Job Title: Researcher, Regional and Thematic Issues
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Employer: Amnesty International
Job Location: Bangkok, Thailand
Closing Date: 27/02/2018
Job Description:


Amnesty International is establishing a regional office in Bangkok. The office will ensure that Amnesty International remains a leading voice on human rights issues in the region, while reinforcing relationships with governments, local partners and communities facing human rights challenges. To this end, we are seeking an experienced human rights researcher to lead our research and advocacy efforts relating to regional and thematic issues in Southeast Asia and the Pacific and to contribute to the regional objectives of the office.
About the role
As a research-based campaigning organization, investigating and documenting human rights issues is fundamental to our advocacy and lobbying work. We are looking for a Researcher on regional and thematic issues in Southeast Asia and the Pacific to take the lead in initiating human rights research and action by providing contextual and thematic expertise, excellent research skills and sound political judgement. 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, represent Amnesty International to outside stakeholders, including the media, and prepare human rights action materials. You will demonstrate initiative in identifying human rights concerns and opportunities for advocacy by Amnesty International, and will apply a campaign-oriented approach to your work.
About you
With experience of working on human rights issues, you have in-depth knowledge of the political and human rights situation in Southeast Asia and the Pacific. You have extensive experience working in the region, a strong network of local partners and contacts, and a deep understanding of the challenges and security concerns facing researchers in Southeast Asia and the Pacific. You have a background in activism, academia, law, journalism or a related field and have demonstrated the ability to apply sound research methodologies to credibly and rigorously document human rights violations. You are an excellent communicator, with the ability to clearly present facts and ideas orally and in written form. You have knowledge of international human rights standards and familiarity with regional and universal mechanisms for the protection of human rights. A natural collaborator, you will use your expertise and sound political judgement to inform and support your colleagues and partne rs. Fluency in English is essential, and fluency in other regional languages would be an added advantage.
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.
At Amnesty International, we are passionate about what we do and we are proud of our achievements as a movement. To compensate our employees for the critical work they do, we reward them through a combination of an attractive and sector competitive salary and benefits package, high levels of engagement and involvement, and a commitment to employee development.
Benefits include 37 days annual leave (inclusive of public holidays and grace days), pension scheme, employee assistance programme, life assurance and many more benefits designed to suit your own personal lifestyle. All of this, in a professional, engaging environment.
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