Job Type

Full Time


Details: (Grade 4 - Researcher) – £40,886 (Grade 5 - Senior Researcher) - £48,176 per annum




United Kingdom


The Europe Regional Office at the International Secretariat of Amnesty International is seeking to appoint a dynamic, experienced researcher to join the team on a fixed term contract for 12 months.

Please note we are advertising this position at either Grade 4 (Researcher) or Grade 5 (Senior Researcher); your offer will be depending on experience.


As a research-based campaigning organization, investigating and documenting human rights issues is fundamental to our advocacy and lobbying work. The Europe Regional Office team now requires a lead expert on Hungary, to lead on the development and implementation of research and advocacy strategies to deliver impact in relation to agreed priorities, providing research expertise, research management, political judgment and analytical, communication and representational skills. You will 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 and prepare human rights action materials including the writing of the human rights reports. 


With extensive experience of working in human rights, you must have first-hand in-depth knowledge and experience of working within this region and this country. You will also have experience of in-depth, on the ground human rights research. You’ll have a background in law, journalism, academia or activism with the ability to identify and thoroughly investigate those issues and ensure our voice has authority. You’ll be an excellent writer and will have the ability to understand and express ideas in English and Hungarian in a fluent, clear and concise way, both orally and in writing. You will need proven research and communication skills, impartial political judgement, coupled with strong strategic thought and a demonstrated commitment to human rights. 


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 wonderful 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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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.


Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement