Advocacy / Campaigns and Communication Officer

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About the project

HURISA is a member of a coalition of NGOs monitoring implementation of 14 African Union Instruments. The Coalition was formed in 2009, as a result of a Continental Advisory Research Team (CART) with the view of carrying out research studies to monitor compliance of the African Union Member States with their regional obligations. The first phase of the project consisted of tracking 10 countries, including South Africa with twelve African Union instruments. The project was initially coordinated by Southern Africa Trust and conducted research on South Africa jointly with HURISA. A continental report was compiled from the 10 country reports and published during the 2010 African Union Summit in Kampala. The launch of the report led to the formation of a five year project named the State of the Union Coalition (SoTU).

The 14 AU instruments and regimes selected are consolidated as follows

The project mandate seeks to fulfil the following three broad actions

  • Ccitizens empowerment to claim their rights and advocate for accountability
  • State functionaries and rule of law institutions act to ensure ratification, domestication, dissemination and implementation of regional instruments and commitments.
  • National Platforms capacitated to popularize, engage and advocate for accountability

Skills and Expertise of the Incumbent


  • Minimum 5 years’ experience and understanding use of African System of Human Rights
  • Excellent media relations, including drafting of op-eds, statements, organizing media conferences, TV, radio
  • Campaigner and lobbyist
  • Advocacy and ability to engage national institutions and lobby for human rights positions
  • Training and Facilitation Skills
  • Coordination of event, training, workshops, conferences, meetings
  • Exceptional Writing Skills and editing
  • Working under pressure and ability to meet demanding deadlines
  • Experienced in working in the NGO environment
  • Excessive travelling
  • Report writing
  • Communication skills and ability to work in networks, ability to set up networks
  • Initiative and ability to work with minimum supervision
  • Drivers License and valid passport


Post Degree, Maters Degree in Law or equivalent

Remuneration: Negotiable, Start date: immediately

A campaign excise is set for shortlisted applicants to complete after oral interview. This should take 1hr.long. This will carry a lot of marks for consideration of the candidate for this post

Send your CV, 3 reachable references, previous experience, and qualifications:

Ref: ACCO 2.

Closing Date: Close of business Monday, 22 September 2014