Full Time Contract
Details: + benefits
Amnesty International are now recruiting for a fixed term Campaigner covering Iraq to join the Middle East and North Africa Regional Office in Beirut. This role is a five month contract ideally starting in May 2018.
ABOUT THE ROLE
As a research-based campaigning organization, building strong strategies for action to engage and mobilize our members, activists and partners is fundamental to achieve our goals and long-lasting strategies for change. Whether we are addressing restrictions on freedom of expression, or denouncing sexual violence against women, or highlighting war crimes our campaigns make a difference. You will contribute to deliver powerful global, regional and national campaigns that inspire people to act and protect human rights defenders.
Our Iraq Campaigner will work in close collaboration with researchers and other programme teams, as well as with sections, to launch campaigns for action on Iraq. The Iraq campaigner will take part in leading a campaign on enforced disappearances and pursuing accountability for violations of IHL. The campaigner will work closely with the Iraq team to build alliances with relevant organisations and networks, develop tactics that are relevant to the campaigning goal, and utilise media and communication tools to develop campaign material.
With experience of working on human rights issues, you must have an understanding of the context in Iraq and regional human rights trends in the Middle East.
You have substantial experience of strategic human rights campaigning, including knowledge of the steps required to devise and implement campaigns. You must also have experience and an understanding of membership organizations, and the capability both to work on your own initiative and as a member of a large and diverse team, often under pressure.
You have a background in activism, social science, or communication and an ability to identify opportunities to ensure our voice has authority. With your extensive experience of working from the region, you have a strong network and rich experience of undertaking this kind of sensitive work in the field. A natural collaborator, you need influential communication skills, impartial political judgement, coupled with strong strategic thought. You have excellent written and verbal Arabic and English.
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.
For further information on our benefits, please visit https://www.amnesty.org/en/careers/benefits/
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.
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Level of Language Proficiency
Arabic and English
Minimum Education Required