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[liberationtech] Opening at OneWorld Digital Security Exchange

Robert Guerra rguerra at
Wed Feb 22 11:53:53 PST 2012

Am forwarding this to the list for a colleague.

If you are interested in the position, don't contact me - instead, please send a cover letter and resume as plain text (no attachments, please - they won't be read) to: info (at) odse (dot) us



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The OneWorld Digital Security Exchange (ODSE aka "Odyssey") is seeking
a co-manager to coordinate implementation of an exciting new program.
Odyssey is a partnership of several NGOs that develops and deploys new
technology, training, and education tools to enhance online security
for communities facing extreme repression. Our model is to develop
community-specific technologies and educational content and deploy
them via training and public awareness campaigns in target regions and
their diaspora communities. Focus areas include an initial pilot in
Asia and two to four other communities to be determined.

This is a full time position, available immediately. Location and
other details can be flexible to accommodate the right candidate.
Travel is required.

You will be part of a dynamic, motivated and far-flung team,
co-managing a fast-paced and sometimes complex project that aims to
enable people in some of the most repressive regions of the world to
be able to communicate freely and use technology safely. You will
manage project work in the secondary regions beyond the initial pilot,
doing outreach, networking, and building a team in the field. You will
participate in and learn from the pilot of the project, transferring
the techniques and lessons learned to the project implementation in
other communities. You will coordinate trainings in online and mobile
security, help software developers create new technology tools that
are adapted to the communities you are focused on and build local
interest in those tools, and coordinate a grassroots, public-health
style awareness campaign on online & mobile safety and security. You
do not need to be a programmer or engineer to fill this role but you
do need to be enthusiastic and knowledgeable about new technologies
and the opportunities they provide for strengthening movements for
social and political change.

We are looking for someone who is a self-starter, able to translate a
plan into action, identify needs ahead of time, and solve problems
that arise. You should enjoy having a lot of different pieces to
manage and be able juggle multiple demands at once. You will need the
confidence to make decisions on your own to move things forward when
needed, but also enjoy being part of a collaborative team. You should
have a passion for human rights, be at ease with new technologies, and
understand the critical role that online & mobile security and
grassroots education plays in creating space for people to communicate
freely in repressed countries in the world. Ideally, you will have had
experience working with activists or NGOs from areas that are dealing
with online and offline surveillance and censorship.


- undertake overall research, planning, and implementation for all
secondary pilot areas and communities
- outreach to and network with potential allies and field partners
- liaise with developer team to help design software adapted to the
needs of target communities
- adapt project materials and workshops from the pilot
- plan and conduct online & mobile security trainings
- oversee local implementation of a broad-based online & mobile
awareness campaign
- hire and supervise consultants in the field
- participate in team planning and development of the Odyssey project as a whole
- provide support and coordination for monitoring and evaluation efforts
- administration of the project, including budgets and reporting


- Extremely well organized, with the ability to keep everyone across
all areas of a project on-schedule
- Ability to prioritize and stay focused among competing demands
- Ability to conceive of and articulate big-picture goals as well as
translate them into action
- Excellent communication skills in English, including written and
verbal, and across different cultures
- Interest in new technologies
- Self-directed, able to work alone
- Enthusiasm and can-do attitude
- Background or strong interest in human rights and/or freedom of expression
- Experience working with communities facing repression, surveillance,
and censorship a plus

To apply, send a cover letter and resume as plain text (no
attachments, please - they won't be read) to: info (at) odse (dot) us

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