Head of Programmes, Equidem, Location: Flexible - UK, Africa or North America, Salary: £60,000 - £70,000 + excellent benefits

Equidem is a human and labour rights organisation, anchored in the global south. We work globally and locally to expose injustice and hidden human rights abuses; to provide practical solutions to the most intractable human rights challenges; and to build powerful community-led coalitions that empower the individual and the community.

Equidem is a dynamic and innovative people-centred organisation with a team representative of the same communities whose rights we seek to defend.

Equidem may be a young organisation, but it has already made a significant impact. Our teams in Africa, Asia, the Middle East and beyond have helped thousands of people from the most disadvantaged backgrounds to escape modern slavery, exploitation and even death. We have exposed injustices perpetrated by some of the most powerful states and businesses in the world, and helped build the human rights movement from the grassroots to the international-level with a positive, inclusive vision of a better society.

The role of Head of Programmes is an exciting and dynamic leadership position within a rapidly expanding international human rights organisation. Reporting directly to the CEO, the Head of Programmes will be an integral part of the leadership team, alongside the Heads of Fundraising, Communications, and Operations. In this capacity, the Head of Programmes will oversee a team of experienced leaders in the field of human rights and grassroots activism, responsible for various areas such as Research, Investigations, Policy and Innovation, Advocacy and Campaigns.

We are looking for a talented, motivated and values-driven professional to advance Equidem's ambitious and exciting programmatic initiatives.

The Candidate:
  • Profound expertise in designing, implementing, and evolving international programmes with a particular focus on human rights, labour rights, climate change, economic, social and cultural rights and international justice.
  • Extensive experience in developing and leading tailored programmes across Asia, Africa, North America, Europe, and the Middle East that is adapted to regional and local contexts, ensuring their success and tangible impact.
  • Demonstrated track record of crafting impactful programmes, substantiated by measurable evidence and a commitment to prioritizing impact. Experience of grant reporting and implementation of MEL processes.
  • Experience in managing and mentoring staff, contributing to leadership teams within a matrixed organisation, and a dedication to collaborative teamwork with both internal colleagues and external partners.
  • Demonstrated ability to thrive in a fast-paced office environment, adapting to rapidly changing priorities, handling multiple deadlines, and consistently delivering high-quality work products.
  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated experience in building programs in complex environments involving stakeholders and partners from various sectors.

For an informal and confidential discussion, please speak with our advisor at Berwick Partners Sandra Hamovic on 07979 017 447 or Sandra.Hamovic@berwickpartners.co.uk


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