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[liberationtech] Amnesty International seeking full-time Technologist in Berlin

Moritz Bartl moritz at
Mon Apr 4 22:12:38 PDT 2016

Amnesty International is recruiting a new full time Technologist
position based in Berlin (Germany), for our growing international work
on technology and human rights:

We believe in a free, open and secure Internet. We want to protect the
ideals on which the internet grew: privacy, freedom of expression,
access to knowledge and participation. And we are determined to identify
and address new threats to human rights in the digital age.

As a technologist in our technology and human rights hub co-located in
Berlin and London, you will be working to combat unlawful surveillance,
help to protect activists against digital threats, uncover evidence of
government and corporate abuses, and combat censorship. You will develop
and conduct digital technical research and analysis in relation to AI’s
work with a focus on the right to privacy and freedom of expression
online and provide expert advice to Amnesty teams.

You will use your technical expertise to complement Amnesty's
campaigning, communications and research expertise to address threats to
human rights  in the digital age. You will be working closely with
Amnesty sections across the globe and Amnesty ́s international network of
activists to tackle human rights issues present and future.

You will have expert technical understanding of global internet
communications and technologies demonstrated by hands on professional
experience or technical qualifications from a major network technology
vendor, telecommunications company or equivalent. You will have
expertise in Information Security both in analysis frameworks and
practical implementations, with experience in an Information Security
role and/or relevant qualifications such as CISSP or Certified Ethical
Hacker. You will have the ability and self-driven interest to keep
up-to-date on emerging security threats and trends, particularly those
impacting human rights defenders.

Our aim is simple: an end to human rights abuses. Independent,
international and influential, we campaign for justice, fairness,
freedom and truth wherever they're denied. Already our network of almost
three million members and supporters is making a difference in 150
countries. And whether we're applying pressure through powerful research
or direct lobbying, mass demonstrations or online campaigning, we're all
inspired by hope for a better world. One where human rights are
respected and protected by everyone, everywhere.

While the post will be part of the international team using English as a
working language, candidates will be required to develop a basic
understanding of German as the working language of the hiring local
Amnesty section.

Two year fixed-term contract, with the aim of a long-term employment.

Deadline for applications is 13 April 2016.

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