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Digital Protection Consultant for Eastern Europe and Central Asia

Front Line Defenders is working to expand its capacity to support Human Rights Defenders (HRDs) in managing risks associated with the use of digital information and communications. We offer direct on the ground support to HRDs with the help of a team of Digital Protection Consultants (DPC).

We are seeking cooperation with a consultant to help in 

digital protection support for HRDs and human rights organisations at risk in Eastern Europe and Central Asia.

Candidates should have prior good experience in working with HRDs in the region, very good ICT skills (on the level of computer and network administrators and previous good experience with individual and organisational digital protection support). Experience with holistic protection as well as a good understanding of the specific risks faced by LGBTIQ+, women HRDs and feminist protection would be an advantage. Candidates should have good interpersonal skills allowing them to interact with HRDs at risk in situation of stress. Candidates should be able to work independently, be based in the region, and be able to travel in the region. Candidates need to speak very good Russian and English. Knowledge of the regional languages would be an advantage.

Work will be delivered by DPC directly to HRDs, both on the ground in face-to-face interaction and over the distance.

Applications with CV and motivation letter should be send to Wojtek Bogusz:

Front Line Defenders is an Equal Opportunities Employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

In providing protection and support to HRDs, Front Line Defenders and its staff are committed to:

  • focus on the primacy and centrality of defenders;
  • demonstrate profound respect and empathy for defenders;
  • meet the needs expressed by the defenders in a fast, flexible and relentless manner;
  • achieve tangible impact;
  • act with independence, impartiality and integrity;
  • perform with dedication, professionalism and accountability;
  • show transparency and openness;
  • develop participative and cooperative relations.