Amnesty International's CONFLICT MANAGEMENT ASSISTANCE GROUP (CMAG) is seeking to appoint an external member (Volunteer Position)
Amnesty International's (AI) mission is to undertake research and action focused on preventing and ending grave abuses of human rights. Founded in 1961, now with over 3.2 million members, supporters and donors in over 150 countries and offices in over 80 countries.
The CMAG is an internal Amnesty International volunteer body, appointed by the global Board of Amnesty International, the International Executive Committee (IEC). The CMAG supplements conflict management resources within Amnesty International by providing space for impartial listening, information resource sharing and options to Amnesty International leaders facing conflict. The CMAG also advises and supports the international movement on conflict management and resolution by promoting the adoption and application of policies, standards and good practices. The working language of the CMAG is English.
The CMAG is currently composed of four volunteers, who are members of Amnesty International with experience in governance, management and conflict management and resolution.
The CMAG is seeking to appoint a person from outside of Amnesty International who supports the aims of the organisation and who can complement the skills and experience of the current members bringing high levels of experience in conflict management and resolution theory and practice. Experience in Amnesty International is not required.
The expectation is that the appointed member will attend at least one face to face meeting per year and participate in regular scheduled teleconference calls with other members. The appointed member will be expected to contribute to work of the CMAG, which may include drafting reports, workplans, developing resources, and providing coaching, mediation and facilitation. Members of the CMAG will serve a term of four years (until 2015).
We welcome applicants with excellent professional achievement in:
Conflict management and resolution, including theory and practice of conflict management, practical experience in conflict management and resolution processes (mediation, negotiation, arbitration etc)
Governance and leadership
Organizational development, theory and practice
Understanding of the International Non Governmental Organizations' sector
Understanding of membership based organizations
Working with diverse and multicultural teams
Membership of the committee is not remunerated; however reasonable travel and related expenses will be covered by Amnesty International.
Amnesty International is committed to equality of opportunity throughout the organization and these positions are therefore open to any qualified individual irrespective of nationality, domicile, race, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation or all or other.
Is this you? To apply - please send an expression of your interest in the position detailing your experience and interest in the role and your CV, attaching any supporting documents and including two contacts for professional references to: ieccommittees(at)amnesty.org
Closing date for expressions of interest is 20 February 2012.
Amnesty International's CONFLICT MANAGEMENT ASSISTANCE GROUP (CMAG) is seeking to appoint an external member
This material is cross-posted from the Peace and Collaborative Development Network, http://internationalpeaceandconflict.org