Deadline: 17 January 2016
Amnesty International (AI) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Researcher in London, United Kingdom. The duration for the post is of 9 months.
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The AI’s global campaign is to change the lives of those suffering human rights abuses.
Key Jobs Responsibilities
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The Researcher will perform the following functions-
- Lead on the development and implementation of overarching research and campaigning strategies to deliver impact in relation to agreed priorities on specific countries or other geographical or thematic areas, including strategies to identify the most effective ways to address human rights concerns; and to lead on designing specific projects and producing, implementing, monitoring and evaluating plans for both these and initiatives originated by others.
- Monitor, research, investigate and analyze human rights-related developments in order to provide timely, accurate, independent and impartial assessments and expert advice on the human rights situation in the relevant countries or other geographical or thematic areas.
- Represent Amnesty International to external stakeholders, including in governmental, inter-governmental and various public forums, as well as to all forms of news media, civil society organizations and political, economic and other actors; and to communicate Amnesty International’s concerns, positions and, where relevant, campaign strategies to external and internal stakeholders.
- Manage research, oversee the research work carried out by the team and others and, as appropriate, to contribute to the selection of external consultants and supervise, support, coordinate and provide expert advice on their work.
- Contribute to the development and maintenance of an effective information management system.
- Perform all necessary administrative tasks to ensure effective self-servicing, participate in the recruitment and induction of new staff and consultants and perform other corporate tasks as appropriate.
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Applicants must have-
- Proven experience of undertaking research on human rights or related issues.
- Ability to exercise good political judgment, thorough analysis and diplomacy to develop effective strategies to impact on human rights in the region.
- Ability to represent Amnesty International to external stakeholders; and to communicate Amnesty International’s concerns, positions and, where relevant, strategies to external and internal stakeholders.
- Proven experience of writing research materials for a variety of audiences.
- Ability to understand and express ideas in English and, where applicable, other relevant languages, in a fluent, clear and concise way, both orally and in writing; draft text in a variety of styles, e.g. documents such as substantial reports, government correspondence and media and action materials.
- Ability to deal in a sensitive and understanding manner with a variety of people, including survivors of human rights violations and others who may be distressed.
- Experience of working in a team and understanding of the importance of efficient communications for the coordination and effective functioning of teams.
- Demonstrated commitment to human rights, e.g. through previous work, membership of an organization, involvement in advocacy of human rights, etc.
- Experience of managing conflicting demands, meeting deadlines and adjusting priorities.
- Ability and willingness to undertake personal administrative tasks in accordance with Amnesty International’s guidelines on self-servicing.
- Understanding of equal opportunities, cultural diversity and gender issues as well as a commitment to apply relevant policies.
How to Apply
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Applicants must submit their applications through online process.
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