Amnesty International: Youth Activism Officer (Job Share)

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Youth Activism Officer: Working with 18 to 24 year old activists including 3rd level and non-formal education sector

The post holder is responsible for facilitating the participation of young people in the campaigning and activism work of Amnesty International. We are looking for someone with extensive activism experience, including grassroots organising and mobilisation, strong leadership, communications and organisational skills. Experience in working with young people is critical. Commitment to human rights and the empowerment of young people as agents of change is essential.

The post holder will be responsible for growing youth membership, deepening their engagement in all aspects of the organisation, including but not limited to, activism and leadership. This post will specifically be targeting the 18-24 year old constituency including 3rd level societies and the non-formal education sector.

This post will deliver capacity building trainings, so training experience and an understanding of different learning styles would be helpful.


We are looking for a strong, creative and dynamic leader with exceptional organisational and communications skills and a focus on results. The primary focus of this post is the support and mobilisation of youth activism on the priority campaigns of the Amnesty movement. This includes but is not limited to the following:

  • Conduct analysis and lead development of strategies for youth activism as a means of delivering human rights impact on a range of campaigns and cases, to include the design and implementation of strategies to grow the number of individual youth and student activists.
  • Develop and maintain meticulous records for tracking of contacts, youth activists, events, actions etc., using the organisation’s relational database.
  • Improve the coordination of actions and events across groups as well as with other constituencies in the organisation. Ensure increasing levels of activity and greater human rights impacts.
  • Ensure meaningful and representative participation of young people in Amnesty International by developing and supporting youth leadership and participation pathways, including the ongoing implementation and development of a newly established leadership development program.
  • Develop, maintain and update innovative communications and campaign materials aimed at young people and students, such as the website, newsletters, campaigning materials, leaflets, posters, information fact sheets, campaign resources and other relevant materials.
  • In collaboration with members of the fundraising team, develop and implement a plan for quantifiable increases in youth membership paid subscriptions.
  • Ensure adherence to the highest standards in child protection in all of Amnesty’s Youth and Student work.
  • Ensure the smooth and efficient operation of administration systems that support youth and student work and effective monitoring and evaluation
  • Function as an integral member of the Campaigns and Activism Team.
  • Any other duties as may be assigned by the Campaigns and Activism Manager from time to time in addition to or in lieu of the duties detailed above.


Ideally the successful candidate will have:

  • Experience in activism, including organizing and mobilization;
  • Experience in youth work, including training and development;
  • Proven experience in project management, with very strong administrative skills and attention to detail;
  • Strong writing skills with experience of developing high quality materials for youth and student audiences;
  • Excellent communication skills, including public speaking and group facilitation;
  • Experience of effectively organizing and marketing events (e.g. youth and student conferences and trainings);
  • Ability to work as part of a team and collaborate with colleagues from other teams;
  • Experience in and/or demonstrated interest in human rights;
  • Excellent organisational skills and an ability to prioritise and work effectively under pressure;
  • Experience of organising and delivering training using participatory methodologies;
  • Expertise of online tools, including website content management systems and strong knowledge of emerging technologies;
  • Flexibility in working hours and regarding travel requirements;
  • Full, clean driving license.


  • Knowledge of effective approaches to monitoring and evaluation;
  • Experience of working with a database.

The starting salary for this 6-month contract, job share position of 21 hours per week is approximately €33,000 per annum, pro rata, depending upon experience.

Closing date for applications is Friday 24th May 2019.

Interviews will be held on Monday, 10 June and Tuesday, 11 June 2019.

Please go to to apply. It is our strong preference that you apply online. However, if you are unable to complete an online application, you can download the application form from our website and send it to or by post to Seán MacBride House, 48 Fleet Street, Dublin 2.

Amnesty International is committed to working together to maintain a workplace environment that encourages and supports equal opportunities. Equality and diversity are at the core of our values and staff are expected to work collectively and individually to promote equality. We strive to ensure that everyone is treated equally and is respected for their individuality and diversity.


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