Network and Campaign Officer

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Expiration Date

23 Oct 2018

Description

The network and campaign officer will develop and implement, with the OMCT network team and regional teams, campaigns for the OMCT and the SOS-Torture Network. 

He/she will work in close partnership with all thematic and regional programmes at the OMCT, and its offices in Geneva, Tunis and Brussels. 

Key responsibilities of the position include:

  • Design and implement joint social media campaigns against torture for the OMCT and its global network, including on the UN International Day in Support of Victims of Tortureand UN Human Rights Day;
  • Convene a group of communication and campaigners in OMCT network organizations to build effective networking communication strategies and platforms increasing advocacy and campaign work;
  • Participate in the development of communication tools for an OMCT platform with its network members from around the world, and liaise and advise OMCT offices in the field on media and outreach;
  • Support collective campaigns on challenging countries, the support of human rights defenders, and group approaches framing difficult issues such as the protection of those most vulnerable from torture, protection in the context of counter-terrorism, etc.;
  • Collaborate with the Development Team to explore, develop, and implement online fundraising, volunteer-recruitment, and crowdfunding actions to increase public involvement and support of the OMCT and the SOS-Torture Network. 

Qualifications:

  • University degree, ideally an advanced degree in either communications, journalism or public relations or alternatively in the field of international relations, or international human rights;
  • Minimum 3-5 years experience in campaigning, advocacy, and/or networking, ideally  for human rights, social justice or humanitarian organisations or causes;
  • Excellent oral and written language skills in English, French. Other languages are an asset (in particular Spanish, Russian or Arabic).

Competencies:

  • Proven commitment to human rights and good understanding of human rights and social justice causes, ideally in a campaigning or social media function;
  • Understanding of the role of civil society, its outreach strategies, including innovative and creative social media campaigns, the use of audio-visual tools; 
  • Knowledge of web design tools and knowledge in image and video editing are assets;
  • Record in social media campaigning on human rights and social causes;
  • Excellent inter-personal communications skills are a must, accompanied by creativity, initiative, team-work, and a problem-solving approach.

Application procedure:

The OMCT is an equal opportunities employer. Applications (cover letter and résumé) should be written in English or French and addressed to the OMCT International Secretariat by email to hd@omct.org

The expected location of the position will be Brussels.

Only shortlisted candidates will be notified. 

Deadline for applications: 31 October 2018

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