Senior Policy Advocacy Officer

Job Title: Senior Policy Advocacy Officer

Department:Campaign

Job Family:program

Reports to:Campaign Supervisor

Grade:13

Direct Reports:Campaign Supervisor

 

 

Job Role

Role Overview:

Senior Policy Advocacy Officer is responsible to the Policy and Advocacy programme of Amnesty International Thailand (AITH). The role is including the planning, organization, implementation, and evaluation of the Policy and Advocacy programme.  The Senior Policy & Advocacy Officer reports to the campaign supervisor and works closely with the researchers and IGO coordinator of AI Secretariat, other staffs and partners.

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

 

Accountabilities

Advocacy and Relations with key stakeholders.

Key Activities:

  • Engage in advocacy meetings with politicians, government officials, diplomats and related international / national organizations (together with Director or Chair)

  • Engage and follow up with global human rights mechanisms and variants regional Human Rights mechanisms 

  • Engage in consultation meetings and work in partnership with lawyers, activists, civil society groups and experts.

Policy

Key Activities:

  • Provide high level policy advice and analysis to Program and Policy Manager and other stakeholders

  • Develop of policy positions (in line with HR policy of AI) to support our strategic priorities in collaboration with stakeholders

  • Work in close collaboration and communication with other departments; explaining policies of AI and partner organizations / coalitions in which AITH works, for the benefit of AITH members, activists, board members, other staff 

  • Analyse on HR 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.

Key Activities:

  • Monitor and document human rights developments and case studies and produce advocacy materials, reports and briefings

  • Monitor state laws, regulations and policies related to AI 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.

 

Key Relationships to reach solutions

Internal (to Amnesty or team)

  • Campaign Supervisor

  • Campaign team

  • Communication team

  • Growth Mobilization team

  • Office support team

External

  • Rights holder

  • Partners such as lawyers, activists, civil society groups and experts.

  • Relevant government agencies

  • Volunteers

  • Supporters

  • Members

 

Person Specification

Education & Certifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant subject, such as human rights, international development, social policy or equivalent knowledge gained in other ways.

Essential Experience

  • Minimum 3 years’ work experience on policy and advocacy within an NGO, a UN agency, a government department, or other relevant institutions.

Essential Knowledge

  • 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

Essential Skills

  • Strong analytical, conceptual and critical thinking skills

  • Proven communication and influences skills

  • Fluency in written and spoken English and Thai language

Ability

  • Work on own initiative with minimum supervision and to stay on task

  • Work under pressure and tight deadlines

Personalities

  • A committed, mature and decisive self-starter with high level of integrity, detail focus

 

* Please submit your CV and cover letter (both in English) to admin@amnesty.or.th by 16 October 2021