Amnesty International Job in Abuja for a Regional Growth Coordinator

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.

Amnesty International is  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 structure.
  • 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 participation.

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
  • 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
  • Recruit and line manage growth project staff, volunteers or consultants within IS policy
  • Manage the implementation of project activities against agreed objectives

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
  • 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
  • Effectively monitor growth strategy implementation in the region in relation to growth of presence, identify gaps and share learning within the movement

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
  • Making decisions: B
  • Taking the initiative: B
  • Communicating and influencing: B
  • Developing oneself and others: B
  • Contributing to a Dynamic and Effective International Secretariat: A

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

Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Application Deadline  30th January, 2016.

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