Remote Job Opportunity at Internews: Technology Researcher

Date limite : 01 mai 2020

Bailleur de fonds: Internews

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Remote Job Opportunity at Internews: Technology Researcher

Internews is offering a job opportunity for consultant(s) with topical expertise to build clear and concise summaries covering a variety of topics at the intersection of emerging technologies and their benefits for, and risks to, international development work, specifically in the democracy, governance and human rights fields. The audience will be international development practitioners, implementers around the world, with the goal of providing a neutral and thoughtful analysis of emerging technologies connected to them, in order to improve decision-making on inclusion or work with these concepts.

Qualifications:

  1. Proven experience in the topic(s) proposed to cover (to include published writing, work/consultation history, or a relevant advanced degree)
  2. Experience in international development and/or fieldwork
  3. Fluent in English
  4. Excellent communication skills, specifically a demonstrated ability to convey complex topics clearly through writing and/or diagrams
  5. Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  6. Excellent writer; samples required
  7. Strong research skills; ability to direct research assistance for maximum results
  8. This consultancy is open to both individuals and organizations
  9. Understanding of and demonstrated commitment to upholding  Internews’ Core Values.
  10. Using experience and background, as well as desk research, draft explainer in a specified format
  11. Provide a curated list of case studies and relevant reading materials
  12. Work with project editor on revisions as needed

More about the Job:

  1. Researchers will cover one or more topics to provide a simple-language, jargon-free summary of the concept, 
  2. They will talk about its core features/benefits, risks and negative impacts it can have related technologies, and specific questions that should be asked when considering leveraging each. 
  3. These summary points should be supported with references and case studies (linked to public reports).
  4. Internews expects these reports to be holistic, thoughtful, comprehensive, and reflect the vantage points of marginalized and vulnerable populations as well as the complex realities and contexts international development work operates in.
  5. The consultant(s) will work in coordination with Internews' Director of Global Technology Strategy, who is the editor of this project.

Topics:

Examples of topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Digital IDs
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Digital currency
  • Mobile money
  • Machine learning 
  • Data privacy

About Internews:

Internews, an international nonprofit organization, operates with administrative centers in California, Washington DC, London and Paris, as well as regional hubs in Bangkok and Nairobi. Formed in 1982, Internews has worked in more than 100 countries and currently has offices in Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, Latin America, and North America.

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