London
Up to £59011 per annum + benefits
Full-time
Job description

Transnational Strategies programme are now seeking a Deputy Programme Director- Head of Gender Sexuality and Identity (GSI) to lead in the planning, coordination, development and implementation of Amnesty International's work on Gender Sexuality and Identity issues. This position is advertised as an 18-month contract due to organisational policy however the post is permanent in the Transnational Strategies (GSI Unit) structure.

ABOUT THE ROLE

As Deputy Programme Director - Head of GSI, you will act as the movement's principal policy adviser on Gender Sexuality and Identity issues, developing AI's policies and research, advocacy, and membership strategies on these issues. You will lead and coordinate the planning, development and implementation of AI's strategy for the protection and promotion worldwide of Gender Sexuality and Identity issues and to ensure that AI takes an effective and coordinated approach on these issues.

You will provide expert advice and will supervise and coordinate the team's provision of expert advice, including campaigning advice, on Gender Sexuality and Identity issues to AI staff, sections/structures, and other AI membership bodies. You will have the opportunity to develop and manage a programme of quality research, ensuring the quality of AI's research output through training, advice and review of documents produced by other IS staff and the movement relating to Gender Sexuality and Identity issues.

Representing AI to governments, international financial institutions, other intergovernmental bodies and civil society representatives, in coordination with relevant staff in ILOP and other programmes; you will act as AI's expert spokesperson on Gender Sexuality and Identity issues to raise public awareness of AI and its calls for action, build support for concrete recommendations for change, and help position AI at the forefront of the human rights movement.

ABOUT YOU

With significant expert knowledge -- demonstrated through academic qualifications or the equivalent and substantial professional experience - on gender, sexuality and other aspects of identity, you will bring with you to the role extensive professional experience involving the intersectional analysis of aspects of identity, including ways that human rights abuses target these multifaceted identities.

You will have strong analytical, credibility and relationship building skills and demonstrable experience in conducting and managing research including field research, for advocacy purposes. An experienced manager of people and resources, you will also be familiar with developing and managing advocacy and campaigns; you will have a proven ability to formulate coherent policies based on a comprehensive understanding of relevant human rights issues.

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Act as the movement's principal policy adviser on Gender Sexuality and Identity issues, developing AI's policies and research, advocacy, and membership strategies on these issues and monitoring adherence by IS programs and the movement in order to ensure consistent and coordinated implementation at the international level, including in the context of the relevant AI campaigns.
  • Lead and coordinate the planning, development and implementation of AI's strategy for the protection and promotion worldwide of Gender Sexuality and Identity issues and to ensure that AI takes an effective and coordinated approach on these issues.
  • Provide expert advice and supervise and coordinate the team's provision of expert advice, including campaigning advice, on Gender Sexuality and Identity issues to AI staff, sections/structures, and other AI membership bodies (including directly providing advice to these stakeholders); supervise and coordinate the provision of campaigning advice on Gender Sexuality and Identity issues to ensure that AI takes a consistent and coordinated approach to these issues in its research, campaigning and other activities
  • Represent AI to governments, international financial institutions, other intergovernmental bodies and civil society representatives, in coordination with relevant staff in ILOP and other programmes as appropriate; develop media and other professional contacts; and otherwise act as AI's expert spokesperson on Gender Sexuality and Identity issues to raise public awareness of AI and its calls for action, build support for concrete recommendations for change, and help position AI at the forefront of the human rights movement.
  • Develop and manage a programme of quality research, including by organizing or participating in field research missions; develop appropriate research methods for AI's work in these areas, and ensure the quality of AI's research output through training, advice and review of documents produced by other IS staff and the movement relating to Gender Sexuality and Identity issues.
  • Write or contribute to the writing of timely and effective reports, briefings, correspondence, action materials, press releases, and other internal and external documents to contribute to the implementation of AI strategies on Gender Sexuality and Identity issues.

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Posted on: 24 March 2020
Closed date: 07 April 2020
Job ref: 2714
Tags: Advocacy