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The East and Southern Africa Regional Office is recruiting a regional campaigner for Southern Africa to campaign on Botswana, Namibia, Lesotho and Eswatini. The post holder will lead and support the Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Office on campaigning on these selected countries. The Campaigner will develop and implement campaigning strategies, managing and coordinating actions on human rights concerns by using and developing knowledge on assigned countries and other geographical and thematic areas, and supporting and liaising with Amnesty International (AI) movement and outside networks to ensure maximum impact.
- To contribute to the development of overarching research and campaigning strategies to deliver impact, and to lead on the development and implementation of specific campaigning strategies to support them, managing and coordinating actions on human rights concerns Botswana, Namibia, Eswatini and Lesotho and other geographical or thematic areas aimed at effecting change in the human rights situation
- To write or otherwise devise campaigning and other materials for external and internal use, such as reports, annual report entries, press releases, public statements, web features, audio-visual materials, briefings, action materials and government correspondence
- To research the most effective ways to campaign on human rights concerns and monitor and conduct evaluations of campaigning strategies and plans
- To comprehensively monitor and analyze political and human rights developments and conduct research as appropriate into human rights contexts and individual cases, including by participating in field research and through contact with partners on the ground and managing the evidence gathering, consultations, interviews that contribute to agreed deliverables
- To communicate AI’s concerns, positions and key messages to AI’s membership, civil society organizations and at other forums, including through lobbying at relevant public forums in relation to campaigning priorities and undertaking other advocacy, and in addition, as appropriate, represent AI in governmental, inter-governmental and various public forums, as well as with the news media and others
SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
- Experience of strategic campaigning, including knowledge of the steps required to devise campaigning strategy and awareness of the need for actions and campaigning techniques to be based on strategies and be adapted to effect changes in a given situation
- Knowledge of the sub-region in general and a specialist knowledge in relation to specific countries (Eswatini, Botswana, Namibia and Lesotho) or other geographical areas or thematic issues in your brief
- Ability to understand and express ideas in English, and, where applicable, other relevant languages in a fluent, clear and concise way, both orally and in writing, and to communicate complex information and institutional positions
- Ability to motivate and inspire others towards activism for change, including through creative and dynamic approaches to encourage campaigning in the face of obstacles and including an understanding of digital campaigning tools and their appropriate use for target audiences to ensure both online and offline activism and mobilisation