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Researcher, Migrant Labour Rights with Amnesty International (London)

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Researcher, Migrant Labour Rights with Amnesty International (London)

The role will play a key role in Amnesty’s work to expose recruitment abuse and advocate for changes in laws, policies and practice in Nepal, and links to the organisation’s work to improve workers’ rights in Qatar ahead of the 2022 World Cup. Deadline 19 January 2020.

Location: London (other locations considered)

Salary: competitive

Fixed term contract for one year.

Start date - 05/12/2019

End date - 02/01/2020

About the role:

The successful candidate will lead on research and advocacy strategies to improve protections for migrant workers who risk facing exploitation and abuse, including a specific short-term focus on abusive recruitment practices faced by workers travelling from Nepal to the Gulf. The role will play a key role in Amnesty’s work to expose recruitment abuse and advocate for changes in laws, policies and practice in Nepal, and links to the organisation’s work to improve workers’ rights in Qatar ahead of the 2022 World Cup. The successful candidate will also contribute to the organisation’s broader approach to labour rights.

About you:

  • Proven experience of undertaking research on labour rights, including in relation to the rights of migrant workers, and writing research materials for a variety of audiences
  • A strong understanding of international labour standards, with specific expertise on abusive recruitment practices an asset
  • First-hand experience of working on human rights issues in South Asia, with knowledge of Nepal a particular asset
  • Able to exercise good political judgment, develop strategies to influence states and corporate actors, and to effectively represent Amnesty International to external stakeholders
  • Able to understand and express ideas in English in a fluent, clear and concise way, both orally and in writing, with other languages an asset
  • Able to deal in a sensitive and understanding manner with a variety of people, including survivors of human rights violations and others who may be distressed
  • Experience of managing conflicting demands, meeting deadlines and adjusting priorities
  • Understanding of equal opportunities, cultural diversity and gender issues as well as a commitment to apply relevant policies

About us:

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.

For further information on our benefits, please visit https://www.amnesty.org/en/careers/benefits/

Visit the Amnesty International website for more information and to apply.

Location

London
United Kingdom

Languages required

English

Application deadline

Sun, 01/19/2020

Target group

Adults