Use your public relation skills to act as catalyst to mobilize Amnesty International’s worldwide membership in support to human rights campaigns across South America. Deadline : May 5, 2017
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 Indigenous people, or denouncing police 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 South America Campaigner will work in close collaboration with researchers and other programme teams, as well as with sections, 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 countries in the Southern Cone and Andean Region.
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 South America and 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 South America and familiarity with international human rights frameworks. With your extensive experience of working from the South America 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 Spanish and English.