Nairobi, Kenya


The purpose of this job is to support the Digital Rights Program in the development and implementation of campaigning, research and communication strategies including by monitoring developments; managing information and communications systems; drafting and assisting in the production of documents; participating in the coordination of the work of the team and providing it with communications support. The first project is working to strengthen data governance in Kenya through citizen-responsive guidelines and practices as the Data Protection Act (2019) is operationalised in Kenya. The second project sits within the global Amnesty RIGHTS Click Programme. It focuses on working directly with children and young people to advance their digital rights, health and well-being, campaigning to hold tech companies accountable for their human rights record in the digital age.


Amnesty International Kenya is an integral part of a global movement of more than 10 million people who take injustice personally. Registered in Kenya and affiliated with Amnesty International, the organisation has been at the forefront of promoting and protecting human rights for all.

Guided by our new Strategic Framework 2021-2023, Amnesty International Kenya believes in a society where every human being understands and claims their rights and freedoms. We exist to enable circles of conscience and movements capable of advancing full citizenship rights for all and an effective and accountable state.

Together with our national board, supporters, members, and partners both in civil society and the state, we will create an activist culture that strengthens public expression, association and peaceful assembly and reduces discriminatory inequalities, corruption, and impunity at national and county levels.

All applicants to this position will be required to demonstrate a commitment to Amnesty’s organisational values and vision and Kenyan Constitution and be familiar with rights-based organising, citizen empowerment and an anti-discriminatory approach to social justice. In addition, all successful candidates will have demonstrated an ability to work in teams and a proven ability to multi-task and work to deadlines, sometimes under pressure.


Campaign Manager, Campaign Officers, Communications Unit, and key International Secretariat (IS) staff in the Amnesty Tech, Global Children & Youth, and Law and Policy Programme Teams.


The Digital Rights Campaigns Officer will:

  • Support the design, scheduling, implementation, and documentation of digital rights activities and correspondence (training, workshops, events, meetings and convenings).
  • Contribute to the development and delivery of creative and high-impact digital rights campaigns.
  • Monitor developments around digital rights in Kenya, and coordinate new research required on digital rights, data governance, health and well-being to inform our campaigns and national-level policy positions.
  • Contribute to campaigning, communication, research and growth activities through the production and distribution of campaigning materials, reports, and other documents, including drafting, formatting, editing/proofreading, distribution of statements, memorandums, press releases and other outputs.
  • Act as a point of contact for internal and external stakeholders, process incoming inquiries, and, as appropriate, respond to inquiries from other teams and programmes, Amnesty Kenya members and the public.
  • Engage directly with rights holders, coordinating engagement activities such as presentations, focus groups and workshops with target communities, including children and young people.
  • Input into planning, budgeting, and reporting on project activities and strategies to strengthen impact.
  • Work with the Communications team to develop imaginative and authoritative digital rights communication assets for digital rights programs.
  • Supervise interns and volunteers as may be delegated by the line manager.



  • Commitment to Amnesty values and objectives.
  • At least a first degree in human rights, social sciences, management, or another appropriate discipline.
  • At least three years of human rights or relevant program experience.
  • Demonstrated understanding of digital rights, data governance and data protection.
  • Excellent attention to detail and ability to draft and proofread research, communication and campaign materials tailored to the appropriate audience.
  • Experience in managing conflicting demands, meeting deadlines and adjusting priorities
  • Confident communicator with good analytical, presentation and digital skills
  • Demonstrated content development experience, digital media mobilisation and community engagement using Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, WhatsApp, and Telegram channels, among others.
  • Sensitivity and ability to work with people from various cultural and social backgrounds.
  • Strong research and report-writing skills.
  • Attention to detail and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong organisational, planning, and administrative skills.


  • Experience working in an NGO human rights context.
  • Experience in participating in campaigns through the complete campaign lifecycle (issue identification, strategy development, campaign delivery, monitoring, campaign exit and impact assessment)


Equality and diversity are at the core of our values. Staff 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. We do not discriminate based on your gender, age, ethnicity, disability, class, sexual preference, or other identities. Women and persons with disability are strongly encouraged to apply.


Amnesty International Kenya does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, processing, or training). Amnesty International Kenya does not share your applications or information with third parties without your consent.

All applications must be received on or before Friday, 17th March 2023, 2359 hours (EAT)