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Vacancy: Researcher – East Africa – Kenya/Uganda – Amnesty International

The East Africa Program at the International Secretariat of Amnesty International is seeking to appoint a proactive, team oriented person to the role of Researcher until 30 June 2013. Application deadline is 14 February 2013

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29th January 2013 07:51

Alessia Valenza

Closing Date: 14 February 2013
Directorate: Research
Location: Kampala
Type: Fixed Term Contract
Duration: FTC until 30 June 2013
Working Hours: 35
Salary: UGX 185,207,171


As a research-based campaigning organization, investigating and documenting human rights issues is fundamental to our advocacy and lobbying work. Our East Africa team requires a researcher to take the lead in initiating human rights research and action by providing regional and thematic expertise, excellent research skills and sound political judgement. A campaign oriented approach to your work is essential. You will 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 and prepare human rights action materials.


With experience of working on human rights issues, you must have first-hand in-depth knowledge and experience of Kenya and/or Uganda, and an understanding and awareness of the cultures of East Africa. You’ll have a background in activism, the social sciences including law or journalism with the ability to identify and thoroughly investigate those issues and ensure our voice has authority. You will need proven research and communication skills, impartial political judgement, coupled with strong strategic thought.


Our aim is simple: an end to human rights abuses. Independent, international and influential, we campaign for justice, freedom and truth wherever they’re denied. Already our network of over three million members and supporters is making a difference in 150 countries. 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.

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