Amnesty International Job Vacancy: Senior Advocate: United Nations (Human Rights Council) - Geneva, Switzerland

Senior Advocate: United Nations (Human Rights Council)




The purpose of AI’s work with the UN and other intergovernmental organizations (IGOs) is to ensure that AI’s positions, concerns and recommendations are effectively communicated to IGO actors and are reflected in their actions and decisions.

About the role:
You will lead in the development, implementation and evaluation of Amnesty International’s (AI) strategies across United Nations (UN) institutions and other intergovernmental organisations, with a focus on Human Rights Council related international advocacy strategic priorities. You will also conceptualise Human Rights Council international advocacy opportunities and imperatives in the UN system, developing and informing strategies for advocacy in targeted UN bodies, with a view to improving the effectiveness of the UN in promoting and protecting human rights. A key aspect will also be to lead, and deliver strategies and campaigns to improve the effectiveness of UN institutions in promoting and protecting human rights.

About you:
You will have a deep knowledge of human rights priority issues, and a keen sense of the role of multilaterally-sourced norms and standards, advocacy action, diplomatic pressure, and UN accountability mechanisms, in protecting and promoting human rights as well as Human Rights Council institutions. You will also possess a deep knowledge and understanding of UN institutional processes and mandates on or related to the Human Rights Council. You will have extensive experience of IGO advocacy, and an excellent knowledge and experience of the UN, in particular its human rights bodies and mechanisms. Knowledge of other IGOs is also required, including those led by emerging global powers. 

About us:
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
Closing date: 6th March 2016

To find out more and to apply, please click the apply link.