Senior Policy Advocacy Officer

Overall Purpose of job:

Senior Policy Advocacy Officer is responsible to the management of the Policy and Advocacy program of Amnesty International Thailand (AITH). The role is including the planning, organization, implementation, and evaluation of the Policy and Advocacy program. The Senior Policy Advocacy Officer reports to the Campaign Supervisor and works closely with the Researchers and IGO coordinator of Amnesty International Secretariat, other staffs and partners.

This role has a regional reach, with contact and collaboration with staff in AITH’s thematic networks, National Organizations, Country and Regional Offices, and Liaison Offices, as well as with external stakeholders. It will also support the work of Campaign Supervisor and Program/Policy Manager and provide some ad-hoc support to the wider team as necessary.

Main Responsibilities:

Advocacy and Relations with key stakeholders:

  • Engage in advocacy meetings with politicians, government officials, diplomats and related international / national organizations (together with Director or Chair)
  • Engage and follow up with UN human rights mechanisms and ASEAN Human Rights related mechanisms
  • Engage in consultation meetings and work in partnership with lawyers, activists, civil society groups and experts.

Policy:

  • Provide high level policy advice and analysis to Program and Policy Manager and other stakeholders
  • Develop of policy positions (in line with Human Rights policy of Amnesty International) to support our strategic priorities in collaboration with stakeholders
  • Work in close collaboration and communication with other departments; explaining policies of Amnesty International and partner organizations / coalitions in which AITH works, for the benefit of AITH members, activists, board members, other staff
  • Analyse on Human Rights situation, discuss and update with campaign supervisor on crisis responses, follow up and review statement, Urgent Action if needed.
  • Work in close collaboration and communication with the International Secretariat including research and law & policy department.
  • Instigating discussion, formulating the AITH policy position for the Global Assembly.

Research and monitor on policy:

  • Monitor and document human rights developments and case studies and produce advocacy materials, reports and briefings
  • Monitor state laws, regulations and policies related to Amnesty International Human Rights themes.
  • Gather information and provide regular updates to the International Secretariat on the Thai human rights situation.
  • Monitor and evaluate the impact of policy and advocacy activities.

 Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant subject, such as human rights, international development, social policy or equivalent knowledge gained in other ways.
  • Minimum 3 years’ work experience on policy and advocacy within an NGO, a UN agency, a government department, or other relevant institutions.
  • Knowledge of human right in term of international and local policies.
  • A good working knowledge of and experience in relevant policy, advocacy and/or research work
  • Ability to communication of wide-range of stakeholders, strong interpersonal skills
  • Excellent in Thai and English (Spoken and Written)
  • Strong analytical, conceptual and critical thinking skills
  • Excellent Coordinating and Project Management Skills
  • Self-motivate and able to manage a team
  • Able to work on multiple task and under pressure
  • Committed to Human Rights, and follow Amnesty International’s principles and guideline
  • A committed, mature and decisive self-starter with high level of integrity, detail focus

Working Relationship:

Reporting to: Director of Amnesty International Thailand

Other Key Relationships: Campaign Team, Communications Team, Growth Mobilization Team, Relevant government agencies, Volunteers, Supporters, Members

CONFLICT OF INTEREST Public or other activity, affiliation to or support for any group or organization, personal association or other factor which may generate a real or perceived conflict of interest with Amnesty International’s principles (specifically independence and impartiality), or raise a security concern, or otherwise prevent the candidate from carrying out key functions of the specific post and would therefore disqualify the candidate from being appointed.

 

Application Procedures:

Please send a cover letter specifying the position to which you are applying with your resume by email to: admin@amnesty.or.th by Friday, 26 April 2019 (Only short-listed candidates will be notified).

Amnesty International Thailand 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.

Contact : admin@amnesty.or.th