Help raise funds to protect human rights

PUBLISHED : Saturday, 10 February, 2007, 12:00am
UPDATED : Saturday, 10 February, 2007, 12:00am

If you feel strongly about human rights issues, there is a vacancy with a Nobel Prize-winning organisation that could be just for you. Amnesty International (AI) is an internationally renowned human rights organisation, with more than 1.8 million members, supporters and subscribers in more than 150 countries and territories.

AI's local chapter, Amnesty International Hong Kong (AIHK), is experiencing rapid growth in its human rights advocacy programme.

'AI is a place where committed human rights defenders will find and create opportunities to realise what they believe in,' local chairwoman Tan Kong-sau said.

AIHK seeks a fund-raising manager to oversee programmes, develop fund-raising strategies, manage external agencies and the internal fund-raising team, and develop communication strategies with donors. As well as building the AI brand name, the appointee should be able to relate global campaigns to the local context to attract potential supporters.

'He or she will be communicating with people from all walks of life on a daily basis,' Ms Tan said. 'The manager should be outgoing and open-minded and be able to motivate team members and fund-raisers, who'll be working in a street environment.'

The ideal candidate should have a good marketing sense and know something about donation behaviour among Hong Kong people. Applicants should have a university degree and at least four years' fund-raising experience.