Amnesty International Researcher, Nigeria Jobs

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Amnesty International Researcher, Nigeria Jobs


  • To monitor, research, investigate and analyze human rights-related developments in order to provide timely, accurate, independent and impartial assessments and expert advice on the human rights situation in Nigeria or thematic areas. This includes being on stand-by for immediate deployment to areas of conflict to carry out research and advocacy; produces briefings, reports and press releases of the highest standards against tight deadlines.
  • To organize, take part in and lead, where agreed, field research and other missions, leading specifically on information-gathering, fact-finding, analysis and assessment of human rights concerns, including in response to crisis situations; prepare, where necessary, security advice and risk assessments and security plans for missions, political and other briefings in relation to the mission for Amnesty International management; and represent Amnesty International in the field.
  • Playing a key role in addressing security issues and conflict research methodology for Nigeria.
  • Together with the campaigner, devise and implement advocacy and campaigning strategies for addressing the abuses documented, including by targeting parties to the conflict, influential institutions and governments.
  • To develop and maintain effective constituencies of public and confidential contacts and partners in and outside the organization - such as human rights activists, CSOs, members of legal and other professions, UN and AU agencies and governmental representatives - to optimize information gathering and verification and the development and implementation of effective strategies and plans.
  • To write reports and other materials for publication and internal use and contribute to and provide expert advice in relation to written and other materials produced by other staff within AI Nigeria, as well in the International Secretariat and in the Amnesty International movement as relevant.
  • Respond to breaking developments which are deemed strategically important, including conducting research and producing written materials such as press releases in short-time frames.
  • To contribute to the development and maintenance of an effective and secure information management system.
  • In consultation with the Programmes Manager, to manage research projects, participate in coordinating the work of the team, including through setting priorities, preparing work plans, monitoring their progress and contributing to maintaining basic budgets;
  • To contribute to the overall flexibility of resource use and provide cover for other staff as agreed with the Programmes Manager.
  • To perform all necessary administrative tasks to ensure effective self-servicing, participate in the recruitment and induction of new staff and consultants and perform other corporate tasks as appropriate.


  • A Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences, Humanities, International Relations, Law or related disciplines;
  • A master’s degree would be an advantage;
  • At least 7 years’ experience working in human rights, development or social justice sector and in undertaking field research; experience of working in conflict-affected areas
    would be an advantage.
  • Knowledge of international human rights law and international humanitarian law.
    Demonstrated commitment to human rights, e.g. through previous work, membership of an organization
  • Specialist knowledge and first-hand experience of Nigeria and an in-depth understanding of the nature of key human rights concerns, as well as socio-political, economic and cultural issues in them.
  • Understanding of equal opportunities, diversity issues and gender equality as well as a commitment to apply relevant policies.
  • Excellent communication and writing skills; demonstrated ability to express ideas in a fluent, clear and concise way, both orally and in writing, in English.
  • Ability to work and communicate in at least one major Nigerian language and pidgin is desirable.
  • Ability to represent Amnesty International Nigeria to external stakeholders; and to communicate Amnesty International’s concerns, positions and, where relevant, strategies to external and internal stakeholders.
  • Demonstrable experience of writing research and other materials for a variety of audiences
  • Good knowledge of security issues including digital security and use of secure communications.
  • Ability to exercise good political judgment, thorough analysis and diplomacy to develop effective strategies to impact on human rights in the region;
  • Good interpersonal skills, a helpful and personable attitude
  • Ability to deal in an ethical, sensitive and understanding manner with a variety of people, including survivors of human rights violations and others who may be distressed.
  • Experience of working within a team, understanding the importance of efficient support and communications for the coordination and effective functioning of teams.
  • Ability to work under pressure, manage conflicting demands, multi task and work to deadlines to achieve results;
  • Able to work in a manner that is consistent with the organisation’s core behaviours and competencies.
  • Ability and willingness to undertake personal administrative tasks in accordance with AI’s guidelines on self-servicing;
  • Good working knowledge of standard Office software e.g. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook
  • Good understanding and use of social media e.g. Facebook, Twitter.
  • An ideal candidate is one who already has the right to work and live in Nigeria.

    How to Apply

    Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 14th June, 2019.

    For more information and job application details, see; Amnesty International Researcher, Nigeria Jobs

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