CALL FOR LEADERS: DOMINICAN REPUBLIC COUNTRY SPECIALIST

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Recruiting Organization: Amnesty International USA - Grassroots Leadership & Engagement

Amnesty International USA seeks a volunteer Country Specialist to help monitor the human rights situation in the Dominican Republic and support in mobilizing action to promote and protect human rights in these countries. AIUSA’s Country Specialists serve as country experts and strategists and are part of a corps of volunteer leaders known as the Coordination Group program, which is organized by sub world region.

The Dominican Republic Country Specialist will join AIUSA’s Caribbean and Central America Coordination Group (also known as Cogroup), which consists of skilled, dedicated specialists working closely with AI staff and others to advance human rights in the Caribbean region. This volunteer position is an exciting opportunity to contribute your human rights passion and expertise while leveraging and expanding your skills. You’ll get training and support by AIUSA and be part of a community of activists advancing human rights in the Dominican Republic.

As Dominican Republic Country Specialist, you’ll work with partners to:

  • Routinely monitor the political and human rights situation in the Dominican Republic with a solid understanding of AI’s policy and specific concerns pertaining to the Dominican Republic.
  • Develop and implement action strategies for the Dominican Republic in coordination with Amnesty International’s researchers and campaigners around the world and Amnesty International USA’s Americas Advocacy Director.
  • Provide general assistance, information, and actions to AIUSA members and activists seeking to work on issues related to human rights in the Dominican Republic.
  • Assist the organization in developing and maintaining contacts with counterparts in other human rights organizations, solidarity groups and other stakeholders.
  • Collaborate with AIUSA Advocacy Directors on any aspects of AIUSA’s legislative work pertaining to Lebanon i.e. communicating with US State Department desk officers, US embassies abroad, foreign embassies in Washington DC and consulates throughout the US.
  • Serve as AIUSA’s liaison to colleagues working on the Dominican Republic at Amnesty’s International Secretariat.

You're the ideal Dominican Republic Country Specialist candidate if you have these qualifications:

  • Based in the United States, willing to commit to the role for a minimum of two years.
  • Substantive knowledge of human rights issues and trends in the Dominican Republic.
  • Familiar with advocacy or research relating to the rights of civilians in conflict, women, peace & security, and/or minority rights.
  • Experience with grassroots campaigning and/or Amnesty International.
  • Familiarity with international human rights standards.
  • Experience studying or supporting civil society, human rights, gender equality, LGBTI rights, or fundamental freedoms in the Dominican Republic.
  • Comfortable speaking out on human rights either on social media, in front of a public audience, by lobbying members of congress or through writing.
  • Engaged and responsive.
  • Speak Spanish.
  • Thoughtful, respectful, and committed team member dedicated to human rights in the Dominican Republic and ready to join our team.
  • Able to commit a sufficient amount of time to accomplish the tasks outlined above.



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