Working as an Advocacy and Policy Adviser for Amnesty Tech's Big Accountability Team (BTAT), you will play an important role in advocating for the effective regulation of Big Tech corporations in key target jurisdictions globally. This will focus on reining in the surveillance-based business models such as Meta, Google, and Tiktok.
You will ensure that Amnesty International Tech is respected as an expert group by policymakers and that Amnesty International's advocacy efforts are impactful. You will coordinate with Amnesty International's movement teams to maximise collective people power in furtherance of tech accountability.
For more information on the Amnesty Tech team please visit our website.
Please note this is 2.5 years fixed term contract with an end date of June 2026
We are looking for a candidate who has experience in International Advocacy in the Technology and Human Rights field. The candidate will have the ability to keep up to date with emerging regulatory trends related to Technology and Human Rights. Previous understanding of the issues of mass corporate surveillance and accountability is desirable.
-Develop, cultivate and leverage effective relationships with affected communities, decision-makers, legislators, CSOs, policy experts and researchers to deliver on the BTAT's advocacy goals.
-Spearhead Amnesty Tech's advocacy related to Big Tech Accountability, arrange meetings with relevant policymakers, regulators, human rights mechanisms, and elected officials where appropriate.
-Use creative advocacy methods which elevate the experiences of marginalised communities affected by Big Tech's human rights harms.
-Coordinate, develop, implement and lead on the development of new policies to advance Amnesty International's advocacy goals related to Big Tech, mass corporate surveillance, and platform accountability.
-Support and contribute to Amnesty Tech's commitments to antiracism, intersectionality, equity and inclusion across all functions including advocacy.
SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
-Experience in international advocacy or advocacy-related work, preferably in the technology and human rights field.
-Experience producing high quality advocacy outputs including analyses, policy briefs, position papers and submission, and ability to analyse legal and policy concepts.
-Excellent ability to work collaboratively internally and externally with others, including with people from different backgrounds.
-Understanding of and commitment to equal opportunities, cultural diversity, anti-racism and gender equality as well as a commitment to apply relevant policies and to contribute to Amnesty Tech's antiracism plans.
-Expertise and professional experience in human rights law is desirable, such as through legal drafting and analytic skills in the application of international human rights law.
Please see attached job description for more information on responsibilities, skills and experience required.
WHAT WE OFFER:
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.
-37 days annual leave (inclusive of public holidays and grace days)
-Hybrid working environment - The standard working week at Amnesty International is 35 hours
-Pension Contribution Scheme - with an employer contribution of 8% of your gross annual salary, in addition Amnesty International will match individual contributions of up to 3%. Making a total employer contribution of 11%
-Annual salary review
-Opportunity to join our cycle-to-work scheme
-Interest-free season ticket loans for travel to work
-Contribution towards the cost of eye tests and glasses
-Access to Linkedin Learning
-Employee Assistance Programme
WHAT WE HOPE YOU WILL DO NEXT
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, therefore we recommend you apply now if you are interested.
Commitment to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion:
Amnesty International believes in a world that is fair, inclusive and equitable. Together, we're committed to being an anti-racist organisation with a diverse workforce that can better tackle the global human rights challenges that face our world today. We know that different voices, ideas, perspectives, experiences and knowledge, working together will enable us to better the lives of people around the world.We are committed to building and sustaining an anti-racist, culturally diverse and inclusive organisation, where all employees feel valued, have a sense of belonging and an equal opportunity to fulfil their potential. We therefore strongly welcome applications from suitably qualified people regardless of their background; including underrepresented groups, LGBTQI+ individuals and those who may have or are living with a disability.
To see our full statement please visit this link: Racial equality, equal opportunities, diversity and inclusion policy - Amnesty International