Amnesty International’s Regional Office is looking for an experienced Campaigner for our Caribbean program to act as catalyst to mobilize our Amnesty International’s worldwide membership in support to human rights campaigns in this region. In particular, this role will lead our campaigning work on sex work, sexual and reproductive rights, issues around migration, addressing the increasing levels of unlawful use of force by the state, among other important issues. Please note this will be a fixed term contract for 12 months.
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 of the rights of migrants, or denouncing violence against women, our campaigns make a difference. You will contribute to deliver powerful global, regional and national campaigns that inspire people to act and protect those defending the rights of their communities.
Our Caribbean Campaigner will work in close collaboration with researchers and other programme teams to launch campaigns for action by developing innovative campaign tactics and techniques based on strong political analysis and theories of change, 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 the Caribbean.
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 the Caribbean, and global human rights trends.
You have substantial experience of strategic human rights campaigning, including knowledge and hands on experience on the steps required to devise campaigns. 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 Caribbean, such as sexual and reproductive rights and familiarity with international human rights frameworks. With your extensive experience of working from the Caribbean, 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 Spanish and English.
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