Call for applications: IFEX Head of Campaigns and Advocacy

Friday, November 7, 2014


Job title: IFEX Head of Campaigns and Advocacy Term of position: Full-time regular Desired start date: December 2014 Application deadline: 28 November 2014 Apply to: [email protected] Compensation Type: Salary Amount: $60,000 IFEX is seeking applications for the regular full-time position of Head of Campaigns and Advocacy. IFEX is a global network of 95 member organisations that defend and promote the right to freedom of expression and information ( The Secretariat of the IFEX network is based in Toronto and candidates must be eligible to work in Canada. IFEX provides a competitive salary and benefits program and a rewarding work environment. Job purpose: The Head of Campaigns and Advocacy is responsible to build strong collaborative relationships with IFEX members to improve freedom of expression. Priorities will be to develop and oversee strategic directions for IFEX campaigns activities; lead and manage the Campaigns and Advocacy team; and oversee the development and implementation of the Campaigns programme. Duties and responsibilities of the Head of Campaigns and Advocacy: • Work with the Executive Director and Deputy Executive Director to develop and implement IFEX’s Campaigns and Advocacy strategy • Lead, motivate and manage the Campaigns and Advocacy staff team (and contractors) including leading work planning processes, offering ongoing support and conducting annual performance reviews • Oversee all campaigns support to members • Identify campaign opportunities for the network • Develop strategic relationships for campaigns • Lead the development of communication strategies into campaign activities • Write campaigns materials and top-edit and proof content written by staff as well as external contributors • Act as spokesperson, for Campaigns and Advocacy activities • Develop and manage the Campaigns and Advocacy budget in cooperation with the Finance team and the Deputy Executive Director • Other duties as required Desirable experience, skills and qualifications: • 3+ years’ experience managing teams • 5+ years’ experience in campaigning in human rights/free expression field, including: • Proven knowledge of campaigning techniques, policies, strategies, scope, target audience, structure and impact; • Understanding of story-based strategy and demonstrated ability to write clear, concise and compelling prose and ability to generate creative, well-designed web, mobile and/or social media content; • Experience with web-based campaign efforts; • Significant experience in international project development and management • University degree in related discipline or equivalent experience • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English. French, Spanish and/or Arabic an asset • Excellent understanding of human rights, freedom of expression and democratic development issues • Experience working with NGOs, networks and/or coalitions; • Excellent organisation and administrative skills with strong attention to detail • Diplomacy and proven ability to work with people from various cultures and backgrounds • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively in a variety of contexts; • Knowledge of a range of applications and software including social media platforms, content management systems, Microsoft Office • Eligible to work in Canada How to Apply: Please send a CV and a statement of interest that includes the following information: • Why you want to work at IFEX specifically and your understanding of freedom of expression issues • Your background in campaigns and advocacy work. Send your application via email by 28 November to [email protected] with "Hiring Committee: IFEX Head of Campaigns and Advocacy" in the subject line. We thank all candidates for their interest; however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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