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  • Posted on: 29 April, 2014 Deadline: 30 May, 2014
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    Amnesty International, made up of millions of individual members and supporters, is a truly global human rights movement

    • Of people who are passionate about defending human rights for all.
    • Of millions of people who believe the world would be a better place if together we took injustice personally.
    • And 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.

    Amnesty International (AI) is establishing an office in Nigeria. We are seeking a high-profile, inspirational and experienced Director who is able to establish and lead our operations in Nigeria and represent the organization externally to deliver positive change in the human rights situation nationally, regionally and globally.

    Nigeria Director




    The Amnesty International Nigeria Director is responsible for developing, coordinating and implementing strategies, operational plans and budgets for the work of Amnesty International Nigeria, towards the establishment and development of an effective AI presence in the country. For the first year the role will be heavily focused on establishing the office and its functions and recruitment of staff. Once established the Director will be accountable for management of staff, resources, office and operations of AI Nigeria ensuring the application of AI policy and quality standards across the operations throughout the office and provide political advice for AI’s work on Nigeria.


    Externally the Director will be 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.




    With a proven longstanding commitment to human rights and demonstrable knowledge of political, economic and social trends in Nigeria, you possess a deep understanding of challenges of developing activist organizations and the civil society landscape in Nigeria. You have a strong track record of senior level leadership and management success, preferably in an international organization, and experience of effectively lobbying governments and intergovernmental agents for policy change.


    Your strong strategic and analytical thinking and people management skills, including your ability to effectively manage complex relationships has enabled you to establish a reputation as a highly credible and effective leader of change. 



    Exemplary oral and written communication skills, and fluency in English are essential for success in this role.

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    Startup Consultant



    Amnesty International wishes to establish a powerful presence in Nigeria as a national human rights entity that is part of a global human rights movement, to address national human rights priorities as well as create the possibility for people in Nigeria to join Amnesty International’s global human rights campaigns.

    The Startup Consultant will assist the set-up of a Country Office in Nigeria for Amnesty International, including

    • Researching suppliers and providers for facilities, human resources (including recruitment) and immigration matters;
    • Legal and financial set up;
    • Management and oversight of contracts and contractors once appointments in place.


    Amnesty International are looking for consultants with strong track records in organisation development and human resources. The consultant will have respect and credibility within the field, excellent knowledge and practice, and a good understanding of the context in Nigeria. Previous experience of establishing new offices or key office functions (HR, Payroll, Facilities etc) is required.

    Method of Application

    For Nigeria Director, click here

    For Startup Consultant

    Due to the highly specialized nature of this role Amnesty International are inviting bids from organisations, or individuals, with the experience and skills described above. Joint bids are also welcome.

    Please do not apply via this website. Full details on the required skills, as well as instructions on the application process for this role can be found in the attached document below. Applications should be submitted as per the attached instructions, to Lucy Freeman (Director - Growth Programme) at Please also contact Lucy should you have any questions about the role.

    Deadline for applications (Startup consultant position): Sunday 4th May 2014

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