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Deputy Regional Director – Research (South Asia)

  • Contractor
  • Sri Lanka
  • TBD USD / Year
  • Amnesty International profile

  • Job applications may no longer being accepted for this opportunity.

Amnesty International


As the Deputy Regional Director, you will provide strategic leadership in the development, management and delivery of high impact research across the South Asia region whilst leading strategic planning and implementation of the regional office projects to demonstrate the impact of human rights work.


You will have extensive experience of leading research projects at a national and regional levels. You will also have the ability to establish and maintain relationships with a broad range of people across the movement whilst being fluent in written and verbal English.


  • Recruit and manage regional office research and advocacy staff, including those working remotely, and ensure performance is managed and talent is nurtured.
  • Manage risk assessments and oversees the implementation of security procedures for regional office staff.
  • Build and maintain effective working relationships with Amnesty International’s entities in order to identify and exploit (research) opportunities for co-operation, information-sharing and problem solving.
  • Ensure integration of research and action in order to provide an effective, coherent programme of work which delivers tangible outcomes for human rights in conformity with Amnesty International’s mission and consistent with its priorities, strategies and standards.
  • With support from the Finance and Office Manager, ensure the Regional Office’s compliance with relevant laws, policies and practices and ensure best practice, including good financial management and regular financial audits as required.


  • Demonstrated knowledge and direct experience of the human rights and political context in South Asia and a strong understanding of the international human rights legal framework as well as relevant regional and national legal frameworks.
  • Substantial experience of working in and on the countries covered by the South Asia Regional Office
  • Awareness of issues of social justice, equality and fairness and an understanding of equal opportunities issues and willingness to apply these principle
  • Excellent written and verbal communications in English

Please see attached job description for more information on responsibilities, skills and experience required.

Commitment to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion:

Amnesty International believes in a world that is fair, inclusive and equitable. Together, we’re committed to being an anti-racist organisation with a diverse workforce that can better tackle the global human rights challenges that face our world today. We know that different voices, ideas, perspectives, experiences and knowledge, working together will enable us to better the lives of people around the world.

We are committed to building and sustaining an anti-racist, culturally diverse and inclusive organisation, where all employees feel valued, have a sense of belonging and an equal opportunity to fulfil their potential. We therefore strongly welcome applications from suitably qualified people regardless of their background; including underrepresented groups, LGBTQI+ individuals and those who may have or are living with a disability.

To see our full statement please visit this link: Racial equality, equal opportunities, diversity and inclusion policy – Amnesty International


Amnesty International is a global movement of more than 10 million people who campaign for a world where human rights are enjoyed by all. We reach almost every country in the world.

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 37 days annual leave (inclusive of public holidays and grace days), pension scheme, employee assistance programme, life assurance and many more benefits designed to suit your own personal lifestyle. All of this, in a professional, engaging environment.

For further information on our benefits, please visit https://www.amnesty.org/en/careers/benefits/

How to apply

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Deadline: 7-Feb-24

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