Deputy Regional Director (Research) - East Asia

Job Type

Full Time Contract


Details: HKD 987,344 per annum + benefits



Application Deadline:



16/F 188 Lockhart Road
Hong Kong
Hong Kong Island
Hong Kong


12-month position (Fixed Term Contract)

The East Asia Regional Office is now seeking an experienced human rights expert to be based in Hong Kong to manage for 12 months our research work on East Asia and develop strong strategies to document human rights abuses and violations, as well as to advocate for justice and the protection and promotion of human rights.


Reporting to the East Asia Regional Director, the Deputy Director for Research (East Asia) will coordinate the development and implementation of the research and advocacy strategies for the sub-region, as well as supporting broader regional thematic issues where relevant. You will contribute to deliver powerful regional and country research reports and other publications that inspire people to act. You will manage a group of experienced researchers and human rights experts and develop and oversee innovative research strategies and methodologies. You will represent Amnesty International in the field and elsewhere, including with senior government officials, media, peer organizations and other audiences.

At the same time, as one of two Deputy Directors based in Hong Kong, you will work closely with the Regional Director to manage the regional operation, manage budgets and motivate and inspire regional staff. Indeed, you will be integral to the corporate management of the International Secretariat, deputizing for the Regional Director whenever necessary.


You will be an expert on the human rights context in the region, with a strong background in research and advocacy, possessing impressive political judgement and management skills. You are likely to come to us from a similar role with another human rights organization and will have first-hand knowledge of the East Asia region. The proven ability to get the best out of people is vital too, whether that is through coaching, mentoring, capacity building or training.

Having worked in a similar leadership role in a complex human rights organization, you have no problem managing cross-functional, multi-cultural teams; and you certainly know how to adjust priorities, hit deadlines and adapt to fast-changing political situations. You have excellent external representational skills. Above all, you have the collaborative and creative approach needed to generate human rights agendas that resonate and get results. You will have excellent written and oral English, and fluent reading skills in Chinese. Spoken Mandarin 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.

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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.


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Level of Language Proficiency

You will have excellent written and oral English, and fluent reading skills in Chinese. Spoken Mandarin desirable.

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

No requirement

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