Job: Director Of Policy And International Programs at Access Now

Director Of Policy And International Programs

Access Now is a global non-profit organisation that works to protect and defend the digital rights of individuals and communities.

Africa; Asia-Pacific; Latin America; Europe

The Organization and Role

About Access Now 

Access Now is a growing international human rights organization dedicated to defending and extending the digital rights of users at risk around the world, including issues of privacy, security, freedom of expression, and transparency. Our policy, advocacy, technology, and operations teams have staff presences in Europe, Latin America, the Middle East/North Africa (MENA), North America, and South/Southeast Asia, to provide global support to our mission. 

About this role 

The Director - Policy & International Programs manages the Policy & International Programs Team, within the broader Advocacy Arm, and collaborates across all Access Now teams. The Director - Policy & International Programs delivers management expertise across three primary areas: leading a team of regional managers, facilitating coordination on international programs across regions; overseeing and driving global policy positioning in coordination with experts across the Advocacy Arm; and serving as a member of a joint leadership team for the Advocacy Arm.


The Director - Policy & International Programs leads a highly talented and dynamic team of regional managers, lawyers, policy analysts, campaigners, communicators, and issue-based specialists who are spread across five continents. Through direct and indirect supervision of regional leads and thematic experts, the Director strengthens policy coherence and advocacy impact, facilitating prioritization from grassroots-to-global. Strategizing, planning, program oversight, coaching, performance management, and budget management are crucial aspects of this role. 


The Director - Policy & International Programs works closely with the Campaigns & Rapid Response, Communications & Engagement, and Legal Programmatic Teams within the Advocacy Arm, and interfaces with the Organization’s other arms - Development, Finance, Grants, Helpline, HR/People, RightsCon, and SecOps. A member of the senior management team, the Director reports through Access Now’s Executive Director, and directly supervises a global team of regional managers.

What you will do

Program Leadership

Organizational Management

Skills, education, and mindset you will bring

The Details


This is a full-time position, with preference for Africa, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Europe (preference for Belgium, Germany, UK). The successful candidate must possess the right to work in the location in which they will be based. At this time most Access Now Team Members are working through hybrid office arrangements, combining remote at-home work with intermittent use of offices and/or co-working spaces. 


Access Now offers competitive compensation and benefits packages that align competitively with locations and regions around the world. Location-specific examples of initial placement within the salary range for this role include:

Benefits for this specific role are tied to the location, and will vary. Regardless of location, all Team Members benefit from a strong global culture aligned around:

How to Apply

Please submit the following documents:

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We are a global human rights organization committed to inclusivity and equity, and seek the most talented team members who bring their true selves, with diverse backgrounds, cultures, perspectives, and experiences. We are interested in receiving applications from people who consider themselves as under-represented in their talent communities. As an equal opportunity employer, we value and encourage diversity and consider applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other legally protected status. Our commitment applies with regard to all aspects of one’s employment, including hiring, transfer, promotion, compensation, eligibility for benefits, and termination. 

Published 2023-02-27

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