For over 50 years, we’ve been campaigning for human rights wherever justice, freedom and truth are denied. We’ve reshaped policies, challenged governments and taken corporations to task. In doing so, we’ve changed thousands of lives for the better. Join Amnesty at our new regional office in Dakar and you will too.
ABOUT THE ROLE
Taking control of all things finance for our West Africa regional office, you’ll play a key part in shaping the International Secretariat’s presence in the region. Implementing our global policies and putting in place local processes and systems will be instrumental to our initial and ongoing operational success. As you would expect, you will be monitoring budgets, regularly reporting to local and international management and ensuring we meet all the relevant statutory and regulatory requirements. As well as managing payroll and cash flow, you’ll have responsibility for facilities management, legal compliance, IT and a range of HR functions. This will include securing visas for international staff, commissioning training and ensuring HR best practice. You will be technologically-savvy - able to maintain IT systems with the back-up of our global hub in London. You will also lead and develop a Finance and Office Assistant reporting directly to you, growing their abilities as you build a solid base for us to effect meaningful human rights change.
A qualified accountant and experienced office manager, you’ll be an expert when it comes to preparing and monitoring budgets and overseeing the smooth day-to-day management of an office. More than being methodical, organized and flexible, you’ll be confident in your ability to get an international office up and running, thanks to a history of putting in place and managing financial, administrative, HR, IT and legal systems. You’ll also be well-versed in HR, customer focused and fluent in both English and a local language (French). Indeed, you’ll already have local contact networks in tax, immigration and with service contractors, along with a knowledge of local contract law.
Our aim is simple: an end to human rights abuses. Independent, international and influential, we campaign for justice, 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 a global movement of more than 7 million people who campaign for a world where human rights are enjoyed by all.
Our supporters are outraged by human rights abuses but inspired by hope for a better world - so we work to improve human rights through campaigning and international solidarity.
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
You can help make a real difference by becoming a member or supporter of Amnesty International.