Regional Researcher - Beirut Regional Office (1584)

  • Closing Date:
    9 April 2017
  • Directorate:
    Global Operations
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  • Salary:
    $72,469 + benefits
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Amnesty International is moving closer to the ground! As part of this exciting change, we are looking for an experienced Researcher to join Amnesty International’s new Middle East and North Africa Regional Office, based in Beirut, Lebanon, in order to shape and develop our human rights research across the region.  


As a research-based campaigning organization, investigating and documenting human rights issues is fundamental to our advocacy and lobbying work. Our Beirut Regional Office requires a Researcher to take the lead in initiating human rights research and action by providing contextual and thematic expertise, excellent research skills and sound political judgement. An added campaign oriented approach to your work is essential, and thematic expertise in economic, social or cultural rights is highly recommended. You’ll be required to conduct and co-ordinate research activities, monitor, investigate and analyse political, legal and social developments and human rights conditions, give authoritative advice on these areas, including to the media, and prepare human rights action materials. 


With experience of working on human rights issues, you’ll have first-hand in-depth knowledge and experience of Lebanon and Jordan, and an understanding and awareness of the political, social and historic dynamics relevant to these two countries. You'll have a background in activism, political economy, anthropology, law or journalism with the ability to identify and thoroughly investigate those issues and ensure our voice has authority. You’ll need proven research and communication skills, impartial political judgement, coupled with strong strategic thought. Fluency in English and Arabic, including excellent spoken, reading and writing skills, is essential.


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/


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.

Please be aware of time differences - this role closes at 11:59PM UK TIME  on the above stated closing date.
Please note that any salary figure given is the gross figure, earnings will be subject to relevant local taxation.


Amnesty International is committed to creating and sustaining a working environment in which everyone has an equal opportunity to fulfill their potential and we welcome applications from suitably qualified people from all sections of the community.

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