Media Manager at Amnesty International

Closing Date: 7 January 2018
Directorate: Global Operations
Location: Nairobi
Type: Fixed Term Contract
Duration: 7 Months
Working Hours: 35
Salary: $70,269

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Media Manager to join Amnesty International’s East Africa Regional Office, based in Nairobi, in order to shape and develop a strong media profile for its human rights work across the region.  This role is advertised on the basis of a full time, 7 month fixed term contract.


This post takes strategic ownership of Amnesty International’s media profile across the East Africa region, driving awareness of human rights as well as bolstering support for Amnesty International and shaping a better future for those in need.
Working closely with a team of researchers and campaigners, you’ll drive media coverage to promote campaigning objectives by providing accurate and appropriate communications that help to develop the human rights agenda and raise awareness of Amnesty International’s work in this highly complex region.


You’re passionate about Amnesty International’s aims and experienced in the media industry. You’ll have a strong news sense and know how to place a story to achieve maximum impact.  With a background in journalism or public relations in an international setting, you’ll have detailed knowledge of human rights issues and the media in the region and a strong network of contacts.  You’ll have experience in developing strategies and running successful media events and will combine sharp news skills with a good understanding of human rights that will enable you to deliver prompt and impactful media responses to world events.


Amnesty International is a global movement of more than 7 million people who campaign for a world where human rights are enjoyed by all. We reach almost every country in the world and have:

  • more than 2 million members and supporters who drive forward our fight for rights
  • more than 5 million activists who strengthen our calls for justice

Our aim is simple: an end to human rights abuses. Independent, international and influential, we campaign for justice, fairness, freedom and truth wherever they’re denied. And whether we’re applying pressure through powerful research or direct lobbying, mass demonstrations or online campaigning, we’re all inspired by hope for a better world. One where human rights are respected and protected by everyone, everywhere.

At Amnesty International, we are passionate about what we do and we are proud of our achievements as a movement. To compensate our employees for the wonderful work they do, we reward them through a combination of an attractive and sector competitive salary and benefits package, high levels of engagement and involvement, and a commitment to employee development.

Benefits include 37 days annual leave (inclusive of public holidays and grace days), pension scheme, employee assistance programme, life assurance and many more benefits designed to suit your own personal lifestyle.  All of this, in a professional, engaging environment.

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If you are talented, passionate about human rights and want to use your skills, knowledge and experience to change the world then we would encourage you to click ‘Apply for this Role’ below.

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