ABOUT THE ROLE
As the Programme Director for Climate, Economic and Social Rights and Corporate Accountability you will provide strategic leadership and vision for Amnesty International's work on economic, social and cultural rights. You will front the organization's response to urgent global challenges: the climate crisis, corporate crimes and accountability, tax justice, and human rights violations relating to health, housing, migrant labour and social protection. The Director manages a cross-functional programme that brings together transnational, multi-country and emerging strategies on thematic work, including through effective and innovative research and investigations, campaigns, advocacy, communications, legal and policy development, and also directly line manages the team working on the climate crisis. The Director provides strong strategic leadership within the programme and reflects its interests across the Amnesty movement as well as guiding the programme in a way that promotes a creative, collaborative and respectful work culture, that also advances Amnesty International's commitment to become a fully anti-racist and feminist organization.
- You will have a deep and practical knowledge of law relating to global human rights issues .
- You will have significant experience of designing and implementing a research-based approach to international human rights issues
- You will have extensive experience of research and research management, including field research, in the area of human rights and demonstrated leadership in the global human rights movement through communication of a vision of the opportunities and threats facing it with regard to the specific areas addressed by the programme.
- Demonstrated vision and creativity as well as intellectual discipline to steer the human rights movement in developing human rights strategies on highly contested issues that are effective are essential in this role.
- You will have demonstrated leadership in the global human rights movement through communication of a vision of the opportunities and threats facing the human rights movement, particularly in the thematic areas in this programme as well as demonstrated vision and creativity as well as intellectual discipline to lead the human rights movement in developing human rights strategies on contested issues that are effective and compelling.
- You will have excellent written skills in English (and additional language is a plus), and preferably published on a comparable area of work and able to supervise the drafting of high-quality documents in a timely manner.
- Demonstrated ability to manage staff and budgets, including the management of restricted funds as well as the ability to work well with legal and policy experts, campaigners and advocates, regional experts and researchers, and be able to facilitate communication among different parts of the IS and the AI movement is essential in this role.
- You will have significant experience and commitment to ensuring effective management and professional development of staff, creating an intellectually challenging and supportive work environment. Alongside this, demonstrable experience and commitment to ensuring the well-being of staff working to prevent, expose and stop some of the worst human rights abuses in the world.
- You will have the ability to represent AI at a senior level, including in the field, with government officials, international organizations, civil society organizations, public events and the media, developing and communicating messages appropriate to the audience.
- You will have extensive management experience and the ability to contribute to the corporate management of the International Secretariat.
Amnesty International is a global movement of more than 10 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.
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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