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Amnesty International Tunisie

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30 Octobre 2018 Il y a 3 ans

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Régions concernées par cette opportunité: Tunis
Domaines concernées par cette opportunité: Droits de l’Homme et 3 autre(s) domaines
  • Closing Date: 30 October 2018
  • Directorate: Research
  • Location: Tunis Regional Office. Remote work is not possible.
  • Type: Fixed Term Contract
  • Duration: 2.5 year contract
  • Working Hours: 35
  • Salary: £56,180 per annum + benefits

Amnesty International is recruiting a new full time Technologist position based in our MENA Regional Office in Tunis , for our growing international work on technology and human rights. This will be on a two and a half year fixed term contract basis.


We believe in a free, open and secure Internet. We want to protect the ideals on which the internet grew: privacy, freedom of expression, access to knowledge and participation. And we are determined to identify and address new threats to human rights in the digital age.

As a technologist in our technology and human rights team co-located in Dakar, Nairobi, Berlin and London, you will be working to combat unlawful surveillance, help to protect activists against digital threats, uncover evidence of government and corporate abuses, and combat censorship. You will develop and conduct digital technical research and analysis in relation to AI’s work e and you will provide expert advice to Amnesty teams and to our partner organizations to help them enhance and secure their research, advocacy and communications.


The purpose of this post is to conduct technical research and analysis; provide authoritative advice to country and thematic specialists in the International Secretariat (IS) and the broader organization on technology and its impact on human rights; support, and lead on, the development and implementation of research and advocacy strategies to deliver impact in relation to agreed priorities; contribute to developing AI’s strategies, and contribute to the movement’s strategic goals and responses to human rights issues in this field.
The purpose of the team in which is the post sits is to lead develop AI’s programme of work on technology and human rights. The team currently focuses on human rights issues relating to electronic surveillance, freedom of expression online, big data and artificial intelligence.


The IS, which operates from a number of sites around the world, 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 provide strategic leadership, support and advice to the AI movement globally, fostering AI’s contribution, presence and public accountability throughout the world.


  • Reporting to: This post has dual management between the Deputy Regional Director (Research) and Head of Technology and Human Rights
  • Posts this job manages: This post has no line management responsibility. However, the post holder may supervise temporary staff and team volunteers.
  • Other key relationships: country research and campaigns teams, national Amnesty International sections, other teams in the International Secretariat; external and technology and human rights experts and organizations; other international, regional, and local nongovernmental organisations.


  • Develop and conduct technical research and analysis in relation to Amnesty International’s work with a focus on the right to privacy and freedom of expression online and provide timely, accurate, independent and impartial assessments and recommendations to the IS and the Amnesty International movement.
  • Provide expert advice on technology and human rights issues to Amnesty International staff. Keep abreast of technological trends and developments that may have an impact on human rights.
  • Provide sustained support and technological mentorship to regional partner organizations to help them enhance and secure their research, advocacy and communications with greater digital capacities, tools and skills.
  • Increase awareness and confidence among both regional staff and close civil society allies to monitor, document and respond to digital attacks when they occur, supporting victims of surveillance and setting-up systems to monitor techno-censorship in each region.
  • Support regional staff to implement more secure communications channels and practices in their day-to-day work, providing a way for local groups to safely report violations and seek assistance from Amnesty InternationaI.
  • Develop partnerships and facilitate collaborations between technologists and human rights groups that model innovative uses of technology for human rights research and campaigns.
  • Write or contribute to the drafting of timely and effective reports, briefings, position papers, correspondence, action materials, press releases, and other internal and external documents in order to implement Amnesty International’s agreed strategies.
  • Manage specific projects within the framework of agreed strategies. This may include coordination of project teams and supervision of consultants.
  • Represent Amnesty International externally, including in governmental, intergovernmental and other public forums.
  • Participate in the coordination of the work of the technology and human rights team, including through setting priorities, preparing work plans, monitoring their progress and contributing to maintaining budgets.
  • Perform all necessary administrative tasks to ensure effective self-servicing, participate in the recruitment and induction of new staff and consultants and perform other corporate tasks as appropriate.


