Deadline: 15 May 2020
Amnesty International (AI) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Legal/Policy Adviser on Technology, Data Protection and Human Rights in London, United Kingdom. The duration of this post is 12 months.
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Key Jobs Responsibilities
The Legal/Policy Adviser on Technology, Data Protection and Human Rights will perform the following functions-
- Provide law and policy advice to Amnesty International’s International Secretariat, including its various Regional Offices, and the broader movement on specified areas of technology and human rights, such as artificial intelligence (in particular algorithmic decision-making and profiling), data protection, privacy, business and human rights, competition and antitrust.
- Keep abreast of developments at inter-governmental organisations and in other relevant fora related to technology and human rights, with a view to identifying strategic opportunities for pro-active engagement, in collaboration with the relevant Amnesty International Programmes and Sections, and lead on such engagement where appropriate.
- Support the organisation’s strategic litigation related to technology and human rights issues.
- Develop and lead on human rights standard-setting and related advocacy with a view to advancing the organisation’s priorities in relation to artificial intelligence (in particular algorithmic decision-making and profiling), data protection, privacy, business and human rights issues related to the technology sector, competition and antitrust.
- Provide authoritative expert advice on technology, data protection and human rights to Amnesty International staff and the Amnesty International movement in order to ensure consistency, accuracy and relevance, and the integration of these issues into Amnesty International’s work.
- Represent Amnesty International externally, including in governmental, inter-governmental, and other fora, as well as with companies, news media, civil society organizations and others.
- Write or contribute to the drafting of timely and effective policy briefings, position papers, reports, correspondence, action materials, press releases, and other internal and external documents in order to implement Amnesty International’s agreed strategies.
- Contribute to the development of programme and movement-wide strategies and plans for research and campaigning on technology and human rights.
- Participate in the coordination of the work of the technology and human rights team, including through setting priorities, preparing work plans, monitoring their progress and contributing to maintaining budgets.
- Perform all necessary administrative tasks to ensure effective self-servicing, participate in the recruitment and induction of new staff and consultants and perform other corporate tasks as appropriate.
Applicants must have-
- Degree in law, human rights or international relations, or equivalent experience.
- Substantial expertise and professional experience in human rights law, data protection and technology as it relates to human rights.
- Additional expertise in or knowledge of business and human rights, the rights to freedom of thought, expression, association and peaceful assembly or competition and anti-trust would be a significant asset.
- Extensive experience in policy development and detailed knowledge and experience of national, regional and/or international policy and advocacy processes related to human rights.
- Experience in the legal profession, in inter-governmental organisations and/or human rights NGOs.
- Demonstrated policy/legal drafting and analytical skills, e.g. through experience in the application of international human rights law.
- Ability to formulate coherent policies based on a detailed understanding of human rights principles and Amnesty International’s core values.
- Strong advisory and communication skills, including with a view to conducting effective advocacy.
- Excellent ability to write clearly and concisely, without need for significant editorial revision.
- Excellent ability to evaluate situations and issues in the short, medium and long term, set strategic goals in accordance with organisational priorities, monitor plans, and evaluate outcomes.
- Excellent ability to plan and prioritize work, including when under pressure, and to ensure deadlines are met.
- Excellent ability to work cooperatively internally and externally with others, including with people from diverse backgrounds.
- Excellent written and verbal English is essential.
- Ability to work to a high professional level in another widely used language will be an advantage.
How to Apply
Applicants must submit their applications through online process.
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