Amnesty International


Amnesty International is seeking a highly skilled and motivated research consultant with significant experience working on Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories (IOPT), in a role that will be part of the IOPT team in the Middle East and North Africa Regional Office (MENARO) as well as the Crisis Response Programme.

Your primary focus will be the documentation of violations of international humanitarian and human rights law as well as the drafting of timely and rigorous research outputs. The consultancy will involve one or more discrete research projects, the focus of which will be determined in consultation with Amnesty’s IOPT team.

Consultancy start and end date: This is expected to be a nine-month consultancy, most likely from October 2023 through June 2024, focused on a specific research project.

Deadline for all applications: 20th September 2023

Rate: £275


As a research consultant on IOPT, you will collaborate primarily with Amnesty’s IOPT team and with colleagues in the Crisis Response Programme, including digital investigators in the Crisis Evidence Lab.

Your main responsibilities will include:

  • Undertaking human rights investigations that are rigorous, timely, strategic, impartial, and multi-disciplinary, working closely with Amnesty International’s IOPT team, Crisis Response Programme, other relevant colleagues, and civil society actors. In the investigative work, combine on-the-ground and remote research methodologies to produce high-quality documentation, with an intersectional focus on age, gender, and disability;
  • Interviewing survivors and other witnesses of human rights violations in a respectful and ethical manner; and
  • Drafting research briefings and other research outputs, at times swiftly, and manage the process to publication, including through incorporating comments from specialist reviewers.


  • Extensive experience undertaking human rights documentation or comparable reporting on IOPT, including specifically in the West Bank;
  • Exceptional writing skills and experience drafting high-quality research outputs and other documents, such as reports, media articles, and op-eds under pressure and to tight timelines
  • Experience working with a variety of research methodologies relevant to human rights investigations, including, for example, satellite imagery and the verification of photo/video material;
  • Experience engaging appropriately and ethically with a variety of people, including survivors of human rights violations and others who may have recently experienced trauma, employing sensitivity and discretion


To bid for this work, please submit the following:

  • A CV;
  • An expression of interest letter outlining your relevant experience; and
  • The daily or monthly fee you would charge for this work and your availability (i.e., when you could start)

As standard, payments are made by Amnesty International 30 days after receipt of a valid invoice for the agreed work milestone completed.

Applications must be in PDF, Word, PowerPoint or Excel format.

Please refer to the Terms of Reference attached for more information on this Consultancy opportunity.


If you are talented, passionate about human rights and want to use your skills, knowledge and experience to change the world then we would encourage you to click ‘Apply for this Role’ below.

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N.B. We reserve the right to close a vacancy BEFORE the closing date in the event of an overwhelming response or a change in business priorities, therefore we encourage you to apply now if you are interested.

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