Détails de l'opportunité
Closing Date: 9 June 2021
Directorate: Deputy Secretary General
Working Hours: 35
ABOUT THE ROLE
Amnesty MENA Regional office in Tunis, seeks a Research, Campaigns and Communication Assistant. The MENA Regional Office plays a critical role in the Amnesty International Secretariat, gathering and communicating accurate and action-oriented human rights information and delivering on the vision to end grave human rights abuses and build societies respectful of human rights. Across the region, Amnesty International campaigns for meaningful change, supports national entities, enables effective activism and growth, and works to persuade governments and other actors to uphold universal human rights standards. The office provides strategic leadership and support and advice to the Amnesty International movement globally, fostering its contribution, presence and public accountability throughout the world.
To assist in the development and implementation of research, campaigning and communication strategies in the North Africa team, including by monitoring developments; managing information and communications systems; drafting and assisting in the productions of documents; participating in the coordination of the work of the team and providing it with administrative and other support including in relation to field work and response to crisis.
- Assist the North Africa teams’ research, communication, campaigning and growth activities by gathering and managing human rights-related information, by liaising with national and local contacts, media monitoring, internet searches and manual and electronic filing in relevant databases, using relevant language(s)
- Assist with campaigning, communication, research and growth activities through the production and distribution of public and internal campaigning materials, reports and other documents, as delegated or originated by research, campaigns, communications or growth staff, including drafting, formatting, editing/proof-reading, distribution of texts and, where appropriate, coordinating the translation of documents
- Monitor and maintain a broad overview of relevant political and human rights developments
- Act as a point of contact for internal and external interlocutors, process incoming inquiries and, as appropriate, respond to inquiries from other teams and programmes, the membership and the public
- Participate in the planning, organization, and coordination of field research and other relevant AI missions and travel and campaign activities; including preparing budgets, providing logistical support and solving problems
- Contribute to the team’s response during a crisis or unexpected work
- Develop, maintain and manage administrative and communications systems, including setting up new systems where necessary in support of research, campaigning and growth activities; manage files, records and other information retrieval systems where necessary within the organization’s self-servicing guidelines
- Contribute to the development of programme-wide strategies and plans for research, campaigning and growth and provide input into internal discussions on the AI mission, policy and organizational issues in order to increase the effectiveness of AI’s work
- Interview, assist with the selection of, induct, and supervise volunteers working in the team
- Participate in coordinating the work of the team and contribute to the overall flexibility of resource use, including through providing cover for other Programme staff as agreed with management, and participating in recruitment and other corporate tasks.
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.
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.
WHAT WE HOPE YOU WILL DO NEXT
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.
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N .B. We reserve the right to close a vacancy before the closing date in the event of an overwhelming response or a change in business priorities.
- General knowledge of Tunisia and/or Algeria and/or Morocco/Western Sahara
- Understanding of and commitment to human rights issues
- Excellent attention to detail and ability to draft and proof-read research, communication and campaign materials tailored to the appropriate audience
- Ability to gather and process human rights-related information/material
- Ability to express ideas clearly, orally and in writing, and communicate complex issues with sensitivity to the audience
- Experience of establishing and maintaining office systems and coordinating an efficient flow of communications and information
- Experience of information management, including the creation and maintenance of electronic databases
- Excellent inter-personal and communication skills
- Experience of managing conflicting demands, meeting deadlines and adjusting priorities.
- Ability to use sound judgment and initiative, solve problems and provide constructive inputs
- Experience of working in a team and understanding of the importance of efficient communications for the coordination and effective functioning of teams, including ability to supervise volunteers
- Understanding of equal opportunities, cultural diversity and gender issues as well as a commitment to apply relevant policies
- Fluency in written and spoken English, French and Arabic.