Amnesty International Vacancy for Head of Office-Middle East and North Africa (MENA)

Amnesty International‘s (AI) Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Regional office are now seeking a Head of Office to lead in the establishment and management and contribute to the implementation of operational plans for the Jerusalem office.
Working closely with the Regional Director (RD) for MENA, you will use political judgment and expertise to advise and support the RD and broader management group on AI’s substantive human rights work in Israel/Palestine, including emerging issues, trends, and crisis situations. You will oversee integrated planning and delivery for all research, advocacy and campaign projects in the Jerusalem office (global, regional, national, crisis, etc). You will foster relationships between the Jerusalem office, sections and partners in Israel/Palestine, and share information about projects and actions to maintain a shared plan for research, advocacy, campaigns and related activities.
As Head of Office you will be responsible for the quality of Jerusalem office research, campaigns and advocacy outputs, managing the development and implementation of human rights research and advocacy action plans for Israel/Palestine, in line with globally agreed priorities and strategies.  In this role you will also have the opportunity to work with campaigns, communications, activism, movement building and media to increase activist and public engagement in AI’s campaigns and support both growth and human rights impact.
With direct experience of the human rights and political and social context in Israel/Palestine, you will bring demonstrable knowledge and an expert understanding of the international humanitarian and human rights law legal framework. You will be familiar and have experience of working in a key leadership role in a complex organisation, preferably with exposure of maintaining a successful operation during times of organisational change and  managing a cross-functional and multi-cultural team.
Your human rights research experience for advocacy purposes will be in-depth and you will have familiarity in using a range of appropriate methodologies. You will be adept at leading campaigns at the national and international level through a campaigns life-cycle and will have the ability to represent AI in difficult and high-profile environments.
A highly advanced communicator with excellent political judgement, you will be fluent in English and Arabic (both written and oral), with Hebrew as desirable.
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.
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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.


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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.
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Closing Date: 2 January 2018