Sri Lanka
Up to £31023.99 per annum
Job description


To assist in the development and implementation of research, campaigning, communication and growth strategies in South Asia, including by monitoring developments; managing information and communications systems; drafting and assisting in the production of documents; participating in the coordination of the work of the team and providing it with administrative and other support including in relation to field work and in response to crisis.



  • Assist the South Asia teams' research, campaigning, communication and growth activities by gathering and managing human rights-related information, by liaising with national and local contacts and relevant Amnesty International members, media monitoring, internet searches and manual and electronic filing in relevant databases, using relevant language.
  • Assist with research, campaigning, communication and growth activities through the production and distribution of public and internal reports, campaigning materials, 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, AI membership and the public.
  • Participate in the planning, organization, and coordination of field research and other relevant AI missions and travel and campaign activities; including preparing budgets, providing logistical support and solving problems.
  • Contribute to the team's response during a crisis or unexpected work.

Please see the attached job description for more information on responsibilities, skills and experience required.


  • General knowledge of the region, and of any of the countries covered by the South Asia Regional office. Specifically, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Maldives, Nepal and Bhutan.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English, and Sinhala or Tamil. Candidates familiar with other languages spoken in the region will also be given preference.
  • 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 gather and process human rights-related information/material
  • Ability to express ideas clearly, orally and in writing, and communicate complex issues with sensitivity to the audience
  • 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

Please see the attached job description for more information on responsibilities, skills and experience required.


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.

For further information on our benefits, please visit


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.

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.

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Posted on: 11 November 2021
Closed date: 02 December 2021
Job ref: 3099
Tags: Campaigning, Policy/Research