Senior Foreign Policy Advisor

Amnesty International
  • Location
    New York, New York
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career / Advanced
  • Posted
    Oct 11

Position description

The Senior Foreign Policy Advisor (SFPA) is part of the International Advocacy Program, and provides strategic leadership and project execution to align, across the Amnesty International Movement, our various efforts and resources engaged with major Foreign Policy Capitals, including the Capitals of UN Security Council countries, those of G20, MINT, BRICS and of other countries with significant human-rights impacting Foreign Policy influence. The SFPA develops and curates a coherent and effective Amnesty International science of engagement on Foreign Policy for human rights; convenes and supports the efforts of Foreign Policy advocates and lobbyists across Amnesty entities; and audits, reports on, and systematically develops the Foreign Policy engagement capabilities of Amnesty entities.

Amnesty International seeks to recruit into this role a driven and dedicated advocate with, among other qualifications, senior public service/State experience, especially in a role that has engaged with human rights policy issues; civil society experience; deep knowledge of State and inter-State institutional processes and mandates on or related to international human rights; and a keen sense of the interplay between Foreign Policy and a host of factors – major power politics, multilaterally-sourced norms and standards, advocacy action, diplomatic pressure, and international accountability mechanisms – in protecting and promoting human rights.

The SFPA is a permanent role based in New York, and reports into the Director of International Advocacy. The role is part of the Management Team of the International Secretariat.

For a detailed job description and the qualifications and experience required for the role, please see the attached job specification.


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


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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