Friday, July 1, 2016

Know Arabic? Regional Researcher Positions in Beirut with Amnesty International for Recent Grads

Amnesty International is moving closer to the ground! As part of this exciting change, we are looking for four experienced Researchers to join Amnesty International’s new Middle East North Africa Regional Office, based in Lebanon, in order to shape and develop our human rights research across the region.  

As a research-based campaigning organization, investigating and documenting human rights issues is fundamental to our advocacy and lobbying work. Our Beirut Regional Office requires Researchers to take the lead in initiating human rights research and action by providing regional and thematic expertise, excellent research skills and sound political judgement. A campaign oriented approach to your work is essential. You’ll 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’ll have first-hand in-depth knowledge and experience of the MENA region, specifically specialising in either Syria, Lebanon and Jordan or Iraq, and an understanding and awareness of the cultures of the Middle East. 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. You’ll need proven research and communication skills, impartial political judgement, coupled with strong strategic thought. Fluency in English and Arabic, including excellent spoken, reading and writing skills, is essential. Kurdish is desirable for the Iraq-specific Researcher role.

Apply here.