Closing Date: 1 April 2019
Directorate: Global Operations
Location: Mexico City
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:
- Interest in and knowledge about human rights issues in the Caribbean.
- An undergraduate degree in Law, International Relations, Political Science, Social Sciences, History or a related field.
- Excellent written and spoken English and Spanish.
- Working knowledge of written and spoken French is highly desirable.
- Working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite, online tools and typing.
- Good inter-personal and communication skills for working in a diverse and multidisciplinary team.
- Great capacity for collecting, analysing and synthesising both qualitative and quantitative information.
- Ability for multi-tasking and for working both proactively with minimum supervision.
- Willingness to undertake office work like photocopying, filing and archiving.
- 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:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
Researcher/Adviser, Technology and Human Rights
Closing Date: 3 April 2019
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.
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.
Associate Human Rights Officer
ISSUED BY: OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights
VACANCY NUMBER: VNODIS00742
VACANCY TYPE: International Seconded
FIELD OF EXPERTISE: Human Rights
NUMBER OF POSTS: 1
DUTY STATION: Warsaw
DATE OF ISSUE: 4 February 2019
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION: 1 April 2019 – 23:59 Central European Time (CET/CEST)
This position is open for secondment only and participating States are kindly reminded that all costs in relation to assignment at OSCE/ODIHR must be borne by their authorities. Candidates should, prior to applying, verify with their respective nominating authority to which extent financial remuneration and/or benefit packages will be offered. Seconded staff members in the OSCE Secretariat and Institutions are not entitled to a Board and Lodging Allowance payable by the Organization.
The Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) is the principal institution of the OSCE responsible for the human dimension. ODIHR is active throughout the OSCE area in the fields of election observation, democratic development, human rights, tolerance and non-discrimination, and the rule of law. ODIHR’s assistance projects and other activities are implemented in participating States in accordance with ODIHR’s mandate.
The ODIHR Human Rights and Anti-Terrorism Programme operates under the auspices of ODIHR’s Department of Human Rights. The Programme’s principle objective is to assist OSCE participating States in developing and implementing innovative, effective and human rights-compliant counter-terrorism measures by facilitating cooperation between state and non-governmental actors and by promoting States’ compliance with international human rights standards and OSCE human dimension commitments.
Tasks and Responsibilities
Under the supervison of the Adviser on Anti-Terrorism Issues, the Associate Human Rights Officer shall perform the following functions and duties:
- Monitoring and analysing national anti-terrorism legislation and practices and country-specific developments with regard to factors that may violate human rights or engender terrorism or relate to the prevention of terrorism and of violent extremism and radicalization that lead to terrorism (VERLT);
- Preparing general and issue-specific reports and/or other background materials related to human rights in the prevention and combating of terrorism for ODIHR management;
- Assisting with identifying, developing and implementing programmatic activities and projects, including training on key human rights issues arising in the anti-terrorism context for/with non-governmental and inter-governmental organisations, governmental authorities and OSCE staff and missions;
- Responding to requests to ODIHR for information about the implementation of OSCE human dimension commitments in preventing and countering terrorism and VERLT;
- Building alliances and networks with independent experts, international and national governmental and non-governmental actors;
- Performing other related duties as assigned.
- First-level university degree in law or related field, preferably with a specialization in human rights;
- At least four years of progressively responsible experience in the field of human rights and/or criminal justice, including experience at the international level;
- Excellent knowledge of UN and CoE human rights standards and OSCE human dimension commitments;
- Demonstrated experience in designing and implementing projects and delivering presentation at conferences; ability and experience in designing and providing training is an asset;
- Familiarity with capacity building initiatives in the criminal justice, police and/or security sectors, or working knowledge of international legal standards as applied in terrorism, war crimes or serious organised crime cases is an asset;
- Professional fluency in the English langauge; working knowledge of Russian and/or other OSCE languages is an asset;
- Demonstrated gender awareness and sensitivity, and an ability to integrate a gender perspective into tasks and activities;
- Ability to work in a team and to establish and maintain effective working relationships with people of different national, cultural and professional backgrounds;
- Computer literate with practical experience with Microsoft applications.