Regional Human Rights Education Project Manager

Johannesburg | Johannesburg

Regional Human Rights Education Project Manager

Amnesty International’s Regional Office is looking for an experienced Human Rights Education Project Manager to contribute to the development of Human Rights Education Programmes Online and Offline for Africa and particularly the integration of human rights education into formal education and the implementation together with colleagues of Amnesty’s Strategic Goals.

About the role:

Access to human rights education creates the foundation for a rights respecting society, for (re)claiming rights. It underpins Amnesty’s human rights work.

You will work closely with the Human Rights Education Regional Coordinator (based in Dakar) to contribute to the development and implementation of regional plans, strategies and projects. You will support the implementation of human rights education work online and offline, ensure the alignment with global and regional campaigns, contribute the human rights education perspective in the region to internal AI policies, approaches, strategies, activism and research.

You will work together with colleagues to scale up our Human Rights Education work in the region. This includes contributing to the design of online and offline modules and courses, capacity building workshops and learning processes focusing on nurturing knowledge, skills, attitudes and values; integrating human rights education into core school curricula, textbooks and teacher trainings; contributing to the development of relevant and participatory human rights education training materials; and supporting the delivery of training to different target groups including human rights activists and Amnesty International members.

About you:

With experience of working in human rights education, you must have first-hand knowledge and experience of the socio-political and economic context as well as experience of working with the formal and non-formal educational structures and environments in the region.

You have demonstrated understanding of human rights education methodology, including participatory and experience in facilitating trainings.

You have an understanding of Education Technology and its implications.

You have experience in working with the integration of Human Rights Education in the formal education setting within the curricula, textbooks, training of teachers etc.

You have experience in managing complex projects with diverse stakeholders and funders.

You have the capability both to work on your own initiative and as a member of a large and diverse team, often under pressure.

You have excellent written and verbal communication skills in English and French.

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.

Closing date: 5th May 2016

To find out more and to apply, please click the apply link.

Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.
  • Organization: Amnesty International
  • Location: Johannesburg | Johannesburg
  • Grade: Mid/Senior
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Human Rights
    • Human Rights
    • Education and Training
    • Education and Training
    • Management, Administration and Finance
    • Management, Administration and Finance
    • Public Administration - Restructuring
    • Public Administration - Restructuring
  • Closing Date: 2016-05-05

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