional growth strategies
  • Identify and mobilize resources for the growth initiatives to be implemented

Project Management of projects for the growth of AI presence in the region:

  • Develop national and regional operational project plans and budgets for the implementation of growth strategies
  • Recruit and line manage growth project staff, volunteers or consultants within IS policy
  • Manage the implementation of project activities against agreed objectives
  • Monitor and evaluate the growth of presence in the region in line with Growth Programme standards
  • To support the resource mobilization and compliance with
    internal and funders requirements through proposal writing, effective
    financial management and reporting
  • Where appropriate, manage the development of an AI presence towards sustainability

Coordinate the implementation of growth initiatives in the region:

  • To coordinate and guide other movement stakeholders in their
    development and implementation of projects for growth in the region e.g.
    centres of expertise, international membership stakeholders
  • Effectively monitor growth strategy implementation in the region
    in relation to growth of presence, identify gaps and share learning
    within the movement
  • Provide advice on integration of growth and mobilization in the regions planning for human rights change
  • Develop and maintain regional relationships with external
    stakeholders in order to learn from their experience, monitor trends and
    identify opportunities

Play an active role in the Growth Programme community of practice:

  • Ensure that outcomes and lessons from the region are shared
    within the Programme and across the movement through the Research and
    Development Officer
  • Actively contribute to movement wide debates and the development
    of standards and good practice in relation to growth of presence
  • Contribute to growth of presence internationally through
    participation in a global peer support network for regional growth
    coordinators and by leading on international projects as assigned


  • Undertake other work as assigned according to the grade and nature of the post

What Does Success Look Like In This Job?

  • Growth in AI’s impact through growth of new presence and
    piloting of innovative models of presence which meet the targets set out
    in the growth strategy
  • Growth is strategically linked to creating Human Rights Impact aligned with AI’s priorities
  • Highly effective project management leads to outcomes being
    achieved; Clear and effective communications lines and procedures for
    all project stakeholders
  • There is a growing knowledge bank of research (including
    participatory) about regional trends in civil society, activism and
    mobilization and constituencies

Skills and Experience

  • Issues affecting human rights in the region
  • Best practice in activism, mobilization and active participation (digitally and offline)
  • Opportunities and challenges of human rights community for growth and mobilization in the region


  • Networking, relationship building and working collaboratively
  • Strategic thinking and planning
  • Excellent communication skills including at a distance
  • Fluency in English and French is essential


  • Growth and mobilization in relation to human rights, with a focus on organizational development for growth
  • Work with civil society, NGOs and governments in the region
  • Project management and staff management


  • Committed to making equal opportunities and diversity a reality
  • Committed and able to motivate others, work with flexibility and diplomacy
  • Good political and cultural sensitivity and judgment and committed to organizational learning
  • Ability to use participatory approaches, methodologies and tools
    when working with AI staff, activists, young people, partners, rights
    holders and others

How You Work – Competencies:

  • Delivering Results: B
  • Working with others: B
  • Developing oneself and others: B
  • Contributing to a Dynamic and Effective International Secretariat: 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
    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 Amnesty
    International’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.

How to Apply

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Deadline: 30th January, 2016.

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