Disrupting Surveillance Team Coordinator

Amnesty International

Are you an experienced project coordinator? Do you want to utilise your expertise to ensure the cyber surveillance industry respects human rights throughout the development and use of spyware?


Working as part of the Disrupting Surveillance Team (DST), the purpose of this post is to coordinate the administration and logistics of the DST’s activities, support grant management and assist in managing a broad work portfolio. Further to assisting with the budgeting and planning processes, as well as with research, campaigning, communication and growth initiatives.

The DST – which sits in the Amnesty Tech programme – has the mission to ensure that the cyber surveillance industry and governments respect human rights throughout the development and use of spyware, from conception to its application.


As an experienced coordinator with excellent organisation skills, you will have proven experience of preparing and monitoring budgets, able to identify budget problems and resolve them. In addition, you will have excellent written communication skills, with the ability to explain complex issues clearly for a range of audiences and be able to work effectively within a team.


  • Assist in the development and operation of the Disrupting Surveillance Team (DST), including by arranging meetings; supporting project management; preparation and support of research/advocacy/campaign trips, including supporting security preparation.
  • Support the delivery of the DST’s projects, which may include assisting the team with research, communication, campaigning, coordination and growth activities by gathering and managing human rights-related information, by liaising with national and local contacts, media monitoring, internet searches and manual and electronic filing in relevant databases, using relevant language(s);
  • Maintain a detailed understanding of Amnesty International’s financial procedures; deal with expense reports and process payments and invoices; preparing project budgets and forecasts and monitor restricted funds.
  • Organize and coordinate travel for the Manager of the DST and provide support to DST colleagues for travel for urgent deployments or when on research trips, and Programme retreats;
  • Propose, organize and maintain filing and administrative systems for the DST, maintain and update the DST project site. Establish and maintain accurate record keeping, retrieval systems and other administrative processes to support the efficient operation of the DST.


  • Good attention to detail and experience in preparing and monitoring budgets and an ability to identify budget problems and solve them, including knowledge of finance systems used for processing of expenditure.
  • Experience of working with restricted funds.
  • Outstanding organizational skills with demonstrated skills in managing administration of several complex activities at the same time.
  • Ability to communicate clearly, concisely, and diplomatically in English, both orally and in writing; other languages are an asset.
  • Understanding of and basic knowledge of technology and human rights, such as artificial intelligence, big data, surveillance, and algorithmic discrimination, would be beneficial but is not necessary.
  • Experience with the following programmes is desirable: Microsoft 365 apps, in particular Word and Excel, plus Dynamics 365 and Asana.

Please refer to the attached job description for a detailed overview of the role responsibilities, skills and experience required for this role.


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.

For further information on our benefits, please visit https://www.amnesty.org/en/careers/benefits/


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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Deadline: 28 Mar 2023