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Directorate: Research, Advocacy and Policy
IS Office Location: Brussels, Colombo , Dakar, Johannesburg, London, Nairobi, New York City, Tunis, Washington DC
Type: Fixed Term Contract
How many months is contract?: 36 months
No of weekly working hours: 35
Salary grade and benefits will vary country dependent
ABOUT THE ROLE
Amnesty International is launching a highly ambitious programme of work to make the internet a healthy, safe space for children and young people. This programme is based on Amnesty Tech’s ground-breaking digital surveillance work and embedded in Amnesty’s new Global Children & Youth Strategy.
Are you interested in being part of this exciting project that works across the Amnesty Tech and Children & Youth Programmes? We’re looking for an outstanding and highly experienced Business and Human Rights Adviser to develop research and advocacy campaigns targeting big tech companies on the human rights impacts of digital technologies on children and young people’s digital rights, particularly in relation to their health and well-being.
As well as delivering a global programme of work led by the IS, we are developing local projects in several countries and regions. In collaboration with a global community of activists, advocates and campaigners we will strive to enable real diverse children and young people’s leadership and protect their rights and well-being in the digital world.
To increase diversity and build an inclusive team we encourage applications from the global south.
The Business and Human Rights Adviser on Children and Young People’s Digital Rights, positioned in the Children’s Digital Rights (CDR) Team of Amnesty Tech, will be an integral role in meeting Amnesty Tech’s goal of documenting and exposing the impact of Artificial Intelligence, big data systems, and surveillance-based business models on the health and well-being of children and young people.
The role will work with the CDR team to research and document the impact of Artificial Intelligence, big data systems, and surveillance-based business models on the health and well-being of children and young people, ensuring that the team, their strategies and work plans are fully informed by business and human rights standards, practices and regulations.
The role will be essential in Amnesty International’s work to develop children and young people’s knowledge of digital rights and the nature of technology and its impact on their health and well-being as we build an inclusive narrative and campaign to re-imagine a rights-respecting ecosystem. Responding in real time to emerging and changing policy and legal frameworks that regulate big tech platforms and that impact on children and young people and contribute to Amnesty International’s vision of a world where online platforms and other digital technologies are safe, healthy and supportive spaces for children and young people, helping them realize their human rights.
You should apply for this position if you are an experienced business and human rights professional with specific experience in working on children and young people’s digital rights with a proven track record in working collaboratively and in a participatory manner to bring about positive change in the world. You will take and create opportunities to try out innovative research, advocacy and campaigning methods, build partnerships with relevant stakeholders including in the technology sector, and create non-traditional collaborations between technologists and human rights activists.
You will bring to the organization and the position an understanding of equal opportunities, cultural diversity, anti-racism and gender issues as well as a commitment to apply relevant policies and practices.
MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES (not an exhaustive list)
As the Business and Human Rights Adviser on Children and Young People’s Digital Rights your main responsibilities will be undertaking research, advocacy and campaigning on the impact of the surveillance-based model of big tech and surveillance companies on children and young people’s rights, particularly in relation to their health and well-being, as well as ensuring that all of the CDR Team’s strategies and work plans are informed by and grounded in a solid understanding of business and human rights.
In this position you will work collaboratively with colleagues in the CDR Team as well as other across the Amnesty International movement such as the Youth Team, the Business and Human Rights Team and other teams or advisors as necessary.
SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE (not an exhaustive list)
As the ideal candidate you will have specialist and in-depth knowledge of business and human rights, and a solid understanding of the nature of children and young people’s digital rights concerns, as well as the relevant political, social, legal, economic, cultural, ethnic, racial and gender issues.
You will have excellent written and verbal communications skills and the ability to produce top quality reports and other outputs based on high-quality research on business and human rights issues, in particular at the intersection of children and young people’s digital rights, as well as experience supporting innovative campaigns based on your research.
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.
WHAT WE HOPE YOU WILL DO NEXT
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.
Closing Date: 3 January 2022
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.