Advocacy Officer, Fixed term Contract - 1 Year Parental Leave Cover

Time-Limited Contractual
Application Closing Date
8th May 2020 23:59 BST

Working hours: Full time

Salary: £36,000

Other: generous workplace pension, we can offer a modest relocation fund

The closing date for applications was the 08 May 2020. The application process for this position is now closed.

The Advocacy Officer will collaborate intensively with colleagues across PI on research, advocacy, legal interventions, and public engagement in order to formulate new and creative ways to demand change and achieve our policy and advocacy goals. The role also involves working with our International Network of partner organisations.

About you: You are curious about the state and direction of the world. You understand that technologies play many roles in the use of power and shaping the future. You are an advocate that wants to fight for change and ensure that your voice is both credible and heard by key audiences, including the public. You want to shape an organisation that is always growing and learning and contribute to its strengthening. You want to work across projects and issues and skills-sets. You are keen to learn new multidisciplinary ways of achieving change.

About PI: Everyone at PI works to build a good and resilient organisation, where we are always looking to learn and grow. We lead by example to make the most of our opportunities to shape the future. We work with others, including our network of partners across the world, to understand, engage and build a movement. We use creative approaches to deliver our work and share what we learn.




  • Degree in journalism, social or political science, politics or international relations, law, human rights, or equivalent experience.
  • Extensive experience in identifying, researching, monitoring and documenting data exploitation policies and practices of governments and industry and other third-parties.
  • Experience in producing and disseminating accurate, comprehensive, engaging, and timely advocacy materials that are targeted to identified audiences, including public audiences.
  • Experience in implementing communications strategies targeting national and/or international stakeholders, including the media, civil society, industry, and policy-makers.
  • Experience working in and/or with the national and/or international NGO sector from across the world.
  • Experience managing projects, monitoring and evaluating impact, and managing the work of others.


  • Strong interpersonal skills in liaising, communicating and engaging with colleagues and external audiences from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.
  • Ability to effectively distil information in the design and implementation of innovative outreach, often including images, audio, video, data analysis, and/or online tools.
  • Proactive and self-motivated individual capable of working unsupervised and taking responsibility for managing relationships.
  • Exceptional communications and presentation skills, both written and oral, with a proven track record of communicating complex issues to diverse audiences.


  • Experience of strategically engaging with diverse stakeholder groups including governmental, inter-governmental, industry and other non-state actors.
  • Fluency in a language other than English.
  • Ability to work with and coordinate coalitions of organisations and experts.
  • Demonstrable knowledge of privacy and/or data protection, and/or the concerns raised by techniques such as automated decision-making and profiling.
  • Passion for technology and its interaction with human rights.
  • Knowledge of and experience of the broader rights frameworks, and in particular advocating for the protection of social, economic and cultural rights.
  • Willing and able to work occasional evenings and weekends, and to travel internationally.


To apply, please send:

  • a CV (not more than two pages)
  • a covering letter (not more than two pages)

The closing date for applications was the 08 May 2020. The application process for this position is now closed.

Please send the requested material in one email to (Please include the title of the post you are applying for in the subject of the email).

Only complete applications will be considered.

The candidates who we choose to interview will be contacted by the end of the day on 12 May 2020.

Interviews will take place in the week of 19 May 2020 – please reserve these days for a possible interview.  We can arrange video conference interviews with the candidates.

We may conduct a second round of interviews, which will be decided only after the first round of interviews takes place. If necessary, the second round of interviews would be held during the week commencing 25 May 2020.