Volunteer for the Caribbean Team, Mexico

Closing Date: 1 April 2019

Directorate: Global Operations

Location: Mexico City

Type: Volunteer

Duration: 6 month volunteering period

A volunteer vacancy for the Caribbean team is available at our Americas Regional Office, based in Mexico City. This position will support the Caribbean team in a wide range of research, campaigns, communications and administrative activities related to both strategic projects and reactive work in the region. Please note we would like the individual to start in this opportunity in early May 2019.

The opportunity to collaborate in one of the world’s leading human rights organisations can provide valuable professional experience and the chance to achieve meaningful impact on the lives of people around the world.

We are looking for a highly qualified and motivated candidate who is available part time for an ideal period of 6 months. Please note that this position is not paid (although a small stipend for food and transportation is provided) and does not directly lead to employment at Amnesty International. Volunteers are responsible for arranging their own Mexican visa before arriving in Mexico, if required.

We would look for the successful candidate to meet the following requirements:

  1. Interest in and knowledge about human rights issues in the Caribbean.
  2. An undergraduate degree in Law, International Relations, Political Science, Social Sciences, History or a related field.
  3. Excellent written and spoken English and Spanish.
  4. Working knowledge of written and spoken French is highly desirable.
  5. Working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite, online tools and typing.
  6. Good inter-personal and communication skills for working in a diverse and multidisciplinary team.
  7. Great capacity for collecting, analysing and synthesising both qualitative and quantitative information.
  8. Ability for multi-tasking and for working both proactively with minimum supervision.
  9. Willingness to undertake office work like photocopying, filing and archiving.
  10. Previous professional experience on human rights issues or the Caribbean will be considered an asset.

The successful candidate’s task list may include the following:

  1. Information collection. Collect diverse information from a wide range of sources. This could entail searching for information on the internet or calling embassies, authorities or NGOs in different countries.
  1. Press monitoring. We daily monitor human rights issues and developments on both international and local media. Selected articles are then filed electronically into databases with important news items forwarded to team members by email.
  1. Filing and updating databases. We have a very detailed filing system, both electronic and manual, which needs to be updated by the volunteer. In some cases, this may involve photocopying or filing documents physically. We require updated information on government authorities, NGOs or international organisations in order to send out campaigning materials promptly. The volunteer will keep these lists updated.
  1. Communications and correspondence. The volunteer will be asked to send or answer correspondence by letter or email under supervision of the team. In some cases, making phone calls for arranging meetings with NGOs or government officials will be required, as well as making travel arrangements for missions.

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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Researcher/Adviser, Technology and Human Rights

Closing Date: 3 April 2019

Directorate: Research

Location: Berlin

Type: Fixed Term Contract

Duration: 2 year

Working Hours: 38

Salary: €57.021,38 per annum + benefits

Amnesty International is recruiting for a new full-time Researcher/Adviser position, based in Berlin (Germany), for our Amnesty Tech team, this will be on a two year fixed term contract basis.

Amnesty Tech is a newly created programme in Amnesty’s Research Directorate with a mission to protect and extend human rights in a world of rapid, technological change. We an inter-disciplinary team of technologists and human rights experts currently based in 6 global locations, including: London, Berlin, Dakar, Nairobi, Beirut, Tunis, and San Francisco. In 2019, we will also be expanding to Hong Kong and Amsterdam. Amnesty Tech’s vision is a world where human rights are guaranteed and fostered by the advancement of new technologies – instead of being threatened and eroded – and where the social, legal and economic structures that underpin those advancements are fair, transparent and accountable.

This is a restricted funded position.

ABOUT THE ROLE

AI has very strong profile on freedom of expression issues. The purpose of this post and the team in which it sits is to deepen and strengthen AI’s programme of work on technology and human rights. The post will focus specifically on unlawful surveillance and targeted attacks against human rights defenders, working closely with Amnesty Tech’s Security Lab in Berlin, a centre of technical expertise leading investigations into spyware, phishing and other forms of state-sponsored attacks against human rights defenders. As an expert on technology and human rights, the post will also lead on the development and implementation of research and advocacy strategies to deliver impact in relation to agreed priorities, conducting research, and utilising political judgment and analytical, communication and representational skills. The post will provide authoritative advice to country and thematic specialists in the International Secretariat (IS), sections and structures and will contribute to the development of the movement’s strategic goals and responses to human rights issues in this field.

ABOUT YOU

With specialist knowledge of, and familiarity working on, technology and human rights, particularly surveillance and freedom of expression, you will have extensive professional experience of undertaking research on human rights related to the internet and telecommunications.

You will have a good knowledge of the international human rights legal framework and significant experience of undertaking high-quality field research, as demonstrated in a range of publications. You will have the ability to think strategically and exercise sound political judgment in developing policy positions. An advanced communicator, with strong interpersonal skills, you will have excellent written and oral English skills and the ability to produce clear, persuasive, and concise research documents, policy positions and strategy papers.

