Research Associate

Bolo Bhi job vacancy. This is an Islamabad based position.

Key Responsibilities

  • Research, document, and critically analyze practices, policies, and laws pertaining to human rights related to the internet and technology in Pakistan and globally. This entails a focus on censorship, content regulation, surveillance, and internet governance. 
  • Grant writing, program development and progress report maintenance for projects. 
  • Manage and maintain archives of research on internet related content. 
  • Prepare articles, press releases, reports, and presentations.
  • Draft and publish research findings and policy recommendations to counter technology related human rights abuses.
  • Develop content for training modules and deliver workshops on issues such as: civic engagement, digital security, fake news, and cyber harassment.
  • Develop and implement advocacy strategies against human rights abuses online in collaboration with communications team.  
  • Organize and participate in multi-stakeholder roundtables and panel discussions on issues related to internet policy and digital rights. 
  • Media engagement including print, radio, and television.
  • Travel domestically and internationally, as required, to conduct research, media engagement and advocacy.  

Required Skills & Experience 

  • An advanced degree in social sciences, Masters preferred. 
  • 1-2 years of relevant human rights experience is required, with a good understanding of digital rights and internet related policies. 
  • Excellent research and writing skills. 
  • Public speaking and presentation skills.
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills.
  • Understanding and interest in global affairs related to digital rights.
  • Basic knowledge of wordpress.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English and Urdu. Knowledge of an additional local language would be beneficial.

Application Timeline:

  • Application Deadline: 2nd October 2019.
  • Call for Interviews: 4th October 2019.
  • Interviews: 7th October 2019.¬†
  • Position starting: 14th October 2019.

Compensation: Competitive salary offered.

Interested qualified candidates should send expression of interest, a relevant writing sample of minimum 800 words, and an updated CV to info@bolobhi.org

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. 

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