Job Vacancy: Deputy Campaign Director

August 1, 2021 Sri Lanka Campaign Comments Off

Job Description

The Sri Lanka Campaign for Peace and Justice is a small but dynamic campaigning organisation that aims to bring about a just and lasting peace in Sri Lanka based upon accountability and respect for human rights. We are multi-ethnic and non-partisan in our approach. We are seeking an exceptional candidate to work alongside the Campaign Director to drive the organisation forward.

OrganisationThe Sri Lanka Campaign for Peace and Justice
PositionDeputy Campaign Director
Salary£24,000 – £28,000 pro rata (depending on experience)
ContractOne year
Leave25 days paid annual leave pro rata
HoursPart time: 4 days/week (0.8 FTE). 3 days/week will be considered for more experienced candidates.
LocationOffice based in Central London (Leicester Square) with some home working. Some international travel including to Sri Lanka once conditions allow.

Remote working will be considered for exceptional candidates.

Reports toCampaign Director

Main Responsibilities

The Deputy Campaign Director’s role will be to support the Campaign Director across all aspects of the organisation’s work, including research, communications, advocacy, campaigns, fundraising, and administration.

This is a great opportunity for a proactive person committed to the multi-ethnic, non-partisan approach of the Sri Lanka Campaign and passionate about peace, justice, and reconciliation in Sri Lanka. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to develop their skills as a human rights campaigner and build strong professional networks with human rights defenders.

Candidates should have a clear understanding of human rights or transitional justice concepts and a willingness to quickly develop their knowledge in post. An understanding of Sri Lanka’s history and human rights situation would be an advantage.

Candidates should be confident written and spoken communicators and be able to communicate complex ideas in a persuasive and effective manner. The Deputy Campaign Director will be encouraged to develop their own ideas and projects.

Candidates should have strong attention to detail and those with experience of research or human rights monitoring are strongly encouraged to apply.  We are looking for individuals who will engage with a broad range of stakeholders in a sensitive, thoughtful, and professional way.  Demonstrable experience of running campaigns will be advantageous.

This role is flexible, with the opportunity to take on significant responsibility and develop skills in a wide variety of areas.

Key Tasks

-To monitor the political and human rights situation in Sri Lanka

-To conduct independent desk research and produce in-depth research reports on human rights issues in Sri Lanka

-To manage, source, and produce content for the Sri Lanka Campaign’s website and social media channels

-To assist the Campaign Director in developing and delivering public campaigns and face-to-face advocacy work, particularly with the UN Human Rights Council and key member states

-To design visuals to display data and research concisely and creatively for use on social media and in written materials

-To engage with our network of volunteers and supporters

-To work with the Campaign Director to develop the organisation’s fundraising strategy, including running fundraising appeals and drafting grant funding applications

-To deputise for the Campaign Director when required

Person Specification


-A passion for human rights and commitment to a multi-ethnic and non-partisan approach to human rights and peacebuilding in Sri Lanka

-Strong project management skills, the ability to prioritise and work to agreed deadlines with limited supervision

-Experience of carrying out independent research with a high level of accuracy and attention to detail

-Ability to write for a variety of audiences and communicate complex ideas and sophisticated analysis to a non-specialist audience

-Experience of campaigning, research, or face-to-face advocacy with decision makers

-Ability to build professional relationships with a wide variety of stakeholders

-Knowledge of human rights or transitional justice concepts


-An understanding of the recent history and politics and the current human rights situation in Sri Lanka

-A relevant academic qualification (for example, in international law, human rights, peacebuilding or conflict studies)

-Experience of using social media in a campaigning context, preferably with a human rights focus, and experience of managing websites

How to Apply

Please review our website for an idea of the work we do before applying:


To apply, please email a copy of your CV (2 pages max), along with a cover letter (500 words max) explaining why you are a good fit for the role, to  info@srilankacampaign.org.  Please mark the subject line as follows: [Your Name] – Deputy Campaign Director Application.

In your covering letter, please explain why you are interested in the work of the Sri Lanka Campaign and show how you meet the requirements in the job specification.

The deadline for applications is Thursday 30 September 2021. 

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis so please apply as soon as possible. 

Interviews will be held in person at our offices in Leicester Square. There will be a short written assessment which you will be asked to prepare in advance.

As an equal opportunities’ employer, we welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, ethnicity, disability, religious belief, sexual orientation, gender identity, or age. Applicants must have the right to work in the UK.