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Regional Researcher - Rapid Response


  • Organization: Amnesty International
  • Location: London
  • Grade: Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Humanitarian Aid and Coordination
    • Disaster Management (Preparedness, Resilience, Response and Recovery)
    • Emergency Aid and Response
    • Scientist and Researcher
  • Closing Date: 2022-09-03


Regional Researcher – Rapid Response will lead on the development and implementation of research strategies to deliver impact in relation to the Europe Regional Office's urgent priorities in the context of people fleeing the war in Ukraine and arriving/residing in the EU and other European countries. The work on these priorities includes strategies to identify the most effective ways to address international protection, human rights and IHL concerns; and to lead on designing specific projects and producing, implementing, monitoring and evaluating plans for such initiatives.


We are looking for an enthusiastic and strategic researcher with substantial work experience in the field of international protection, human rights, and international humanitarian law issues who will lead on issues that arise in the migration context for people arriving from Ukraine, and assist in the collection of testimonies regarding the conduct of both parties to the current war in Ukraine.

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES • Monitor, research, investigate and analyse 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 in a wide range of settings and to different stakeholders; • Lead on the development and implementation of research and advocacy strategies to achieve impact in relation to agreed regional priorities, including strategies to identify the most effective ways to address urgent international protection and human rights concerns; and to lead on designing specific projects and producing, implementing, monitoring and evaluating plans. • Organize and lead field research, fact-finding, analysis and assessment of human rights concerns, including in response to crisis situations or situations that require rapid mobilization of research capacity to ensure a timely response; • Prepare security assessments, politi cal and other briefings in relation to such field research for IS management, mission participants and internal or external stakeholders; • Represent AI to external stakeholders, including in governmental, inter-governmental and various public forums, as well as with all forms of news media, civil society organizations and political, economic and other actors; communicate AI's concerns, positions and, where relevant, campaign strategies to external and internal stakeholders

SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE • Proven experience of undertaking research on international protection, human rights, and international humanitarian law issues; • Ability to act quickly and decisively to address urgent situations in the region; • Specialist knowledge of the thematic areas in your brief 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 human rights in the region; • Commitment to embedding anti-racism, intersectionality, feminist leadership and decolonial thinking in both your work and team's wider culture. • Ability to represent Amnesty International to external stakeholders, including the EU, Council of Europe, OSCE and national governments; and to communicate Amnesty International's concerns, positions and, where relevant, strategies to external and internal stakeholders;


Amnesty International is a global movement of more than 10 million people who campaign for a world where human rights are enjoyed by all. We reach almost every country in the world.

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.

For further information on our benefits, please visit

WHAT WE HOPE YOU WILL DO NEXT 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.

Freedom, Justice, Equality. Let's get to work. N.B. We reserve the right to close a vacancy before the closing date in the event of an overwhelming response or a change in business priorities.

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