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Do you want to play a central role in the preparation and production of Amnesty’s annual Death sentences and Executions report? Do you have substantial experience with project management and research?


As a Research and Campaigns Assistant you will support research and campaigning on projects related to promoting the abolition of the death penalty around the work. This will include playing a coordinating role in the preparation and production of the annual ‘Death Sentences and Executions’ report, as well as the collection of relevant death penalty related information and data throughout the year.

Please note if based in the US, the annual salary for this role would be $53,045


We are looking for a candidate who has the ability to draft clearly and concisely and proofread research, campaigns and advocacy materials. The candidate will have the ability to gather human rights related information and experience coordinating projects under tight deadlines.

The candidate must have an understanding of equal opportunities, cultural diversity and gender issues as well as a commitment to apply relevant policies.


  • Assist Amnesty’s team working on the death penalty with administrative, coordination, research and campaigning activities.
  • Assist with research activities on the death penalty including performing desk research, logging of all death penalty data, drafting, formatting, editing/proof-reading, distribution of texts and, where appropriate, coordination of translation of documents.
  • Coordinate and contribute to the production of the annual ‘Death Sentences and Executions’ report and its accompanying communication materials.
  • Develop, maintain and manage death penalty related administrative and communications systems, including setting up new systems where necessary in support of research, campaigning and advocacy activities; manage files, records and other information retrieval systems where necessary within the organization’s self-servicing guidelines.


  • Good knowledge of issues around the death penalty.
  • Outstanding written and verbal English is essential; in addition, the ability to work to a high professional level in French or Arabic will be an advantage.
  • Experience in research, advocacy and campaigning will be an additional advantage.
  • Understanding of and commitment to human rights issues.
  • Experience of working collaboratively in a team and understanding of the importance of efficient communications for the coordination and effective functioning of teams, including ability to supervise volunteers.

Please see attached job description on our website for more information on responsibilities, skills and experience required.


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


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.

Freedom, Justice, Equality. Let’s get to work.

N.B. We reserve the right to close a vacancy BEFORE the closing date in the event of an overwhelming response or a change in business priorities, therefore we recommend you apply now if you are interested.

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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