Call for applications – Freedom of Artistic Expression Programme Officer

Freedom of Artistic Expression Programme Officer. Freemuse is seeking qualified candidates for the above position. The Programme Officer will be hosted by a Freemuse network partner in Cairo, Egypt Objectives/Tasks: The PO shall on behalf of Freemuse document, monitor and analyze violations of artists’ rights to Freedom of Expression in MENA. The PO shall further advocate artists rights to freedom of expression in regard to cultural and artist Civil Society Organisations and human rights – and Freedom of Expression Organisations in the region. The work includes writing articles and analytical reports to Freemuse. Requirements: The candidate must have at least 2-3 years previous, documented and qualified work experience from at least three of the following fields: • Human Rights studies /International Studies/Political Science /Law • Research / Journalism • Monitoring/ reporting/ • Cultural production • Advocacy Language and writing skills: Fluent in Arabic and English. French at good level is an advantage. Technical skills: Word, Excel at professional level. Skills of photography or video recording are a plus. Familiarity with wordpress and web editing an advantage. The candidate must have good communicating skills, experience from networking, be flexible and able to adjust to different working environments and able to travel in the region The candidate must be reliable, open minded, acquainted with popular culture in MENA, and be able to keep deadlines. Previous experience with fundraising and reporting to donors an asset. Experience with project and budget management essential. Salary Recommended standards of Egyptian salaries and insurances are applied About Freemuse Freemuse is the world’s leading organization defending and advocating musicians’ rights to freedom of expression. Freemuse has special consultative status with the UN and collaborates closely with other international freedom of expression and arts organizations. Freemuse has published more than 12 reports on censorship in countries such as Afghanistan, Pakistan, USA, Belarus, Zimbabwe and Egypt; we have organized four world conferences and received several international awards. More information about Freemuse can be found at To Apply: Resumes should be sent to: [email protected] before August 20th, 2014 Resumes will be reviewed as received. Interviews will be granted as interesting candidates are identified, so there is no need for telephone calls. Application must include a cover letter describing the interest and qualifications, and references of the applicants. Please write your name and the position in the subject line of your email.

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