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  • 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, Beirut, Tunis, Hong Kong, 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 AIs work 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.
  • This is a joint role between Amnestys global Technology and Human Rights team and South Asia Research programme, with support to the South East Asia and Pacific programme.


  • 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 South Asia (and possibly South East Asia and Pacific) 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 South Asia, 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.


  • 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 critical 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 25 days annual leave (inclusive of public holidays and grace days), ERF Provident Fund, employee assistance programme, life assurance and many more benefits designed to suit your own personal lifestyle. All of this, in a professional, engaging environment.

Job Details

Total Positions:
1 Post
Job Shift:
First Shift (Day)
Job Type:
Job Location:
No Preference
Minimum Education:
Career Level:
Experienced Professional
5 Years - 10 Years
Apply Before:
Sep 18, 2018
Posting Date:
Sep 10, 2018
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