Regional Campaigner, Syria - Beirut Regional Office

ABOUT THE ROLE As a research-based campaigning organization, building strong strategies for action to engage and mobilize our members, activists and partners is fundamental to achieve our goals and long-lasting strategies for change. Whether we are addressing restrictions on freedom of expression, or denouncing sexual violence against women, our campaigns make a difference. You will contribute to deliver powerful global, regional and national campaigns that inspire people to act and protect human rights defenders.
Our Syria Campaigner will work in close collaboration with researchers and other programme teams, as well as with sections, to launch campaigns for action on the Syria crisis. The Syria campaigner will lead on developing innovative offline and online campaign tactics, capitalise on communications and social media channels, and identify opportunities for collaboration with other human rights movements and groups addressing issues affecting people in Syria.
ABOUT YOU With experience of working on human rights issues, you must have first-hand in-depth knowledge and experience of the socio-political context in Syria, and regional human rights trends in the Middle East.
You have substantial experience of strategic human rights campaigning, including knowledge of the steps required to devise and implement campaigns. You must also have experience and an understanding of membership organizations, and the capability both to work on your own initiative and as a member of a large and diverse team, often under pressure.
You have a background in activism, social science, or communication and an ability to identify opportunities to ensure our voice has authority. You have strong knowledge of and experience working to address human rights issues in Syria and familiarity with international human rights frameworks. With your extensive experience of working from the region, you have a strong network and rich experience of undertaking this kind of sensitive work in the field. A natural collaborator, you need influential communication skills, impartial political judgement, coupled with strong strategic thought. You have excellent written and verbal Arabic and English.
ABOUT US 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. We can only do this because of the generous donations from millions of people around the world.