Senior Crisis Advisor
crossposted from idealist
see http://www.idealist.org/view/job/3276KzH3Kk3xd/ and This material is cross-posted from the Peace and Collaborative Development Network, http://internationalpeaceandconflict.org
Posted on: May 3, 2012
Posted by: Amnesty International, International Secretariat
Description £50,100 per annum
Central London based, with extensive travel at short notice
About the role
In this exciting, high-profile role we'll look to you for stand-by, expert capacity for immediate deployment to conflict areas or other crisis situations, where you'll often be Amnesty International's frontline representative, carrying out rapid response research, media work and advocacy. You will also provide regular security and other related advice on human rights work in situations of crisis while contributing substantially to policy development.
With extensive experience of working in conflict zones and undertaking human rights research in crisis or emergency situations, ideally in more than one region, you have proven ability to investigate human rights abuses, analyse your findings and report them quickly and accurately. You express ideas in a fluent, clear and concise way in both English and at least one other relevant language. You possess expert knowledge of humanitarian law and the operations of military, security forces and IGOs/NGOs. You have demonstrated political judgement and a strong ability to communicate the organization's messages effectively through a variety of media and directly to policy makers. You are able to work independently, quickly and well under pressure, and deal comfortably with rapidly changing demands and situations.
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.
How to apply
For more information and to apply, please visit www.amnesty.org/jobs
Closing date: 27th May 2012.
CVs will not be accepted.