London (Hybrid)
Up to £52241 per annum
Contract, Full-time
Job description


As one of Amnesty International's lead experts on tax justice and human rights, the successful candidate will support the movement in this area, developing analysis and research to highlight how tax systems should be used to fairly mobilise resources to fulfil human rights. The role will lead on the development and implementation of research and advocacy strategies, develop policy positions, as well as provide authoritative advice to country and thematic specialists in the International Secretariat (IS), sections and structures.

Please note the Salary and benefits for the role above will vary depending on the Amnesty IS salary scale for the country.



Key responsibilities will include:

  • Develop and conduct research and analysis on the connection between tax systems, fiscal policy and human rights, in order to provide timely, accurate, independent and impartial assessments and recommendations to the IS and the wider movement.
  • Provide expert analysis of global and national tax systems, and related fiscal policy, to support research, advocacy and campaigning on relevant projects across the Amnesty movement.
  • Organize and undertake field research missions, when safe to do so, or undertake remote research, leading specifically on information-gathering, fact-finding, analysis and assessment of relevant human rights concerns, including in response to crisis situations; prepare, where necessary, security assessments, political and other briefings related to the mission for IS management, mission participants and internal or external stakeholders; and represent Amnesty in the field, including to government officials, partner organizations and the media.
  • Provide expert advice on issues within the post's thematic brief, to Amnesty staff, sections/structures, and other AI membership bodies in order to ensure accuracy and relevance, and the integration of these issues into AI's work.
  • Write or contribute to the drafting of timely and effective reports, briefings, position papers, correspondence, action materials, press releases, and other internal and external documents in order to implement Amnesty's agreed strategies.
  • Contribute to the development of Amnesty's policy on taxation and human rights ahead of the 2023 Global Assembly, and update Amnesty's policy positions on this topic as required.
  • Develop and maintain effective constituencies of public and confidential contacts and partners in and outside of the organization -- such as rights activists, partner organizations, members of legal and other professions, UN agencies and governmental representatives -- to optimize information gathering and verification and the development and implementation of effective strategies and plans. As part of this, build partnerships and represent Amnesty as part of global and regional tax justice networks.
  • Represent Amnesty externally, including in governmental, inter-governmental and other public forums, reporting back to the IS and the movement; develop media and other professional contacts; and otherwise act as an Amnesty expert spokesperson on these issues to raise public awareness of Amnesty and its concerns.

Skills and Experience

  • Specialist and in-depth knowledge of taxation, fiscal policy and their connections to human rights - in particular economic and social rights - and an in-depth understanding of the nature of key human rights concerns, as well as the relevant political, social, legal, economic, cultural, ethnic, racial and gender issues;
  • Extensive professional experience of undertaking research and advocacy on taxation, fiscal policy and their connections to social justice and/or human rights;
  • Understanding of the international human rights legal framework, particularly with respect to economic, social and cultural rights, and relevant developments, gained through experience working within or on the sector.
  • Significant experience of undertaking high-quality desk research, as demonstrated in a range of publications.
  • Ability to analyse human rights issues, and to develop short and long-term strategies to achieve human rights impact and solid change.
  • Ability to think strategically and exercise sound political judgement in developing policy positions;
  • Excellent written and spoken English and the ability to produce clear, persuasive, and concise research documents, policy positions and strategy papers.

About us:

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.

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.

Amnesty International is committed to creating and sustaining a working environment in which everyone has an equal opportunity to fulfill their potential and we welcome applications from suitably qualified people from all sections of communities globally.


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Posted on: 13 May 2022
Closed date: 12 June 2022 at 15:27
Job ref: 3321
Tags: Advice, Information, Policy/Research