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.

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FLEXIBLE, PREFERRED LONDON OR AMSTERDAM     circa £50,000

ARTICLE 19 is recruiting for an experienced Head of Protection to enhance the safety and security of individuals and organisations working to protect and promote freedom of expression and information, as reflected in our strategy, bringing strong project management skills, serving as the primary focal point on our “Protection” thematic area across the organisation.

In collaboration with relevant teams, the Head will identify new strategic areas for ARTICLE 19’s consolidation and growth as a leading advocate organisation for the effective protection of activists and organisations, particularly journalists, social communicators and human rights defenders. Leading in advancing protection standards at global and regional fora, in collaboration with relevant teams, the Head will be a primary force in ensuring effective coordination externally with key INGOs working on protection of FoE/I and internally within the organisation. The Head will facilitate programmatic work in the regional offices and programmes, with a particular focus on supporting the monitoring of attacks on communicators and human rights defenders and deploying ARTICLE 19’s Holistic Protection Training.

The ideal candidate will bring both a substantial understanding of human rights and digital protection expertise, as well as knowledge and experience in monitoring and providing protection methodologies. The candidate will bring a solid understanding of freedom of expression and information issues, protection instruments, fora and discussions. Familiarity with the UNESCO Plan of Action for the Safety of Journalists, for example, is highly desired. Gender expertise and understanding of specific risks faced by women and LGBTI will be an asset.

The application deadline is 25th Sept 2018.

Yangon, Myanmar     Competitive package

ARTICLE 19 is recruiting for an experienced Programme Manager for Myanmar to lead the implementation of ARTICLE 19 projects in Myanmar.

ARTICLE 19 has worked in Myanmar since 1991 and opened an office in Yangon in February 2013. ARTICLE 19 has implemented programs to promote legislative reform, media freedom and access to information in the country, as well as activities to counter “hate speech” and discriminatory rhetoric.

Under the supervision of the Head of Asia Programme, the Myanmar Programme Manager will assume primary responsibility for all of ARTICLE 19’s activities in Myanmar. He or she will be responsible for managing a team of three to four staff members in the country. The Myanmar Programme Manager will also ensure compliance with ARTICLE 19 policies and procedures, including those relating to financial and personnel matters.

The application deadline is 23rd Sept 2018.

London (preferred) or other ARTICLE 19 offices     Circa £48,000

ARTICLE 19 seeks a Senior Legal Officer who will, under the supervision of the Senior Director for Law and Policy, play a crucial role in protecting freedom of expression globally, delivering cutting edge leadership of ARTICLE 19 in this area. They will provide legal and policy expertise, including through analysing laws and policies on freedom of expression and freedom of information; international, regional and national litigation; researching and monitoring new developments and trends with the view of identifying and responding to key concerns and opportunities. They will also develop and promote ARTICLE 19 policies and positions on a variety of freedom of expression issues, advocating for progressive legal reforms, developing resource materials and delivering trainings for ARTICLE 19 stakeholders.

Further, the post holder will contribute to the Law and Policy Team’s strategic and operational planning and reporting and will be directly responsible for the management and implementation of one or more legal projects. The position involves working closely with ARTICLE 19 regional offices and programmes to address emerging challenges to freedom of expression in respective regions and to identify new opportunities for engagement and advocacy on them in target countries and regions.

For a details job description and person specification please click here.

Application deadline is extended to 21st September 2018 (those who have previously applied for this position do not need to apply again).