Organisation: Amnesty International

Position: International Board Co-opted Member

Location: Home working (some travel requirements)

Salary: Not remunerated. All reasonable expenses incurred related to Board-work will be reimbursed, according to AI’s expenses policy.

Closing date: 03/06/2018 (day/month/year)

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International Board Co-opted Member

Amnesty International


Amnesty International is a global movement of more than 7 million people take injustice personally. We are campaigning for a world where human rights are enjoyed by all. Amnesty International’s mission is to undertake research and action focused on preventing and ending grave abuses of human rights.

After more than 50 years of ground breaking achievements, Amnesty has been through a major transformation, adapting to dramatic changes in the world. We have shifted from a large London base, to open regional offices in cities in Africa, Asia-Pacific, Central and Eastern Europe, Latin America and the Middle East. These offices are major hubs for our investigations, campaign and communications. The new regional offices strengthen the work of Sections who already work at the national level in more than 70 countries. We can now respond quickly to events wherever they happen and be a powerful force for freedom.

Job description

Amnesty International wishes to co-opt an experienced global fundraising leader to serve as a co-opted member of its International Board (Board) to help us to grow our income and supporter base to increase our global human rights impact.

Amnesty International aims to be a truly global human rights movement of people defending human rights for all. Our ability to change the world depends on our ability to move millions of people worldwide to join and donate to us. So, we will focus on building the strongest possible global movement of people who are passionate about defending human rights. Our goal is:

Amnesty International is a larger, stronger and more diverse movement with greater capacity to achieve human rights impact. We’ll do this by:

  • Engaging 25 million people to take action for human rights with us by 2020
  • Inspiring four million people to donate in support of human rights– raising €400 million in 2020. This includes gifts from our biggest donors.


The Board is responsible for the governance of Amnesty International. It currently has 10 members, including one co-opted member and nine members who are elected by the organization’s Global Assembly for four-year terms.

The Board meets normally four times a year and its functions include:

  • Overseeing the mission, vision, values, brand and reputation of Amnesty International;
  • Selecting, supporting and assessing the Secretary General;
  • Providing financial oversight, fiduciary responsibility and risk management;
  • Approving high-level strategies and strategic plans;
  • Approving high-level policies and policy development;
  • Movement governance.

The elected members of the Board serve as members and directors of Amnesty International Limited, the main UK legal entity behind AI International Secretariat operations.

More details of the roles and responsibilities of the Board and of the Vision, Mission and Organization of Amnesty International are provided in the Amnesty Statute.

The working language of the Board is English. 

Candidate requirements


The co-opted member of the Board should bring: high levels of professional achievement in fundraising, or marketing, with accountability at senior director or board level in a successful international business/organization.

Experience in the following areas is desirable:

  1. Developing an ambitious and sustainable global fundraising investment strategy targeted at attracting new donors, members or customers who will continue support/loyalty for the long term;
  2. Communications and brand management: building global brands based on reputation, image and goodwill from donors and partners, including legal and contractual rights, logos, trademarks;
  3. Managing complex projects in a range of global markets and multi-lingual environments;
  4. Leading negotiations on high-level corporate or charity fundraising initiatives, including with trusts, foundations, high net worth individuals and public figures;
  5. Coordinating with complex national offices, international committees, and other organisational structures;
  6. Rigorous intellectual integrity, sound political judgment and ability to balance conflicting information and make sound decisions;
  7. Great team player. 


 The Board is now seeking to co-opt a member who can hold office for two years after the appointment with the option of offering her/him an additional term of two further years at that time. The co-opted member is being sought to complement the capabilities and experience of the elected members to strengthen the oversight Board role, in particular for matters related to developing investment scenarios and funding new markets, growth in income in existing markets, innovation in market development and revenue generation.

The co-opted member will be a full, though non-voting, member of the Board. He/she is expected to play a full role in the governance of Amnesty International as well as adding specific experience to the Board to strengthen its governance function in a period when the organization is embarking on implementing and strengthening the resent major restructuring process, aiming to build an integrated and results driven International Secretariat,

This will require attendance at the Global Assembly and approximately four weekend meetings of the Board annually, normally held in London but also a combination of videoconferences, participation in some sub-committees and task groups, some other travel as required, and work between meetings (email exchanges, conference calls, reading and commenting on documents, etc.). This is likely to amount on average to some 2-3 days per month, most of which will be at weekends. If possible the first of these meetings will be in Warsaw 6-8 July.

Additional comments


This position is entirely voluntary and is not remunerated. All reasonable expenses incurred related to Board-work will be reimbursed, according to AI’s expenses policy.

How to apply

Please send your CV/resume (in Word no photos) with a covering note detailing your experience and interest in and motivation for the role, including two contacts for professional references to: Daryl Upsall at (see email below.)  

Closing date for receipt of applications:  3 June 2018

Amnesty International is committed to equality of opportunity throughout the organization and these positions are therefore open to any qualified individual irrespective of nationality, domicile, race, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation or all other personal characteristics.

Contact person: Daryl Upsall

Response email:


Preferred method of response: Email

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