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CALL FOR LEADERS: AFGHANISTAN / PAKISTAN COUNTRY SPECIALIST

Amnesty International USA - Member Leadership & Training Unit


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Amnesty International USA seeks a volunteer Country Specialist to help monitor the human rights situation in Afghanistan and Pakistan and support in mobilizing action to promote and protect human rights in these countries. AIUSA’s Country Specialists serve as country experts and strategists and are part of a corps of volunteer leaders known as the Coordination Group program, which is organized by sub world region.

The Afghanistan/Pakistan Country Specialist will join AIUSA’s South Asia Coordination Group (also known as Cogroup), which consists of skilled, dedicated specialists working closely with AI staff and others to advance human rights in the South Asia region. This volunteer position is an exciting opportunity to contribute your human rights passion and expertise while leveraging and expanding your skills. You’ll get training and support by AIUSA and be part of a community of activists advancing human rights in Afghanistan and Pakistan.

As Afghanistan/Pakistan Country Specialist, you’ll work with partners to:

  • Routinely monitor the political and human rights situation in Afghanistan and Pakistan, with a solid understanding of AI’s policy and specific concerns pertaining to Afghanistan and Pakistan.
  • Develop and implement action strategies for Afghanistan and Pakistan in coordination with Amnesty International’s researchers and campaigners around the world and the Advocacy Director of Eurasia.
  • Provide general assistance, information, and actions to AIUSA members and activists seeking to work on issues related to human rights in Afghanistan and Pakistan.
  • Assist the organization in developing and maintaining contacts with counterparts in other human rights organizations, solidarity groups and other stakeholders.
  • Collaborate with AIUSA Advocacy Directors on any aspects of AIUSA’s legislative work pertaining to Afghanistan and Pakistan i.e. communicating with US State Department desk officers, US embassies abroad, foreign embassies in Washington DC and consulates throughout the US.
  • Serve as AIUSA’s liaison to colleagues working on Afghanistan and Pakistan at Amnesty’s International Secretariat.

You're the ideal Afghanistan/Pakistan Country Specialist candidate if you have these qualifications:

  • Based in the United States, willing to commit to the role for a minimum of two years.
  • Substantive knowledge of human rights issues and trends in Afghanistan and Pakistan.
  • Familiar with advocacy or research relating to the rights of civilians in conflict, women, peace & security, and/or minority rights.
  • Experience with grassroots campaigning and/or Amnesty International.
  • Familiarity with international human rights standards.
  • Experience studying or supporting civil society, human rights, gender equality, LGBTI rights, or fundamental freedoms in Afghanistan/Pakistan.
  • Comfortable speaking out on human rights either on social media, in front of a public audience, by lobbying members of congress or through writing.
  • Engaged and responsive.
  • Speak Dari, Pashto, Urudu, or other regional languages.
  • Thoughtful, respectful, and committed team member dedicated to human rights in Afghanistan/Pakistan and ready to join our team.
  • Able to commit a sufficient amount of time to accomplish the tasks outlined above.

Amnesty International USA seeks a volunteer Country Specialist to help monitor the human rights situation in Afghanistan and Pakistan and support in mobilizing action to promote and protect human rights in these countries. AIUSA’s…

Details at a glance

  • Remote Possible
  • Training Provided
  • Virtual Opportunity

Location

Washington, DC

How to Apply

Please send a resume, cover letter and completed volunteer application (linked above) to memberleader@aiusa.org.

AIUSA is committed to inclusion, diversity, equity and accessibility. We encourage people of all backgrounds and identities to apply. We prohibit discrimination of any kind based on race, ethnicity, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, indigenous status, immigration status, genetics, disability, age, veteran status or any other legally protected and non-merit factors.

Please send a resume, cover letter and completed volunteer application (linked above) to memberleader@aiusa.org.

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