Thursday, March 13, 2014

Team Assistant (Human Rights Education) - Amnesty International

Team Assistant - Human Rights Education | Bangalore, India

Amnesty International is a Nobel Peace Prize-winning global movement of over three million people committed to campaigning and action to improve human rights standards enshrined in the Indian Constitution and International Law. As an independent and impartial organization driven by accurate and timely research, Amnesty has been at the forefront of defending those who are denied their rights. Amnesty International works to promote international justice, cooperation and dialogue.
Amnesty International India aspires to build a large and inclusive movement that has a significant impact on the burning Human Rights issues of contemporary India while sustaining a long term effort to the establishment of a rights respecting society in India.


The Human Rights Education team is looking for a person with strong initiative and is vibrant and energetic as its team assistant to provide administrative support, coordinate between multiple projects, facilitate programme impact assessment; coordinating budgeting and other operational systems and mechanisms; communicate effectively and ensure timely completion of tasks. S/he is expected to be a quick learner, who is self-motivated to improve ways of working in this role


  • Work closely with the Programme Coordinator on operational and programme coordination elements
  • Support the operationalising of the monitoring and evaluation framework of the programme.
  • Co-ordinate the documentation and consolidate the learnings from the pilot and scale – up of the programme
  • Co-ordinate the programme budgeting process
  • Provide meeting support for internal/external meetings – planning and organizing meetings, taking minutes, circulating and documenting minutes, follow-up on action points etc.
  • Provide timely, well-organized background information for calls and meetings
  • Co-ordinate with administration and make team’s travel arrangements
  • Maintaining and storing files and other documentation
  • Coordinate with internal departments for set-up of meetings or follow-up
  • Manage the team calendar
  • Assist the team in keeping time commitments and completing tasks
  • Any other duties as assigned by the team

•         Understanding and belief in the core values of Amnesty International
•         Ability to plan and organise your own work and that of the team
•         Demonstrate sensitivity and tact and alter presentation style when dealing with different parties both internal and external.
•         An ability to multi-task and be goal oriented
•         Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English and preferably one other regional language
•         An excellent grasp of the Microsoft office suite and online productivity tools

Amnesty International India is committed to employment equity, welcomes diversity in the workplace and encourages applications from all qualified applicants including women, members of caste, religious and sexual minorities, people from all regions and persons with disabilities. Equality and diversity is at the core of our values and staffs are expected to work collectively and individually to promote a constructive and sensitive approach to others from a variety of backgrounds, where the work of others is valued and respected.


Public or other activity, affiliation to or support for any group or organization, personal association or other factor which may generate a real or perceived conflict of interest with Amnesty International’s principles (specifically independence and impartiality), or raise a security concern, or otherwise prevent the candidate from carrying out key functions of the specific post and would therefore disqualify the candidate from being appointed.


Send in a cover letter of not more than 500 words explaining why you are interested in working for this position at Amnesty along with your Resume to by 18th March, 2014. Please include “HRE Team Assistant” in the subject line of your email.

Position Details:

Location: Bangalore

Reports to: Director – Human Rights Education

Salary: As per sector standards

Travel: With in city as required

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