DEPUTY REGIONAL DIRECTOR (RESEARCH) - DAKAR (2190)
14 October 2018
EUR 73,374 per annum + benefits
The West and Central Africa Regional Office, (WCARO) serves as a critical part of AI’s International Secretariat, the latter which operates from a number of sites around the world, gathers and communicates accurate and action-oriented human rights information globally.
ABOUT THE ROLE
This is a senior management role, that leads on strategic and operational aspects of research for the West and Central Africa Regional Office. The Deputy Regional Director, Research (DRD) leads a team of dedicated and experienced researchers and others to track, research and report on major human rights trends, developments and key drivers of human rights violations in the region, including legal, political and socio-economic factors.
The DRD will support the Regional Director in the management of the Regional Office and strategic allocation of the resources, and contribute to the development, management and implementation of the research strategy and overall operational plans of the Regional Office. Finally, the DRD – Research manages and supervises research staff, oversees effective management of budgetary resources and works closely with the Deputy Regional Director- Campaigns to ensures integrated working of a multi-functional office.
You will have demonstrated knowledge and direct experience of the human rights and political economy context in the West and Central Africa region, expert understanding of the international human rights law and standards as they apply to research; legal framework and relevant regional and national legal frameworks. You will also possess an in-depth experience of human rights research for advocacy purposes,: conducting research using a range of appropriate methodologies, analysing and presenting findings, identifying advocacy targets, and applying research-based analysis to campaigning for human rights change.
You will have knowledge and experience of field security issues and the ability to manage them appropriately, ideally gained through work in conflict or other high risk human rights contexts. Finally you will have good writing skills, able to exercise high level political judgement, strategic thinking and sensitivity.
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 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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•DRD Research Dakar JD.pdf (208.27 KB)
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