Regional Researcher – Southern Africa (Malawi, Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe)
$66,580 USD per annum
The Southern Africa Regional Office (SARO) of Amnesty International, is seeking a highly capable, experienced driven and team-oriented person to the role of Researcher covering Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi and Namibia, focussed on the critical human rights themes that are critical to delivery Amnesty International human rights strategy
About the job:
As Amnesty International’s lead expert and regional specialist on Malawi, Namibia, Zambia, and Zimbabwe, you will lead on the development and implementation of research strategies to deliver human rights impact in relation to agreed human rights thematic priorities, providing research expertise, research management, political judgment and analytical, communication and representational skills. The Southern Africa Researcher works in close collaboration with a designated campaigners as well as the Research, Campaigns and Communication Assistant, Media Manager, Regional Content Manager and other key team members who constitute the core team in the SARO office.
You will have proven experience of undertaking investigative research on human rights or related issues as well as excellent writing skills. You need to have specialist knowledge and preferably first-hand experience of Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi and Namibia or key human rights themes as captured in this profile and an in-depth understanding of the nature of key human rights concerns, as well as political, social, legal, economic, cultural, ethnic, racial and gender issues in them. You will also have expert Knowledge on using evidence to support campaign and advocacy positions.
Our aim is simple: an end to human rights abuses. Independent, international and influential, we campaign for justice, freedom and truth wherever they're denied. Already our network of over three million members and supporters is making a difference in 150 countries. 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.
Closing date: 17th July 2016
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