Amnesty International seeks Director of Global Operations

Amnesty International is looking for a Director of Global Operations, to be based in London, UK to enable our Regional Offices to be as effective as possible.

Amnesty International Secretariat (AIIS), operates from a number of sites around the world, gathers and communicates accurate and action-oriented human rights information globally. AIIS campaigns for meaningful human rights change; enables effective human rights activism and works to persuade governments and other actors to uphold universal human rights standards. We provide strategic leadership, support and advice to the Amnesty International movement globally, fostering Amnesty International's contribution, presence and public accountability throughout the world.


The Director of Global Operations works closely with the Senior Director, Global Operations to enable and advise the nine Regional Offices (managed by the Senior Director) to assist Amnesty to have maximum impact. The role leads cross-regional initiatives; supports Regional Offices in strategy, planning and reflection; and fosters cooperation between multiple stakeholders in the Amnesty movement and beyond. In times of transition, you may step into management functions in a Regional Office on an interim basis. With a mix of strategic, planned work and nimble trouble-shooting and negotiation, each day is different, dynamic and will keep you on your toes.


The ideal candidate will have outstanding judgement and interpersonal skills, with demonstrated ability to get things done even without direct line management. You will have a strong record in human rights and ideally experience working in a complex international context. You will be proactive, flexible and an effective sounding board, willing to advise quietly behind the scenes or lead changes, depending on the needs of the situation. You are driven by your passion for making an organizations like Amnesty as powerful as possible in the fight for human rights change.


Amnesty International is a global movement of more than 7 million people who campaign for a world where human rights are enjoyed by all. We reach almost every country in the world and have:

  • more than 2 million members and supporters who drive forward our fight for rights
  • more than 5 million activists who strengthen our calls for justice

Our aim is simple: an end to human rights abuses. Independent, international and influential, we campaign for justice, fairness, freedom and truth wherever they're denied. And whether we're applying pressure through powerful research or direct lobbying, mass demonstrations or online campaigning, we're all inspired by hope for a better world. One where human rights are respected and protected by everyone, everywhere.

At Amnesty International, we are passionate about what we do and we are proud of our achievements as a movement. To compensate our employees for the critical work they do, we reward them through a combination of an attractive and sector competitive salary and benefits package, high levels of engagement and involvement, and a commitment to employee development.

Benefits include 37 days annual leave (inclusive of public holidays and grace days), pension scheme, employee assistance programme, life assurance and many more benefits designed to suit your own personal lifestyle. All of this, in a professional, engaging environment.

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If you are talented, passionate about human rights and want to use your skills, knowledge and experience to change the world then we would encourage you to

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