Project Coordinator Exposing the Invisible

Level: Mid Level with Project Management responsibilities

Location: Berlin, full time payroll contract

Project: Exposing the Invisible is our project that seeks to help activists around the world use publicly available information for investigation. Related projects include: Visualising information for Advocacy (VIFA).

What we are Looking For
Tactical Tech is looking for a highly committed and experienced individual to come on-board as a Project coordinator for our work on the project. In this project we train, convene and collaborate with investigators, activists, journalists, researchers, artists and others working to uncover data on social/political issues such as corruption, environmental and social justice, human rights, and abuses of power.  Together,  we share strategies and methodologies on exploring data, investigating issues and finding stories. In the coming year we will be developing a citizen investigation toolkit. This will be one of the tasks the successful candidate will work on.

We are looking to hire someone who has a background in human rights, investigative journalism, open data or anti-corruption and accountability. The Project Coordinator will have practical experience in using data to tell stories and change narratives through proven and successful projects. We are looking for someone, who has a broad understanding of different techniques, methodologies, tools and skills on data investigations, who wants to use this experience to help others learn how to do the same. Ideally, you will also have excellent writing, research and production skills. Tactical Tech is entirely grant-funded, therefore you will also have sound project and budget management experience.

The Role

The Project Coordinator will work on at least one project that has a series of deliverables including producing a toolkit related to using data to uncover abuses of power. Other key activities include organising digital security trainings and workshops.

The Project Coordinator will be part of the programme team and depending on experience and funding, may lead small projects. In this role, you will be responsible for timely and high quality implementation and project coordination, as well as high quality input to grant reports and proposals, as required. The Project Coordinator will report to the Executive or the Deputy Director.

Education, Skills and Professional Experience

  • At least five years experience in working in data-based research, visualisation and storytelling, ideally within an international non-profit setting. Experience in producing toolkits, websites, curricula and public awareness materials a distinct advantage.
  • Demonstrated expertise in techniques and actions to find, collect, analyse, and visualise data such as web-scraping; googleDorking; image forensics; metadata analysis; finding information from social media platforms, information design, etc. Direct experience in investigating with activists and on sensitive issues is preferred.
  • Sound understanding of issues related to the intersection of tech, data, digital security, investigation and civil liberties.
  • Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong research and writing skills and proven ability to write in a non-academic, engaging manner for non-technical audiences in a number of formats.
  • Native or near native written English, additional languages a distinct advantage.
  • Experience in project management with a strong practical approach.
  • Excellent skills in using open source office software.
  • The ability to work in a variety of team settings.
  • Good problem-solving skills, with a hands-on and can-do approach.
  • Comfortable with creative and iterative processes.
  • Ability to produce results under pressure and within tight deadlines.
  • Ability to work flexibly in a dynamic and fast moving environment.
  • 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.
  • Experience working internationally and a sensitivity to political situations and different views of the world.

This is a mid level position. Graduates with at least five years experience are encouraged to apply. The salary is based upon our internal salary scales for project coordinators and is competitive for a Berlin-based non-profit. This is a one-year position, with a three month probation period. We hope to extend this position, depending on available funds and performance. We are seeking candidates who have the right to live and work in Europe.  For highly experienced exceptional candidates we may be able to support efforts to get a working visa.

Please apply via email (the PGP Key fingerprint is: F332 42F9 DD5B 91D9 AEF3 108A 6AC5 FEC2 7C8B 5F0D) using the subject line “Project coordinator” with your CV and a covering letter in a pdf format outlining your suitability for the post by September 17th 2017

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