[CLOSED] Open call for a Safeguarding Expert - What the Future Wants

4 minutes read | First published: September 26, 2022

Job Description

The What the Future Wants project is looking for a Safeguarding Expert with experience working with young people (11-18 years old) for a limited duration consultancy. The Safeguarding Expert will conduct a short training session for Tactical Tech staff and partners and draft written guidelines for safeguarding practices to be implemented when working with young people worldwide and the world.

The What the Future Wants Team works with partners from across the globe to make its resources available and adapted to young people, youth organisations and educators from different contexts, and it is crucial that all ensure the safety, privacy and well-being of all young people participating in the activities conducted in the framework of the project, both online and in-person.


  • Conduct training(s) focused on the safeguarding of young people (11-18 years old) when developing, implementing and disseminating educational materials and activities related to digital literacy (e.g. data privacy, digital security, digital wellbeing) such as those in the What the Future Wants exhibit and Data Detox x Youth. We would like to record these trainings for future usage internally with Tactical Tech staff as well as externally with our global partners.
  • Create written guidelines that could be followed by Tactical Tech and its global partners in relation to privacy, safety, and wellbeing when working with young people and when developing educational materials and activities for young people in various global regions and socio-economic situations, including vulnerable groups.
  • Review the existing Code of Conduct and provide feedback and suggestions for improvements.

At the end of this consultancy, we expect the What the Future Wants and Tactical Tech teams to be equipped with relevant knowledge to ensure safeguarding of young people involved in the educational activities conducted in the framework of our projects. Additionally, we expect to improve the ability of the What the Future Wants team to provide clearer guidelines for partners and support them to take concrete measures to ensure full compliance with the existing Code of Conduct.

The consultant will work closely with the What the Future Wants team at Tactical Tech.

Criteria for selection

  • Minimum 2 years experience in implementing safeguarding practices (safety, privacy, well-being) for online and offline activities involving youth (11-18 years old).
  • Experience in guiding organisations through the implementation of safeguarding guidelines when working with youth.
  • Clear communication (verbal and written) in English.
  • Cultural sensitivity when working with international groups and individuals.
  • Ability to create an open, inclusive, and safe environment both online and offline.
  • Bonus: Experience in conducting training on the topics of digital safety and privacy.
  • Bonus: Experience working in various global regions is a plus.


The consultancy is expected to be conducted fully online and to be completed before 30th of November 2022.

How to apply

If you are interested, please send us an e-mail to youth@tacticaltech.org until 22nd October and include the following documents:

  • Curriculum Vitae (CV);
  • Letter of Motivation outlining how your experience, skills, qualifications and professional networks fit with this job. (one page maximum);
  • Daily rate and availability from mid-September until end of November. Please include an estimate of how much time you would need to complete the listed deliverables.
  • Copies of the relevant articles/reports published through indication of online links or submission of PDF version of these via email attachments (if available). 

About us

Tactical Tech is an international non-profit organisation that engages with citizens and civil-society organisations to explore and mitigate the impacts of technology on society.

What the Future Wants is a youth initiative from Tactical Tech that aims to put young people in the driving seat of their digital futures through education, co-creation and capacity building.

Young people grow up in an environment that is increasingly driven by and dependent upon digital technologies. At a time of crucial development this leaves them exposed to a unique set of challenges, such as tech habits and addiction, information pollution, algorithms and discrimination and data surveillance.

The What the Future Wants project seeks to define and address these challenges alongside young people and those that support them. Through research, educational curricula and creative interventions, we will work towards increasing the data literacy of the next generation so that they can think critically and proactively about the digital environment they want to live in now and in the future.