The Program Department of Human Rights Watch (“HRW”) is seeking a senior, experienced professional as the Executive Director of Africa Division, which is the organization’s chief strategist and representative for all matters involving sub-Saharan Africa.
The Executive Director is responsible for developing effective research, advocacy and communications strategies for maximum impact in defending human rights in sub-Saharan Africa, and for ensuring that these strategies inform the work of the entire organization.
The Executive Director is also responsible for supervising talented staff, setting priorities and overseeing detailed research on human rights issues in sub-Saharan Africa including emergency situations by publishing compelling, analytic reports and other advocacy materials and using these publications to generate domestic and international pressure to curb human rights violations.
The position could be based in HRW’s Nairobi or Johannesburg offices, but other options including Human Rights Watch’s New York headquarters are possible.
The position reports to the Deputy Program Director based in New York.
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