Researcher with Amnesty International

Deadline: 13 December 2016
Open to: candidates with background in law, journalism, academia or activism with experience of working on women’s human rights
Remuneration: 45,855 GBP/ 35 working hours


The newly established Europe and Central Asia Regional Office at the International Secretariat of Amnesty International is seeking to appoint a dynamic, experienced researcher to the role of Western Europe Researcher with a partially thematic focus on women’s human rights.

As a research-based campaigning organization, investigating and documenting human rights issues is fundamental to our advocacy and lobbying work. The European Union team requires a researcher to take the lead in initiating and conducting strategic human rights research on Western Europe, in particular in the UK, Ireland, The Netherlands and the Nordic countries, by providing regional and thematic expertise, excellent research skills and sound political judgement.

You will be required to conduct and co-ordinate research activities, monitor, investigate and analyze political, legal and social developments and human rights conditions, give authoritative advice on these areas and prepare human rights action materials including the writing of the human rights reports. In addition to a geographical focus, this role will have a thematic focus on women’s human rights, within the countries of focus as well as in the wider European region.


  • Extensive experience of working on women’s human rights;
  • First-hand in-depth knowledge and experience of working within this region and listed countries and experience of in-depth, on the ground human rights research;
  • Background in law, journalism, academia or activism with the ability to identify and thoroughly investigate those issues and ensure our voice has authority;
  • Excellent writer;
  • Proven research and communication skills, impartial political judgement, coupled with strong strategic thought;
  • Fluency in English essential, great preference for fluency in at least one other European language as well.


Salary: 45,855 GBP/ 35 working hours

How to apply?

If you are talented, passionate about human rights and want to use your skills, knowledge and experience to change the world then apply for this job online.

More information in the official call.

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