Amnesty International Campaign Officer – Human Rights Education Jobs in Kenya

Amnesty International Campaign Officer – Human Rights Education Jobs in Kenya

Job Title:

  • Campaign Officer – Human Rights Education (Maternity Cover)


  • Nairobi


  • 6 months

    Salary Range:

  • Kshs 80,000- 120,000 gross salary

    Reports to:

  • Campaign Manager – Human Rights Education

    Posts That THIS JOB MANAGES: None

    Other Key Relationship:

  • Campaign Managers, other Officers, Policy Analyst, Finance and Administrative Manager, all Kenya team, IS global housing staff

    Job Purpose:

  • Provide campaign leadership and build a large and inclusive national movement that has a significant impact on the protection and promotion of human rights in Kenya and internationally.
  • Delivering an important part of the strategic Framework 2018-2020, this position shall coordinate our activities directed towards mass-based state and civic partnerships, online learning and civic engagement strategies to build a youthful human rights movement.

    Useful Information

  • Amnesty International is a Nobel Peace Prize-winning global movement of over three million people committed to campaigning and action to improve human rights standards enshrined in the Kenyan Constitution and International Law.
  • Amnesty International Kenya exists for three primary goals namely to;
  • Undertake and publish investigative research and information to inform policy dialogue with duty-bearers;
  • Strengthen civic campaigning capacities to act for our values of national cohesion and constitutionalism;
  • Promote and protect constitutional values, the bill of rights and the rule of law in Kenya;
  • The Campaign Officer plays a coordination role and works within a team of staff and financial resources dedicated to one of the campaigns being run under our organisational Strategic Framework. The office-holder shall organise agreed campaign activities and actions with persons at risk and allies, requisition and account for finances and services as well as document activities.

    Main Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate and document activities and actions with persons at risk and allies within the agreed annual workplan and budgets
  • Requisition and account for financial and other resources and services needed by the programme within the Policy Manual
    Publicise the work of the campaign, voices of human rights defenders and persons at risk through all Amnesty social media platforms in a manner that can attract considerable number of supporters and members, alliances and funding for human rights work in Kenya
    Occasionally supervising volunteers and interns as delegated by the HRE Manager
  • A change-maker with a passion and understanding of human rights, you will ensure all Amnesty campaigns and actions are underpinned by our theory of change by;
  • Representing Amnesty and actively promoting the values and obligations contained in the constitution and international human rights standards and covenants;
  • Actively participate and support the Manager in proactive and rapid response campaigns and actions
  • Coordinate Amnesty resources towards significant impact with an eye for value for money, integrity and humility;
  • Contribute to Amnesty’s research and public positioning in policy dialogues, public events, social and mass media engagement;
  • Support and drive online and off-line training and other empowerment tools, spaces and methodologies that supports the emergence of active, empowered and ethical circles of conscience nationally
  • Engaging and supporting other Amnesty initiatives nationally, regionally and globally in order to build comparative understanding and synergies across the Amnesty movement.

    Skills and Experience:


  • Commitment
    to Amnesty’s organisational values and vision and Kenyan Constitution
    Familiarity with the rights-based approach, social justice, citizen empowerment and gender sensitive approaches;
  • At least 2 years relevant experience in advocacy, campaigns or other change management;
    Demonstrated ability to work with others and coordinate financial and other resources;
  • Demonstrated experience of working with the development sector/ social movements/community organizing to influence duty-bearers;
  • Proven ability to react to fast changing political situations, exercising and promoting creative thinking;
  • A confident communicator with good analytical, presentation and digital skills;
  • Ability to work in teams and proven ability to multi task and work to deadlines, sometimes under pressure
  • Demonstrated experience use of social media (Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Instagram among others).
  • Current membership in one or more associations or networks


  • Experience of interviewing and dealing in an appropriate manner with witnesses and survivors of human rights violations especially in responding to education rights denial, neglect and mistreatment of young people both in and out of educational facilities.
  • Demonstrated expertise or qualifications in public education, curriculum development, participatory adult learning, online and face to face empowerment learning approaches
  • Experience of participating in campaigns through the complete campaign lifecycle (issue identification, strategy development, campaign delivery, monitoring, campaign exit and impact assessment)

    How You Work:

  • The Behaviour Framework focuses on how we work rather than what our job is designed to do. It articulates the behaviours that are expected from a group of professionals who are working effectively together.
  • It includes Delivering results – Working with others – Developing oneself and others Contributing to a dynamic and effective IS – Making decisions – Taking the initiative – Communicating and influencing.

    Equality Statement:

  • Equality and diversity is at the core of our values and staff are expected to work collectively and individually to promote a constructive and sensitive approach to others from a variety of backgrounds, where the work of others is valued and respected.

    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.
  • This job description will be reviewed from time to time to ensure that the scope and focus are in tandem with Amnesty International’s priorities and operating context.

    How to apply

  • Interested candidates should apply online by 9th November, 2018

  • For more information and job application details, see; Amnesty International Campaign Officer – Human Rights Education Jobs in Kenya

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