Deputy Regional Director Research

Amnesty International

London, United Kingdom

Alongside the other Deputy Regional Director for Research, you will be responsible for managing all research activities within the Europe Regional Office, providing high level and strategic advice to the Regional Director on major human rights trends. You will support the management of the Regional Office, contributing to the development, management and implementation of the research strategy.

About You

  • You will have extensive knowledge of working on human rights issues in the region, able to develop innovative methodologies and processes for the delivery of research. You will have experience managing and leading a large and diverse team, with a demonstrable ability to direct and collaborate with others to achieve results.

Main Responsibilities

  • Use political judgment and expertise to advise and support Regional Director and broader management team on Amnesty's substantive human rights work in the region, including emerging issues, trends and crisis situations.
  • Together with the other DRD research, manage the development and implementation of human rights research and advocacy action plans for countries within the office's remit, in line with globally agreed priorities and strategies.
  • Lead and/or manage the Regional Office's field work in order to ensure that political, strategic, technical and security concerns are reviewed and adequately mitigated.
  • Ensure integration of research and action in order to provide an effective, coherent programme of work which delivers tangible outcomes for human rights in conformity with Amnesty's mission and consistent with its priorities, strategies and standards.
  • Represent Amnesty, including in the field, with government officials, international organizations, civil society organizations, at public events and in the media, developing and communicating messages crafted toward influencing the appropriate audience.
  • Responsible for the quality of Regional Office research and advocacy outputs, working closely with originators to ensure that research strategy is sound and focused, key methodology, legal and policy issues are addressed, and that the evidence, analysis and conclusions make a compelling case for change.

Skills And Experience

  • Demonstrated knowledge and direct experience of the human rights and political context in the region and an expert understanding of the international human rights legal framework, and relevant regional and national legal frameworks; direct experience of working in the region.
  • In-depth experience of managing human rights research for advocacy purposes: conducting research using a range of appropriate methodologies, analysing and presenting findings, identifying advocacy targets, and applying research-based analysis to campaigning for human rights change.
  • Ability to develop strategies and plans and review them and adapt them as required, exercising and promoting creative thinking.
  • Demonstrated managerial level responsibility and understanding of best practice in the management of a large, diverse team.
  • Written and verbal fluency in English is essential, and must be demonstrated at interview and through publications or other written materials. Fluency in another regional language highly desirable.