Associate Director, MENA Region (Beirut Office), Human Rights Watch
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FULL-TIME JOB VACANCY
Development and Outreach Department
Application Deadline: July 15, 2012
Rights Watch (“HRW”) is seeking highly qualified applicants for the
position of Associate Director of Development and Outreach
to be responsible for managing HRW’s fundraising, advocacy and outreach efforts in the Middle East and North Africa (“MENA”). This position reports to the Deputy Director
of Development and Outreach as well as to the Deputy Director of the MENA Division.
Build financial support for the organization by soliciting major gifts and general support funds from donors in the MENA region;
Research, identify, cultivate, service and solicit new prospects, existing donors and Beirut Committee members;
Create and track donor lists, fundraising and expenses;
Direct the Beirut Committee and work closely with the
Committee’s leadership, and manage the Beirut Executive Committee and
the sub committees;
Help establish other new city committees in the region;
Liaise with, service and cultivate committee members and prospects;
Plan and oversee the production of fundraising, outreach
and cultivation events in the MENA region, including HRW’s Annual Voices
for Justice Dinner in Beirut and Kuwait;
Collaborate with HRW’s Committee Directors across North
America and Europe and help direct special development initiatives in
Beirut and the region such as high-level Board events;
Represent and communicate the work of Human Rights Watch
to existing and prospective supporters including through creating new
communication and servicing tools;
Assist with promoting HRW’s advocacy initiatives in the
MENA region, in coordination with the MENA Division’s Regional Advocacy
and Communications Director, Researchers and Deputy Director;
Deliver outputs in a timely manner and be consistent with the agreed strategy and priorities of the Development Department;
Monitor progress against milestones and deadlines of all outputs that are within the purview of responsibility;
Ensure organization-wide coordination and complementarity
as well as maintain good working relationships with external partners;
Perform other tasks as may be required.
Develop work plans and contribute to the development and outreach strategy for the region;
Regularly monitor the budget and ensure that resources are allocated appropriately;
Operate in compliance with organizational regulations and rules, including the policies of applicable employee agreements;
Establish clear work plans for staff and communicate
priorities clearly and effectively. Provide oversight and take
responsibility for delegated assignments;
Ensure that the workload of the staff is manageable and the reporting lines are clear;
Manage and guide staff by listening, having two-way
communication, sharing pertinent information, responding appropriately
and delegating appropriate responsibilities;
Provide appropriate and timely feedback on staff
performance and provide guidance, coaching and training, as necessary.
Provide guidance and coaching to staff in the supervisory positions;
Ensure timely recruitment of vacant positions; and
Foresee risks and allow for contingencies when planning; monitor and adjust plans and actions, as necessary.
A bachelor’s degree in international relations, journalism, law, social sciences or related studies is required. An advanced
degree is highly desirable.
Experience: Minimum seven years of fundraising
experience is required. Minimum five years of management experience is required.
Related Skills and Knowledge:
Significant fundraising experience, with proven success
in creating and managing major gifts programs in the MENA region is
Experience managing high-level donor relationships is required.
Demonstrated experience overseeing large fundraising events is required.
Ability to present the work of HRW and human rights issues to donors and potential donors is required.
Excellent oral and written communications skills in English and Arabic are required. Proficiency in French is a plus.
Strong interpersonal skills in order to work
collaboratively within HRW as well as with local partners, government
officials and external media partners are required.
Ability to multi-task effectively, including having good
planning and organizing skills and ability to work under pressure are
Demonstrated commitment to human rights and/or
international issues and the capacity to master and represent the
mission and programs of HRW is essential.
Experience presenting issues to the media and policymakers is highly desirable.
Strong technology skills, including experience with donor databases and knowledge of social media are highly desirable.
An entrepreneurial spirit and the discipline to work
independently, but also the ability to function as a member of a
development team is highly desirable.
Other: S/he must be willing to travel frequently within the
MENA region as well as to HRW’s European and North American offices.
Please submit a cover letter,
curriculum vitae, a brief writing sample (unedited by others), salary
requirements and contact information for three references to
Please use “Associate Director, MENA Ref: DEV-12-1035-C” as the subject of your email.
Only complete applications will be reviewed and only qualified candidates will be contacted.
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