Democracy for the Arab World Now (“DAWN”) is seeking a highly qualified applicant for the position of Egypt Researcher who will focus on investigating, analyzing, and advocating against human rights abuses in Egypt, with a focus on political prisoners in the country. The position reports to the Program Director of DAWN and will be preferably based in Washington DC, but other locations may be considered.
- Research, monitor, and document human rights abuses by collecting and analyzing information from a wide variety of sources including governments, companies, local media, NGOs, victims, witnesses, journalists, diplomats, security forces and others in the field;
- Write and publicize accurate, unbiased, comprehensive, and timely materials (often including images, audio, video, data analysis, and/or online tools) that include policy recommendations intended to contribute to ending human rights abuses;
- Write op-eds, press releases, briefing memos, submissions to international bodies, statements, testimony, and other materials in order to disseminate our research findings and policy recommendations;
- Assist in the development and implementation of local, regional, and international strategies to change abusive laws, policies, and practices in Egypt;
- Respond promptly to queries from the media, public, and colleagues in the human rights community and take initiative to project human rights concerns in public debate;
- Place abuses within the broader political, social and economic contexts and present human rights concerns to government officials, opinion leaders, inter-governmental agencies, company representatives, multi-stakeholder initiatives, and the media;
- Assist the Executive Director and Development Director in conducting fundraising;
- Work closely with partner organizations to develop opportunities for our work to enhance and complement their own work;
- Liaise effectively with DAWN staff to ensure effective coordination and delivery of activities;
- Be prepared and willing to work flexible hours to accommodate developing and urgent events;
- Travel domestically and overseas, as required, to conduct fact-finding missions and advocacy;
- Deliver outputs in a timely manner and be consistent with the agreed strategy and priorities of the Division; and
- Carry out any other duties as required.
Education: An advanced (graduate) degree in international relations, journalism, law, social sciences, or commensurate experience is required.
Experience: Minimum four years of relevant experience in the Middle East and North Africa is required. Relevant experience may include among other things, work as a journalist, field-based researcher, investigator, academic, or attorney on issues related to human rights; research and advocacy for nonprofit organizations; or work in government and international organizations on human rights or related issues.
Salary and Benefits: DAWN seeks exceptional applicants and offers competitive compensation and employer-paid benefits. DAWN will pay reasonable relocation expenses and will assist employees in obtaining necessary work authorization, if required; citizens of all nationalities are encouraged to apply.
Please apply through the Indeed.com website. You can find the link to the job posting here: https://www.indeed.com/jobs?q=egypt%20researcher&l=Washington%2C%20DC&vjk=746c4f44f7cf1418