Researcher – Caribbean

Closing date: 23rd November 2011

Salary: £41,124 | Location: Central London

About the job

As a research-based campaigning organization, investigating and documenting human rights issues is fundamental to our advocacy and lobbying work. Our Caribbean team requires a researcher to take the lead in initiating human rights research and action on the Americas by providing country and thematic expertise, excellent research skills and sound political judgement. Your task will be to 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 will have worked in or have substantial knowledge of the Caribbean, particularly with specialist knowledge of Cuba and Haiti. You’ll have a background in either activism, academia, law or journalism with the ability to identify and thoroughly investigate those issues and ensure our voice has authority.
You will also have proven research and writing skills and the ability to be impartial and think strategically. Fluency in written and spoken English, Spanish and French, including excellent writing skills, is essential.

About your team

Recent work on Haiti has included research and campaigning around human rights abuses in the context of the aftermath of the serious earthquake of January 2010 , the bringing to justice of former President Jean-Claude Duvalier and issues of freedom of expression in Cuba

About us

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. Already our network of almost 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.