Digital Rights and Data Equity Specialist at Thomson Reuters Foundation
The Digital Rights and Data Equity Specialist will sit within our Inclusive Economies Programmes team, a dynamic and growing team within the Foundation. We are looking for someone to drive and grow our digital rights and data equity portfolio and explore the impact of technology on society to establish our thought leadership in this area and help us develop our programmatic approach. This role will be based in Nairobi and will focus on work across Africa, in line with our current programmatic priorities.
We are looking for somebody entrepreneurial and strategic who has a passion for data equity, technology and digital rights and their impact on society across Africa. You will actively contribute to scoping and developing the Foundation’s programmatic activities on data privacy and data discrimination, exploring effective ways in which the organization can deploy its services to actively contribute to strengthening the data ecosystem across Africa. You will contribute to mapping the ecosystem and promoting vibrant multi-stakeholder discussions on this theme on the continent and globally. You will also scope how the Foundation’s work on data privacy and data discrimination intersects with our work on Media Freedom, another key strategic focus for the Foundation.
You will be a subject matter expert and partnership builder that can help us grow our activities and thought leadership in this area. You will have strong project management experience and the ability to work well both independently and as part of a team, with ideally a legal or policy background.