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REGIONAL CAMPAIGNER (2992)

Closing Date: 12 July 2021
Directorate: Deputy Secretary General
Location: Bangkok
Type: Permanent
Working Hours: 35
Salary: $53,400 - $58,351
 
 

ABOUT THE ROLE

As a regional campaigner, you will develop and implement effective campaigning, advocacy and activism strategies for Cambodia and Viet Nam, and potentially for the region. You will work in a multicultural environment, engaging with Amnesty International staff and members all over the world, as well as representing Amnesty International to international, regional and national human rights organizations and movements.

This is an exciting role where you'll have an opportunity to make a difference by developing innovative campaign strategies, tactics and techniques, capitalizing 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 people in Cambodia and Viet Nam, and potentially for the region.

 

JOB PURPOSE

To develop and implement campaigning strategies, managing and coordinating campaign actions on human rights concerns by using and developing knowledge on specific countries or other geographical and thematic areas, and supporting and liaising with Amnesty International's (AI) movement and outside networks to ensure maximum impact.

 

ABOUT YOU

You have experience in campaign design and delivery, project management and planning - ideally in an international campaigning organization. You understand the strategy, methodologies and tactics behind making an impact. You'll also have a good understanding of what it takes to mobilize people and adapt campaigns to audiences from different cultures and geographies.

With experience of working on human rights issues, you have in-depth knowledge of the socio-political and economic context in Cambodia and Viet Nam.

You must also have the capability both to work on your own initiative and as a member of a large and diverse team, often under pressure. 

You have the ability to identify opportunities to ensure our voice has authority and have a strong network. A natural collaborator, you need influential communication skills, impartial political judgement, coupled with strong strategic thinking. You have excellent written and verbal English and Vietnamese.

 

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES

  • To contribute to the development of overarching research and campaigning strategies to deliver impact, and to lead on the development and implementation of specific campaigning strategies to support them, managing and coordinating actions on human rights concerns in specific countries and other geographical or thematic areas aimed at effecting change in the human rights situation
  • To support and liaise with AI membership structures and maintain and develop networks of national and international NGOs and other external partners in the development and implementation of campaigning strategies and plans
  • To write or otherwise devise campaigning and other materials for external and internal use, such as reports, annual report entries, public statements, web features, audio-visual materials and government correspondence
  • To participate in the coordination of the work of the team and contribute to the overall flexibility of resource use, including through setting priorities, preparing work plans, monitoring their progress and maintaining basic budgets

 

SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

  • Experience of strategic campaigning, including knowledge of the steps required to devise campaigning strategy and awareness of the need for actions and campaigning techniques to be based on strategies and be adapted to effect changes in a given situation
  • Knowledge of the sub-region in general and a specialist knowledge in relation to specific countries or other geographical areas or thematic issues in your brief
  • Ability to understand and express ideas in English and, where applicable, other relevant languages in a fluent, clear and concise way, both orally and in writing, and to communicate complex information and institutional positions
  • Ability to motivate and inspire others towards activism for change, including through creative and dynamic approaches to encourage campaigning in the face of obstacles and including an understanding of digital campaigning tools and their appropriate use for target audiences to ensure both online and offline activism and mobilisation
  • Ability to represent AI in a variety of forums, particularly with civil society and the AI membership
  • Experience of working in a team and understanding of the importance of efficient communications for the coordination and effective functioning of teams
  • Demonstrated commitment to human rights, e.g. through previous work, membership of an organization, involvement in advocacy of human rights, etc
  • Experience of managing conflicting demands, meeting deadlines and adjusting priorities
  • Ability and willingness to undertake personal administrative tasks in accordance with AI's guidelines on self-servicing
  • Understanding of equal opportunities, cultural diversity and gender issues as well as a commitment to apply relevant policies

 

ABOUT US

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.

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.

 

Amnesty International is committed to creating and sustaining a working environment in which everyone has an equal opportunity to fulfill their potential and we welcome applications from suitably qualified people from all sections of the community.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Contact : alison.tuchinda@amnesty.org


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