Corruption and Human Rights Advisor

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ABOUT THE ROLE

This is an exciting opportunity to join the West & Central Africa Regional Office with dynamic team based in Dakar, working together for human rights change.

We are seeking a professional, fluent in French and English, with demonstrated expertise and research experience on the issue of corruption and human rights in West and Central Africa in order to advance Amnesty International’s human rights agenda.

JOB PURPOSE

The Advisor on corruption and human rights will guide on the provision of expert advice, investigate, analyze and produce outputs on corruption and its impact on human rights in West and Central Africa. She/he will provide analytical, communication and representational skills and help to formulate advocacy and campaigning strategies that address root causes of human rights violations in relation to corruption.

ABOUT YOU

  • You have a specialist knowledge of the issue corruption and its impact on human rights
  • You have a proven experience of undertaking research on human rights or related issues
  • You have a specialist knowledge and preferably first-hand experience of relevant countries in the West and Central Africa region, and an in-depth understanding of the nature of key human rights concerns, as well as political, social, legal, economic, cultural, ethnic, racial and gender issues in them
  • You have the ability to represent Amnesty International to external stakeholders and to communicate Amnesty International’s concerns, positions and, where relevant, strategies to external and internal stakeholders
  • You have a proven experience of writing research materials for a variety of audiences
  • You are fluent in written and spoken English and French

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES

  • To lead on the development and implementation of overarching research and campaigning strategies to deliver impact in relation to corruption and its negative effects on human rights in West and Central Africa
  • To monitor, research, investigate and analyze corruption and its impact on human rights and tools used to silence protests against corruption in order to provide timely, accurate, independent and impartial assessments on the human rights situation in West and Central Africa;
  • To provide expert legal and policy advice on issues of corruption and its impact on human rights
  • To organize, take part in and lead, where agreed, field research and other missions, leading specifically on information-gathering, fact-finding, analysis and assessment of human rights concerns linked to the issue of corruption
  • To represent Amnesty International to external stakeholders
  • To write fact-finding reports and other materials for publication and internal use
  • To communicate Amnesty International’s concerns, positions and, where relevant, campaign strategies to external and internal stakeholders
  • In consultation with management, to participate in the coordination of the work of the team, including through setting priorities, preparing work plans, monitoring their progress and contributing to maintaining basic budgets

ABOUT US

Amnesty International is a global movement of more than 10 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.

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.

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.

Freedom, Justice, Equality. Let’s get to work.

*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.***

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