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Head of International Recruitment



This crucial role within Amnesty International's (AI) People and Organizational Development management team leads the strategy and development for our high-volume in-house recruitment function, responsible for delivering circa 185 quality hires per year across our 16 international offices. As the leader of recruitment strategy for the organisation, you will ensure we are equipped to deliver to our strategic goals by proactively developing recruitment practices, policies and systems to increase quality, efficiency and timeliness of hires made by the team and ensure the function maximises its added value to Amnesty International.

You will be responsible for implementing an internal talent management approach, identifying key issues and trends in recruitment practice, and will act as the subject matter expert for recruitment procedures across AI's complex, unionised, multi-site organisation.

As well as leading and driving forward the international recruitment and talent function, you will contribute to wider People and Organisational Development projects and AI's Management Team, while effectively managing and coaching four International Recruitment Advisers.

Your priorities for the first 6 - 12 months will include:

  • We have completed a review of our recruitment function, with a number of key development priorities identified along with a longer term service development plan. You will lead on the project management and implementation of proposed systematic changes.

  • You will lead strategic planning to resource and embed talent into new global offices and to supply key talent to meet evolving workforce needs for anticipated 20% growth over the coming three and a half years.

  • You will work to embed a talent management and succession planning approach within the organization, liaising with management stakeholders and HR Business Partners to bring about a cultural shift in how the organization identifies, cultivates and values a diverse talent pool.


An energetic leader and expert in the field of recruitment and selection, you will be an experienced manager of an international in-house recruitment function which handles a high-volume of roles per year. You will be a big picture thinker, driven to achieve results through and with people, fully committed and motivated to achieving talent management and recruitment successes for Amnesty in line with our strategic goals.

Experienced in designing and implementing talent management and succession planning approaches, you'll be well-versed in identifying challenges and developing opportunities to deliver your innovative sourcing solutions. As a creative and quick thinker, who thrives under pressure, you'll be ready for a challenge. You will be keen to use your self-assured style, extensive expertise, and creative mind to inspire the team and influence the organization with a new recruitment and talent strategy.

A decisive individual, motivated by a personal sense of urgency, your natural style will be to problem solve and take the initiative to deliver practical solutions. A natural rapport builder, you will be engaging, poised and persuasive in your interactions with internal and external talent, hiring managers, operational stakeholders, senior leaders and the Board. Your style ensures that you build trust and credibility quickly in our complex and fast-paced international environment.

As a manager you will lead by example and possess a high level of resilience and drive, setting challenging but realistic targets; coaching and sparking enthusiasm in the team with your firm, goal-orientated approach.


Amnesty International is a global movement of more than 7 million people who campaign for a world where human rights are enjoyed by all. We reach almost every country in the world and have:

  • more than 2 million members and supporters who drive forward our fight for rights
  • more than 5 million activists who strengthen our calls for justice

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 wonderful 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.

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  • Organization: Amnesty International
  • Location: Nepalgunj
  • Grade: Junior
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Human Resources
  • Closing Date: 2017-02-12

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