Consultancy Call: Digital Security Specialist

Consultancy Call: Digital Security Specialist

Tactical Tech is an international NGO, with an office in Berlin, working to investigate and mitigate the impact of digital technologies on society.

We are developing educational materials to train journalists, human rights defenders, and civil society on leading investigations, in particular to combat misinformation, with an emphasis on digital security. The materials will be geared toward those living in Latin America, Sub-Saharan Africa, MENA, and Southeast Asia.

We are inviting experienced Digital Security Specialists who have a strong understanding of Human Rights, Freedom of Expression, and Privacy and Technology, to contribute to learning material content in two ways: 1. to assess existing content and provide concrete feedback and 2. to identify missing content and write additional texts where needed.

Interested Candidates should have:

  • at least 5 years practical experience as a Digital Security Specialist, especially supporting investigators, journalists, and human rights defenders;
  • experience in the locational risks and safety considerations in any of the following countries: Zimbabwe, Uganda, Mauritania, Zambia, Ghana, Colombia, Peru, Syria, and the Philippines
  • fluency in written and spoken English;
  • excellent writing skills and a proven ability to write in a non-academic, engaging manner for non-technical audiences in a number of formats;
  • good knowledge of the issues around leading investigations, combatting misinformation, digital privacy and security, freedom of expression;
  • ability to deliver on-time under tight deadlines;
  • excellent skills in using open source software;
  • excellent interpersonal skills;
  • experience working internationally and a sensitivity to political situations, culture and different views of the world;
  • familiarity with Tactical Tech’s Data Detox Kit and Exposing the Invisible projects;
  • demonstrable commitment to Tactical Tech's mission and values, including an understanding of the geopolitical contexts in which Tactical Tech's work is carried out.

If you are interested in collaborating with us please email your interest to be included on the Roster to (tag: DEK Digital Security Specialist) with your CV, a list (with online links) of your recent publications, and a note explaining why you're interested in consulting with us and your approximate hourly and daily consultancy rate. Please submit these documents as a PDF. The PGP Key fingerprint for is: B468 3189 57AF DB42 ACF2 DD8B 2F2E D124 AF9E C238.

Only successful candidates will be contacted, when project work becomes available. Unfortunately, we do not have the capacity to respond to individual phone and email inquiries.

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