Amnesty International has embarked on a global transition programme to ensure a more impactful and truly global presence for the movement: a movement that acts with greater legitimacy, speed, capacity and relevance as we stand alongside those whose rights are violated. We are adapting to a changing world by building on Amnesty International’s 50+ years of ground-breaking achievements for justice and freedom. Expanding Amnesty International’s footprint and increasing its impact in Russia and the wider post-Soviet Union region is central to achieving this ambition.
As an integral part of the Eastern Europe and Central Asia Regional Office, our Representative Office in Russia and will tackle a host of diverse human rights issues in the country. As Director of the Office, we will look to you to provide strategic direction and leadership for our work in the country. Working closely with research and campaigns managers in our London office, you will lead a multifunctional team to develop and deliver effective campaigns, communications, activism and fundraising plans, with a strong focus on growing Amnesty Internationals’ audience and supporter base in the country. So you will need to maintain a culture of collaboration and integration as you run the office, support your staff and take accountability for managing resources and increasing the impact of our work. At the same time, you will be guaranteeing that your team retain all that is distinctive about Amnesty including our values & beliefs, our global identity, coherence and consistency, our independence and impartiality and the centrality of the individual.
A politically astute, experienced, inspirational and resilient leader, you will bring your expert knowledge and experience as a leader capable of influencing the direction of Amnesty International within Russia and the wider region. You will have a sound knowledge of political and social contexts that comes from living and working in Russia and a good grasp of international human rights law and regional human rights frameworks. You will bring a commitment to, and experience of, activism and constituency building, fundraising and media visibility within the region. You’ll be a strategic, innovative thinker, with a willingness to experiment; but also someone who can create plans, manage staff directly and in a global matrix, allocate resources and maintain a strong network of government, NGO and media contacts. So you’ll have the communication, presentation and advocacy skills needed to represent AI to a variety of audiences, along with the credibility to influence them and effect positive change. Fluent Russian and English, both spoken and written is essential.
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.
For further information on our benefits, please visit https://www.amnesty.org/en/careers/benefits/
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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