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Amnesty International Vacancy: China Researcher - Hong Kong

Amnesty International Vacancy: China Researcher - Hong Kong
HKD 608,274 per annum
Hong Kong

Geopolitical powershifts. A radically altered global economy. The digital revolution. The world is changing, and so is the way that people fight for their rights. In order to be effective, Amnesty International’s International Secretariat needs to be on the frontline of human rights. That’s why we have expanded our regional office in Hong Kong. And why we need your research expertise.

Our East Asia Regional Office tackles a host of diverse issues, from abolition of the death penalty to assisting the growing community of activists and human rights defenders across the region. In order to effectively address human rights in China, we need expertly developed research and campaigning strategies. And in this key role, that’s exactly what you’ll deliver. Your work will encompass a range of thematic areas including – migrant workers, ethnic minorities, freedom of expression, criminal justice. You will play a hands-on role in developing human rights projects and research strategies, and monitoring developments in China. Ready to lead assessments of crisis situations and able to prepare security assessments and political briefings, you’ll work as part of a team to make sure our research is as flexible as it is effective. You’ll also understand that building a strong network of contacts and representing Amnesty International externally are as central to our success as the credibility and accuracy of our reports.

A tried-and-tested human rights researcher, you’ll have a specialist knowledge of China and other relevant region-specific or thematic areas, plus a well-developed understanding of human rights issues and the varied factors that contribute towards them. You’ll have proven your ability to write and adapt research materials for a range of audiences, and be confident communicating Amnesty International’s message externally, both in English and Chinese. In addition to showing solid political judgement, you’ll know how to deal with survivors of human rights abuses tactfully while obtaining the information we need. You’ll also be comfortable meeting deadlines and managing priorities, and know how to work effectively as part of a team. Crucially, you’ll be unwaveringly committed to human rights.

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 three million members and supporters is making a difference in 150 countries. 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.

Closing Date: 18th July 2014

To Apply: please visit HERE