© Pierre Crom

National Student Groups Coordinator (Volunteer position)

Amnesty International works for human rights, who campaigns for freedom, equality and justice. Amnesty conducts research, generates action and supports human rights defenders worldwide. That is why we look for colleagues who find diversity and inclusion important. In the Netherlands, the organization has over 250.000 members and donors. The Amsterdam office employs 120 paid staff and 60 volunteers.

Amnesty International the Netherlands (AINL) has thirteen active Amnesty Student Groups spread across the country. Members of these groups take part in actions, organise debates, movie nights, practice human rights education and much more. Each academic year, however, most board members (and part of the member base) are replaced by new ones. This dynamic creates a challenge to preserve continuity and to not lose any required knowledge and useful experience.

The National Student Group Coordinators (NSGC) help student groups face this challenge by helping to smoothen the transition between old and new board, and facilitate sharing of lessons learned, experiences and information between student groups and the secretariat of AINL.

As one of our two student NSGC has recently graduated and is busy applying for a job, we are looking for a new student to fill his shoes and form a team with the other coordinator. Are you a great communicator & organiser with Amnesty Student Group experience, knowledge on the workings of the AINL Secretariat and eager to help student groups with their important work? Then please apply for this position!

Main tasks

  • Serve as a liaison between the different student groups and the secretariat.
  • Help smoothen (digital) communication between student groups.
  • Answer questions or refer student groups to the right expert within AINL.
  • Organise & co-host board member days (3 times a year).
  • Assist student groups in organising the national student days (2 times a year).
  • Report back about meetings with groups to secretariat.
  • Keep contact information for student groups up to date.
  • Help revise the student group manual.

Your profile

  • Eager to take action for Amnesty International & Human Rights.
  • At least one year experience as an Amnesty Student Group member, preferably in the board.
  • Excellent networker, communicator and organiser.
  • You have a basic understanding on the workings of Amnesty International the Netherlands and the student groups.
  • Excellent mastery of the English or Dutch language in speech and writing.
  • Available for 8-10 hour a month & at least one year.

We offer

  • A great working environment, with guidance to develop yourself.
  • A way to gain experience in human rights work & activism which could benefit you in your further career.
  • Travel allowance.
  • We continue to work on an organization where all talents feel at home. For a diverse formation of our team, we are particularly interested in candidates with a multicultural background.

If you’re interested in applying for this position, use the form below to send your cv and a short motivation, before 2 July 2020. Online interviews will take place between 13 & 16 July.

For more information you can contact Sarah Birebi (Officer of Human Rights Education AINL) s.birebi@amnesty.nl 020-7733750