12 March 2013

Amnesty International European Institutions Office, Brussels
Executive Officer on EU foreign policy
Deadline for application: 17 March 2013

Amnesty International’s European Institutions Office in Brussels coordinates and promotes lobbying of the European institutions. The Office aims to ensure that the European Union (EU) and Council of Europe (CoE) put human rights at the heart of all their policies.

Amnesty International's European Institutions Office is looking for an Executive Officer to focus on Sub-Saharan Africa, Asia-Pacific and the Americas, and the themes of human rights defenders, torture and violence against women. The successful candidate will start in June 2013 in a full-time permanent post and will collaborate with Amnesty's global headquarters and national offices to influence the EU’s foreign policy for protecting human rights worldwide.

Duties and responsibilities
Monitoring developments in the EU’s external relations with Sub-Saharan Africa, Asia-Pacific and the Americas, and providing strategic input to EU policy-making.
Identifying advocacy opportunities, devising and implementing EU advocacy strategy.
Working with and giving advice and training on EU policy to national offices and global headquarters.
Networking and collaborating with other organisations with common interests.
Recruiting and supervising trainees.
Representing Amnesty International at outside meetings and with the media as mandated by the European Institutions Office’s Director.

Experience and knowledge
• At least four years’ relevant human rights and/or EU-related work experience.
Knowledge of International Human Rights standards and EU foreign policy.
Proven expertise and track record in advocacy MA or equivalent in a relevant field.
Experience of working in an international work environment.
Media-handling experience an asset.

Skills and personal qualities
Commitment to Amnesty International’s mission.
Independent and innovative worker and strong team player.
Outstanding strategic, analytical and problem-solving skills.
Ability to prioritise work under pressure.
Excellent communication and networking skills.
Fluency in English and at least one other European language. Spanish is an asset.

To apply, please fill in the application form and send it to searchcommittee@amnesty.eu no later than 17 March 2013. interviews will be taking place on 10, 11 and 12 April 2013. CVs are not accepted.

Amnesty International is an equal opportunities employer and offers competitive pay with benefits under Belgian law. 

The complete job description can be found here.

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