Institutional Affairs Project Officer - Amnesty International Italia

Application deadline: 26/09/2020
Workplace: Rome, national and international business trips may be required.
Line Manager: Lobbying and Policy Senior Officer
Contract: contratto di collaborazione coordinata e continuativa
Gross Annual Salary: from € 20.000 to € 23.000 (based on qualification and work experience).

Benefits: negotiable gross annual salary, performance incentives and bonus, flextime and smart working. You’ll be part of a global network of colleagues with professional growth opportunities, training and development.

Please be informed that the first round of interviews will take place on 5 and 6 October. Those selected must attend the interviews on these dates.

We are looking for a highly motivated Institutional Affairs Officer, who combines excellent communication skills with diplomatic approach to all internal and external stakeholders. We are looking for an individual who will support to establish effective partnerships and networks, helping to raise public awareness on our fights for human rights. It is a great opportunity for a flexible and results oriented person who will contribute to develop the association’s lobbying and policy actions to make a change in regards to Human Rights in people’s lives.

About the Role

The International Affairs Officer ensures the following goals are reached:

  1. Establishing an effective collaboration with local institutions (e.g. municipalities, regions, …) and other stakeholders for specific campaigns to ensure impact for human rights change.
  2. Collaborate to the management of high-level institutional relations of our Section to increase our political impact.
  3. Supporting the activities of analysis and technical-legal desk research related to the campaigns proposed by our Section in order to increase quality of our policy work.
  4. Supporting the evaluation and monitor lobby and policy activities on key campaigns to ensure an accountable approach, together with campaigning colleagues.

About You

We are looking for an International Affairs Officer with the following characteristics:


  1. University degree (or equivalent) in Politics or Policy Studies, Master’s degree or specialisation (or equivalent) in the Human Rights field.


  1. At least one year of postgraduate professional experience in the lobby and policy sector with similar tasks, preferably in an international not for profit organization;
  2. proven experience of supporting impactful lobby actions at the national and local level;
  3. experience in entertain relationships with officials, agencies and institutions.

Technical skills and knowledge

  1. Excellent knowledge of successful techniques to lobby politicians and key decision makers at local level.
  2. Good understanding of the European human rights system, Italian parliamentary system and devolved administrations functions.
  3. Excellent knowledge of desk research tools and methodologies.


  1. Focusing on outcomes: achieve stretching goals and realise mission benefits, using the simplest way to deliver results.
  2. Building and maintaining relationships: develop strong, collaborative relationships with diverse stakeholders from all communities and backgrounds.
  3. Change Management: ability to lead or respond positively, quickly and flexibly to organisational or external changes.

About Us

Amnesty International is an international movement made up of over 7 million people who dedicate themselves to protecting and promoting human rights. We are active in the Global North and Global South. In Italy, our organization has about 500.000 supporters and 2.000 activists. In the Lobbying and Policy Unit we contribute to the positioning of the Section on the various issues, managing the institutional relations, and leading lobby plans for the implementation of legislative change.

How to Apply

In order to apply for this post, please send:

  1. curriculum vitae containing the personal data processing authorisation according to General Data Protection Regulation (2016/279);
  2. cover letter containing a self-assessment of the above-described characteristics;
  3. recommendation letter;
  4. any information you think would be most useful for us in understanding your background and approach.

Please make sure the three files are in PDF format and their titles are “first name last name CV”, “first name last name CL”, and “first name second name LR”.

Please send the files to the Human Resources and Organisational Development Unit by writing to the following address: (applications sent to other e-mail addresses will be disregarded).

The e-mail subject must be “Institutional Affairs Project Officer”. Please also indicate how you came across the vacancy information.

Only applications including these criteria and received by 26/09/2020 will be taken into consideration.

Shortlisted applicants will be contacted within ten days after the vacancy closes.

We receive a huge number of applications for our vacancies; thus, we cannot reply to applicants who don’t make it to the longlist, and we apologize for this: please be aware that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our organization. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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