Amnesty International is seeking a Legal or a Policy Adviser to provide advice regarding AI’s law and policy positions on specified areas of human rights, including on human rights and the environment and on children’s rights, and to draft policy documents recommending a position for the organization on new or emerging human rights issues and contribute to the collective work of the Law and Policy Programme. The post-holder could choose to work from our Bangkok, Colombo, London, Johannesburg, Nairobi or Tunis office, as agreed with the Programme Director.
About the role:
As Legal or Policy Adviser you will work closely with country and thematic researchers, advocates and campaigners in the International Secretariat and sections and structures on the application and development of AI’s human rights policies with regard to research projects, advocacy initiatives, and campaigns. You will be expected to bring or to develop specific areas of expertise, including on human rights and environment and on children’s rights. You will also work with colleagues in the Programme to ensure effective, coherent and timely approvals and consultations.
You will have professional experience in human rights or a related field. You will have the ability to formulate coherent policies based on a detailed understanding of human rights principles and AI’s core values. You will have good knowledge of law, politics, international relations or other fields related to human rights.
You will have demonstrated excellent research, analytical and writing skills as well as strong advisory and communication skills. You will have experience of planning, organizing and prioritising work under pressure and to deadlines. Excellent team skills are essential in this position. You will also have excellent external representational skills. You will have outstanding written and verbal English and the ability to work to in another language, in particular French or Arabic is an advantage.
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:
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 wonderful 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 37 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.
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