BUSINESS AND HUMAN RIGHTS RESEARCHER/ADVISER, CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE’S DIGITAL RIGHTS

Amnesty International

JOB PURPOSE

Working as part of the Children’s Digital Rights, Health and Wellbeing team, you will develop research and advocacy campaigns targeting big tech and surveillance companies on the human rights impacts of digital technologies.

You will lead the development and implementation of research and advocacy strategies to deliver impact in relation to business and human rights and agreed priorities. You will also provide law and policy advice to the Amnesty International Secretariat, including its various regional offices and other members of the movement across the globe.

This role will support the The Right Clicks Programme, a six-year initiative funded by the Foundation Botnar, which aims to enable children and young people to co-create online platforms and other digital technologies that protect their rights, their health and well-being through research, campaigns and advocacy.

Please note this is a 12 month-fixed term contract until 31st December 2024, with a strong possibility of extension.

ABOUT YOU

We are looking for a Researcher who has an in-depth knowledge of business and Human Rights and understanding of the nature of key children and young people’s digital right concerns. This includes political, social, legal, economic, cultural, ethnic, racial and gender issue.

The successful candidate will have strong experience in digital technologies demonstrated through academic qualifications and substantial professional experience.

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Undertake desk and field-based research on the impact of the surveillance-based model of big tech and surveillance companies on children and young people’s rights, particularly in relation to their health and well-being.
  • Provide expert advice on research and research methodology on business and human rights to Amnesty Tech staff, Amnesty International staff, sections/structures, and other Amnesty International membership bodies as appropriate, to ensure quality and consistency of work in this area.
  • Provide expert policy advice on issues of business and human rights and children’s rights, as they relate to digital technologies, including the rights to privacy, health, participation and freedom of expression and on the necessary safeguards to protect well-being to Amnesty International staff, sections/structures, and other Amnesty International membership bodies as appropriate in order to ensure accuracy and relevance, and the integration of these issues into Amnesty Tech’s work.
  • Develop and implement advocacy strategies on children and young people’s rights in the context of business and human rights, in particular on the surveillance-based model of big tech.

SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

  • Extensive professional experience of conducting high-quality research on business and human rights issues in international settings, in particular children’s and young people’s rights, and digital rights, as demonstrated in a range of publications or other outputs.
  • Demonstrated ability to analyse human rights issues, and to develop short and long-term strategies to achieve human rights impact and concrete change.
  • Ability and self-driven interest to keep up to date with emerging digital technology and children & young people’s rights trends.
  • Understanding of power, privilege, and intersectionality in the workplace, and a firm commitment to anti-racism, gender equality and intersectional justice, as well as a commitment to apply relevant policies and to contribute to Amnesty Tech’s anti-discrimination work.

Please see attached job description on our website for more information on responsibilities, skills and experience required.

WHAT WE OFFER:

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.

  • 37 days annual leave (inclusive of public holidays and grace days)
  • Hybrid working environment – The standard working week at Amnesty International is 35 hours
  • Pension Contribution Scheme – with an employer contribution of 8% of your gross annual salary, in addition Amnesty International will match individual contributions of up to 3%. Making a total employer contribution of 11%
  • Life Assurance
  • Annual salary review
  • Opportunity to join our cycle-to-work scheme
  • Interest-free season ticket loans for travel to work
  • Contribution towards the cost of eye tests and glasses
  • Access to Linkedin Learning
  • Employee Assistance Programme

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, therefore we recommend you apply now if you are interested.

Commitment to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion:

Amnesty International believes in a world that is fair, inclusive and equitable. Together, we’re committed to being an anti-racist organisation with a diverse workforce that can better tackle the global human rights challenges that face our world today. We know that different voices, ideas, perspectives, experiences and knowledge, working together will enable us to better the lives of people around the world.

We are committed to building and sustaining an anti-racist, culturally diverse and inclusive organisation, where all employees feel valued, have a sense of belonging and an equal opportunity to fulfil their potential. We therefore strongly welcome applications from suitably qualified people regardless of their background; including underrepresented groups, LGBTQI+ individuals and those who may have or are living with a disability.

To see our full statement please visit this link: Racial equality, equal opportunities, diversity and inclusion policy – Amnesty International

Amnesty International is committed to being an inclusive employer and providing an inclusive and accessible recruitment process for all. If you would like to receive any information in a different way or would like us to do anything differently to help you apply for our roles, please get in touch with the team by [email protected]

How to apply

https://careers.amnesty.org/vacancy/business-and-human-rights-researcher-adviser-children-and-young-peoples-digital-rights-3945/3973/description/


Deadline: 13 Feb 2024