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Remuneration: £Competitive Location: Abuja, Nigeria

The mobile revolution. Geopolitical power shifts. A radically altered global economy. The world is changing, and so is the way that people fight for their rights. In order to be effective, Amnesty International’s (AI) International Secretariat needs to change how we work. That’s why we’ve opening a regional office in Dakar. And why we need your research expertise with us on the ground.


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.


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.


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Deadline for applications: Friday 30th May 2014