Human Rights Education Officer – Amnesty International

The Human Rights Education Officer – primary has responsibility for the implementing agreed activities within the Human Rights Education (HRE) programme including overseeing the development, implementation and evaluation of a programme of work in order to contribute to the growth and development of a human rights culture in Ireland

Co-ordinate, support and motivate a peer education teachers network;
Develop and maintain relationships with schools and education stakeholders in order to maximize the potential for human rights education in the formal sector;
Deliver an innovative training programme to support teachers to integrate human rights in the classroom, including use of on-line training;
Responding to requests for information and advice on human rights Education;
Writing, editing and producing the HRE Newsletter for primary teachers;
Updating and maintaining HRE section of the Amnesty International website;
Any other duties as may be assigned by the Campaigns and Activism Manager or Directorate from time to time in addition to or in lieu of the above.

Proven experience in project management and evaluation;
Understanding of the Irish education system and curriculum (primary) and opportunities for human rights education within it;
Knowledge of the theory and practice of human rights education, and its role in promoting global equality;
Experience of designing and delivering training using active methodologies, experience of training teachers an advantage;
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both verbal and written;
Ability to engage with, and motivate, teachers to use human rights education in the classroom;
Administrative skills and computer literacy including Microsoft Office and the internet;
Excellent organisational skills and an ability to prioritise and work effectively under pressure;
Ability to work on own initiative and play a positive role as part of a team.
The starting salary for this full-time position of 35 hours per week is approximately €33,000 per annum, depending upon experience. This is a fixed-term contract position to 30th April 2017.

Please click on the link below to apply. It is our strong preference that you apply online. However, if you are unable to complete an online application, you can download the application form from our website and send it to or by post to Seán MacBride House, 48 Fleet Street, Dublin 2.

Closing date for applications is Monday 26th September 2016

Interviews will be held on Monday 3rd October 2016

Amnesty International is committed to working together to maintain a workplace environment that encourages and supports equal opportunities. Equality and diversity are at the core of our values and staff are expected to work collectively and individually to promote equality. We strive to ensure that everyone is treated equally and is respected for their individuality and diversity.

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