Up to £48995 per annum
Job description


This is first and foremost a people-focused role. Reporting to the Director of Global Security & Workplace, you'll play a key part in ensuring our information security processes best support operational needs. You will do this by delivering targeted and engaging training, providing effective support to Amnesty deployments, and building strong working relationships with colleagues across the organization.

This is a critical position and one that will positively impact Amnesty's human rights work globally. You will be exposed to a varied and challenging array of security incidents with significant opportunity to develop and learn as a cyber security practitioner. It comes with a global remit and international travel opportunities. Overall it represents an excellent opportunity for those with the requisite knowledge and experience, who are passionate about sharing that with others and able to do so in an engaging, compelling way.


Reporting to: Director of Global Security & Workplace

Posts that this job manages: This post has no line management responsibility but the post holder may on occasion supervise consultants, temporary staff, interns, or team volunteers.

Other key relationships: Regional Security Manager, Global Safety & Security Adviser, Head of Global Workplace, Chief Information Officer, System Administrators, Service Desk Manager, Amnesty Tech.

Location: Global


  • Build a cyber security engagement program across the Amnesty Movement;
  • Act as the GST's primary source of expertise on cyber security by maintaining awareness of threats and identifying, understanding and mitigating those relevant to Amnesty International staff;
  • Deliver briefings and training sessions both to groups and individuals;
  • Maintain and build on established intelligence partnerships both with suppliers and industry counterparts;
  • Provide cyber security support to Amnesty deployments worldwide;
  • Support crisis management processes as required;
  • Champion an information security culture and embed its principles throughout the organisation;
  • Coordinate with the Director of Global Security & Workplace, other Global Security Team and Workplace members, and relevant directorates/programmes to support effective implementation of information security policies and guidelines;
  • Support Global Security & Workplace activities worldwide as required.


  • Enhanced ability for Amnesty's Global Security Team to deliver comprehensive holistic security support to Movement worldwide;
  • All-informed engagement between key cyber security functions at the International Secretariat.



  • Proven experience in cyber-specific internal engagement;
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and negotiation skills;
  • Passionate about upskilling others in your area of expertise with a demonstrated background in the development and delivery of cyber security training;
  • Ability to confidently communicate technical knowledge and learnings in a clear, concise and impactful way to colleagues from a non-technical background
  • Broad operational understanding of cyber security principles and processes;
  • Subject-matter expertise around cyber-attacks/threats and their impact on the day-to-day operations of a global organization;
  • Experience applying cyber security expertise and input as part of a holistic global security team function;
  • Proven ability to proactively identify new sources of threat intelligence and be able to apply that knowledge to strengthen our security support to the Movement
  • Confident in managing own workload and priorities with clearly defined, long term strategic goals;
  • Ability to work effectively with staff and suppliers in multiple countries and cultures.
  • Experience of managing external supplier relationships;
  • Demonstrable ability to effectively and sensitively manoeuvre and problem-solve complex issues with multiple stakeholders;
  • Experience of managing a heavy and varied workload effectively, including managing competing demands to maintain high levels of both accuracy and output;
  • Ability to represent Amnesty in a variety of forums as required;
  • Demonstrated experience in handling and communicating confidential and sensitive information;
  • Able to work in a manner that is consistent with the organisation's core behaviours;
  • Cultural sensitivity and an interest in, or experience of, working in an international environment;
  • Committed to the issues Amnesty International works on, politically aware and emotionally intelligent.


  • CISSP or equivalent qualification
  • Spanish, French, or Arabic language proficiency suitable for professional communications

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Posted on: 07 August 2020
Closed date: 14 August 2020
Job ref: 2860
Tags: IT