As Open Briefing rapidly expands the scope and scale of its work, we are seeking to recruit additional advisers to provide strategic advice and support to the CEO and senior management team.
We launched Open Briefing 10 years ago. To all the volunteers, consultants, advisers, funders, clients, and beneficiaries who have supported us so far: thank you. For 10 years, we have stood together with those speaking truth to power. And we are just getting started.
There is an urgent need for concise and effective security resources to support targeted pro-democracy activists and journalists in Myanmar. In response, Open Briefing has published its Holistic Security Protocol for Human Rights Defenders in Burmese. Now available in 22 languages, the Defender’s Protocol helps civic actors at risk advance their physical safety, digital security, and wellbeing and resilience.
Open Briefing is seeking expressions of interest from fundraising consultants interested in establishing our new major donor programme. The contract will be for two days a month for an initial six months from July 2021 onwards, with the possibility of renewal by mutual agreement. There may also be a further three days a month for those consultants interested in supporting our foundation fundraising.
Due to the increased demand for our support from rights-based civil society organisations, collectives, and defenders, Open Briefing needs to expand its consultant team of psychologists and counsellors. You will be providing remote counselling and psychosocial support and training to humanitarians and human rights defenders and other civic actors at-risk. You must have excellent written and spoken English and French. Please contact us for more information.
Due to the increased demand for our support from rights-based civil society organisations, collectives, and defenders, Open Briefing needs to expand its team of digital and information security consultants and trainers. You will be providing advice and training to human rights defenders and other civic actors at-risk under our funded support programme and supporting our information security lead in our work with our NGO clients. You must have excellent written and spoken English and preferably Spanish, French, or Arabic. Please contact us for more information.
Open Briefing is a unique non-profit that provides human rights defenders and other civic actors at risk with mentoring, capacity building and multilingual resources to improve their safety and security, digital security, and wellbeing and resilience. As a social enterprise, we also help charities, grantmakers, and social businesses understand and meet their risk management, duty of care, data protection, and safeguarding commitments.
In 2020, our 10th anniversary year, we supported more defenders, collectives, and organisations than ever. Some of the highlights include:
- We responded to 127 requests for support.
- We provided 400 hours of mentoring and capacity building.
- We trained 350 civic actors at risk during 40 workshops and other trainings.
- We worked in or on 46 countries.
Crucially our support resulted in significant positive impacts for our beneficiaries, clients, and users around the world, including:
- 17% increase in resilience.
- 23% increase in capacity.
- 4% decrease in self-reported risk.
Full details are in our new Impact Report 2020.
Human rights defenders and other civic actors at risk can struggle to identify and access the support that they need in an emergency. The Protection Ecosystem Map developed by Open Briefing helps both those at risk and other organisations in the ecosystem navigate the protection mechanisms, security grants, and other support that may be available.