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Monday, April 13, 2015

Women's Human Rights Campaigner, Amnesty International, Washington DC USA

Women's Human Rights Campaigner

The campaigner will help shape Amnesty International's women’s rights agenda and will lead on this work with strategic campaign goals and strategies.
Deadline: Open Until Filled
Location: Washington DC, USA
Organization: Amnesty International 
Job Summary
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 are independent of any government, political ideology, economic interest or religion, and are funded mainly by our membership and public donation.
Women's rights are an essential component of universal human rights.  They reflect the fact that men and women have very different experiences - and the fact that women and girls often face gender-based discrimination that puts them at increased risk of poverty, violence, ill-health and a poor education.  Amnesty International's women's rights work encompasses a range of human rights as they relate to the equity needs of women, working at once to advance new rights and opportunities for all women and to combat the abuses against specific groups of women and girls.  The campaigner will help shape our women’s rights agenda and will lead on this work with strategic campaign goals and strategies.
This campaigner will also help lead the My Body My Rights Campaign for Amnesty USA, our flagship sexual and reproductive health rights campaign, which seeks to ensure people’s access to the spectrum of their sexual and reproductive rights, including information and education, contraception, abortion and other health services, and the decriminalization of same-sex identity. The campaigner will develop and implement campaigning strategies, manage and coordinate actions, and coordinate rapid response.
Responsibilities:
  • Work with the Senior Director and in close collaboration with other departments at AIUSA (including the Women’s Human Rights Coordination Group) to set strategic women’s rights goals and to plan and implement targeted campaign strategies to promote and defend women’s rights;
  • Work with the Senior Director to analyze political developments and breaking news, and develop rapid response campaigning strategies that leverage AIUSA’s grassroots, research and reports, access to conduct high-level advocacy, media and social media resources and global credibility;
  • Participate in and develop relationships with international, national, regional and local coalition partners with the aim of identifying opportunities to collaborate, leverage AIUSA’s resources and amplify international, national, regional and local activism on shared goals and objectives;
  • Work collaboratively and directly with the Women’s Human Rights Coordination Group and other volunteers and members, and develop strategies to amplify their work and achieve impact;
  • Develop public events, resources for activists, public education materials and other written material as needed;
  • Write, edit, and produce materials for Amnesty International USA’s blog and other outlets and participate in social media channels;
  • Track and evaluate data to help the program achieve its goals and objectives; and
  • Supervise interns.
Requirements
Education and Experience:
  • BA/BS required; MA in Gender Studies, Law, International Studies, or related field preferred
  • Preferred experience working with membership based organizations
  • At least 3 years of experience running strategic women’s rights campaigns; or 1 year of such experience and a relevant graduate degree
  • Experience building coalitions, working with organizers and activists, and working in diverse communities
  • Demonstrated experience and substantial knowledge working on women’s rights
  • Demonstrated commitment to human rights and social justice required
Skills:
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, multilingual a plus
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to maintain composure under pressure
  • Excellent and demonstrated organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Ability to work independently and manage time efficiently
  • Ability to work autonomously and in a team environment
  • Diplomatic skills to build trust, cooperation, and understanding in order to resolve more complex problems and recommend appropriate solutions
  • Ability coordinating and/or working with high-level team of advisors/staff
FOR IMMEDIATE APPLICATION
  • Applicants should submit in a single PDF a resume, cover letter, writing sample (link to writing sample okay) and the contact for three references to: tdemant@aiusa.org
  • Please include “APPLICATION: Campaigner – Your name” in the subject line of your email.

Please DO NOT click on the “APPLY FOR THIS ROLE” link below. All applications should be submitted via the previously provided email
For immediate application; this is not an entry-level position.
AIUSA is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. 
This position is covered by a collective bargaining agreement between AIUSA and Communication Workers of America.
Article License: Copyright - Article License Holder: Amnesty International

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