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London (N.B.: It may be possible for the post-holder to work from a different location if the candidate is based in a country/territory with an Amnesty International Secretariat office and we are in a position to hire an employee in that location - please see link below to see our worldwide office locations: )


This is a unique opportunity to shape Amnesty International's future work - ensuring gender and diversity is at the core of all of our human rights work and organisational practices. The Senior Advisor, Gender and Diversity Mainstreaming will lead and facilitate effective gender and diversity mainstreaming initiatives across Amnesty International - from a capacity-building, programmatic, and organizational perspective - within its Secretariat, national entities, and leadership governance structures. This role reports to the Senior Director of Research, Advocacy and Policy and will provide leadership on gender and diversity mainstreaming under the strategic goal covering gender and non-discrimination in the current strategic plan. This is particularly relevant as Amnesty is due to adopt its new long-term global strategy in 2021. In particular, over the next 12 months, you will be expected to provide analysis, practical guidance and support on how gender and diversity aims can be achieved within the organisation - especially within Amnesty's programming, planning, monitoring and evaluation approach, project management processes, and capacity-building programmes to implement the new strategy. The role will work in close collaboration with the Gender, Sexuality and Identity team, and a network of gender experts from across the organisation.


You will have strong technical expertise in gender and diversity analysis and mainstreaming program work - preferably within INGOs or similar civil society/international organisations contexts. The nature of this role will require you to work very closely with a huge variety of stakeholders across countries, areas of expertise and different level of maturity with regards to gender and inclusion. This will require you relying on extensive relationship-building and people skills and the ability to work collaboratively with others - especially to influence and negotiate decision-making including at most senior levels. Finally, as a member of the Gender & Diversity community within Amnesty, you will also be expected to have significant expert knowledge in at least one policy area that addresses gendered anti-discrimination, intersectional analysis, and the ways that human rights abuses are underpinned by intersecting inequalities. A supportive and collaborative team player, you will be comfortable working collaboratively in an open and constructive way.


  • Recognized technical expertise in gender and diversity analysis, mainstreaming, as well as diversity and inclusion program work as demonstrated through precision with relevant concepts, depth of insight, and effective problem identification and resolution.
  • Leadership and significant expert knowledge in at least one policy area anchored in sophisticated gendered anti-discrimination and intersectional analysis specifically the ways that human rights abuses are underpinned by intersecting inequalities
  • Advanced university education and training in a relevant discipline or equivalent work-based experience
  • (Desirable) Experience as a manager or team leader in a complex human-rights organization.
  • Very strong credibility and relationship-building skills, including evidence of experience in influencing and negotiating, demonstration of political judgment, and possession of people skills.


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.

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.

Freedom, Justice, Equality. Let's get to work.

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Posted on: 18 January 2021
Closed date: 14 February 2021
Job ref: 2923
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