Regional Director for Eastern Europe and Central Asia


The International Secretariat, which operates from a number of sites around the world, gathers and communicates accurate and action-oriented human rights information globally. We advocate and campaign for meaningful human rights change; enable effective human rights activism and work to persuade governments and other actors to uphold universal human rights standards. We provide strategic leadership, support and advice to the Amnesty International movement globally, fostering Amnesty International's contribution, presence and public accountability throughout the world.



Responsible for leading and overseeing our work in Eastern Europe and Central Asia (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan) through a high capacity International Secretariat presence located in London and Moscow. This means being responsible for leading the development and implementation of integrated strategies to deliver human rights impact in, on and across relevant countries in the region, ensuring they are coherent with globally agreed strategies and priorities and undertaken in collaboration with other key stakeholders within and outside Amnesty International. As part of achieving this, you will be responsible for ensuring the integrated working of multi-functional offices delivering on effective research, advocacy, campaigning, communication, movement building, growth, fundraising and key relationship building strategies. The role will require a particular focus on building Amnesty International's audience and supporter base in the region. You will also represent the organization, strategically advocating our positions and building partnerships. As a member of the Amnesty International Management Team you will actively participate in the leadership, management and development of the International Secretariat and global movement.



A politically astute, experienced, inspirational and resilient leader, you will bring your expert knowledge and experience as a leader capable of influencing the direction of Amnesty International's work and increasing our impact in the region.You will have a good grasp of human rights and a track record of standing up for human rights and social justice; as well as sound knowledge of regional political and social contexts that comes from living and working in the region. This is complemented by your awareness of membership and constituency building, fundraising and media visibility within the region. You'll be a strategic thinker who can prioritise, create plans, manage staff directly and in a global matrix, allocate resources and maintain a strong network of government, NGO and media contacts. So you'll have the communication, presentation and advocacy skills needed to represent Amnesty International to a variety of audiences, along with the credibility to influence them and effect positive change.



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.

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.

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Amnesty International


United Kingdom

Years of Experience

0-3 years


Wednesday 22 November 2017