As Amnesty International’s lead expert for the Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei, the successful candidate will lead the development and implementation of overarching research strategies to deliver impact in relation to agreed priorities, providing research expertise, research management, political judgment and analytical, communication and representational skills.
As an experienced researcher, you will have extensive knowledge of the human rights issues affecting at least 1 of the countries listed – Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei, with the ability to produce high quality research materials for a variety of audiences.
- To lead on the development and implementation of overarching research and campaigning strategies to deliver impact in relation to agreed priorities on specific countries or other geographical or thematic areas, 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 the region.
- 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.
- 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.
SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
- Proven experience of undertaking research on human rights or related issues;
- Specialist knowledge and preferably firsthand experience in at least 1 of the target countries: , the Philippines, Malaysia Singapore and Brunei 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;
- Ability to exercise good political judgment, thorough analysis and diplomacy to develop effective strategies to impact on human rights in the sub-region;
- Ability to understand and express ideas in English and, where applicable, other relevant languages, in a fluent, clear and concise way, both orally and in writing; draft text in a variety of styles, e.g. documents such as substantial reports, government correspondence and media and action materials.