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Volunteer role: Equipment Maintenance Specialist

Role overview

The volunteer will build the capacity of the local Biomedical Technicians in hospitals to maintain and repair medical equipment. The overall placement objective is to build the capacity of relevant staff in the placement hospital to do the installation of basic medical equipment, minor maintenance and to manipulate the machines appropriately.

Skills, qualifications and experience

Essential: -Bachelor degree in Biomedical Engineering or Biomedical Technology. -At least 5 years’ experience in the field of Engineering and able to perform maintenance of medical equipment -You are fully accredited -You have the ability to work with limited technical resources -You have experience in training, coaching and supervision -Fluent English proficiency -IT skills (Word, PowerPoint and Excel)

Desirable: Background in public health or health economics will be added advantage.

Competencies and Behaviour

At VSO we believe progress is only possible by working together. Whether you want to join us as an employee, or as a volunteer working in your own country, overseas or online, our selection process includes an assessment based on these core competencies:

• Ability to be open-minded and respectful • Ability to be resilient and adaptive to new situations • Ability to facilitate positive change and build sustainable working relationships • Ability to seek and share knowledge

Equal Opportunities

VSO promotes equal opportunities and values a diverse workforce.

Allowance

As a VSO volunteer, you will be sharing your skills with local communities on a full-time basis. VSO will cover your travel, vaccinations, accommodation, and medical insurance costs, along with a local living allowance which will be paid in local currency. This allowance meets reasonable living expenses in the country, but will not be enough to send money home. You will also receive some financial support to contribute to your on-going expenses at home.

Accommodation

VSO works with some of the poorest communities in the world which means accommodation varies and will be basic.

Start Date – 16/09/2019

If you’re interested in applying for this role, please download the job description for more information.

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Teacher Educator (Volunteer)

Application Closing Date – 31 March 2019

Role overview

The Teacher Educator will play a crucial role in VSO’s teacher education project in Myanmar. Based at an Education College, you will support teacher education reforms in Myanmar and build the capacity of local Teacher Educators (TEs) to deliver the new 4-year pre-service degree course. The role will focus on inclusive teaching practices and, in particular, the access, participation and achievement of children with disabilities.

Skills, qualifications and experience

Essential: • Bachelor’s degree or post-graduate qualification in education • Minimum of five years of primary or secondary school teaching experience • Expert knowledge of pedagogy and inclusive classroom practice • Strong track record in planning, delivering and monitoring teacher Continuing Professional Development (CPD) programmes • Experience of mentoring teachers

Desirable: • Qualifications in special needs • Experience of working in Myanmar or SE Asia

Allowance As a VSO volunteer, you will be sharing your skills with local communities on a full-time basis.

VSO will cover your travel, vaccinations, accommodation, and medical insurance costs, along with a local living allowance which will be paid in local currency. This allowance meets reasonable living expenses in country, but will not be enough to send money home. You will also receive some financial support to contribute to your on-going expenses at home.

Accommodation

VSO works with some of the poorest communities in the world which means accommodation varies and will be basic.

Find out more about how we support you before, during and after completion of your project and how you can stay engaged with VSO afterwards.

If you’re interested in applying for this role, please download the job description for more information.

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Volunteer role: CPD and Inclusion advisors

Application Closing date: 31 March 2019

Role overview

To support teacher education reforms in Myanmar and build the capacity of TEs to deliver the new 4-year pre-service degree course with a focus on inclusive teaching practices, access, participation and achievement of children with disabilities. This position will be based at an Education College in Myanmar.

Skills, qualifications and experience

Essential:

  • Bachelor’s degree or post-graduate qualification in education.
  • Minimum of five years of primary or secondary school teaching experience.
  • Expert knowledge of pedagogy and inclusive classroom practice
.
  • Strong track record in planning, delivering and monitoring teacher CPD programmes.
  • Experience of mentoring teachers
.

Desirable:

  • Qualifications in special needs.
  • Experience of working in Myanmar or SE Asia.

Allowance As a VSO volunteer, you will be sharing your skills with local communities on a full time basis.

Some background about VSO

Much has changed since VSO started 60 years ago. We’ve gone from being a UK charity to a truly global development organisation. In 2016/2017 alone, we worked with over 7,000 volunteers from all over the world and from all backgrounds to deliver services that had an impact on the lives of almost 2.6 million people in the 24 countries where we work. Our programmes focus on the areas of health, education and livelihoods, with an increasing emphasis on resilience building, social accountability, gender and social inclusion. We believe progress is only possible when we work together and that strong partnerships are crucial to delivering positive change. That’s why we work with over 500 partner organisations, from local and national governments, to businesses, NGOs, funders, charities and community groups. Currently, over 30% of our people are recruited from within the country in which they work, and we continue to grow the share of community and national volunteers involved in our programmes. We also send increasing numbers of volunteers from one developing country to another. However, our vision has remained the same; to build a world without poverty.

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