Gulf Migrants Rights Researcher at Amnesty International

Amnesty International is looking for a Researcher on the Rights of Migrant Workers.  The post sits in our Global Thematic Issues Programme. The role is based in our London office, with work in South Asia and the Gulf.


This Researcher will lead on the development and implementation of research and advocacy strategies to deliver impact in relation to the situation of migrant workers in the Gulf.

It is an exciting role for an experienced investigative researcher, working with communities of migrant workers mainly from South/South East Asia who are living in the Gulf.  The successful candidate will purposefully lead our flagship project on migrant workers in Qatar.  The position combines investigative research with the delivery of high level advocacy to senior Government officials and Non-Government targets.  The researcher will take part in and lead field research and other missions, specifically through information gathering, fact-finding, analysis and assessment of human rights concerns.


To be successful in this role you will need to be an experienced investigative researcher who has lived and worked in the Gulf.  You will also have professional experience of working with vulnerable migrant worker communities.  You will be an effective and engaging communicator with excellent writing skills and you will have a wealth of experience in delivering advocacy to senior government officials.  In addition, you will need to have strong empathy skills and be able to demonstrate the ability and acumen to connect with vulnerable people. As an expert in this field you will have substantial knowledge of labour rights.


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. We can only do this because of the generous donations from millions of people around the world.


Location: London 

Closing date: 9 May 2016