Amnesty International Job Vacancy: Senior Crisis Advisor - London, Beirut, New York City

Senior Crisis Advisor
London, Beirut, New York City
Fixed Term Contract –Duration until 31st March 2019
£56,168 per annum pro rata

For 50 years, we’ve been campaigning for human rights wherever justice, freedom and truth are denied. We’ve reshaped policies, challenged governments and taken corporations to task. In doing so, we’ve changed thousands of lives for the better. Join Amnesty at our new Secretariat office in Hong Kong and you will too.

About the role
In this exciting, high-profile role you will be one of the organization’s most visible, front-line representatives in the crisis. You will conduct research / investigations, writing reports, briefings and press releases, conducting press work, and advocacy – all in difficult and often dangerous circumstances and with pressing deadlines. You will also provide advice on security issues and conflict research methodology and support the development of related training and capacity building of research staff.

About you
With extensive experience of undertaking human rights investigations in crisis or emergency situations, ideally in more than one region, you have proven ability to document human rights abuses, analyse your findings and report them quickly and accurately on a regular basis. You express ideas in a fluent, clear and concise way in both English and at least one other relevant language. You have expert knowledge of human rights and international humanitarian law and the operations of military, security forces and IGOs/NGOs. You have demonstrated political judgement and a strong ability to communicate the organization’s messages effectively through a variety of media and directly to policy makers. You are able to work independently, quickly and well under pressure, and deal comfortably with rapidly changing demands and situations and understand security management in the region you're working in. Finally, you'll be comfortable having a media profile - including doing interviews and fundraising.

This post requires at least 50% international travel away from its London base, so it’s crucial you are willing and able to travel at very short notice for long periods of time to hostile and/or high risk environments.

About us
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. 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.

Amnesty International is a global movement of more than 7 million people who campaign for a world where human rights are enjoyed by all.

Our supporters are outraged by human rights abuses but inspired by hope for a better world - so we work to improve human rights through campaigning and international solidarity.

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
You can help make a real difference by becoming a member or supporter of Amnesty International.

Closing date: 27 July 2016