Working in the field of human rights is a challenging but rewarding career choice. With ARTICLE 19 you will find an international community of activists, legal specialists, and subject experts working together to protect the basic freedoms of many communities throughout the world.
You can find out more about where we work and what we do, by following the links above. In addition to a sector-competitive 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.
BACKGROUND AND ROLE PURPOSE
The Europe and Central Asia (ECA) Team is a dynamic team which implements Programmes with partners on the protection of journalists, freedom of expression and digital technologies, access to information, transparency and civic space across the region.
The ECA Communications and Media Officer is part of ARTICLE 19’s Europe and Central Asia Team, and works under the guidance of the Head of Europe and Central Asia Team with strong collaboration with the International Communications Team. This is a high-performing team with a significant portfolio of freedom of expression and information projects, research and advocacy across the region including on Russia, Belarus, Central Asia, Turkey, the Western Balkans, the European Union and the United Kingdom. This new position is focused on growing and communicating Article 19’s work in the region through our new entity in The Netherlands.
The ECA Communications and Media Officer is responsible for engaging ARTICLE 19 Europe and Central Asia’s audiences online, through the creative use and effective management of digital channels, including the article19.nl website and ECA social media channels. An expert in building online engagement, s/he leads on developing compelling social media content and powerful stories to inspire wide audiences across different channels ARTICLE 19’s online presence. S/he will work with ARTICLE 19’s International Communications team on engaging audiences via new media and generating impactful coverage for ECA’s research and advocacy work through traditional and new media outlets across the region.
The position is part time, and is based in Amsterdam and will liaise with the Europe and Central Asia team who are based across the region.
Application deadline: 30th March 2021
ABOUT ‘TEAM COMMUNITY’ AND ARTICLE 19
Team CommUNITY is a program of ARTICLE 19 that works to advance community building strategies; pioneer diversity and inclusion tools; and organize innovative events for the digital rights and internet freedom communities. They are the organizers of the annual Internet Freedom Festival.
Established in 1987, ARTICLE 19 works for a world where all people everywhere can freely express themselves and actively engage in public life without fear of discrimination. Our mission is to promote and defend the universal human rights of freedom of expression and information around the world, through international advocacy, campaigns, legal analysis, and regional and national projects. ARTICLE 19 operates internationally: although our international secretariat is based in London, we have regional teams based in the Americas, Asia, MENA, Europe, and Africa through an established network of offices and personnel.
This position is a trusted partner to the Director/Head of Team CommUNITY, responsible for overseeing operations and financial due diligence and ensuring programmatic and strategic implementation of Team CommUNITY’s programs and services. Using strong management and interpersonal skills, knowledge of organizational change, and financial acumen this position is expected to establish the strategic direction for long-term sustainability of Team CommUNITY.
The successful individual will have a demonstrable track record of driving change, organizational development, financial management, human resources, and program management across diverse geographies and communities. They will also have experience in international human rights organizations, particularly with the digital rights or internet freedom communities. Crucially, the successful candidate will have strong people management skills, the confidence to lead, inspire and motivate multi-disciplinary teams.
Application deadline: 11th April 2021.