Consultant - Crisis Response, Amnesty International (Wash DC)

Amnesty International is a global movement of more than 7 million people who campaign for a world where human rights are enjoyed by all. Our crisis response work responds to violations committed in the context of armed conflict. The Washington, DC based staff specializes in deploying technological and scientific methods and tools to document violations of human rights and international humanitarian law.
In order to support this work, we are seeking a temporary Consultant position to provide programmatic support to the relevant staff based in Washington, DC. The Consultant’s main responsibilities will include implementing smooth operations of the program, ensuring the timely delivery of research and other projects, and identifying gaps and providing solutions in communications and workflows.
Responsibilities include administrative support such as scheduling; tracking projects, output and media for internal and donor reports; assisting with financial accounting; and tracking and testing new technological tools that are relevant for human rights documentation. The Consultant will also be responsible for ensuring proper communications between a distributed team that includes staff, other consultants, vendors and volunteers. Additionally, the Consultant is expected to support technology based research projects, centered on remote sensing, mapping or authentication of videos and images, typically related to armed conflict situations; and draft blog posts or other written and training materials.
This is a fixed-term consultancy position, limited to six months. The successful candidate is expected to start as soon as possible, ideally July 1, and will work three days a week from the Washington, DC office. Compensation negotiable.
  • 2-3 years of relevant professional experience
  • BA degree required, preferably in international relations, journalism, human rights or related field
  • Highly organized and exceptional interpersonal and communications skills
  • High proficiency in standard office software, online communications applications, and online research
  • Strong writing skills
  • Interest in technology and human rights; experience with remote sensing, Google Earth or open source investigations a plus

How to apply
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