Sunday, 29 May 2016

Job at Amnesty International

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.


Job Title: Project Co-ordinator Stop Torture

Qualification
BA, BSc, HND

Location 
Abuja

Job Field
Administration, Secretarial, NGO, Non-Profit

Job Purpose
To manage Amnesty International’s AI Nigeria’s Stop Torture in Nigeria project and to work with internal and external partners in order to ensure that the project is planned, implemented, reported and evaluated within the agreed timeline and resources.
The International Secretariat, which operates from a number of sites around the world, gathers and communicates accurate and action-oriented human rights information globally.
We campaign for meaningful human rights change; enable effective human rights activism and work to persuade governments and other actors to uphold universal human rights standards.
We provide strategic leadership, support and advice to the Amnesty International movement globally, fostering Amnesty International’s contribution, presence and public accountability throughout the world.
Reporting to: AI Nigeria Executive Director Posts that this job manages: interns, volunteers, temporary and fixed term contract staff and consultants. Other key relationships: AI Nigeria researchers and campaigners, external project partners, Amnesty International sections and structures, HRE coordinators, Dakar Regional Office, Campaigns teams, national entities, external experts in human rights education, colleagues in other NGOs and academia.
Useful Information
The project will approach the issue of health and well-being of torture victims from a human rights angle.
Torture by police and security forces destroys the life and well-being of individuals across Nigeria.
Nigeria is a state party to several regional and international human rights mechanisms that prohibit the use of torture and ill-treatment.
The Nigerian Constitution also prohibits torture.
Despite several calls by Amnesty International and others urging the Nigerian authorities to criminalize torture, no significant action has been taken.
Meanwhile, individuals continue to suffer horrendous violations in detention.
Through an Intervention Network, Amnesty International and partners will protect seek to people from torture and give them the help they need by ensuring legal and medical support in the crucial hours post-arrest.

Main Responsibilities
Develop and oversee the implementation of the Stop Torture project, including detailed project planning, implementation, budget management, and evaluation & reporting to relevant bodies within and outside the  Amnesty International movement to ensure that the project is effectively managed within the context of international Stop Torture campaign, Strategic Goals, and the parameters of the external funder.
Lead on the liaison with the main implementing partners in Nigeria and internationally, including through regular team meetings and consultations, development of working processes and protocols, and the  organization of capacity building activities on an ongoing basis.
Work with key stakeholders including the Human Rights Education Coordinator to deliver the communication, human rights education and promotional activities as agreed in the project plan.
Manage the overall operations, outputs and outcomes of the project team, including; supporting and supervising staff and volunteers in the team, ensuring smooth, efficient and effective operations and high quality  outputs from the project team.
Other tasks as assigned within the responsibility, scope and nature of the post in order to ensure the effective implementation of the project.
A successful Project coordinator will have overseen the management and implementation of the Project within the framework agreed norms, plans, budget, and timeline.
S/he will have contributed to the effective implementation of the project and the project team, and enhanced its contributions to the overall Project goals and Amnesty International mission, and upheld Amnesty International’s values at all times.
Profile
Communicating in English language, Work with civil society, INGOs and Government
Projectand grant management
Team building and partnership
Creativity and is self-motivated
Experience in delivering training
Understanding of human rights situation in Nigeria as it relates to torture
Demonstrating understanding between project evaluation and organisational learning within a specific context

Applicant should send Application along with CV to contact@amnesty.org.ng

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