ARTICLE 19 works to protect and defend freedom of expression and information (FoE/I), particularly individual advocates of these rights. Our goal is that those at the front line of defending freedom of expression and information are supported by effective networks of institutions and activists at the local, regional and global levels, and by strong legal frameworks and mechanisms, thus ensuring that violations are known, perpetrators held accountable, and effective relief or redress is secured.
Based in Kenya, the Regional Director will develop and lead the organization in the Eastern Africa region. He or she will lead the team of approximately 10 staff working from the organization office in Nairobi and will report to the organisation Regional Board in Kenya and the Executive Director in the International Secretariat based in the UK. The regional office aims to develop and implement the organizations s strategies and projects in Eastern Africa, aiming at strengthening the organization's impact on freedom of expression and information in the region.
The Regional Director will lead the local team in this capacity. They will be an ambassador for the organization in the region, representing the organisation in the media, with donors, governments, partners, opinion makers and leaders in general. He or she will be expected to ensure coordination of the priorities and activities of the regional strategy in alignment with the global ones.
We are seeking a strong and effective manager with deep experience of the Eastern Africa region. This leader will have a successful track record of identifying fundraising opportunities, as well as maintenance and development of solid and positive relationships with existing and potential foundations and funders.
This is a full time role based in Nairobi and will require regular international travel.
Why work for ARTICLE 19?
Working in he field of human rights is a challenging but rewarding career choice. With ARTICLE 19 you will find an international community of activitis, legal specialisits, and subject experts working together to protect the basic greedom of many communinities throughout the world.
In addition to a sector-competetive salary, we promote a flexible culture befitting a digitally, enabled, multi cultural workforce located in over ten cities around the world. We work hard, placing emphasis on delivery and accountability, while balancing all of this with a range of policies geared to health and well-being, including generous leave allowances and remote-working arrangements.
The application deadline is: 25th August 2019.
Interested and qualified? Go to Article 19 career website on article.peoplehr.net to apply