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Balkans Researcher - London Office

London (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland) | Nepalgunj

The International Secretariat of Amnesty International is looking for an excellent researcher in the EU and Balkans team.


As a research-based campaigning organization, investigating and documenting human rights issues is fundamental to our advocacy and lobbying work. Our EU and Balkans research team requires a researcher to take the lead in strategic, thorough and impact orientated human rights research on countries in the region, primarily this research position covers other countries in the Balkans (i.e., Serbia, Kosovo, Albania, Montenegro, Macedonia); the researcher must provide country and thematic expertise, excellent research skills and sound political judgement. Your task will be to monitor, investigate and analyze political, legal and social developments, and human rights conditions, give authoritative advice on these areas and cooperate intensively with others to develop advocacy and action materials.


We are looking for someone with extensive experience of working on human rights, and experience of working and in depth knowledge of the Balkans region. You'll preferably have a background in either activism, academia, law or journalism with the ability to identify and thoroughly investigate those issues and ensure our voice has authority. You will also have proven research and writing skills with the ability to conduct impartial, on the ground investigations, interviews with victims of human rights violations, and think strategically. Fluency in written and spoken English including excellent writing skills, is essential and fluency in one of the languages of the region is desirable.


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 25 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.

For further information on our benefits, please visit


If you are talented, passionate about human rights and want to use your skills, knowledge and experience to change the world then we would encourage you to click 'Apply for this Role' below.

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  • Organization: Amnesty International
  • Location: London (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland) | Nepalgunj
  • Grade: Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Scientist and Researcher
  • Closing Date: 2018-08-04

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