|Company:||Recruiting through World Skills Employment Centre|
|Job Type:||Full Time|
|Salary Level ($):|
|Job Location:||Ottawa, ON, Canada|
|Highest Level Of Education:||Master|
|Job Posting Date:||10-Jul-2018|
Job Opportunity with Amnesty International Canada
World Skills Employment Centre is working with Amnesty International Canada to recruit for the position of Human Rights Law and Policy Campaigner.
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Amnesty International is a worldwide movement of 7 million ordinary people in more than 150
countries who come together to achieve extraordinary results in defending and promoting human
rights. We get discriminatory laws changed and prisoners of conscience released. We’ve helped
stop torture, commute death sentences and worked to end violence against women. We stand
alongside Indigenous Peoples demanding that their rights be respected.
Amnesty International Canada is committed to employment equity, actively seeks diversity in the
workplace, and welcomes and encourages applications from members of equity-seeking groups
including women, transgender, non-binary, and LGBTI individuals; First Nations, Metis, and Inuit
individuals, persons with disabilities, and members of racialized and marginalized groups.
We are recruiting a Human Rights Law and Policy Campaigner to develop and implement
Amnesty International Canada’s long-term and annual plans on the application of international
human rights law in priority areas identified in the Branch’s strategic plans. These currently
include refugee rights, security, and the arms trade. This involves coordinating the articulation of
long-term goals and annual objectives, and the main strategies and activities to achieve them.
These areas of focus will evolve over time.
These plans must contribute as much as possible to all of the Branch’s objectives, including
human rights impact, financial health, supporter growth and supporter engagement.
Working alongside the Secretary General, the Campaigner plays a key role in supporting the legal
work of the Branch such as court interventions, and in advocacy before international human
rights bodies that is not directly connected to the work of another campaigner. The Campaigner
plays a lead role in contributing to the development of Amnesty International’s global policies
and in determining whether and how to translate these into AIC campaigns and activities.
The Campaigner also liaises with volunteer Country and Thematic Coordinators and with other
campaigners involved as issues arise that are relevant to their work.
Campaigners are expected to help build the understanding of the members, supporters and the
general public of the importance of achieving the long-term and annual goals of their area of
work and of the Branch as a whole. They contribute to the development of supporter training in
their areas, such as preparing briefing materials and offering webinars, and to the engagement of
supporters and the public in activism that supports the achievement of the strategic goals.
Throughout their work, Campaigners must contribute to gender equity, integrate youth and
address the broader goals of diversity, equity, inclusion and anti-oppression.
Full details are available in the job description posted on Amnesty International Canada’s
Education and Professional Qualifications
Special Knowledge or Ability
Hours: Full-time (37.5 hours/week)
Start date: By September 17, 2018
Duration: Indeterminate period
Location: Ottawa preferred (Toronto a possibility)
Starting salary: $64,241 - $66,093 per annum (commensurate with qualifications)
Travel: Some travel required