Researcher - Caribbean
Amnesty International, International Secretariat
Job Code: A7074
Location: London, UK
Closing date: November 23 2011
As a research-based campaigning organization, investigating and documenting human rights issues is fundamental to our advocacy and lobbying work. Our Caribbean team requires a researcher to take the lead in initiating human rights research and action on the Americas by providing country and thematic expertise, excellent research skills and sound political judgement. Your task will be to monitor, investigate and analyse political, legal and social developments and human rights conditions, give authoritative advice on these areas and prepare human rights action materials.
With experience of working on human rights issues, you will have worked in or have substantial knowledge of the Caribbean, particularly with specialist knowledge of Cuba and Haiti. You'll have a background in either activism, academia, law or journalism with the ability to identify and thoroughly investigate those issues and ensure our voice has authority.You will also have proven research and writing skills and the ability to be impartial and think strategically. Fluency in written and spoken English, Spanish and French, including excellent writing skills, is essential.
About your team
Recent work on Haiti has included research and campaigning around human rights abuses in the context of the aftermath of the serious earthquake of January 2010 , the bringing to justice of former President Jean-Claude Duvalier and issues of freedom of expression in Cuba.
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