Project Coordinator “What the Future Wants”
Tactical Tech is an international NGO whose mission is to build capacity at the intersection of human rights and technology in order to create more equitable, democratic and sustainable societies.
Tactical Tech is looking for a highly committed and experienced individual to come on board as a Project Senior Coordinator for our work on projects under the key theme What the Future Wants.
What the Future Wants is a youth initiative from Tactical Tech that aims to put young people in the driving seat of the 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, which exposes them to a unique set of challenges, such as tech habit and addiction, information pollution, algorithms and discrimination and data surveillance. The What the Future Wants project seeks to define and address those 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.
The Youth Project Coordinator will play a key role in planning and delivering Tactical Tech’s What the Future Wants educational initiatives, interventions, reflection on how young people can profit from and use digital technologies safely. Senior Coordinator is responsible for planning the projects and coordinating key tasks, in detail with key milestones and performance measurements to ensure successful delivery and desired impact.
We are looking for someone with experience designing educational materials or creative resources to help young people think critically about digital technology including topics such as media literacy, digital literacy, tech addiction, and design ethics.
Addtionally, you will work with partners around the globe and develop with them materials for audiences in diverse countries and cultures. A backgrond or previous experience working internationally, especially in the Global South would be a great asset to deliver succesfully on behalf of Tactical Tech meaningful and impactful projects.
Essential Skills, Knowledge and Experience
For this role we are looking for someone with following key competencies:
- Experience with designing creative educational content for young people, ages 13-18, preferably already related to the topic of digital technologies.
- Experience with co-development and/or participatory action research with youth.
- Research or writing experience on issues around how technology impacts young people.
- Excellent organisational and time-management skills.
- Solid project and grant management experience, as well as an independent, hands-on,reliable, and quality-oriented way of working.
- Public speaking skills (ability to represent the project to funders, stakeholders, educators, etc), as well as good writing skills.
- 5+ years experience working in project management, with strong preference for projects related to digital technology, information and data.
- Degree in Education, Youth studies, Education Studies, or a related field, or 3 years equivalent experience.
- Native English speaker or full proficiency in English speaking and writing, and additional languages (among others French, Spanish) are a distinct advantage.
- Competences and knowledge regarding safeguarding of youth and children and data protection a distinct advantage.
- Tactical Tech’s team is Berlin-based, and preference will be given to candidates with an existing legal right to work in Germany.
Soft Skills and Abilities
- Ability to thrive in a high-energy, fast-paced, and innovative organization as part of a collaborative and committed team.
- Ability to work collaboratively and flexibly, including at this point a high volume of virtual engagement (i.e., conference calls, virtual collaboration tools).
- Exceptional strategic thinking and reasoning skills — an orientation toward creativity and innovation, while also valuing cultural responsiveness and institutional knowledge.
- Ability to be generative and independently drive towards outcomes, demonstrating flexibility and shifting priorities as needed based on how the work evolves.
- Ability to build strong relationships with multiple stakeholders from a range of cultures and understand their goals and motivations in order to drive effective operations.
- Experience working internationally and a sensitivity to political situations and different views of the world.
- 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 an asset.
- Working with integrity and respect, both internally and while representing Tactical Tech externally.
- A full-time position for a limited term, 12-month contract, starting May or June. We hope to extend this position, depending on available funds, organisational needs and performance.
- Competitive salary within the non-governmental sector in Berlin.
- Annual leave entitelment of 25 days and an additional end of the year break.
- International, lively and friendly team of engaged professionals.
- A culture of diversity and inclusion, with team members from various places in the world and backgrounds, who bring in a variety of professional and personal experiences and dedication to Tactical Tech’s values and goals.
- Tactical Tech is committed to equal employment opportunity for all.
- Flexible work arrangements – core hours and possibility of remote work divided into in-person collaborative meetings and other tasks that can be performed remotely.
- An attractive place to work in the center of Berlin.
- During the current Covid-19 pandemic, we mainly work remotely with in-person meetings dependent on the developments and restrictions in place.
If you are interested in the role, but are not sure you fulfill the criteria or have any questions, please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please apply by April 5th via email to email@example.com, subject line “Youth Project Coordinator” with your CV and a covering letter in English (PDF format, preferably in one file) outlining your suitability for the post and your availability.
Please provide two contacts for references from previous jobs, ideally similar positions. We would contact them at a later stage of recruitment process with your prior approval.
We don’t have capacity to provide feedback to all the candidates. We will reach out only to short listed candidates. Please note if you haven’t been contacted within 14 days from the application deadline, your application has been unsuccessful.