The purpose of the role will be to drive Amnesty’s work towards institutions including the World Bank and IMF, in order to promote the provision of financing and debt relief that would allow countries to invest in healthcare and social protection.
With a focus on countries facing economic and climate crises, the position will lead the development and implementation of advocacy strategies, contribute to research, develop policy positions, and provide advice to country and thematic specialists across the Amnesty movement.
Please note this is a fixed-term contract of 2 years and can also be based in Washington D.C or other locations with an Amnesty office, where the relevant pay scale will be applied.
We are looking for a candidate who has extensive knowledge of International Financial Institutions, and experience in influencing their policies and practices.
The candidate will have specialist knowledge of issues relating to development and climate finance, including debt relief, and a strong understanding of how they impact the enjoyment of rights. The successful candidate must have the ability to communicate clearly in English both orally and in writing, while other languages are desirable.
- Lead the development, implementation and evaluation of Amnesty’s advocacy strategies, policy positions and activities towards the International Financial Institutions, notably the IMF and World Bank, as well as other international or regional bodies where relevant.
- Contribute to the development and execution of research plans and reports, ensuring that research captures evidence and includes recommendations pertinent to IFIs.
- Provide advice to IS staff, volunteers and the Amnesty movement, emphasizing strategic and effective engagement on the role of IFIs.
- Monitor and analyse legal and policy developments at the IMF, World Bank and other key international bodies, as well as other relevant developments in international law.
- Work closely with civil society coalitions active in influencing the IMF and World Bank, and represent Amnesty at relevant external meetings.
SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
- Extensive experience of advocacy towards International Financial Institutions, particularly the World Bank and IMF, and knowledge of development and climate finance.
- An understanding of international human rights law and standards, and how they should apply to the practices of International Financial Institutions.
- Ability to analyze complex issues and develop a strategic response, including under pressure, and to plan and prioritize work to ensure deadlines are met.
- Ability to represent Amnesty externally, including with government representatives, international organisations, NGOs and the media.
Please see the attached job description on our website for more information on the responsibilities, skills and experience required.
What We Offer:
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.
- 37 days annual leave (inclusive of public holidays and grace days)
- Hybrid working environment – The standard working week at Amnesty International is 35 hours
- Pension Contribution Scheme – with an employer contribution of 8% of your gross annual salary, in addition Amnesty International will match individual contributions of up to 3%. Making a total employer contribution of 11%
- Life Assurance
- Annual salary review
- Opportunity to join our cycle-to-work scheme
- Interest-free season ticket loans for travel to work
- Contribution towards the cost of eye tests and glasses
- Access to Linkedin Learning
- Employee Assistance Programme
WHAT WE HOPE YOU WILL DO NEXT
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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Commitment to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion:
Amnesty International believes in a world that is fair, inclusive and equitable. Together, we’re committed to being an anti-racist organisation with a diverse workforce that can better tackle the global human rights challenges that face our world today. We know that different voices, ideas, perspectives, experiences and knowledge, working together will enable us to better the lives of people around the world.
We are committed to building and sustaining an anti-racist, culturally diverse and inclusive organisation, where all employees feel valued, have a sense of belonging and an equal opportunity to fulfil their potential. We therefore strongly welcome applications from suitably qualified people regardless of their background; including underrepresented groups, LGBTQI+ individuals and those who may have or are living with a disability.
To see our full statement please visit this link: Racial equality, equal opportunities, diversity and inclusion policy – Amnesty International
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