Vibrant, diverse, and robust civil societies are essential to achieving peace, human rights, and environmental justice. But most of the world lives in countries with threatened civic spaces and global freedom continues to decline year on year. Courageous people and communities around the world are fighting to make rights and justice universally possible within this context. But they face attacks, harassment, and censorship from powerful vested interests. Many pay the ultimate price.
This is where you come in: Could you be one of our safety and security consultants?
The work is fascinating and varied. Those we support are high risk and high profile, and threatened by highly-capable adversaries, including state security forces, corrupt corporations, armed opposition groups, and organised crime gangs, including cartels.
You will provide safety and security mentoring and remote accompaniment to high-risk defenders, communities, and CSOs, including high-profile activists, such as winners of the Goldman Environmental Prize and Right Livelihood Award. And you will conduct risk assessments, produce security plans, and deliver trainings to our NGO and foundation clients working for rights, justice, and peace.
You will have at least three years professional experience in the protection of human rights defenders or in NGO security risk management with local partners working on rights and justice issues. You will have a deep understanding of managing security risk with limited resources in violent environments and closed civic spaces. And you will have experience in providing security advice to individuals at risk.
This is a remote, working-from-home consultancy role. We welcome applications from established consultants with a range of backgrounds, experiences, and profiles, and from anywhere in the world. The hours can vary from month to month, depending on demand and your availability; however, we are seeking applications from consultants wanting to be part of our team and to build long-term and valued working relationships with us and our clients. As such, this role will not suit those between jobs or searching for full-time employment.
You will receive £52.50 an hour (equivalent to £420 a day), a package of mental health and psychosocial support, and access to motivated colleagues working on the frontlines of risk. Open Briefing values diversity. We are committed to equality of opportunity, to being fair and inclusive, and to being a place where all can be their authentic selves. We encourage applications from all who meet the person specification.
Please see the job pack for more information and details of how to apply.