Deadline: 27 April, 2020

Location: London, United Kingdom

Amnesty International is seeking a professional with demonstrated experience in technology and human rights, in particular artificial intelligence and human rights, to investigate, monitor and document human rights abuses related to artificial intelligence and human rights, as well as develop Amnesty’s policy and advocacy on this issue. The role also contributes to the development of national, regional and international strategies relating to research and campaigns on artificial intelligence and human rights to achieve positive human rights impact.

Responsibilities

  • Undertake desk and field-based research on the impact of artificial intelligence, big data and automated decision-making on human rights
  • Develop and implement advocacy strategies on artificial intelligence and human rights
  • Represent Amnesty International externally, including in governmental, inter-governmental and other fora, as well as with companies, news media, civil society organisations and others
  • Identify opportunities for advancing human rights protections in the field of artificial intelligence and ensure that Amnesty International takes advantage of these opportunities
  • Develop and maintain effective constituencies of public and confidential contacts and partners in and outside of the organisation, such as human rights activists, technology experts and activists, partner organisations, members of legal and other professions, UN agencies and governmental representatives, to optimise information gathering and verification and the development and implementation of effective strategies and plans
  • Provide authoritative expert advice on technology and human rights, particularly artificial intelligence and big data issues, to Amnesty International staff and the Amnesty International movement in order to ensure accuracy and relevance, and the integration of these issues into Amnesty International’s work
  • Write or contribute to the drafting of timely and effective reports, briefings, position papers, 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
  • Manage specific projects within the framework of agreed strategies and timelines (this may include coordination of project teams and supervision of consultants)
  • 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

Requirements

  • Extensive professional experience of conducting research on human rights issues in international settings
  • Expert knowledge of the international human rights legal framework, gained through experience working within or on the sector
  • Particular expertise in artificial intelligence and big data
  • Ability to represent Amnesty International to a variety of external stakeholders, to present ideas clearly, and advance compelling arguments in English
  • Excellent political judgement, strong analytical skills and the ability to think and plan strategically
  • Excellent written and verbal English and the ability to produce clear, persuasive, and concise research documents, policy positions and strategy papers; in addition, the ability to work to a high professional level in another widely used language will be an advantage
  • Strong interpersonal skills including advocacy, negotiating and influencing skills
  • Ability and self-driven interest to keep up to date with emerging artificial intelligence and big data trends
  • Good 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 prioritise work, including when under pressure, and to ensure deadlines are met
  • Experience of working in a team, participating in the collective coordination of the work of the team by contributing to setting priorities, motivating self and others, and resolving team conflicts

To apply and for more information, click here.

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