Amnesty International – Lead Adviser, Impact And Evaluation.

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The Lead Advisor, Impact and Evaluation, leads on Amnesty International’s impact assessment, and plays a key role in ensuring that sound MEL practices and tools are embedded across the organisation, leading to stronger project and programme planning and implementation. 


Leading on strengthening Amnesty International’s human rights impact by continuing to refine and embed Amnesty’s impact assessment methodology, skills, and practice across the Amnesty movement. Supporting reviews, evaluations, and evidence-based reflections on key strategic questions and encourage a learning culture.


You are a MEL expert, with experience developing and implementing MEL frameworks for projects and programmes of work.

You are accustomed to adapting MEL methods to meet different organisational requirements and can come up with pragmatic solutions to overcome challenges.

You are able to understand and analyse datasets to produce meaningful impact analysis and ensure findings are helpful to targeted audiences.


  • To lead the continued roll out and strengthening of Amnesty’s impact assessment methodology and standards to become a more flexible, adaptive and impactful global movement.
  • To lead specific organisational-wide reviews and assessments and advise, facilitate and support reviews or other forms of strategic reflection conducted by other teams, ensuring quality standards, building capacity, disseminating the key messages and implement recommendations.
  • To support internal strategy development processes to ensure Amnesty projects and campaigns are impact-focused, agile and measurable.
  • To provide input and advice to external evaluation processes, when required, and work to ensure that findings are disseminated and integrated into organisational practice.
  • To provide leadership across Amnesty on PMEL best-practice for human rights impact, monitoring trends in external environment and networking with relevant external organizations, and across the Amnesty movement.
  • To participate in or lead internal strategic reflection processes, as appropriate and required, to help shape Amnesty’s direction.
  • To work closely with other members of GSIP in a constrictive and positive way to strengthen project management across Amnesty International; and promote an impact-oriented and learning culture that strives to increase the impact of Amnesty International’s work
  • To carry out own administrative and other tasks as negotiated.


  • Strong, demonstrable expertise in the use of PMEL methodologies, and a track record of implementing them in complex settings, ideally, but not necessarily, in human rights (essential criterion)
  • Strong, demonstrable experience of using quantitative and qualitative methods of analysis to assess impact or organisational performance (essential criterion)
  • Strong, demonstrable experience developing and implementing MEL frameworks for projects, programmes or organisations (essential criterion)
  • Experience working in an international context (essential criterion)
  • Solution-focused and with a “can do attitude” (essential criterion)
  • Up to speed and interested to learn about the latest PMEL methods and practices, with an ability to implement pragmatic solutions to different organisational needs (essential criterion)
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work with a wide range of stakeholders, including ability to negotiate and influence them to achieve results (essential criterion)
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English (essential criterion)
  • Experience managing and delivering projects (e.g., evaluations, impact assessments, or other) to high quality, by the timeline and on budget (essential criterion)
  • Experience in organisational development related to MEL, planning, and project management (desirable)
  • Strong facilitation skills and experience in the use of participatory approaches for evaluation or else (desirable)
  • Experience training or supporting capacity building initiatives on impact assessment (desirable)
  • Proficiency in a second language, such as Spanish, French, Arabic or other (desirable)


Closing Date:

30 November 2021


Amnesty International is a global movement of more than 10 million people who campaign for a world where human rights are enjoyed by all. We reach almost every country in the world.

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.

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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.

N.B. We reserve the right to close a vacancy before the closing date in the event of an overwhelming response or a change in business priorities.

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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