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CALL FOR LEADERS: SUDAN COUNTRY SPECIALIST
ORGANIZATION: Amnesty International, USA Mid-Atlantic Region
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Amnesty International USA seeks a volunteer Country Specialist to help monitor the human rights situation in Sudan 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 Sudan Specialist will join AIUSA’s East Africa 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 East African 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 Sudan.
As Sudan Country Specialist, you’ll work with partners to:
- Routinely monitor the political and human rights situation in Sudan, with a solid understanding of AI’s policy and specific concerns pertaining to Sudan.
- Develop and implement action strategies for Sudan in coordination with Amnesty International’s researchers and campaigners around the world and the Advocacy Director of Africa.
- Provide general assistance, information, and actions to AIUSA members and activists seeking to work on issues related to human rights in Sudan.
- 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 Sudan 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 Sudan at Amnesty’s International Secretariat.
- Provide expert letters of support for Sudanese asylum seekers and occasionally testify at hearings.
- Serve as spokespersons for Russia for AIUSA; respond to and initiate media coverage on the relevant country or theme. This includes both domestic and international print, TV, radio, and digital outlets. Work with relevant staff to maintain/update country or thematic pages on AIUSA’s website and to create/publish online actions and blogs.
- Engage and work in partnership with Sudanese diaspora groups on AIUSA’s specific priorities.
You're the ideal Sudan 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 Sudan.
- 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 Sudan.
- 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.
- Knowledge and fluency of Arabic or other regional languages is preferred.
- Thoughtful, respectful, and committed team member dedicated to human rights in Sudan and ready to join our team.
- Able to commit a sufficient amount of time to accomplish the tasks outlined above.
To apply, please fill out AIUSA's Country and Thematic Specialist application and upload your resume and a brief letter of interest. Application link: https://www.amnestyusa.org/country-thematic-specialist-application/WORKING AT AIUSA
Amnesty International USA is an equal opportunity employer. AIUSA encourages applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, veteran status and record of arrest or conviction, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. Black people, Indigenous people, people of color; lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and intersex people; women; people with disabilities, protected veterans, and formerly incarcerated individuals are all strongly encouraged to apply.
OUR COMMITMENT AS AN ANTI-RACIST ORGANIZATION AND TO INCLUSION, DIVERSITY, EQUITY AND ACCESSIBILITY (IDEA)
Dismantling white supremacy is central to the fight for human rights in the United States and around the world. As we mobilize staff and activists and work with partners to help transform the multiple systems where oppression operates in the world around us as part of our human rights mandate, anti-racism must be integral to our work. What does that mean for Amnesty International in the United States? It means using our people power to fight injustice and centering the voices and experiences of those most impacted by racist structures, beliefs, and laws. Fundamentally, it means doing our human rights work differently than it has been done before, because we know that who we work with, how we work, the work we do, and ultimately who we are, are all interconnected.
As an international, intercultural, intergenerational and intersectional movement of activists committed to protecting and advancing human rights for all, Amnesty is deeply committed to Inclusion, Diversity, Equity & Accessibility (IDEA). To learn more about how we integrate IDEA into our programs and workplace, visit: https://www.amnestyusa.org/idea/
About Amnesty International, USA Mid-Atlantic Region
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Amnesty International's vision is of a world in which every person enjoys all of the human rights enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other international human rights standards.
In pursuit of this vision, AI's mission is to undertake research and action focused on preventing and ending grave abuses of the rights to physical and mental integrity, freedom of conscience and expression, and freedom from discrimination, within the context of its work to promote all human rights.
AI is independent of any government, political ideology, economic interest or religion. It does not support or oppose any government or political system, nor does it support or oppose the views of the victims whose rights it seeks to protect. It is concerned solely with the impartial protection of human rights.
Amnesty International has a varied network of members and supporters around the world. Although they come from many different backgrounds and have widely different political and religious beliefs, they are united by a determination to work for a world where everyone enjoys human rights.
AI is a democratic, self-governing movement. Members and supporters across the nation, and throughout the world, are active in campaigns, events, and awareness efforts in the fight for human rights, supported by a global network of AI staff and volunteers. Movements such as the denouncement and end of torture, abolition of the death penalty, and prevention of violence against women are just a few cases of Amnesty's ongoing work.
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November 22, 2023