Middle East Research & Outreach Assistant - Extended deadline
Business & Human Rights Resource Centre
- Location: London/New York
- Salary: $15 an hour
- Contract Type: 4 days per week, August to October 2016
- Closing Date: 22/07/2016
To support the Resource Centre’s work encouraging greater respect of human rights by business in the Middle East region, and a project on migrant workers in construction in the Arabian Gulf.
Roles & responsibilities
- Set up systems for web-based and social media monitoring in English and Arabic
- Monitor and collate news on business & human rights issues in the Middle East region, including Gulf migrant workers issues and construction projects, in English and Arabic
- Input news into the Business & Human Rights Resource Centre website in English and Arabic
- Share news on English and Arabic social media channels
- Design and create content for monthly e-newsletter on business & human rights in Arabic
- Develop an initial list of contacts to invite to sign up for the e-newsletter
- Draft and/or translate text to Arabic for website
- Identify contextual trends and thematic information to communicate to project managers
- Support preparation for the Centre’s “Mary Robinson Speaker Series” event in September
- Fluent in English and Arabic, with strong writing and communications skills in both
- Demonstrated experience of using social media platforms (Twitter and Facebook) for information sharing, discussion, and network development
- Demonstrated experience developing and inputting website content
- Understanding and/or interest in the issues surrounding human rights and migrant workers in the Middle East Gulf region
- Previous experience working on website development
- Graphic design/data visualisation skills
Please download and complete the application form and send it by Friday 22 July to:
About Business & Human Rights Resource Centre
Through its offices in London and New York, and regional representatives based in 13 other countries, the Resource Centre works to:
- Build transparency: tracking over 6,000 companies’ human rights performance – their advances and alleged abuses.
- Strengthen Accountability: seeking public responses from companies to allegations of abuse raised by civil society.
- Empower Advocates: based outside and within companies in all regions, equipping them with information and tools they need to advance human rights.
Find out more at www.business-humanrights.org.