Up to £33043 per annum
Job description

Our Americas Regional Office, located in Mexico City, works to ensure respect for human rights, and for equal and just societies throughout the region. You will provide substantial support to help our management team to succeed. The Americas Director is a central figure and is seeking a driven and team-oriented person to provide substantial executive support and assist with her busy agenda.


As the Executive Assistant to the Americas Director at Amnesty International, you will play an essential role in enabling the Americas leadership to meet ambitious human rights objectives. You will be responsible for providing a range of high-level administrative and executive support services to ensure the efficient running of the Director´s Office. The Americas Director's work should be effectively supported with the appropriate service, systems and processes to maintain high standards and facilitate monitoring and reporting on work undertaken. Alongside this, the Executive Assistant will also provide full administrative and project management support to the office Team, whilst also contributing to the support of the Americas management Team.


Provide high-level administrative and executive support to the Regional Leadership Team and assist with administrative, logistical and coordination tasks of Amnesty International's Americas Regional Office, located in Mexico City, Mexico


As the first point of contact for the Americas Director you will be a strong communicator, providing a high-level service to a range of stakeholders. You will be based in Mexico City but in constant communication with relevant internal and external contacts in the Americas region, and other world locations, be detail-oriented, be able to work at pace and to juggle independently the broad requirements of a role at this level of seniority. You must demonstrate the political judgement and discretion to manage sensitive information in addition to the initiative and discipline necessary to working with conflicting priorities and complex activities within a short time frame daily. You will also have excellent administrative and financial skills with the ability to monitor budgets for individual programmes and the Regional Director's office. You also need to have strong inter-personal skills to secure access to high-level contacts with government officials, and other senior leaders in the public, private and NGO sectors. You are bilingual in Spanish and English, and preferably conversational in Portuguese.


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.


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.

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Posted on: 03 July 2020
Closed date: 24 July 2020
Job ref: 2839
Tags: Policy/Research, Advocacy