London (Hybrid)
Up to £52241 per annum
Contract, Full-time
Job description

Are you an open source investigator with a passion for keeping abreast of new technologies and sharing knowledge and tools with others? Could you put your skills to use to help Amnesty monitor and respond to human rights violations in emerging conflict and crisis situations?

LOCATION

The location for this role is London, however other Amnesty locations can be considered and relocation assistance could be provided. Salary and benefits will vary depending on the country.

JOB PURPOSE

The postholder will make a vital contribution to Amnesty International's research projects by leading open source investigations in the Evidence Lab - a multidisciplinary team that uses cutting edge digital investigation tools to document human rights violations remotely. Part of Amnesty's Crisis Response Programme, the Evidence Lab brings together open source and visual investigators, remote sensing experts, weapons analysts, data scientists, developers and other experts to conduct investigations and tell the stories of people most affected by conflict.

The postholder will monitor and respond to emerging crises and conflicts in real time, incorporate open source research tools and methodologies into Amnesty's broader research projects, and contribute to strengthening the organization's capacity in open source research and use of digital methodologies.

ABOUT YOU

A conscientious, detail oriented and highly motivated researcher with experience in open source investigations, verification and publication and a passion for human rights. You maintain the highest standards in the collection and analysis of publicly available information. You will provide timely responses to requests for verification assistance in crisis situations and collaborate with researchers across the organization.With your strong interpersonal and communication skills, you will promote knowledge and skill-sharing with Amnesty research teams and the broader research community. You will relish the opportunity to contribute to research that shines a light on human rights abuses and inspires action to end them.

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Conduct open source research, both independently and as part of larger collaborative projects, and explore innovative strategies/tools for real-time monitoring and verification of information gathered through open sources.
  • Create and maintain collaborative datasets for research, storage and analysis of open source and other content.
  • Work with colleagues across Amnesty to develop research plans and explore strategies for incorporating open source intelligence into research.
  • Conduct open source verification trainings for other Amnesty staff and maintain training resources.
  • Coordinate and oversee staff, interns and consultants as needed.

SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

  • Proffessional experience in open source investigations, verification and publication
  • Proficient in content discovery, verification and preservation techniques
  • Strong project management skills
  • Ability to work globally across cultures and languages, and proven ability to work in a dispersed team with capability to self-manage and meet targets
  • Strong communication (written and verbal) and interpersonal skills, with fluency in English

Please see the attached job description for more information on responsibilities, skills and experience required.

ABOUT US

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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Posted on: 29 April 2022
Closed date: 27 May 2022 at 16:59
Job ref: 3335
Tags: Policy/Research