- Organization: Amnesty International
- Job Type: Full Time
- Job Title: Regional Researcher
- Location: UK
- Close on: 10 Apr 2023
Amnesty International is a global human rights organization that aims to promote and protect human rights around the world. The organization was founded in 1961 and has since grown to become one of the largest and most respected human rights organizations in the world.
Amnesty International’s work focuses on a range of issues including torture, freedom of expression, women’s rights, refugees and asylum seekers, and the death penalty. The organization conducts research, advocates for policy change, and works to raise awareness of human rights abuses through campaigns and media outreach.
Amnesty International has a decentralized structure with offices in over 70 countries and a membership base of over 10 million people worldwide. The organization is independent of any government, political ideology, or religious affiliation and is funded primarily by donations from individuals and foundations.
Through its work, Amnesty International seeks to hold governments and other actors accountable for human rights abuses and to help create a world where everyone can live free from oppression and fear.
About NGO Jobs in UK-Regional Researcher
The researcher, who is an expert for Amnesty International (AI) on important Central and Eastern European nations (such as Poland, Hungary, Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Romania, Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania), will take the lead in developing and putting into practice research and advocacy strategies to have an impact in relation to prioritized issues. The work on these priorities includes methods for determining the best approaches to address human rights issues, as well as taking the lead in producing, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating plans for both these activities, as well as those started by others.
- To monitor, research, investigate and analyse human rights-related developments in order to provide timely, accurate, independent and impartial assessments and expert advice on the human rights situation in the region in a wide range of settings and to different stakeholders;
- To organize and participate in field research and other missions, leading specifically on information-gathering, fact-finding, analysis and assessment of human rights concerns, including in response to crisis situations and prepare relevant security assessments and other briefings, as required.
- To develop and maintain effective constituencies of public and confidential contacts and partners in and outside the organization – such as human rights activists, members of legal and other professions, UN agencies and governmental representatives – to optimize information gathering and verification and the development and implementation of effective strategies and plans;
- To write reports, briefings and other materials for publication and internal use and contribute to and provide expert advice in relation to written and other materials produced by other programmes;
- To 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.
NGO Jobs in UK-Regional Researcher Requirments
- an in-depth understanding of the nature of the main human rights concerns, as well as political, social, legal, economic, cultural, ethnic, racial, and gender issues in the sub-region; expert knowledge and, preferably, first-hand experience of the thematic and geographic areas in the researcher’s brief;
- Demonstrated experience of doing desk and field research on human rights or related problems;
- thorough understanding of the legal and political frameworks necessary to advance human rights and the rule of law at the national, EU, Council of Europe, and UN levels as well as the rule of law issues that are present in the sub-region;
- Ability to comprehend and communicate ideas in English and, as appropriate, other relevant regional languages (especially Polish), both orally and in writing, in a fluent, clear, and concise manner; and to draft text in a variety of styles, such as documents like in-depth reports, briefings, official correspondence, and media and action materials.
How to Apply?
- Review the job description, requirements, and qualifications to ensure that you meet the criteria for the position.
- Prepare your resume, cover letter, and any other supporting documents required for the job application.
- Complete the online application form, including uploading your resume and cover letter.
- Submit your application and wait for a response from Amnesty International.
The specific application process may vary depending on the position and location. It’s important to carefully read and follow the instructions provided in the job posting. Good luck with your job search!