Senior Advisor, Gender and Diversity Mainstreaming


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This is a unique opportunity to shape Amnesty International’s future work – ensuring gender and diversity is at the core of all of our human rights work and organisational practices. The Senior Advisor, Gender and Diversity Mainstreaming will lead and facilitate effective gender and diversity mainstreaming initiatives across Amnesty International – from a capacity-building, programmatic, and organizational perspective – within its Secretariat, national entities, and leadership governance structures. This role reports to the Senior Director of Research, Advocacy and Policy and will provide leadership on gender and diversity mainstreaming under the strategic goal covering gender and non-discrimination in the current strategic plan. This is particularly relevant as Amnesty is due to adopt its new long-term global strategy in 2021. In particular, over the next 12 months, you will be expected to provide analysis, practical guidance and support on how gender and diversity aims can be achieved within the organisation – especially within Amnesty’s programming, planning, monitoring and evaluation approach, project management processes, and capacity-building programmes to implement the new strategy. The role will work in close collaboration with the Gender, Sexuality and Identity team, and a network of gender experts from across the organisation.


You will have strong technical expertise in gender and diversity analysis and mainstreaming program work – preferably within INGOs or similar civil society/international organisations contexts. The nature of this role will require you to work very closely with a huge variety of stakeholders across countries, areas of expertise and different level of maturity with regards to gender and inclusion. This will require you relying on extensive relationship-building and people skills and the ability to work collaboratively with others – especially to influence and negotiate decision-making including at most senior levels. Finally, as a member of the Gender & Diversity community within Amnesty, you will also be expected to have significant expert knowledge in at least one policy area that addresses gendered anti-discrimination, intersectional analysis, and the ways that human rights abuses are underpinned by intersecting inequalities. A supportive and collaborative team player, you will be comfortable working collaboratively in an open and constructive way.


As member of the Management Team – lead, conceptualize and elaborate a capacity building vision, strategy and project(s) for effective gender and diversity mainstreaming across Amnesty’s strategic and operational plans.

  • Make and sustain the internal case to the Movement for gender and diversity mainstreaming interventions and approaches and to work with Senior Leadership, Fundraising, GSI, REDIG and GSIP to secure improved resources to sustain this work.
  • Support the Senior Leadership Team, International Board and broader movement to ensure gender and diversity aims are realised and shape Amnesty’s direction.
  • In collaboration with the Gender Sexuality and Identity team, facilitate the functioning of the Gender and Diversity Taskforce and broader delivery of globally agreed commitments on gender equality and diversity, and AI ICM 2017: Decision 5.
  • Generate, source, collate and commission gender and diversity mainstreaming intellectual knowledge, and programming tools and methodologies, to inform projects under Amnesty International’s strategic plan.
  • Author and commission a repository of gender and diversity mainstreaming resources appropriate for Amnesty International.
  • Participate in or lead internal strategic reflection and review processes, as appropriate and required, to support the Global Strategy and Impact Programme and ensure the priorities of the Programme are being reflected and shape Amnesty’s direction
  • Develop gender mainstreaming training resources and work with others to ensure integration of gender into broader training and induction protocols.
  • Build a community of practice /focal points on gender mainstreaming across the movement.
  • Conceptualize and facilitate systems to grow peer support, information and good practice sharing across Amnesty’s regional offices, global programs, Sections and structures
  • Facilitate the development of a results framework for gender mainstreaming focal points for their implementation in their own regions, programs and entities.
  • In collaboration with the Gender and Diversity Taskforce and International Board provide frameworks for improved integration of gender and diversity into the broader internal accountability mechanisms of Amnesty International.
  • To lead and support internal auditing of effectiveness in gender mainstreaming and develop a framework for improved gender integration into project management systems.
  • Map, advocate for and where possible instruct remedial interventions identified in internal and external gender mainstreaming reviews and audits.
  • Provide advice for Amnesty programs and entities to correct inadequacies, imbalances, and inaccuracies identified in gender mainstreaming audits.
  • Advise the Coalition Leadership Teamthe International Board, and other senior leaders in Amnesty’s IS programs and Sections and structures on ways to leverage Global Assembly decisions – including Decision 5 of ICM 2017 – to enhance accountability for gender and diversity mainstreaming.
  • In collaboration with the Research, Advocacy and Policy Directorate, facilitate improved gender mainstreaming in the Amnesty Annual Report cycle.
  • Advise programs on approaches to gender mainstreaming on an ongoing and as-needed basis.
  • Champion and enhance the visibility of gender mainstreaming throughout the IS, Sections and structures by means of events, incentives, convening, and the dissemination of good practice and information on progress towards targets.
  • Collate and communicate good gender mainstreaming practice from outside Amnesty International, and from within the work of Amnesty entities.
  • Track overall Movement progress in gender mainstreaming and sound the alarm on major gaps, blind spots, regressions, misconceptions, and other issues of concern in Amnesty’s gender mainstreaming efforts.


  • Recognized technical expertise in gender and diversity analysis, mainstreaming, as well as diversity and inclusion program work as demonstrated through precision with relevant concepts, depth of insight, and effective problem identification and resolution.
  • Leadership and significant expert knowledge in at least one policy area anchored in sophisticated gendered anti-discrimination and intersectional analysis specifically the ways that human rights abuses are underpinned by intersecting inequalities
  • Advanced university education and training in a relevant discipline or equivalent work-based experience
  • (Desirable) Experience as a manager or team leader in a complex human-rights organization.
  • Excellent analytical, writing, and convening skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to set strategies, and to manage systems and projects.
  • Very strong credibility and relationship-building skills, including evidence of experience in influencing and negotiating, demonstration of political judgment, and possession of people skills.
  • Experience with and exposure to as many of Amnesty’s core methodologies as possible, including research, advocacy, policy development, and campaigning.


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 click ‘Apply for this Role’ below.

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Amnesty International is committed to creating and sustaining a working environment in which everyone has an equal opportunity to fulfill their potential and we welcome applications from suitably qualified people from all sections of the community.


janvier 20, 2021

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