We are currently accepting applications for the roles detailed on this page. To apply for any of these roles, please email your CV and a covering letter to our executive director, Chris Abbott, at [email protected], stating the position you are applying for in the subject line. Please note, we receive a large number of applications, and at particularly busy times it may take us up to four weeks to reply.
As Open Briefing rapidly expands the scope and reach of its work, we would like to recruit new advisers to our board. Advisers are expert practitioners who provide strategic advice and support to the executive director. As an adviser, you will fulfil many of the roles that a trustee does in a charity or a non-executive director might in a company, but without the legal and financial obligations. Advisers are also not excluded from fulfilling other paid or voluntary roles within Open Briefing.
This is a voluntary, flexible role, and appointments are made for three years at a time (renewable with mutual agreement). We estimate the commitment to be a couple of hours a month, plus one or two meetings a year. Advisers must be based in the United Kingdom.
We particularly welcome applications from potential advisers with considerable professional experience in one or more of the following sectors:
- NGO security risk management
- Aid and humanitarian action
- Freelance journalism
- Environmental defenders
- Charity management
Our current advisers are:
- Chris Cushing, director of innovation, Global Alliance for Humanitarian Innovation
- Neil Elliot, senior humanitarian security adviser
- Nick Mabey, chief executive and founder director, E3G
- Paul Rogers, emeritus professor of peace studies, University of Bradford
- John Sloboda, co-founder, Every Casualty and Iraq Body Count
Our former advisers are:
- Hamit Dardagan, co-director, Iraq Body Count
- Ian Davis, founding director, NATO Watch
- Isabel Hilton, founder and editor, China Dialogue
- Martin Quadroy, former senior adviser to the Australian government
Open Briefing is expanding its range of consultancy services and civil society clients. As such, we need to recruit a significant pool of consultants to draw upon for new contracts.
We are particularly interested in recruiting experts in the following fields:
Candidates must have at least 10 year’s relevant professional experience. It is an essential requirement that candidates have experience working with NGOs.We are a force-friendly employer, and welcome applications from military, intelligence, law enforcement and government veterans. Candidates should note that day rates will be in line with your skills and experience as well as our status as a non-profit organisation.