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8 Jan 2016

Full-Time Researcher Gulf Team

Amnesty International – Posted by admin London, England, United Kingdom

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Researcher Gulf Team

 

Researcher Gulf Team
London
FTC 9 months
£43,200 pro rata

The Middle East and North Africa Programme at the International Secretariat of Amnesty International is seeking to appoint a dynamic, team oriented person to the role of Iraq Researcher in the Gulf team.

About the job:

As a research-based campaigning organization, investigating and documenting human rights issues is fundamental to our advocacy and lobbying work. Our Gulf team requires a researcher to take the lead in initiating human rights research and action by providing regional and thematic expertise, excellent research skills and sound political judgement. A campaign 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.

About you:

With experience of working on human rights issues, you must have specialist knowledge and preferably first hand experience of the Gulf region in particular Iraq and an understanding and awareness of the cultures of the Gulf region. You’ll have a background in activism, academia, law or journalism with the ability to identify and thoroughly investigate those 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.

About us:

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. 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.

Amnesty International is a global movement of more than 7 million people who campaign for a world where human rights are enjoyed by all.

Our supporters are outraged by human rights abuses but inspired by hope for a better world – so we work to improve human rights through campaigning and international solidarity.

We reach almost every country in the world and have:

· more than 2 million members and supporters who drive forward our fight for rights

· more than 5 million activists who strengthen our calls for justice

You can help make a real difference by becoming a member or supporter of Amnesty International.

 

How to Apply

Closing date: 17th January 2016 To find out more and to apply, please click on the apply link.

Job Categories: NGO. Job Types: Full-Time.

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