ABOUT THE ROLE
The urgent human rights issues in the Eastern Europe and Central Asia region are hugely varied and demand creative campaigns that are well-researched, well-planned and well-managed despite the time pressures that surround them.
Spotting opportunities for action, you will decide on effective campaigning strategies and tactics, always looking to capitalise on political opportunities.
You will also draft, review and advise on campaign strategies and materials responding to major issues and developments.
At every stage you will collaborate with key stakeholders, both internal and external, to ensure campaigns are consistent, streamlined, and get results.
To lead the identification, development, implementation and evaluation of Amnesty International’s campaigning and advocacy strategies on human rights violations in the Eastern Europe and Central Asia region, to deliver impact in relation to agreed priorities, utilising political judgment and analytical, communication and representational skills.
- Lead the development and implementation of campaign strategies, ensuring campaigns identify and take advantage of political opportunities and lead to measurable change.
- Advise on, co-ordinate and review the contribution to relevant tactical campaigns by regional colleagues and other key programmes.
- Assess opportunities for action, identifying creative and effective campaigning tactics applicable both inside and externally to the region
- Co-ordinate the action planning
- Provide advice to sections and structures and external partners on the development and implementation of campaign strategies
- Ensuring there is effective communication between relevant IS teams, sections and structures and partners about projects and actions
- Draft, review and advise on campaign materials for internal and external use.
- Communicate AI’s concerns, positions and messages to external and internal audiences.
- Contribute to planning, execution and evaluation stages of campaign projects;
- Monitor and analyse political, human rights and civil society developments
SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
- The ability to adapt to fast-changing political situations in, and related to, Eastern Europe and Central Asia, and experience of employing political judgment and of assessing the most effective means of communication
- Experience of leading and implementing campaigns at the national & international level and the ability to lead innovation and creative approaches to campaigning; experience of using online and offline activism techniques to achieve campaign objectives
- Digitally competent with experience of digital campaigning and keeping up to date with digital trends and campaigning methodologies
- Experience of working with colleagues and partners based around the world, including the global North and global South
- Understanding of voluntary commitment and of organizational needs of a membership organisation and the implications of this for developing and implementing campaigns
- Excellent communications skills in English, both written and verbal; Experience of writing motivating and inspiring campaign materials for a diverse range of target audiences and of communicating campaign messages and organisational positions effectively; Russian language fluency highly desirable and knowledge of another regional language an advantage.
- Experience of leading project teams and ability to engage and inspire team members; Experience of managing conflicting demands, meeting deadlines and adjusting priorities; and ability to identify skills gaps and experience of capacity building and training, including with staff based overseas, in order to deliver on campaign objectives.
- Ability to undertake research to gather information relevant to the development of campaign strategies, the identification of campaign targets and experience of managing budgets and reporting against expenditure
- Awareness of issues of social justice, equality and fairness and an understanding of equal opportunities issues and willingness to apply in work. Ability to work in multi-cultural environment with appropriate sensitivity to differences of culture, gender and physical ability.
- Willingness to undertake personal administrative tasks in accordance with the guidelines on self-servicing
- Public or other activity, affiliation to or support for any group or organization, personal association or other factor which may generate a real or perceived conflict of interest with AI’s principles (specifically independence and impartiality), or raise a security concern, or otherwise prevent the candidate from carrying out key functions of the specific post and would therefore disqualify the candidate from being appointed
Amnesty International is a global movement of more than 7 million people who campaign for a world where human rights are enjoyed by all. We reach almost every country in the world and have:
- more than 2 million members and supporters who drive forward our fight for rights
- more than 5 million activists who strengthen our calls for justice
Our aim is simple: an end to human rights abuses. Independent, international and influential, we campaign for justice, fairness, freedom and truth wherever they're denied. And whether we're applying pressure through powerful research or direct lobbying, mass demonstrations or online campaigning, we're all inspired by hope for a better world. One where human rights are respected and protected by everyone, everywhere.
At Amnesty International, we are passionate about what we do and we are proud of our achievements as a movement. To compensate our employees for the critical work they do, we reward them through a combination of an attractive and sector competitive salary and benefits package, high levels of engagement and involvement, and a commitment to employee development.
WHAT WE HOPE YOU WILL DO NEXT
If you are talented, passionate about human rights and want to use your skills, knowledge and experience to change the world then we would encourage you to click ‘Apply for this Role’ below.
Freedom, Justice, Equality. Let's get to work.
N.B. We reserve the right to close a vacancy before the closing date in the event of an overwhelming response or a change in business priorities.