Amnesty International seeks Executive Officer, Legal Affairs and Human Rights in the EU

Amnesty International 3-5y Mid Level  Anywhere 22 Aug 2017

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Executive Officer, Legal Affairs and Human Rights in the EU


Amnesty International’s European Institutions Office (EIO) is looking for an Executive Officer in charge of Legal Affairs and human rights in the EU to join our team. The post- holder will monitor developments and advise on EU law and EU internal policies related to human rights in the EU, justice and home affairs. She/he will promote Amnesty International’s research and projects in this field and assess opportunities for lobbying at EU level. The post-holder will define and conduct advocacy work, in line with the organisation’s strategic plans and in close coordination with the EIO team, the International Secretariat and the national offices of Amnesty International. This role is on a fixed term contract basis of 6 months, (November 2017 to April 2018.)


We are looking for a specialist in human rights law and EU law and policy relating to justice and home affairs who will be capable of translating EU contexts into advocacy for Amnesty International’s global movement, and who can interact with key decision-makers on behalf of the organisation. The successful candidate will be a strong analytical and strategic thinker, with a keen sense of team spirit.


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.


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