China Campaigner

Amnesty International

This role can be based in London or South Korea (Seoul) or potentially, subject to risk assessment, an Amnesty International office in South East, or East Asia. Salary and benefits and terms and conditions will be dependent upon precise location of work.


You will be a key player in effecting positive change by leading in the development, implementation and monitoring of strategies for change campaigns on China for Amnesty International globally.


You will be passionate about Human Rights with proven experience in developing campaigning strategies to inspire members and public to bring about change. You will also have strong research and communication skills, and extensive experience in coordinating actions with a knowledge of China’s thematic issues. You will have extensive knowledge of China, an up to date network of relevant contacts, strong investigation and communication skills. You will be committed to working in partnership with multiple actors including human rights defenders across the world. You will be both pragmatic and eager to innovate to achieve positive impact in a challenging, fast moving political environment.


You will:

  • Lead the development of campaign strategies on China, taking advantage of political opportunities and internal teams within Amnesty International so that we achieve real change.
  • Assess opportunities for action and identify creative and effective campaigning tactics.
  • Keep abreast of new and innovative campaigning strategies and tactics. Provide advice and guidance to staff in other teams and within our Sections and Member bodies.
  • Be a strong communicator within the organization ensuring we are working to one agenda.
  • Utilise your monitoring and analytical ability to understand current political, human rights and civil society developments that feed into new campaign strategies.
  • Draft, review and advise campaign materials, ensuring products are coherent within the campaign strategy and help to communicate our campaign messages to a wide range of target audiences.
  • Represent Amnesty International EASPRO office, in governmental, inter-governmental and various public forums, civil society organizations and other actors.


You will have:

  • Solid experience leading, developing, delivering and monitoring campaign strategies including at an international level;
  • Excellent understanding of strategic campaign methodologies, power analysis methodologies and other campaign development tools;
  • Strong knowledge of human rights issues in China, especially Mainland China, and experience working on country or thematic issues in the region;
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills in English and Chinese;
  • Experience in managing budgets and reporting against expenditure;
  • Strong knowledge of digital platforms and tools, including fair knowledge of digital security;
  • Experience of using online and offline activism techniques to achieve innovative campaign objectives;
  • The ability to adapt to fast-changing political situations;
  • Ability to represent Amnesty International in a variety of forums, articulate public speaking skills;
  • Experience in writing motivating and inspiring materials for a diverse range of
  • Experience of developing and delivering training and capacity building in
  • Ability to work in multi-cultural environment with appropriate sensitivity to differences of culture, gender and physical ability;
  • Willingness to undertake personal administrative tasks in accordance with Amnesty International’s guidelines on self-


Amnesty International is a global movement of more than 10 million people who campaign for a world where human rights are enjoyed by all. We reach almost every country in the world.

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.

Freedom, Justice, Equality. Let’s get to work.

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

How to apply

Closing date: 20-Oct-22