Amnesty International works for human rights, who campaigns for freedom, equality and justice. Amnesty conducts research, generates action and supports human rights defenders worldwide. That is why we look for colleagues who find diversity and inclusion important. In the Netherlands, the organization has over 250.000 members and donors. The Amsterdam office employs 120 paid staff and 60 volunteers.

Amnesty International Netherlands is looking for a

Programme Officer Police and Human Rights (32 hours per week)

Who are we?

Amnesty International (Dutch section) is part of the global Amnesty Movement. Our core business is human rights and we campaign for freedom, equality and justice for all. Amnesty conducts research, campaigns and supports human rights defenders worldwide. That is why we look for colleagues who embrace diversity and inclusion. In the Netherlands, the organization has over 250.000 members and donors. The Amsterdam office employs 120 paid staff and 60 volunteers.

The Police and Human Rights Programme (PHRP) aims to contribute in a constructive manner to ensure that law enforcement officials assume their responsibility in the respect for and protection of human rights. We provide training, guiding documents and advice to international Amnesty offices as well as the wider human rights community in order to support them in the promotion of human rights rules and standards in law enforcement. The holder of the new position as a programme officer will join the current team comprising of a senior programme officer and two (voluntary) programme assistants, all based in Amsterdam.

Duties and responsibilities:

The Programme Officer is expected to:
 Assist in developing and training workshops and training materials;
 Conduct training activities
 Conduct research activities;
 Draft publications;
 Prepare policy advice;
 Monitor and evaluate progress; and
 Assist in drafting internal programme plans and reports.

Candidate profile

The successful candidate: will have at least a university degree; is a result-driven, people-person, skilled communicator who is open-minded, and enthusiastic in sharing knowledge, developing the skills of people and providing support and advice to other people’s work. S/he will have confirmed experience in working in a multicultural environment, preferably in an international NGO setting.

Required skills and qualifications:

 An education relevant to the field of police and human rights;
 At least four years work experience in the field of civil and political rights, preferably in regard to human rights issues in law enforcement;
 Project management skills and experience; experience in the design and use of online event formats an asset;
 Good writing, research and analytical skills;
 Good communicator, in written and oral communication;
 Fluency in English and one of the following languages: French or Spanish; command of the Dutch language is an asset;
 Creative, self-motivated and capable of working independently and under pressure;
 A strong team player;
 An ability and willingness to travel frequently (post-corona);
 Residence and work permit for the Netherlands;

We continue to work on an organization where all talents feel at home. For a diverse formation of our team, we are particularly interested in candidates with a multicultural background.

What has Amnesty International Netherlands to offer?

We offer an one-year contract for 32 hours per week with the intention of renewing it.

The terms and conditions of employment of Amnesty International, Netherlands department apply. The salary on commencement of employment is a minimum of €3.395,25 and a maximum of €4.527,00 gross per month for a 40-hour working week.

We offer a pleasant working atmosphere and good secondary employment conditions.

Interested in applying?

Your letter can be addressed to Paul Helsloot, Acting Director of Human Rights Policy. The preferred starting date is 1 January 2021, we would therefore like to receive your letter of application and CV no later than Tuesday 1st December 2020. You can use the application form for this position on the Amnesty Netherlands website: www.amnesty.nl/vacatures.

The first round of interviews will be held on Tuesday 8 December 2020. Candidates who are invited for this will be informed timely.

Acquisition based on this vacancy is not appreciated.

For more information about the role:

Please contact: Anja Bienert, senior programme officer on police and human rights at Amnesty International Netherlands at a.bienert[at]amnesty.nl. Kindly note that applications via email will be dismissed.

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