The mobile revolution. Geopolitical power shifts. A radically altered global economy. The world is changing, and so is the way that people fight for their rights. In order to be effective, Amnesty International’s (AI) International Secretariat needs to change how we work. That’s why we have opened an East Africa Regional Office in Kenya. And why we need your field research expertise with us on the ground.
ABOUT THE ROLE
As a research-based campaigning organization, investigating and documenting human rights issues is fundamental to our advocacy and lobbying work. Our Field and thematic researcher on conflict, and on Somalia, will take the lead in initiating research and action for change on human rights issues from the East Africa regional office by providing regional and thematic expertise, excellent research skills and sound political judgement. An action 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.
With experience of working on human rights issues, you must have first-hand in-depth knowledge and experience of Somalia, of researching conflict situations and an understanding and awareness of the cultures of the 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. With your extensive experience of working from the region you will have a strong network and rich experience of undertaking this kind of sensitive work in the field. A natural collaborator you will need proven research and influential communication skills including excellent writing skills, impartial political judgement, coupled with strong strategic thought. Fluency in English is essential, fluency in Somali would be an added advantage.
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. Already our network of over seven million members, supporters and activists is making a difference in almost every country of the world. 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.
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Closing Date: 26th February 2015
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