Head of Human Rights Education (2736)

  • Closing Date:
    19 December 2019
  • Directorate:
    Public Engagement & Growth
  • Location:
  • Type:
    Fixed Term Contract
  • Duration:
    18 months
  • Working Hours:
  • Salary:

Head of Human Rights Education

Location: Central London

Salary: £competitive



You will develop and manage Amnesty’s Human Rights Education work around the world, including associated strategies, operational plans, and their evaluation and including a strong focus on Education Technology. Provide support to the Amnesty International movement for human rights education programming; provide support to regional and thematic human rights education projects; and support the integration and alignment of human rights education with Amnesty International’s global campaigns, regional strategies and growth strategy, and thematic priorities.  Please note that this is initially a fixed term contract for 18 months, with a strong likelihood of a permanent contract upon successful completion.


  • Expert working knowledge and analytical understanding of human rights education, active participation and participatory methodologies and their implications with a strong focus on Education Technology.
  • Experienced in developing and running education programmes in a multi-cultural and multi-lingual environment
  • Ability to support strategy development, vision, plans, monitoring and evaluation processes.
  • Ability to effectively lead, manage staff virtually and face to face and financial resources.
  • Experience of managing conflicting demands in a fast moving and changing environment, meeting deadlines and adjusting priorities.
  • Readiness to report and be accountable.
  • Strong communication, presentation, advocacy and representational skills.
  • Exceptional written and verbal fluency in English and preferably in one or more additional languages.


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.

For further information on our benefits, please visit https://www.amnesty.org/en/careers/benefits/


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.


Amnesty International is committed to creating and sustaining a working environment in which everyone has an equal opportunity to fulfill their potential and we welcome applications from suitably qualified people from all sections of the community.

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