Latest Job Openings at Amnesty International

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 and have: more than 2 million members and supporters who drive forward our fight for rights, more than 5 million activists who strengthen our calls for justice.

We are recruiting to fill the following positions below in Abuja:

 

 

Job Title: Research Intern
Location:
 Abuja
Job No.: 2269
Amnesty International Entity: Nigeria National Office

Amnesty Nigeria Purpose

  • Amnesty International Nigeria mission is to build an inclusive and constructive constituency in Nigeria for Nigeria on Nigeria that has a significant impact on the key human rights issues of contemporary Nigeria; and to build a culture of respect for human rights in Nigeria.

Amnesty International Purpose

  • Amnesty International operates from a number of sites around the world and gathers and communicates accurate and action-oriented human rights information globally.
  • We campaign for meaningful human rights change; enable effective human rights activism and work to persuade governments and other actors to uphold universal human rights standards.
  • We campaign for meaningful human rights change; enable effective human rights activism and work to persuade governments and other actors to uphold universal rights standards.

Job Summary

  • To assist in monitoring human rights developments; supporting campaigns and growth activities; and carrying out research in various areas of focus including but not limited to arbitrary arrests, unlawful detentions, unlawful killings, women’s rights, media freedom, civil society space, freedom of expression, forced evictions, torture and cruel inhuman and degrading treatment, discrimination and access to justice.

Working Relationships

  • Reporting to: Programmes Director – Amnesty International Nigeria
  • Posts that this job manages: None
  • Other key relationships: Amnesty International Nigeria staff particularly the researchers, campaigners and the Finance and Office Manager; International Secretariat (IS) particularly the thematic teams.

Main Responsibilities

  • Under the direction of the Programmes Director or designated researcher or campaigner, assist with research and investigations on the human rights situation in Nigeria.
  • Monitor human rights developments including decisions by national, regional and international human rights bodies on Nigeria.
  • Support in the development, organisation and implementation of campaigning, communication, human rights education and growth activities by searching for and collating relevant information, developing short notes or briefings and documenting materials in a systematic manner for easy retrieval.
  • Monitor and document Amnesty International Nigeria’s supporters’ engagements and growth including contributing to acquisition and retention activities aimed at increasing youth activism and participation.
  • Assist in planning of meetings, seminars and workshops including logistical support as necessary.
  • Support the research and campaigns assistant with processing incoming inquiries, petitions and letters.
  • Contribute to the team’s response during a crisis or unexpected work.

This is not an exhaustive list of duties. The need for flexibility is required and the post holder is expected to carry out any other related duties, that are within the employee’s skills and capabilities whenever reasonably instructed.

Amnesty International offers a competitive Internship scheme that offers an opportunity to contribute to important human rights work while developing knowledge and professional skills in the role. A great emphasis is placed on research and developing this capability.
The scheme is designed to support the career development of future leaders in the human rights field. Internships are fixed for a certain contracted period and cannot exceed 1 year. There are no guarantees of employment at the end of the internship.

Skills, Attributes and Experience

  • A bachelor’s degree or higher national diploma (HND) in a relevant field or relevant professional qualifications. Degrees in social sciences or international relations, law would be an advantage.
  • A master’s degree is a plus;
  • Demonstrated interest in human rights, e.g. through previous work, membership of an organization, involvement in advocacy of human rights, etc
  • Good interpersonal skills, a helpful and personable attitude;
  • Good oral and written communication skills in English; other relevant local languages or additional foreign languages desirable;
  • Ability to work under pressure, manage conflicting demands, multi task and work to deadlines to achieve results;
  • Able to work in a manner that is consistent with the organisation’s core behaviours and competencies.
  • Good working knowledge of standard Office software e.g. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook
  • Good understanding and use of social media e.g. Facebook, Twitter.

Equality Statement

  • Equality and diversity is at the core of our values and staff are expected to work collectively and individually to promote a constructive and sensitive approach to others from a variety of backgrounds, where the work of others is valued and respected.

Conflict of Interest

  • Public or other activity, affiliation to or support for any group or organization, personal association or other factor which may generate a real or perceived conflict of interest with Amnesty International’s principles (specifically independence and impartiality), or raise a security concern, or otherwise prevent the candidate from carrying out key functions of the specific post and would therefore disqualify the candidate from being appointed.

Interested and qualified candidates should: Click here to apply

 

 

Job Title: Economic, Social & Cultural Rights (ESCR) Research Intern
Location:
 Abuja
Directorate: Amnesty International National Office
Type: Fixed Term Contract
Duration: 6 months
Working Hours: 35

Job Summary

  • To support specifically ongoing work on Economic, Social & Cultural Rights (ESCR) and contribute to developing new areas of engagement and campaigns on ESCR.
  • Generally, to assist in monitoring human rights developments and carrying out research on the organisation’s priorities.

Amnesty Nigeria Purpose

  • Amnesty International Nigeria mission is to build an inclusive and constructive constituency in Nigeria for Nigeria on Nigeria that has a significant impact on the key human rights issues of contemporary Nigeria; and to build a culture of respect for human rights in Nigeria.

Amnesty International Purpose

  • Amnesty International operates from a number of sites around the world and gathers and communicates accurate and action-oriented human rights information globally.
  • We campaign for meaningful human rights change; enable effective human rights activism and work to persuade governments and other actors to uphold universal human rights standards. We campaign for meaningful human rights change; enable effective human rights activism and work to persuade governments and other actors to uphold universal rights standards.

Working Relationships

  • Reporting to: Programmes Director – Amnesty International Nigeria
  • Posts that this job manages: None
  • Other key relationships: Amnesty International Nigeria staff particularly the researchers, campaigners and the Finance and Office Manager; International Secretariat (IS) particularly the thematic teams.

Main Responsibilities

  • Organise, curate and document Amnesty International Nigeria’s work on ESCR.
  • Support the Researcher – ESCR and Campaigner in drafting briefs, statements, letters, campaigning and other materials for promoting the housing research and forced evictions work with various stakeholders.
  • Under the direction of the Programmes Director or designated researcher or campaigner, assist with research and investigations on ESCR implementation in Nigeria.
  • Monitor human rights developments including decisions by national, regional and international human rights bodies on Nigeria.
  • Support the Campaigner in implementing campaigning activities under the Business and Human Rights (BHR) thematic focus including corporate accountability and emerging issues.
  • Contribute to human rights education and growth activities through research and information gathering.
  • Perform all necessary administrative tasks including logistics support as directed.
  • Contribute to the team’s response during a crisis or unexpected work.
  • This is not an exhaustive list of duties. The need for flexibility is required and the post holder is expected to carry out any other related duties, that are within the employee’s skills and capabilities whenever reasonably instructed.
  • Amnesty International offers a competitive Internship scheme that offers an opportunity to contribute to important human rights work while developing knowledge and professional skills in the role. A great emphasis is placed on research and developing this capability. The scheme is designed to support the career development of future leaders in the human rights field. Internships are fixed for a certain contracted period and cannot exceed 1 year. There are no guarantees of employment at the end of the internship.

Skills, Attributes and Experience

  • A Bachelor’s degree or higher national diploma (HND) in a relevant field or relevant professional qualifications. Degrees in social sciences or international relations, law would be an advantage.
  • A master’s degree is a plus;
  • Demonstrated interest in human rights, e.g. through previous work, membership of an organization, involvement in advocacy of human rights, etc
  • Good interpersonal skills, a helpful and personable attitude;
  • Good oral and written communication skills in English; other relevant local languages or additional foreign languages desirable;
  • Ability to work under pressure, manage conflicting demands, multi task and work to deadlines to achieve results;
  • Able to work in a manner that is consistent with the organisation’s core behaviours and competencies.
  • Good working knowledge of standard Office software e.g. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook
  • Good understanding and use of social media e.g. Facebook, Twitter

Equality Statement:

  • Equality and diversity is at the core of our values and staff are expected to work collectively and individually to promote a constructive and sensitive approach to others from a variety of backgrounds, where the work of others is valued and respected.

Conflict of Interest:

  • Public or other activity, affiliation to or support for any group or organization, personal association or other factor which may generate a real or perceived conflict of interest with Amnesty International’s principles (specifically independence and impartiality), or raise a security concern, or otherwise prevent the candidate from carrying out key functions of the specific post and would therefore disqualify the candidate from being appointed.

