Sierra Leone Program Director
Freetown, Sierra Leone
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Sierra Leone Program Director Search
International Human Rights Law Group
1200 18th Street NW, Suite 602
Washington, DC 20036
Fax: (202) 822-4606
The International Human Rights Law Group is a is a nonprofit organization of human rights and legal professionals working to make human rights real for individuals and communities around the world by building the capacity of local groups in countries around the world and strengthening human rights protections through advocacy, strategic lawyering and training.
IHRLG in Sierra Leone
IHRLG's capacity building program in Sierra Leone focuses on the following areas: (i) human rights training and technical assistance for NGOs including institutional capacity building and the application of international human rights standards and mechanisms; (ii) civil society involvement in transitional justice processes (Truth and Reconciliation Commission and the Special Court); (iii) strengthening women's human rights protection and equal representation within civil society and society in general; and (iv) rule of law and access to justice issues.
The Program Director will manage our human rights and civil society development projects in Sierra Leone. She/he will provide programmatic leadership to the Sierra Leone field office and represent IHRLG in Sierra Leone. They will oversee the implementation of our capacity building program for civil society institutions and convey our capacity building approach in all program activities. The Program Director will also be expected to enhance the capacity, diversity and leadership skills of national program staff.
Advanced university degree in law, international relations or other relevant field, with specialized study in human rights preferred. Candidates should be experienced human rights professionals or activists with a minimum of 5 years of experience in human rights, justice sector or development work in Africa, including three years of management experience. Candidates should have substantial experience in working with civil society organizations and community-level structures, preferably within an NGO in Africa. Field experience in West Africa and in women's rights and transitional justice issues will be advantageous. Demonstrated writing and advocacy skills, and experience preparing funding proposals is essential. Candidates should be willing to relocate immediately, and commit to a 1-year contract. African and women human rights advocates are strongly encouraged to apply.
Salary and Benefits
Salary is commensurate with experience. IHRLG offers a generous vacation and health benefits package.
IHRLG is an equal opportunity employer.