ABOUT THE ROLE
This is a role based at the Amnesty International in the Americas Regional Office in Mexico City. It is an exciting role where you'll have a huge opportunity to make a difference by fighting for the human rights of the people in the region.
You will support a number of researchers and campaigners in implementing campaigning and research strategies, monitoring, gathering and managing human-rights related information, supporting the production of materials and other administrative tasks, and contributing to planning of missions and campaign activities by using and developing knowledge on specific countries or other geographical and thematic areas, and supporting and liaising with Amnesty International (AI) movement and outside networks to ensure maximum impact.
You will have a passion for human rights work in the Americas. Thanks to similar experience in a similar professional environment, you'll have no problem prioritising and coordinating multiple projects with minimal supervision. A clear, articulate communicator, you will be fluent in Spanish and English. And as you'd expect, you'll need excellent administrative, secretarial and IT skills as well as plenty of initiative and a proactive approach to problem solving. You'll show agility and resilience when dealing with change, crucially backed up by your sound knowledge of the Latin American region. Add to this the financial awareness to produce accurate budget reports and coordinate volunteers. You will be comfortable in communicating to staff of all levels from different departments in our offices around the world.
- Assist the Mexico teams' research, communication, campaigning and growth activities by gathering and managing human rights-related information, by liaising with national and local contacts, media monitoring, internet searches and manual and electronic filing in relevant databases, using relevant language(s)
- Assist with campaigning, communication, research and growth activities through the production and distribution of public and internal campaigning materials, reports and other documents, as delegated or originated by research, campaigns, communications or growth staff, including drafting, formatting, editing/proof-reading, distribution of texts and, where appropriate, coordinating the translation of documents
- Monitor and maintain a broad overview of relevant political and human rights developments
- Act as a point of contact for internal and external interlocutors, process incoming inquiries and, as appropriate, respond to inquiries from other teams and programmes, the membership and the public
SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:
- General knowledge of Latin America and ability to gather and process human rights-related information/material
- Fluency in written and spoken English and Spanish understanding of and commitment to human rights issues
- Excellent attention to detail and ability to draft and proof-read research, communication and campaign materials tailored to the appropriate audience
- Ability to express ideas clearly, orally and in writing, and communicate complex issues with sensitivity to the audience and inter-personal and communication skills
- Experience of establishing and maintaining office systems and coordinating an efficient flow of communications and information
- Experience of information management, including the creation and maintenance of electronic databases
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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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.
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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.