Deputy Director and Head of Technology and Human Rights

About the role:
As a Deputy Director and Head of Technology and Human Rights, you will provide the leadership to develop Amnesty International’s work on this emerging area, shaping our thematic strategy, research, policy and advocacy. You will be part of the management team of the Global Thematic Issues programme and directly manage staff, budgets and work plans of the Technology and Human Rights team.
You should be able to provide guidance to the Amnesty International movement on the trans-national human rights issues in the area of technology and human rights, which they need to respond to effectively. You will need to manage, participate and oversee high-quality investigative research and researchers and ensure the quality of all our outputs in this area. You will act as an expert spokesperson for the organisation and represent AI to governments and other external actors.
About you:
 You have significant expert knowledge and professional experience of technology and its intersection with human rights, including on the applicability of the international legal framework for human rights to these issues. You have created coherent and strong policies and are an experienced advisor, who can advise researchers, campaigners and senior manager on technology and human rights issues. You will have demonstrated your ability to set and implement strategies, based on strong political judgement. You have a clear track read of successfully managing people, projects and budgets. You have excellent research, analytical and writing skills, demonstrated in a range of publications and substantial experience in planning and leading investigative research missions. You have the credibility and experience to represent AI externally, and to influence and negotiate at a senior level with governments, companies and intergovernmental bodies.
About us:
Our aim is simple: an end to human rights abuses. Independent, international and influential, we campaign for justice, 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.
 Amnesty International is a global movement of more than 7 million people who campaign for a world where human rights are enjoyed by all.
 Our supporters are outraged by human rights abuses but inspired by hope for a better world - so we work to improve human rights through campaigning and international solidarity.
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
Closing date: 11th May 2016
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