Researcher – Central & Eastern Europe

  • Closing Date: 7 February 2016
  • Directorate: Regional Offices and Global Operations
  • Location: London
  • Type: Fixed Term Contract
  • Duration: 11 months
  • Working Hours: 35
  • Salary: £43,200

The newly established Europe and Central Asia Regional Office at the International Secretariat of Amnesty International is seeking to appoint a dynamic, team oriented person to the role of Researcher to cover Central and Eastern Europe specifically.

About the role

As a research-based campaigning organization, investigating and documenting human rights issues is fundamental to our advocacy and lobbying work. Our European Union team requires a researcher to take the lead in initiating human rights research and action on Eastern Europe, in particular in Poland, Hungary, Romania, Czech Republic and Slovakia, 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 analyse 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.

About you

With experience of working on human rights issues, you must have first-hand in-depth knowledge and experience of working within this region and experience of working on Roma rights. You’ll have a background in activism, academia, law or journalism with the ability to identify and thoroughly investigate those issues and ensure our voice has authority. You will need proven research and communication skills, impartial political judgement, coupled with strong strategic thought. Fluency in English and at least one but preferably more of Polish, Romanian or Hungarian is essential, including excellent writing skills.

About us

Amnesty International is a global movement of more than 7 million people who campaign for a world where human rights are enjoyed by all. We reach almost every country in the world and have:

  • more than 2 million members and supporters who drive forward our fight for rights
  • more than 5 million activists who strengthen our calls for justice

Our aim is simple: an end to human rights abuses. Independent, international and influential, we campaign for justice, fairness, freedom and truth wherever they’re denied. 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.