Amnesty International Malaysia is currently seeking to hire a human rights campaigner.
We are looking for someone with experience in developing and implementing strategic public campaigning, has strong project management skills, is creative, flexible, thoughtful, with good human rights knowledge and excellent communication skills.
The Campaigner will play a lead role in developing, implementing and monitoring campaign strategies at the national level according to AI Malaysia’s operational plan and identified areas of work. The Campaigner will also manage and coordinate actions
on specific human rights concerns as part of Malaysia’s response to the global Amnesty
movement and will work in sync with Amnesty International’s International Secretariat
and other relevant campaign teams at the global and regional levels.
This role involves close working relationships with Malaysian civil society and various
stakeholders, and engagement with Malaysian and global Amnesty supporters to mobilise meaningful action to ensure AI Malaysia is achieving impact in its human rights goals.
The role provides issue expertise on Amnesty campaigns to fellow team members, supporters, and other stakeholders. The Campaigner will be required to lead campaigns
on a range of human rights issues and make use of a variety of campaigning strategies
The campaigner reports to the Executive Director of AI Malaysia, working in close
collaboration with the researcher, the activism coordinator and the communications
officer, and the regional campaign and research coordinators.
To develop and implement campaign strategies as directed by the Executive Director with advice, guidance and support from the International Secretariat in a changing and fluid environment.
a. Monitor, manage and coordinate actions on human rights concerns primarily in Malaysia while extending support to other AI offices internationally to execute coordinated campaigns.
b. Develop a network of national and international NGOs/ INGOs and other
external partners in the development and implementation of campaigning strategies and plans.
c. To write or devise campaigning and other materials for external and
internal use, such as reports, annual report entries, government correspondence.
d. To represent AI Malaysia at governmental, inter-governmental and various public forums.
e. To research the most effective ways to campaign on human rights concerns, and to implement a diversity of campaigning tools for maximum meaningful human rights impact.
f. To ensure campaigns are promoted regularly and appropriately across both online platforms [including AI Malaysia’s website, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram], and offline spaces.
Monitor and conduct evaluations of campaigning strategies and plans
a. Assess, monitor, and evaluate the impact of campaigning strategies and
interventions, and to produce reports to measure campaign effectiveness
b. To coordinate and ensure documentation of AI Malaysia’s campaign activities through reports, videos, photography and other means.
a. To contribute to the development of programme-wide strategies and plans for research, activism and campaigning and provide input into internal discussions on AI Malaysia’s policy, organisational and other issues in order to increase the effectiveness of the organisation’s work;
b. To participate in the coordination of the work both at national and international levels, including through setting priorities, preparing work plans, monitoring their progress and maintaining basic budgets;
c. To perform all necessary administrative tasks and liaise with the office manager to ensure effective implementation of programmes
Experience of strategic campaigning, including knowledge of the steps required to devise a campaigning strategy and a spirit of flexibility, adaptiveness and responding to changes in the external environment;
Strong project management skills;
Ability to understand and express ideas in English as well as in BM in a fluent clear and concise way, both orally and in writing, and to communicate complex information and institutional positions;
Ability to motivate and inspire others towards activism for change, including through creative and dynamic approaches to encourage campaigning in the
face of obstacles;
An understanding of digital campaigning tools and their appropriate use for
target audiences to ensure both online and offline activism and mobilisation;
Fluency in social media, especially Twitter, Instagram and Facebook necessary;
Familiarity with using Canva required; basic knowledge of other designing tools and simple video production preferred;
Experience with working in a team and understanding the importance of
effective, thoughtful and efficient communication is vital;
Demonstrated commitment to human rights, e.g., through previous work, membership of an organization, involvement in advocacy of human rights, etc.;
Experience with managing conflicting demands, meeting deadlines and adjusting priorities accordingly;
Ability and willingness to undertake personal administrative tasks in accordance with AI’s guidelines on self-servicing;
Understanding of equal opportunities, cultural diversity and gender issues as well as a commitment to apply relevant policies;
A willingness to work beyond office hours and on public holidays and weekends, when necessary (with replacement leave for work done outside working hours).
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