Full Time Contract
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Amnesty International is shifting its centralized International Secretariat (IS) into a more strong, coherent and visible presence in strategic locations in the global South.
In the Americas, we opened a regional office in Mexico City in 2015, where our research and campaign posts for Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean are currently located. Being closer to the ground now enables us to operate with greater speed and relevance and to be more agile and responsible to the demands of our human rights agenda in the region.
Amnesty International’s Regional Office is looking for an experienced Campaigner for our Caribbean program to act as catalyst to mobilize our Amnesty International’s worldwide membership in support to human rights campaigns in this region. In particular, this role will lead our campaigning work on sex work, sexual and reproductive rights, issues around migration, addressing the increasing levels of unlawful use of force by the state, among other important issues.
Please note this will be a fixed term contract for 12 months.
ABOUT THE ROLE
As a research-based campaigning organization, building strong strategies for action to engage and mobilize our members, activists and partners is fundamental to achieve our goals and long-lasting strategies for change. Whether we are addressing restrictions on freedom of expression, or violations of the rights of migrants, or denouncing violence against women, our campaigns make a difference. You will contribute to deliver powerful global, regional and national campaigns that inspire people to act and protect those defending the rights of their communities.
Our Caribbean Campaigner will work in close collaboration with researchers and other programme teams to launch campaigns for action by developing innovative campaign tactics and techniques based on strong political analysis and theories of change, capitalising on communications and social media channels, and identifying and fostering opportunities for partnership and collaboration with other social and human rights movements and communities addressing issues affecting the Caribbean.
With experience of working on human rights issues, you must have first-hand in-depth knowledge and experience of the socio-political and economic context in the Caribbean, and global human rights trends.
You have substantial experience of strategic human rights campaigning, including knowledge and hands on experience on the steps required to devise campaigns. You must also have experience and an understanding of membership organizations, and the capability both to work on your own initiative and as a member of a large and diverse team, often under pressure.
Your background in activism, academia, social science, or communication with the ability to identify opportunities to ensure our voice has authority. You have strong knowledge of and experience working to address human rights issues in the Caribbean, such as sexual and reproductive rights and familiarity with international human rights frameworks. With your extensive experience of working from the Caribbean, you have a strong network and rich experience of undertaking this kind of sensitive work in the field. A natural collaborator, you need influential communication skills, impartial political judgement, coupled with strong strategic thought. You have excellent written and verbal Spanish and English.
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.
Benefits include 25 days annual leave (inclusive of public holidays and grace days), pension scheme, employee assistance programme, life assurance and many more benefits designed to suit your own personal lifestyle. All of this, in a professional, engaging environment.
For further information on our benefits, please visit https://www.amnesty.org/en/careers/benefits/
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.
Level of Language Proficiency
Spanish and English
Minimum Education Required