Amnesty International Regional Office for East Africa, the Horn of Africa and the Great Lakes is a critical part of Amnesty International’s International Secretariat which operates from several sites around the world, gathering and communicating accurate and action-oriented human rights information globally.
ABOUT THE ROLE:
This is a senior management role that leads on strategic and operational aspects of research for the Regional Office for East Africa, the Horn and the Great Lakes. The Deputy Regional Director (Research), leads a team of researchers and others to track, research and report on major human rights trends, developments and key drivers of human rights violations in the region, including legal, political and socio-economic factors. The Deputy Regional Director (Research) will support the Regional Director in the management of the Regional Office and strategic allocation of the resources, and contribute to the development, management and implementation of the research strategy and overall operational plans of the Regional Office. The Deputy Regional Director (Research) also manages and supervises research staff, oversees effective management of budgetary resources and works closely with the Deputy Regional Director- Campaigns to ensure integrated working of a multi-functional office.
We are seeking a leader who can motivate and inspire the Regional Office for the East Africa, the Horn of Africa and the Great Lakes’ research team. You will have demonstrated knowledge and direct experience of the human rights and political economy context of East Africa, the Horn and the Great Lakes region, expert understanding of the international human rights law and standards as they apply to research and relevant regional and national legal frameworks.
You will also possess an in-depth experience of human rights research for advocacy purposes, conducting research using a range of appropriate methodologies, analysing and presenting findings, identifying advocacy targets, and applying research-based analysis to campaigning for human rights change.
You will have experience in coaching researchers to grow in capacity and confidence. You will have knowledge and experience of security issues and the ability to manage them appropriately, ideally gained through work in conflict or other high risk human rights contexts. You will also have excellent writing and editing skills, and be able to exercise high level political judgement, strategic thinking and strong emotional intelligence.
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 critical 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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This vacancy will remain open until the post is filled. This position is open to all candidates with relevant experience and candidates with the right to work in Kenya are strongly encouraged to apply. Applicants are advised to apply as soon as possible.
Amnesty International is committed to creating and sustaining a working environment in which everyone has an equal opportunity to fulfill their potential and we welcome applications from suitably qualified people from all sections of the community.