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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

Job purpose:

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

To apply:

Please download and complete the application form and send it by Friday 22 July to:

Alex Janczenia, Program Support: [email protected]  with “Middle East Research & Outreach Assistant” in the subject line, with a Cc to Mariam Bhacker, Program Manager: [email protected].

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.

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