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Offer: Campaigner for Southern Africa, Amnesty International - London, UK

Amnesty International. London, UK.

Closing date: October 19, 2011.
About the Role:

We’re looking for a campaigner to contribute to our campaigns against human rights violations in Southern Africa. Working as part of the South Africa and Swaziland Team at the International Secretariat, you will work on a range of projects, including our campaign to remove barriers to accessing health services in rural South Africa. You will act as a focal point providing advice and support to our worldwide membership, including devising campaigning strategies, preparing written and other campaigning materials and providing research support.
About You:

You will have excellent campaigning and communication skills, along with strong research skills and an understanding of and experience of working with NGOs and similar organizations. You are dynamic, hardworking and organized, capable of working both on your own initiative and as a member of the team, often under pressure. A strong affinity or experience of economic, social and cultural rights issues, and an interest in Southern Africa, would be a plus. While there is no line management responsibility, you will participate in coordinating the work of the team.
About Us:

Our aim is simple: an end to human rights abuses. Independent, international and influential, we campaign for justice, fairness, freedom and truth wherever they’re denied. Already our network of almost three million members and supporters is making a difference in 150 countries. 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.
Job Purpose:

To develop and implement campaigning strategies, managing and coordinating actions on human rights concerns by using and developing knowledge on specific countries or other geographical and thematic areas, and supporting and liaising with the Amnesty International movement and outside networks to ensure maximum impact.

To Apply:

Auto req ID: 553BR

Please apply online.

External Advert Closing Date: 19 October 2011.

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