The Europe and Central Asia Regional Office at the International Secretariat of Amnesty International is seeking to appoint a dynamic, experienced researcher to join the team on a 12 month fixed term contract.
ABOUT THE ROLE
As a research-based campaigning organization, investigating and documenting human rights issues is fundamental to our advocacy and lobbying work. Our European Union team requires a researcher to take the lead in initiating and conducting strategic human rights research on Western Europe, in particular in Belgium, France, Germany, Switzerland and Austria, by providing regional and thematic expertise, excellent research skills and sound political judgement. 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 including the writing of the human rights reports.
With extensive experience of working in human rights, you must have first-hand in-depth knowledge and experience of working within this region and listed countries and experience of in-depth, on the ground human rights research. You’ll have a background in law, journalism, academia or activism with the ability to identify and thoroughly investigate those issues and ensure our voice has authority. You’ll be an excellent writer. You will need proven research and communication skills, impartial political judgement, coupled with strong strategic thought. Fluency in English and French is essential.
Amnesty International is a global movement of more than 7 million people who campaign for a world where human rights are enjoyed by all. 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
Our aim is simple: an end to human rights abuses. Independent, international and influential, we campaign for justice, fairness, 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.
At Amnesty International, we are passionate about what we do and we are proud of our achievements as a movement. To compensate our employees for the wonderful work they do, we reward them through a combination of an attractive and sector competitive salary and benefits package, high levels of engagement and involvement, and a commitment to employee development.
Benefits include 37 days annual leave (inclusive of public holidays and grace days), pension scheme, employee assistance programme, life assurance and many more benefits designed to suit your own personal lifestyle. All of this, in a professional, engaging environment.
For further information on our benefits, please visit https://www.amnesty.org/en/careers/benefits/
WHAT WE HOPE YOU WILL DO NEXT
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