Location: London or the region
Salary: £41,124 or competitive salary if based in the region
Fixed term contract of up to two years in duration
There are 5 researcher vacancies in the Middle East and North Africa Programme at the International Secretariat of Amnesty International, focusing on different parts of the region:
Tunisia; Algeria and Morocco/Western Sahara; Saudi Arabia; Yemen; Syria, Lebanon and Jordan.
About the job
As a research-based campaigning organization, investigating and documenting human rights issues is fundamental to our advocacy and lobbying work. Our Middle East and North Africa Programme requires 5 researchers to take the lead in initiating human rights research and action in the region by providing regional and thematic expertise, excellent research skills and sound political judgement. A campaigning-oriented approach to your work is essential. You will be required to conduct and co-ordinate research activities, 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 must have first-hand in-depth knowledge and experience of the relevant region or country and an understanding and awareness of its cultures. You'll have a background in either activism, academia, law or journalism with the ability to identify and thoroughly investigate human rights issues and ensure our voice has authority. You will need proven research and communication skills, impartial political judgement, coupled with strong strategic thought. Fluency in English, including excellent writing skills, is essential, as is the ability to speak and read Arabic fluently.
Our aim is simple: an end to human rights abuses. Independent, international and influential, we campaign for justice, freedom and truth wherever they're denied. Already our network of over three million members and supporters is making a difference in 150 countries. And whether we're applying pressure through powerful research or direct lobbying, mass demonstrations or online campaigning, we're all inspired by hope for a better world. One where human rights are respected and protected by everyone, everywhere.
Closing date: 19th February 2012
CVs will not be accepted.
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