Apply: AI Legal and Policy Advisor on Technology

Deadline: 15 May, 2020

Location: London, United Kingdom

Amnesty International (AI) is seeking to fill the position of a Legal and Policy Advisor on Technology, Data Protection and Human Rights. The ideal candidate is a professional with demonstrated experience in technology and human rights. AI is the world’s largest human rights organisation.


  • Provide law and policy advice to AI’s international secretariat, including its various regional offices, and the broader movement on specified areas of technology and human rights, such as artificial intelligence (in particular algorithmic decision-making and profiling), data protection, privacy, business and human rights, competition and antitrust
  • Keep abreast of developments at inter-governmental organisations and in other relevant fora related to technology and human rights, with a view to identifying strategic opportunities for pro-active engagement, in collaboration with the relevant AI programmes and sections, and lead on such engagement where appropriate
  • Support the organisation’s strategic litigation related to technology and human rights issues
  • Develop and lead on human rights standard-setting and related advocacy with a view to advancing the organisation’s priorities in relation to artificial intelligence (in particular algorithmic decision-making and profiling), data protection, privacy, business and human rights issues related to the technology sector, competition and antitrust
  • Provide authoritative expert advice on technology, data protection and human rights to AI staff and the movement in order to ensure consistency, accuracy and relevance, and the integration of these issues into  AI’s work
  • Represent AI externally, including in governmental, inter-governmental and other fora, as well as with companies, news media, civil society organisations and others
  • Write or contribute to the drafting of timely and effective policy briefings, position papers, reports, correspondence, action materials, press releases, and other internal and external documents in order to implement AI’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
  • 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


  • Degree in Law, Human Rights or International Relations or related field
  • Substantial expertise and professional experience in human rights law, data protection and technology as it relates to human rights
  • Additional expertise in or knowledge of business and human rights, the rights to freedom of thought, expression, association and peaceful assembly or competition and antitrust (highly desirable)
  • Extensive experience in policy development and detailed knowledge and experience of national, regional and/or international policy and advocacy processes related to human rights
  • Experience in the legal profession, in inter-governmental organisations and/or human rights non-governmental organisations
  • Demonstrated policy/legal drafting and analytical skills, e.g. through experience in the application of international human rights law
  • Ability to formulate coherent policies based on a detailed understanding of human rights principles and AI’s core values
  • Strong advisory and communication skills, including with a view to conducting effective advocacy
  • Excellent ability to write clearly and concisely, without need for significant editorial revision
  • Excellent 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
  • Excellent ability to work cooperatively internally and externally with others, including with people from diverse backgrounds
  • Excellent written and verbal English (essential)
  • Ability to work to a high professional level in another widely used language (desirable)

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