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Regional Researcher - Somalia

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Research, academy
  • Experienced (senior worker)
  • Full Time
  • Temporary

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Job Summary

As a research-based campaigning organization, investigating and documenting human rights issues is fundamental to our advocacy and lobbying work. Our South Sudan Researcher will take the lead in initiating research and action for change on human rights issues from the East Africa regional office by providing regional and thematic expertise, excellent research skills and sound political judgement. An action oriented approach to your work is essential. You will 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.


Responsibilities

To lead on the development and implementation of overarching research and campaigning strategies to deliver impact in relation to agreed priorities on South Sudan, including strategies to identify the most effective ways to address human rights concerns; and to lead on designing specific projects and producing, implementing, monitoring and evaluating plans for both these and initiatives begun by others

• 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 South Sudan
• 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 assessments, political and other briefings in relation to the mission for International Secretariat management, mission participants and internal or external stakeholders; and represent Amnesty International in the field
• To represent Amnesty International to external stakeholders, including in governmental, inter-governmental and various public forums, as well as to all forms of news media, civil society organizations and political, economic and other actors; and to communicate Amnesty International’s concerns, positions and, where relevant, campaign strategies to external and internal stakeholders
• To develop and maintain effective constituencies of public and confidential contacts and partners in and outside the organization - such as human rights activists, members of legal and other professions, UN 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 programmes
• To manage research, oversee the research work carried out by the team and others and, as appropriate, to contribute to the selection of external consultants and supervise, support, coordinate and provide expert advice on their work
• To contribute to the development and maintenance of an effective information management system
• To contribute to the development of sub-regional and region-wide strategies and plans for research and campaigning and provide input into internal discussions on the Amnesty International mission, policy, organizational and other issues in order to increase the effectiveness of Amnesty International’s work
• In consultation with management, to 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 regional office staff as agreed with management
• 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


General Information

Salary rangeNot specified
Additional informationNot specified
Contract type: Temporary
Job type: Full Time
Location: Nairobi
Area of work: Research, academy
Seniority: Experienced (senior worker)

Job Requirements

Required education: Bachelor's degree
Required relevant work experience: 3 years
Required skills: Project monitoring and evaluation (M&E); Reporting; Project implementation; Research planning; Research publication; Human rights
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)

Amnesty International

Non-profit, social work

Amnesty International is an organization dedicated to securing human rights all over the world. For more than 50 years, AI has been a force for change organizing demonstrations, letter writing campaigns, awareness initiatives, vigils and more to end grave abuses and injustices inflicted on people every day.