Programmes Director at Amnesty International Nigeria

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.We are recruiting to fill the vacant position below:Job Title: Programmes DirectorRef Id: 2296Location: AbujaType: Fixed Term ContractWorking Hours: 35 Job SummaryTo provide strategic leadership and vision for Amnesty Nigeria’s research, campaigns, advocacy and media activities centred on human rights work in Nigeria.To develop an integrated strategy on the country’s human rights agenda, overseeing its application, and ensuring consistency between AI’s policies and strategies for work in Nigeria with those in other global regions.Job PurposeSupports the Director in the management of the office and strategic allocation of resourcesContributes to the implementation of the operational plans for the Nigeria National OfficeAssists in the management of staff and financial resources and ensures integrated working of a multi-functional office.Ensures the application of AI standards of work in areas of responsibility, including on research strategy and methodology, campaigning activities, publications and the mediaRepresents AI, in the field and elsewhere, including with government officials and to the media.Working Relationships:Reporting to: Amnesty International Nigeria DirectorPosts that this job manages: Programmes staff, researchers, campaigners, media manager and consultants (as appropriate).Other key relationships: West Africa Regional Office programme staff and Africa Research and Advocacy Director. Other relationships will include Section Directors, Regional Office Directors, other National Office Directors and Programmes managers; Key human rights actors outside Amnesty International, e.g. within the NGO community and academia.Main ResponsibilitiesManagement and Communications:As a key member of the management team, contribute to the development of an effective strategic plan to deliver Amnesty Nigeria’s vision that is aligned with AI’s Strategic Goals and which inspires and motivates internal and external stakeholdersProvide sound and timely advice on political, civil society, human rights, emerging issues and other relevant developments in the country and region, and undertake/lead fieldwork in order to ensure informed direction and risk management of Amnesty’s work in NigeriaLead on field research missions and development of human rights research plans and projects.Manage staff and other resources to ensure their most effective use, in line with agreed priorities and policies.Promote an organizational culture of integration across programmes and manage the effective coordination with relevant staff from the International Secretariat, global thematic teams and other offices in order to identify and exploit opportunities for co-creation, co-operation, collaboration, information-sharing and problem solvingDeputize where required for the Director who 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.Research and advocacy management and strategic oversight:Manage the development and implementation of human rights research and advocacy action plans on Nigeria, in line with globally agreed priorities and strategiesProvides sustained and embedded support to all Amnesty Nigeria researchers and campaigner through mentoring, training and facilitating trainings on Amnesty’s research standards, embedding transfer of skills, knowledge and networks. Monitors the implementation of these standards and adopts strategies for achieving adherence where gaps are identified.Ensure integration of research and action in order to provide an effective, coherent programme of work which delivers tangible outcomes for human rights in conformity with Amnesty’s mission and consistent with its priorities, strategies and standardsDevelop and implement an evaluation model of projects and campaignsQuality Assurance and Reporting:Oversee quality assurance for all research, campaign and advocacy and related outputs at country level and review research plans, mission proposals and advocacy action plans, working closely with originators to ensure that research strategy is sound and focused, key methodology, legal and policy issues are addressed, and that the evidence, analysis and conclusions make a compelling case for change.Ensure compliance with globally developed quality assurance and impact assessment methodologies to ensure that activities meet the organizational standards of timeliness, accuracy, consistency, balance, independence and impartiality.Ensure the identification and sharing of best practice models and timely reporting against key performance indicators of the entity that measure human rights impact in NigeriaEnsure that the team report with sufficient clarity and detail on the impact of their work, including to fundersEnsure all outputs go through appropriate research, law and policy reviewFinance and risk management:Work closely with the Finance and Office Manager in budget setting, monitoring, managing and reporting on budget and expenditure for the work undertaken by their teamManages risk assessments and oversee the implementation of security procedures for their teams undertaking missions and travel and other instances of high riskAccountable for duty of care of staff, including where necessary, contribution to physical and digital security, health and safety and human resources polices and standards, supported by the Finance and Office ManagerThis is not an exhaustive list of duties. The need for flexibility is required and the post holder is expected to carry out any other related duties, as part of their responsibility for the collective management of Amnesty International Nigeria, that are within the employee’s skills and capabilities whenever reasonably instructed.

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