Research, Campaigns and Communications Assistant at Amnesty International

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  • Company: Amnesty International
  • Location: Kenya
  • State: Nairobi
  • Job type: Contract
  • Job category: Data Science / Research Jobs in Kenya
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Job Description

Amnesty Kenya was founded in 2002 and operates with specific goals and objectives for improving lives and upholding human rights for the citizens of Kenya and the surrounding areas. These initiatives include, but are not limited to: Right to Adequate Housing and Safety in Impoverished Neighborhoods Sexual and Gender Based Violence Education on Improving Relations Between Law Enforcement and Residents Growth and Human Rights Education Active Involvement of Youth for a Better Tomorrow Amnesty Kenya operates independently of any government, political ideology or religion and we are funded mainly by our membership and public donations. It is our hope that people-from every walk of life-enjoy all the rights outlined by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other international human rights standards. Our efforts have affected positive change, but there is still work to be done.

ABOUT THE ROLE Amnesty International East and Southern Africa Regional office in Nairobi seeks a Research, Campaigns and Communication Assistant. The Regional Office plays a critical role in the Amnesty International Secretariat, gathering and communicating accurate and action-oriented human rights information and delivering on the vision to end grave human rights abuses and build societies respectful of human rights. Across the region, Amnesty International campaigns for meaningful change, supports national entities, enables effective activism and growth, and works to persuade governments and other actors to uphold universal human rights standards. The office provides strategic leadership and support and advice to the Amnesty International movement globally, fostering its contribution, presence and public accountability throughout the world.


To assist the East Africa Regional office teams in the development and implementation of campaigning and communication strategies including by monitoring developments; managing information and communications systems; drafting and assisting in the productions of documents; participating in the coordination of the work of the team and providing it with administrative and other support including in relation to field work and response to crisis.


You have experience and a good track record in performing administrative and logistical tasks and have worked with various communication and information management systems. You are comfortable with drafting, formatting and editing documents including correspondence and reports. You are also familiar with the human rights context in East Africa, Horn of Africa and Great Lakes regions. You have great attention to detail and accuracy and also very well organized. You are also flexible, an avid team player with good communication skills that allow you to comfortably interface with different stakeholders.

  • Assist the East Africa and Horn of Africa teams in research, communication, campaigning and growth activities by gathering and managing human rights-related information, through inter alia liaising with national and local contacts, media monitoring, internet searches and manual and electronic filing in relevant databases, using relevant language(s)
  • Assist with campaigning, communication, research and growth activities through the production and distribution of public and internal campaigning materials, reports and other documents, as delegated or originated by research, campaigns, communications or growth staff, including drafting, formatting, editing/proofreading, distribution of texts and, where appropriate, coordinating the translation of documents
  • Assist in the development and distribution of online and offline communications materials
  • Act as a point of contact for internal and external interlocutors, process incoming inquiries and, as appropriate, respond to inquiries from other teams and programmes, the membership and the public
  • Understanding of and commitment to human rights.
  • Excellent attention to detail and ability to draft and proof-read research, communication and campaign materials tailored to the appropriate audience
  • Ability to express ideas clearly, orally and in writing, and communicate complex issues with sensitivity to the audience
  • Experience of establishing and maintaining office systems and coordinating an efficient flow of communications and information
  • Fluency in written and spoken English and Swahili

Please see the attached job description for more  information  on responsibilities, skills and  experience required

Method of Application
Submit your CV and Application on Company Website : Click Here Closing Date : 27 January. 2022
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