Title: Network Coordinator
Location: London office (Central London)
Working hours: Full time
Other: 26 days annual leave, generous workplace pension, resources for learning & development, we can offer a modest relocation fund
About PI: We are a London-based charity that campaigns globally for legal and technological solutions to protect people and their data from exploitation. We envision a world where freedom and privacy will be the foundations of tomorrow’s societies. We target companies and governments who exploit our data and technologies. We expose harm and abuses, mobilise allies globally, campaign with the public for solutions, and pressure companies and governments to change. We are delivering our multi-year strategic plan to protect democracy, defend people’s dignity, and demand accountability from the powerful institutions who breach public trust.
About our work: Everyone at PI works to build a good and resilient organisation, where we are always looking to learn and grow. We lead by example to make the most of our opportunities to shape the future. We work with others, including our network of partners across the world, to understand, engage and build a movement. We use creative approaches to deliver our work and share what we learn.
About our partners: Since 2008, Privacy International has been working with civil society organisations from around the world. Together we use our emergent expertise and research to generate educational material, campaigns, and advocacy strategies at the national and global level that will support the development and sustainability of a global movement. These partnerships range from technical assistance through agreements to peer-to-peer collaboration.
About you: You are curious about the state and direction of the world. You understand that technologies play many roles in bolstering power and shaping the future. You are an advocate who wants to fight for change and ensure your voice is both credible and heard by key audiences, including the public. You want to shape an organisation that is always growing and learning and contribute to its strengthening. You want to work with colleagues and partner organisations across a variety of projects and use different skill-sets. You are keen to learn new multidisciplinary ways of achieving global change.
ABOUT THIS ROLE
The Network Coordinator will work across PI to help deliver on our strategic plan, build a resilient organisation, and work to support our global movement.
Staff at PI are expected across all their work to:
- devise and implement advocacy designed to achieve PI’s strategic objectives;
- engage with targeted stakeholders globally, including governments and industry, and the public;
- support, join, and promote our partner organisations’ advocacy.
The Network Coordinator is responsible for operational implementation of the movement-building component of PI’s strategic plan; including leading the coordination, development and expansion of our global network of partner organisations. In addition to administrative and technical support to manage and oversee PI’s partnerships with our global partners, the Network Coordinator will also facilitate, explore and coordinate joint engagement and tactics with and amongst our global partners including but not limited to research, advocacy, communication, campaigning and learning in order to formulate new and creative ways to demand change globally.
Experiences and Skills
- Degree in social or political science, politics or international relations, law, human rights, or equivalent experience.
- Strong commitment to/interest in human rights, and meaningful participation of communities and civil society in policymaking.
- Experience of events management, such as roundtables, panel discussions, networking events, etc., with participants from different countries.
- Experience in reviewing agreements and reporting on the basis of quantitiative and qualitiative indicators.
- Experience in advanced use of tools and platforms for effective coordination and planning as well as creative communication.
- Experience working in and/or with the national and/or international civil society sector from across the world.
- Strong stakeholder management skills and ability to coordinate coalitions and work effectively with a wide range of partners from across disciplines.
- Strong administrative skills, an ability to organise and manage competing priorities, and manage time effectively.
- Fluency in a language other than English, with one of the other 5 UN languages (Spanish, French, Russian, Arabic and Chinese) an asset.
- Willing and able to travel internationally, when permitted.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills, with the highest level of attention to detail.
- Proactive and self-motivated, capable of working unsupervised and taking responsibility for managing relationships with key partners, stakeholders and policymakers.
- Ability to manage projects, work in teams, and incorporate lessons into future planning.
- Strong interpersonal skills that can be applied to communicating and engaging with colleagues and external audiences from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.
- Detailed knowledge of national, regional and/or international policy and advocacy processes related to human rights.
- Proven track record of communicating complex issues to diverse audiences.
- Passion for technology and its interaction with human rights.
- Experience in designing and delivering learning and education activities and content, i.e. trainings, workshops, etc.
- Ability to speak publicly, including with the media and at conferences and high-level stakeholder meetings.
To apply, please send:
- a CV (not more than two pages)
- a covering letter (not more than two pages)
The closing date for applications is 29 March 2023.
Please send the requested material in one email to email@example.com. Only complete applications will be considered.
The candidates who we choose to interview will be contacted by the end of the day on 04 April 2023.
Interviews will take place the week of 17 April 2023 – please reserve these days for a possible interview, which can be arranged in person or as a video conference.
We may conduct a second round of interviews, which will be decided only after the first round of interviews takes place. If necessary, the second round of interviews would be held during the week of 24 April 2023.
For information about how Privacy International will use your data during recruitment please see our policy.