Regional Director - Middle East and North Africa Region
Based in: Amman, Jordan
Experienced Regional Director sought for an international human rights organization working for the protection and promotion of the rights of women and girls worldwide to lead and manage our work in the Middle East and North Africa region (MENA). This is a full-time position based in Amman, Jordan. This is an exciting opportunity for a motivated, dynamic and experienced individual to deliver a flagship program on women’s and girls’ rights in the Arab World. The successful candidate is an effective communicator, expert manager, successful fundraiser, facilitator and networker. Equality Now invites applications from exceptional candidates who have demonstrated an ability to set up operations, manage international multi-country programs, network, engage with donors, and support and inspire a team to drive innovative solutions and effect change for women and girls.
In the initial stage, the MENA Regional Director will manage a program officer and later recruit a program assistant/office manager. The Director and her/his team work closely with our Nairobi, London, and New York Directors, Program Managers, and communications and development staff. The Regional Director will be responsible for: representing Equality Now in the region and representing regional women’s rights issues globally; maintaining and building partnership, bringing together national and regional networks; developing and implementing an annual work plan and budget in line with their priorities; hiring and supervising an office assistant, program staff, and consultants; staying abreast of significant developments and trends in the region and in the field of women’s rights, serving as spokesperson for Equality Now, including through interacting with the media and representing the organization at high-level meetings and conferences, supporting fundraising efforts and stewardship; and managing accounting, administration and human resources related to regional office operations.
Equality Now is a legal advocacy organization that works for the protection and promotion of the human rights of women and girls around the world. Working with grassroots and human rights organizations and individual activists, Equality Now documents violence and discrimination against women and girls and mobilizes international, regional and local action to support efforts to stop these abuses. Our work is focused into four main program areas: Discrimination in Law, Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), Trafficking, and Sexual Violence; and a cross cutting focus on the rights of adolescent girls through our Adolescent Girls’ Legal Defense Fund (AGLDF).
Founded in 1992, Equality Now seeks to achieve systemic and tangible impact in its program areas to progress the rights of women and girls. We are undertaking organizational development to strengthen governance and institutional systems that enable leadership, efficiency, oversight, and responsiveness.
Scope of Work:
The MENA Regional Director’s work is guided by Equality Now’s strategic plan and organizational policies.
Equality Now will lay the groundwork for, and then open, a physical office, with the aims of exponentially increasing its capacity to respond to women rights violations, to increase our support to women’s rights organization and advocate internationally on issues relating to women in the Arab World.