Amnesty International Job Vacancy: Campaigner For OPT - East Jerusalem or Ramallah Regional Office, Israel

Campaigner for OPT – East Jerusalem or Ramallah Regional Office
East Jerusalem, Ramallah


$54,681 per annum

Amnesty International has shifted its centralized International Secretariat (IS) into a stronger, more coherent and visible presence in strategic locations in the global South.
In the Middle East and North Africa, we are developing a stronger presence, with the overall aim to have deconcentrated key functions to enhance our research and campaigning capacity. Being closer to the ground is enabling us to operate with greater speed and relevance and to be more agile and responsive to the demands of our human rights agenda.
Amnesty International’s office to be based in East Jerusalem or Ramallah is looking for an experienced Campaigner to act as a catalyst to mobilize our worldwide membership in support to campaigns on human rights issues in Israel, the Occupied Palestinian Territories and Palestine (State of).

About the role:
As a research-based campaigning organization, building strong strategies for action to engage and mobilize our members, activists and partners is fundamental to achieve our goals and long-lasting strategies for change. Whether we are addressing restrictions on freedom of expression, or violations during armed conflict, or denouncing gender-based violence, our campaigns make a difference. You will contribute to deliver powerful global, regional and national campaigns that inspire people to act and protect human rights defenders.
Our Campaigner on Israel, the OPT and Palestine (State of) will work in close collaboration with Researchers and other programme teams, as well as with Amnesty International sections around the world, to launch campaigns for action by developing innovative campaign tactics and techniques, capitalising on communications and social media channels, and identifying and fostering opportunities for partnership and collaboration with other social and human rights movements and communities addressing issues affecting people in Israel, the OPT and Palestine (State of).

About you:
With experience of working on human rights issues, you must have first-hand in-depth knowledge and experience of the socio-political and economic context in Israel, the OPT and Palestine (State of) and in global human rights trends.

You have substantial experience of strategic human rights campaigning, including knowledge of the steps required to devise campaigning. You must also have experience and an understanding of membership organizations, and the capability both to work on your own initiative and as a member of a large and diverse team, often under pressure.

Your background in activism, academia, social science, or communication with the ability to identify opportunities to ensure our voice has authority. You have strong knowledge of and experience working to address human rights issues in the region and familiarity with international human rights frameworks. With your extensive experience of working from the region, you have a strong network and rich experience of undertaking this kind of sensitive work in the field. A natural collaborator, you need influential communication skills, impartial political judgement, coupled with strong strategic thought. You have excellent written and verbal Arabic and English. Hebrew is desirable for this role.

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
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. We can only do this because of the generous donations from millions of people around the world.

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 the community.

Please be aware of time differences - this role closes at 11:59PM UK TIME on the above stated closing date.

Please note that any salary figure given is the gross figure, earnings will be subject to relevant local taxation.

Closing date: 25 September 2016