Amnesty International is hiring for Researcher, Technology and Inequality

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The Researcher, Technology and Inequality is responsible for helping lead Amnesty’s advocacy and research on the ways in which new technology can amplify existing structural racism and other forms of inequality in both the Global North and the Global South.

The Researcher will develop and implement a research strategy that identifies and prioritizes key issues related to this topic, including how corporate and government uses of technology contribute to inequality. The Researcher will be responsible for working with academic and NGO partners, to ensure that Amnesty’s work complements but is not duplicative of the work others are already doing. The Researcher is also expected to create and lead an NGO coalition or working group focused on these issues. Finally, the Researcher will be responsible for coordinating with the wider Amnesty movement, including the Algorithmic Accountability Lab within Amnesty Tech. Please note, this is a Fellowship funded for 2 years; $95,000 for the first year, and $99,000 for the second year.

Job Duties

  • Develop and implement a research strategy to identify and prioritize key issues related to technology and inequality in the Global North and South
  • Produce and present two research reports per year
  • Work with the Amnesty Campaigns Team to develop tactical campaigns based on this research, to push corporate and/or government actors to ensure that their use of technology does not amplify inequality
  • Collaborate closely with other Amnesty International staff working on issues related to technology and inequality, to ensure that our work is complementary and not duplicative internally. In particular, the Researcher will coordinate closely with the Algorithmic Accountability Lab within Amnesty Tech, which researches the disproportionate and discriminatory impacts of tech on marginalized communities
  • Liaise with other NGOs working on issues related to technology and inequality, to ensure that our work is complementary and not duplicative. Also collaborate closely with various Amnesty regional offices and national entities
  • Create and lead an NGO coalition or working group focused on issues related to technology and inequality, to share information and help create a common understanding of how technology can be used to support equity instead of contributing to inequality. Potentially this network could also help plan joint activities and campaigns
  • Assist with grant monitoring and reporting