  • Amnesty International has a strong profile on technology and human rights issues, particularly in relation to unlawful surveillance, freedom of expression online, big data and artificial intelligence, based on high quality analysis and research. There is increased documentation of targeted attacks and surveillance of human rights groups, internet restrictions and other forms of techno-censorship in the region.
  • Amnesty International’s partner organizations and regional staff receive expert technical advice and guidance that is contextually aware, timely, succinct and accurate;
  • Partner organizations and regional staff have incrementally more secure communications practices in place and are capable of assessing and mitigating against, evolving digital security risks;
  • The post holder actively supports the production of reports and other documents that are carefully researched, compellingly written, aimed at achieving specific impact, and delivered on schedule.
  • The post holder takes and creates opportunities to try out innovative research methods, build partnerships with the technology sector, and create non-traditional collaborations between technologists and human rights activists.
  • Other Amnesty International staff and external actors, including the staff of other NGOs, turn to the post holder for his or her recognized expertise.


You will use your technical expertise to complement Amnesty’s campaigning, communications and research expertise to address threats to human rights in the digital age. You will be working closely with human rights defenders in the Middle East and North Africa region to tackle human rights issues present and future.

You will have expert technical understanding of global internet communications and technologies demonstrated by hands on professional experience or technical qualifications. You will have expertise in information security and a knowledge and understanding of the context in Middle East and North Africa, including challenges facing civil society organizations in the region. You will have the ability and self-driven interest to keep up-to-date on emerging security threats and trends, particularly those impacting human rights defenders.


Our organisational culture; which essentially represents how we behave, our working relationships and our ability to collaborate as a movement, underpins everything we do and is pivotal to the success of our impact. Our five behaviours form the basis of the type of culture we want to have in Amnesty:

  • Accountable – I consistently strive to reach my goals in a thorough, timely way that I can be proud of, and I re-empower others to do the same.
  • Considerate – I support my colleagues, and try to find out what motivates them to do their best, and what pressures they are under, so that I can consider this when we work together.
  • Creative – I continuously look for new and creative solutions and encourage others’ ideas so that we can adapt and succeed in an ever-changing and uncertain global environment
  • Decisive – I make sound judgements within my work so that a project or activity can progress with pace and confidence.
  • Respectful – I treat my colleagues with equality and dignity, and assume they have integrity. I value the different perspectives of my colleagues as well as my own and show them that their contributions and expertise matter.


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.


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.


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

Our aim is simple: an end to human rights abuses. Independent, international and influential, we campaign for justice, fairness, freedom and truth wherever they’re denied. And whether we’re applying pressure through powerful research or direct lobbying, mass demonstrations or online campaigning, we’re all inspired by hope for a better world. One where human rights are respected and protected by everyone, everywhere.

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 wonderful 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.

Benefits include 37 days annual leave (inclusive of public holidays and grace days), pension scheme, employee assistance programme, life assurance and many more benefits designed to suit your own personal lifestyle.  All of this, in a professional, engaging environment.

For further information on our benefits, please visit https://www.amnesty.org/en/careers/benefits/


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.

Freedom, Justice, Equality. Let’s get to work.

Amnesty International is committed to creating and sustaining a working environment in which everyone has an equal opportunity to fulfill their potential and we welcome applications from suitably qualified people from all sections of the community.

Critères d'éligibilité

  • Expert technical understanding of technologies related to the internet and communications demonstrated by hands on professional experience or technical qualifications
  • Expertise in information security both in analysis frameworks and practical implementations, with experience in an information security role and/or relevant qualifications
  • Good knowledge and understanding of human rights related to the Internet, particularly privacy and freedom of expression and the desire to learn about global human rights frameworks and standards
  • Ability and self-driven interest to keep up-to-date on emerging security threats and trends, particularly those impacting human rights defenders
  • Ability to undertake high quality investigative research in these areas
  • Ability to provide accessible and high quality training, mentorship and other capacity-building to human rights defenders and Amnesty staff
  • A knowledge and understanding of the context in West and Central Africa, including challenges facing civil society organizations in the region
  • Ability to work effectively in both English and French and the ability to produce clear, persuasive, and concise research documents and strategy papers in at least one of the above
  • Ability to think strategically and exercise sound political judgement in developing policy positions
  • Ability to represent Amnesty International to a variety of external stakeholders, to present ideas clearly, and advance compelling arguments, in both English and French
  • Strong interpersonal skills including advocacy, negotiating and influencing skills
  • Experience of working in a team, participating in the collective coordination of the work of the team by contributing to setting priorities, motivating self and others, and resolving team conflicts

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