Thank you for your interest in the role of Africa Programme Officer at Anti-Slavery International.
We are the world’s oldest human rights organisation and our vision is a world free from slavery. We believe that modern slavery is a contemporary issue of the highest importance and we are determined to work with others to ensure people can be free from slavery across the world.
The Africa Programme Officer is responsible for overseeing the implementation of projects under the Africa Programme. Currently the Africa Programme includes projects which raise awareness of and support the full emancipation of slavery survivors in Niger, Mali and Mauritania; and projects seeking to eradicate forced begging by religious students in Senegal, Mali, Niger and Nigeria through community engagement, campaigning, research, advocacy and coalition building.
The successful candidate will facilitate the Africa project deliverables and activities (including advocacy, research, publications, capacity trainings, planning meetings and evaluations) effectively and efficiently, working through in-country partners as well as monitoring project budget and progress and preparing donor reports.
Whilst the role will focus initially on the management of our descent-based slavery project in Niger, the role will also support the Africa Programme Manager with the development of other anti-slavery projects and initiatives.
This exciting position brings lots of potential for increased responsibility which requires a high level of organisation and initiative. With a complex programme of work to delivery you will need to have proven experience of managing projects, be highly organised with the ability to use your own initiative with minimal supervision and has the ability to manage competing deadlines to implement multi-discipline projects. Given that the project related to this role is delivered in partnership with a local organisations based in Niger, West Africa it is essential that candidates are fluent in French (both spoken and written)
We are looking for someone who can embody our values and who shares our passion for fighting slavery and interested in monitoring slavery-related developments in Africa.
The role will be two and a half days per week/ 17.5 hours/week for 18 months, with the possibility of increasing in hours and/or contract length at a later stage, funding permitting.
Anti-Slavery International offers a flexible, friendly working environment, a committed team of staff, and the opportunity to work to combat serious human rights abuses, and to make a real difference to the lives of people who are most excluded from society.
If you think this fits with your expertise and ambition, we would love to hear from you.
Please read the recruitment pack for details on how to apply.
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