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We’re hiring! Senior safety and security consultants [Closed]

Due to a significant increase in demand for our unique support, Open Briefing is looking to recruit one or more senior consultants to our safety and security team. Your work with Open Briefing will include conducting security audits and designing security risk management frameworks for our NGO and foundation clients, and peer reviewing risk assessments and other products produced by colleagues in the safety and security team.

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A new quick reference card for foundations supporting grantees in attacks and other emergencies

Progressive grantmakers are increasingly keen to foster the safety and resilience of their grantees in the face of increased attacks, harassment, and censorship. As has been shown in Myanmar, Afghanistan, and Ukraine, grantmakers' resources, connections, and influence, mean that they are also frequently called upon to respond to serious attacks and other emergencies affecting their grantees. To support grantmakers in these roles, we have distilled our experiences supporting the safety and resilience of foundations and their grantees around the world into a quick reference card.

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We’re hiring! Could you be our new director of safety and security? [Closed]

We are recruiting a director and safety and security. You will be leading an international team of consultants providing security mentoring and capacity building to organisations and activists under threat in violent environments and closed civic spaces. You will be liaising with international foundations and high-profile nonprofits in the human rights, environmental, and humanitarian worlds. And you will be central to the organisational culture and strategic planning needed to grow our organisation in a sustainable manner. 

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The Defender’s Protocol is now available in Ukrainian

There is an urgent need for concise and effective security resources to support activists and journalists in Ukraine in the face of the Russian invasion. In response, Open Briefing has published its Holistic Security Protocol for Human Rights Defenders in Ukrainian. Now available in 23 languages, the Defender’s Protocol helps civic actors at risk advance their physical safety, digital security, and wellbeing and resilience.

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Seeking an exceptional manager to lead our digital security workstream (remote consultancy)

We are recruiting for an exceptional manager to lead our digital security workstream as part of our senior management team. This is a remote consultancy role, and you can be based in any time zone. As the lead of one of our three holistic security workstreams, you will be the senior manager responsible for helping our digital security team succeed as well as playing a key role in the sustainable growth of our organisation. This is an immediate need, and applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

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Our impact in 2021

Last year was a time of global pandemic and closing civic space, not least of all with the coup in Myanmar and the fall of Afghanistan. The number of calls for our help nearly trebled compared to the previous year. Despite these challenges, those we worked with reported a 15% increase in capacity and a 14% decrease in risk. We provided over 6,000 hours of direct support to civil society organisations and activists under threat in 41 countries and trained over 1,600 human rights defenders.

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Holistic Security Toolkit updated!

We have updated our Holistic Security Toolkit with 87 additional resources for specific communities of at-risk civic actors. Available in English and Spanish, users can filter the resources by language, community, and/or domain of holistic security or use the improved search functionality.

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