Job description

ABOUT THE ROLE

This is an exciting opportunity to join the MENA Regional Office with dynamic teams based in offices in Beirut, Tunis, Ramallah and London working together for human rights change. Given the gravity of human rights violations across the region in authoritarian or crisis-driven contexts, the Regional Office invests heavily in producing cutting-edge research, developing hard-hitting calls for both our advocacy work and for our sustained campaigning. We also grow the community of human rights activists or supporters across the region through our human rights education work.

JOB PURPOSE

To assist in the development and implementation of research, campaigning and communication strategies in the Iran team, including by monitoring developments; managing information and communications systems; drafting and assisting in the productions of documents; participating in the coordination of the work of the team and providing it with administrative and other support including in relation to field work and response to crisis.

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assist the Iran teams' research, communication, campaigning and growth activities by gathering and managing human rights-related information, by liaising with national and local contacts, media monitoring, internet searches and manual and electronic filing in relevant databases, using relevant language(s)
  • Assist with campaigning, communication, research and growth activities through the production and distribution of public and internal campaigning materials, reports and other documents, as delegated or originated by research, campaigns, communications or growth staff, including drafting, formatting, editing/proof-reading, distribution of texts and, where appropriate, coordinating the translation of documents
  • Act as a point of contact for internal and external interlocutors, process incoming inquiries and, as appropriate, respond to inquiries from other teams and programmes, the membership and the public
  • Participate in the planning, organization, and coordination of field research and other relevant AI missions and travel and campaign activities; including preparing budgets, providing logistical support and solving problems

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

SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

  • General knowledge of Iran
  • Fluency in written and spoken English and Persian.
  • Understanding of and commitment to human rights issues
  • Excellent attention to detail and ability to draft and proof-read research, communication and campaign materials tailored to the appropriate audience
  • Ability to gather and process human rights-related information/material

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: 10 November 2021
Closed date: 01 December 2021
Job ref: 3098
Tags: Campaigning, Communications, PR