Association Racines

Job Opportunity at Freemuse | Freedom of Artistic Expression Programme Officer, MENA

Freemuse is seeking qualified candidates for the above position.
The MENA Programme Officer (MENA PO) will be hosted by our partner organisation Racines in Casablanca, Morocco.

The MENA PO shall on behalf of Freemuse document, monitor and analyse violations of artists’ rights to Freedom of Expression in the MENA region and monitor policies, laws and political and social developments that may affect freedom of expression. The work includes writing articles and analytical reports to Freemuse.

The PO will assist with researching, developing and monitoring campaigns and actions in support of artists at risk. S/he will further advocate artists’ rights to freedom of expression in the region according to Freemuse policies and guidelines and identify, develop and maintain a network of partners including artists, cultural- and artist civil society organisations and human rights – and freedom of expression organisations in the region. The PO will represent the organisation at meetings and conferences in the region and will assist with fundraising.

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 English, French and Arabic.

Technical skills: Word, Excel at professional level essential. Skills of photography or video recording and familiarity with wordpress and web editing an advantage.

The candidate must have good communicating skills, experience of 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 Moroccan salaries and insurances are applied.

Place of work: the MENA PO manager will be based in Casablanca, Morocco at Racines’ office. The candidate must be able to live in Casablanca or to move there.

About Freemuse:
Freemuse is the world’s leading organization defending and advocating artistic freedom of expression. More information about Freemuse can be found at

About Racines
Racines is a Moroccan non-profit organisation advocating for the integration of culture into public policies of human, social and economic development., in Morocco, Africa and the Arab Region.

To Apply:
Application (max 2 pages) and CV should be sent to by 18 December 2017. Please write your name and the position in the subject line of your email.
Application must include a cover letter describing the interest and qualifications, and references of the applicants.
Interviews will take place in January.

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