Amnesty International Job Vacancy: Researcher – Central Africa, West and Central Africa Regional Office – Dakar, Senegal

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October 7, 2018

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Researcher – Central Africa – West and Central Africa Regional Office

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’ve opened a regional office in
Dakar. And why we need your research expertise with us on the ground.

ABOUT THE ROLE
Our Central Africa Researcher will
tackle issues like freedom of expression, conflict and international
justice . In order to get the word out about these violations, we need
expertly developed research and campaigning strategies. And in this key
role, that’s exactly what you’ll deliver. As well as developing specific
research projects and strategies, you’ll lead our research and
investigations into human rights developments yourself – both at your
desk and in the field. Ready to lead assessments of crisis situations
and able to prepare thorough 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 contact network and representing AI externally are central to
ensuring your research has impact, as is the credibility and accuracy of
your reports.

ABOUT YOU
You’ll have specialist knowledge of
human rights issues and a well-developed understanding of the political
landscape in Central Africa. You’ll have proven your ability to write
and adapt research materials for a range of audiences too, and be
confident communicating AI’s message externally, both in English and
French. And in addition to your meticulous research skills and sharp
political judgement, you’ll know how to engage with survivors of human
rights abuses. You’ll be an effective multi-tasker able to meet
deadlines and manage priorities, and know how to work effectively in a
team. Crucially, you’ll have an unwavering commitment to human rights.

ABOUT US
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.

WHAT WE HOPE YOU WILL DO NEXT 
If you are talented, passionate about
human rights and want to use your skills, knowledge and experience to
change the world then we would encourage you to click ‘Apply for this
Role’ below.

Freedom, Justice, Equality. Let’s get to work.
 
CLosing Date: 23 October 2018
 
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