Interested and qualified candidates should: Click here to apply

 

 

Job Title: Digital Communications and Media Intern
Location: Abuja
Directorate: Amnesty International National Office
Type: Fixed Term Contract
Duration: 1 year
Working Hours: 35

 

Job Summary

  • To support the development and implementation of communication strategies, media plans, social media and digital engagements by shaping and developing the brand and profile of Amnesty International Nigeria while engaging with a variety of audiences and stakeholders.

Amnesty Nigeria Purpose

  • Amnesty International Nigeria mission is to build an inclusive and constructive constituency in Nigeria for Nigeria on Nigeria that has a significant impact on the key human rights issues of contemporary Nigeria; and to build a culture of respect for human rights in Nigeria.

Amnesty International Purpose

  • Amnesty International operates from a number of sites around the world and gathers and communicates accurate and action-oriented human rights information globally.
  • We campaign for meaningful human rights change; enable effective human rights activism and work to persuade governments and other actors to uphold universal human rights standards.
  • We campaign for meaningful human rights change; enable effective human rights activism and work to persuade governments and other actors to uphold universal rights standards.

Working Relationships:

  • Reporting to: Amnesty International Nigeria Media Manager
  • Other key relationships: Programmes staff, researchers, campaigners, research and campaigns assistant and interns. Media, youth groups, social media hubs outside Amnesty International.

Responsibilities

  • Work with the media manager to develop and implement media plans and activities.
  • Provide support to media aspect of campaigns and human rights projects including creating calendar for the implementation of media actions and commemorative dates.
  • Contribute to the human rights messaging and communications plans of the organisation, enhancing the online presence and overall image and awareness in order to advance organisation’s goals and mission.
  • Manage and generate content for social media platforms e.g. Facebook, Twitter, YouTube.
  • Support the team with developing, storing and curating photographs, audio-visual materials including videos, podcasts for reports, media engagement, external communications and branding.
  • Assist with the analysis and collection of analytical data for websites and social media to provide analytical insights to trends, audience behaviour in order to increase engagement and drive growth.
  • Prepare and design newsletters and ensure content are checked by respective teams and that they meet the organizational standards.
  • Provide website assistance: routinely updating website content and photos.
  • Other communications support as needed, including administrative assistance.
  • This is not an exhaustive list of duties. The need for flexibility is required and the post holder is expected to carry out any other related duties, that are within the employee’s skills and capabilities whenever reasonably instructed.
  • Amnesty International offers a competitive Internship scheme that offers an opportunity to contribute to important human rights work while developing knowledge and professional skills in the role. A great emphasis is placed on research and developing this capability.
  • The scheme is designed to support the career development of future leaders in the human rights field. Internships are fixed for a certain contracted period and cannot exceed 1 year.
  • There are no guarantees of employment at the end of the internship.

Skills, Attributes and Experience

  • A degree or higher national diploma in a relevant discipline e.g. Mass communication, IT, Arts, Social sciences or equivalent professional qualification and experience
  • Strong commitment to and knowledge of human rights
  • Good familiarity with monitoring and developing social media content (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram etc)
  • Ability to use media content creation tools.
  • Good working knowledge of standard Office software e.g. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook
  • Experience working with websites, WordPress and is desirable
  • Experience working with graphic design tools and software e.g. Photoshop, is an advantage
  • Experience developing material for a variety of audiences, together with an understanding of the importance of tailoring materials for various target audiences including through digital channels
  • Good interpersonal skills, a helpful and personable attitude;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English; other relevant local languages or additional foreign languages desirable;
  • Ability to work under pressure, manage conflicting demands, multi task and work to deadlines to achieve results;
  • Willingness to learn and work in a diverse team.

Equality Statement:

  • Equality and diversity is at the core of our values and staff are expected to work collectively and individually to promote a constructive and sensitive approach to others from a variety of backgrounds, where the work of others is valued and respected.

Conflict of Interest:

  • Public or other activity, affiliation to or support for any group or organization, personal association or other factor which may generate a real or perceived conflict of interest with Amnesty International’s principles (specifically independence and impartiality), or raise a security concern, or otherwise prevent the candidate from carrying out key functions of the specific post and would therefore disqualify the candidate from being appointed.

Interested and qualified candidates should: Click here to apply

 

 

Application Deadline  9th April, 2018.