The successful candidate will join the APC policy programme to lead APC’s human rights and internet rights work through coordination of our “Internet rights are human rights” project. The candidate will have a strong background in the human rights and internet policy fields and have significant expertise in advocacy, capacity building and strategic communications. This is a full-time senior project manager position key to APC as we seek to strengthen our position internationally in the area of human rights in the context of the internet and information and communication policy.

The project coordinator will:

A) Coordinate the overall implementation of the project “Internet rights are human rights: Monitoring and defending freedom of expression and association on the internet”.

Deliverables include:

* in-depth research and analysis of the trends, violations and impacts on freedom of expression on the internet at national levels;
* development of various information products, awareness raising and global and national policy advocacy in specialised spaces and processes;
* building capacity and support for rights defenders (particularly women’s human rights defenders);
* building sustainable networks of human rights defence advocates;
* designing and implementing a campaign that promote understanding of ‘internet rights’ as human rights and the importance of the internet as a tool for furthering human rights

B) Manage and supervise contracts with project partners.

C) Manage and supervise the “Internet rights are human rights!” project team.

D) Provide strategic vision and leadership for developing and implementing APC´s human rights and internet rights advocacy and campaigning, capacity building, networking and partnership building, and communication strategies in partnership with APC team.

E) Represent the APC and build strategic partnerships in the field. This includes frequent international travel.

F) Participate actively in the APC staff team and with members.

The person we are looking for will have:

* Extensive knowledge of human rights and internet policy and regulation
* Sound academic qualifications in a related area
* Experience in policy advocacy work in this area
* Enthusiasm for networking and be an inclusive network builder
* The ability to plan and think strategically
* Experience in project management (at least three years) including people and budget management
* Experience and background in civil society networking
* Knowledge and contacts with human rights organisations, human rights defenders, democracy activists and internet rights activists is an advantage

Other requirements:

* Excellent English writing and oral communication skills, including public speaking experience
* Good writing skills and experience in writing reports
* Able to work in a team and under pressure
* Able to work independently and to manage people mainly via online communications
* Willing to travel frequently
* Competent computer and internet skills and experience in working in an online environment
* Ability to communicate in Spanish and/or French is a distinct advantage

Remuneration and duration of contract:

This is a full time contract for an initial twelve-month period (renewable depending on performance and availability of funding). Remuneration is based on APC’s salary scale for the position for a high-level project manager. Short-listed candidates will receive specific information on the salary range on request.


The incumbent can work from anywhere in the world provided they have excellent internet access. APC provides an equipment allowance but require staff to use their own computers. Extensive international and regional travel will be required. APC is a truly virtual organisation and does not have a physical headquarters. We do our work online. For this position we particularly encourage candidates from the global South.

How to apply:

Please send a CV and a covering letter in English that illustrates your interest in the position.

You should include the following information:

* Your experience with human rights and/or internet rights
* Your experience in advocacy and capacity building
* Your experience in networking and partnership building
* Your experience in designing, developing and leading campaigns targeting diverse constituencies
* Your background in project management and team coordination, specifically in an international and/or online context
* Your experience or expectations around building the capacity of activists for whom sometimes the subject area will be relatively new
* Your experience around building interaction between human rights actors and actors involved in the access and use of internet for social justice and
* Your ICT policy experience
* Your computer skills
* Where you live
* Languages you speak and write
* Other information you think might be of importance to our assessment of your application
* Three references: names, relationship, contact details; at least one of these should be related to project or campaign that you have managed.

Please send this information via email with ‘Internet rights are human rights project coordinator’ in the subject line to:

by January 14 2011. Please note only short-listed candidates will be contacted.