Amnesty International Regional Researcher Jobs in South Africa

Amnesty International Regional Researcher Jobs in South Africa

Job Purpose

As Amnesty International's lead expert on Lusophone Southern Africa, you will lead on the development and implementation of overarching research and campaigning strategies to deliver impact.

About You

With a demonstrated commitment to human rights, you will have expertise on the human rights issues that affect Lusophone countries in Southern Africa. You will have the ability to understand and express ideas in both English and Portuguese, and experience in drafting different types of documents, for a variety of different audiences.

Main Responsibilities

  • Investigate, monitor, and document human rights violations in Southern Africa (Lusophone countries) in order to provide accurate, and objective advice on these issues, and to develop effective strategies for achieving positive change.

  • Collect and analyze information from a wide variety of sources, including government officials, local and international media, NGOs, lawyers, journalists, diplomats, and others;

  • Write reports, briefing papers, and other materials for publication and internal use, and provide advice on materials produced by other programmes;

  • Represent Amnesty International publicly, including in governmental, inter-governmental, and other for a, as well as with the news media, civil society organizations, and others;

  • Contribute to the development of country and regional strategies relating to research and campaigning, and provide input into internal Amnesty International discussions;

  • Travel domestically and internationally, as necessary to conduct factfinding missions, advocacy, and other activities;

    Skills and Experience

  • Substantial experience in conducting research on human rights or related issues

  • Knowledge of
    Southern Africa, preferably first-hand experience working in any of the African Lusophone countries (Angola, Cabo Verde, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique, Sao Tome and Principe), and a good understanding of their key human rights concerns, as well as related political, social, legal, economic, cultural, ethnic, racial and gender issues

  • Ability to understand and express ideas in both English and Portuguese in a fluent, clear, logical, and concise way, both orally and in writing, and to draft different types of documents, including extended reports, government correspondence, and media and action materials.

  • Experience in research on just economies and environmental justice

  • Ability to deal in a sensitive and understanding manner with a variety of people, including survivors of human rights violations and others who may be distressed

  • Ability to exercise sound political judgment and rigorous analysis to develop effective strategies to improve human rights conditions in the region

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; Amnesty International Regional Researcher Jobs in South Africa

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