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Deputy Regional Director – Campaigns and Communications (South Asia)

  • Contractor
  • Sri Lanka
  • TBD USD / Year
  • Amnesty International profile

  • Job applications may no longer being accepted for this opportunity.

Amnesty International


As the Deputy Regional Director, you will represent Amnesty International at the highest levels to enhance the impact of the Regional Office’s campaigns and communications agenda as well as managing the strategic allocation and utilization of resources. You will also provide strategic leadership in the development, management and delivery of high impact campaigns across the South Asia region.


You will be able to communicate with various types of people in fluent English and can work well in team settings. You will take ownership of your own responsibilities, honours commitments, supports subordinates, provides direction while taking responsibility for delegated assignments.


  • Set, monitor, manage and report on budget and expenditure for the Regional Office and ensure the office has strong financial controls, supported by the Finance and Office Manager.
  • Ensure the timely delivery of agreed plans and that the team reports with sufficient clarity and detail on the impact of their work, including to funders where appropriate
  • Be accountable for all campaigns and communications outputs from the regional office in line with globally agreed standards
  • Monitor and analyse political, human rights and civil society developments in the region, participate in field work and deliver effective campaign strategies


  • Excellent written and verbal communications in English
  • Substantial experience of working in and on the countries covered by the South Asia Regional Office
  • Awareness of issues of social justice, equality and fairness and an understanding of equal opportunities issues and willingness to apply these principles
  • Knowledge and experience of field security issues and the ability to manage them appropriately

Please see attached job description for more information on responsibilities, skills and experience required.

What We Offer:

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.

  • 37 days annual leave (inclusive of public holidays and grace days)
  • Hybrid working environment – The standard working week at Amnesty International is 35 hours
  • Pension Contribution Scheme – with an employer contribution of 8% of your gross annual salary, in addition Amnesty International will match individual contributions of up to 3%. Making a total employer contribution of 11%
  • Life Assurance
  • Annual salary review
  • Opportunity to join our cycle-to-work scheme
  • Interest-free season ticket loans for travel to work
  • Contribution towards the cost of eye tests and glasses
  • Access to Linkedin Learning
  • Employee Assistance Programme


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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N.B. We reserve the right to close a vacancy BEFORE the closing date in the event of an overwhelming response or a change in business priorities, therefore we recommend you apply now if you are interested.

Commitment to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion:

Amnesty International believes in a world that is fair, inclusive and equitable. Together, we’re committed to being an anti-racist organisation with a diverse workforce that can better tackle the global human rights challenges that face our world today. We know that different voices, ideas, perspectives, experiences and knowledge, working together will enable us to better the lives of people around the world.

We are committed to building and sustaining an anti-racist, culturally diverse and inclusive organisation, where all employees feel valued, have a sense of belonging and an equal opportunity to fulfil their potential. We therefore strongly welcome applications from suitably qualified people regardless of their background; including underrepresented groups, LGBTQI+ individuals and those who may have or are living with a disability.

To see our full statement please visit this link: Racial equality, equal opportunities, diversity and inclusion policy – Amnesty International

Amnesty International is committed to being an inclusive employer and providing an inclusive and accessible recruitment process for all. If you would like to receive any information in a different way or would like us to do anything differently to help you apply for our roles, please get in touch with the team by [email protected]

How to apply

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Deadline: 15 Feb 2024

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