Regional Researcher

at Amnesty International
Published September 18, 2022
Location London, United Kingdom
Category Research  
Job Type Full Time  

Description

JOB PURPOSE:

 

The post holder will lead and shape a project on women workers' rights in South Asia, focussing on the garment sector primarily, in order to scrutinise, challenge, interrogate and expose human rights risks/violations in the sector using qualitative and/or quantitative research methods. The post-holder will have the opportunity to spearhead novel investigative techniques combining traditional human rights research methods with participatory methods, collaborating with a wider range of actors who are already active and established in the field of workers' rights in South Asia.

 

ABOUT YOU:

 

An experienced individual who has secured grant funding and/or investments especially from philanthropic funders, you relish the opportunity to not only ensure that Amnesty's work secures more funding but also that our relationships with funders are best in class and mutually rewarding. You are adept at building relationships both internally and externally and able to coach and guide key stakeholders to ensure optimum outcomes.

 

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

Co-develop a strategic research and investigations plan with the project team, investigating the human rights concerns impacting women in the garment sector in South Asia, with a view to gathering evidence of human rights abuses in the post-Covid 19 world and the liability of all actors in the supply chain whose actions and inactions impact the rights of women workers.

Manage the evidence gathering, consultations, interviews and triangulation of data, tracing the supply chain to source and the impact that it has on lived experience of women workers in the garment sector using innovative research methods.

Represent Amnesty externally and in the media and act as an expert spokesperson on workers' rights issues in South Asia in order to raise public awareness of Amnesty and its calls for action, build support for concrete recommendations for change, and position Amnesty as a champion and supporter on this issue.

Proactively identify opportunities to investigate human rights abuses in the garment sector; use outputs of research and investigations to inform AAL's policy recommendations, advocacy and campaigning.

SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:

 

Strong technical understanding of the international human rights law framework on workers' rights along with a strong understanding of the domestic human rights obligations under common law and domestic laws in Sri Lanka, Pakistan, India and Bangladesh.

Experience in conducting field research, contacts and networks with workers' rights groups in the region and leading a research project with multiple consultants, research objectives.

Demonstrated experience of carrying out complex research and investigations projects and producing high quality outputs, and ability to work independently and to lead the project team.

Understanding and commitment to equality, intersectionality, anti-racism and decolonial practices as well as a commitment to elevating the voices and experiences of affected and marginalized communities within tech and human rights research.

 

Interested candidates can send their CVs

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