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Amnesty International

Libya Researcher - Tunis

Amnesty International's Middle East North Africa Regional Office is based in Beirut, Jerusalem and Tunis. This position is based in the Tunis Office which covers North Africa. This is a permanent contract and we would wish for the successful candidate to start in mid-February 2019.

As a research-based campaigning organization, investigating and documenting human rights issues is fundamental to our advocacy and lobbying work. Our MENA Regional Office requires researchers to take the lead in initiating human rights research and action by providing regional and thematic expertise, excellent research and report-writing skills and sound political judgement. A campaign-oriented approach to your work is essential. You'll 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 reports and human rights action materials.

Please note we are advertising this position at either Grade 4 Researcher or Grade 5 Researcher; your offer will be depending on experience.

With experience of working on human rights issues, you'll have first-hand in-depth knowledge and experience of Libya including a sound understanding of the political situation and provide analysis. Have a good understanding of the key players, and build strong internal and external networks relevant to Libya. A general understanding and awareness of the political cultures of North Africa. You'll have a background in human rights, activism, academia, law or journalism with the ability to identify and thoroughly investigate those issues and ensure our voice has authority. You'll need proven research and communication skills, impartial political judgement, coupled with strong strategic thought. Fluency in English and Arabic, including excellent spoken, reading and writing skills, is essential.

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. 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.

Amnesty International is a global movement of more than 7 million people who campaign for a world where human rights are enjoyed by all.

Our supporters are outraged by human rights abuses but inspired by hope for a better world - so we work to improve human rights through campaigning and international solidarity.

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


Salary: US$44944 - US$56180 per annum + benefits

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