Apply As A Country Director at Amnesty International Nigeria

Location(s): • Abuja

Specialization: • NGO / Community Services

Industry: • NGO / International Agencies

Application Deadline: 08 July, 2016

Job Type Fulltime

Amnesty International Nigeria 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: Country Director
  Abuja, Nigeria
Department: Amnesty International Nigeria
Job Purpose

The Amnesty International Nigeria Director is responsible for developing, coordinating and implementing strategies, operational plans and budgets for the work of Amnesty International Nigeria in alignment with Amnesty International’s Strategic Goals and towards the establishment and development of an effective AI presence in the country.

Externally the Director is responsible for building national relationships and Amnesty International’s profile in Nigeria and within the Amnesty International movement.

The Director will represent AI at a senior level with the Nigerian government and others.

The Director is accountable for management of the staff, resources, the office in-country and operations of AI Nigeria, ensuring the application of AI policy and quality standards across the operations and provision of political advice for AI’s work on Nigeria.

AI Purpose:

Amnesty International is a truly global human rights movement, made up of millions of individual members and supporters who are passionate about defending human rights for all and who believe the world would be a better place if together we took injustice personally.

By mobilising the humanity in everyone, shining a light on human rights abuses wherever they may occur and speaking truth to power, for over 50 years now we have been making a tangible difference in the lives of those who are denied their basic rights, every hour, every day.

Working Relationships:

Reporting to: Senior Director of the Office of the Secretary General

Posts that this job manages: The Director will be responsible for the direct line management of relevant roles covering functions such as general operations, research, campaigns, advocacy, fundraising, media and growth, and have overall accountability for effective line management of all posts within the country.

Other key relationships: The Director represents Amnesty International in Nigeria to the public, government and business leaders, IGOs, media, current and potential donors, partner NGOs and CBOs, and rights-holders and promotes strategic collaboration and partnerships with relevant stakeholders.

The post holder also works in close collaboration with:

Africa Regional Advisory Group

West Africa Regional Office Director

Africa Research and Advocacy Director

Relevant colleagues at the  West Africa Regional Office and the wider, global International Secretariat

Colleagues of Amnesty International in Sections around the world.

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