Consultant on Older Persons Rights

Amnesty International


Amnesty International is seeking a highly skilled and motivated consultant to join our campaign for a convention on the rights of older persons. The consultant would work closely with the Crisis Response Programme, the International Advocacy Team (IAT), and Amnesty International section offices around the world.

The consultant’s primary focus will be responsible for expanding our advocacy and section engagement on the rights of older persons, including by conducting in-person meetings with national governments and international organizations, organizing events to promote the awareness of older persons’ rights, and otherwise distributing Amnesty International campaigning and communications materials.

This consultancy is remote, with flexibility on location, but preference will be given to candidates based in Europe, since that will likely be the focus of the consultancy’s work. The consultancy requires travel.

Consultancy start and end date: This is expected to be a six-month consultancy, for a discrete research project.

Deadline for all applications: 24th October 2023

Rate: € 300 per day


As a consultant on older people’s rights, you will collaborate with those who have been leading this work to date within the Crisis Response Programme, including campaigns, communications, and research colleagues.

Your main responsibilities will include:

  • Together with research, campaigns, and communications colleagues, feeding into an advocacy and campaigns strategy for a convention on older persons’ rights;
  • Conducting 2-4 in-person advocacy meetings with national governments, ideally in European capitals, with an aim of building up support for older persons’ rights broadly and a UN convention specifically; these meetings will be coordinated with Amnesty International section offices;
  • Facilitating in-person events, together with Amnesty International section offices, on the rights of older persons, with a particular aim to promote an upcoming research report and film on the rights of older people in Ukraine, slated for release in December 2023;
  • Work with campaigns, communications, and research colleagues to distribute research, advocacy, and other materials to national governments and international institutions, with a particular view to raising more awareness around this issue ahead of the UN Open-Ending Working Group on Ageing in April 2024.


  • Extensive experience conducting human rights and/or humanitarian advocacy with national governments and international institutions;
  • Experience working across teams and willingness to coordinate and strengthen internal messaging on older persons’ rights; strong organizational skills;
  • Awareness of issues that affect older people, and a commitment to enhancing protections of their rights;
  • Fluency and ability to draft for publication in English.


To bid for this work, please submit the following:

  • A CV.
  • An expression of interest letter outlining your relevant experience.
  • The daily fee you would charge for this work and your availability (i.e., when you could start).

As standard, payments are made by Amnesty International 30 days after receipt of a valid invoice for the agreed work milestone completed.

Applications must be in PDF, Word, PowerPoint or Excel format.Please refer to the Terms of Reference attached for more information on this Consultancy opportunity.


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