Researcher - Surveillance Technologies Accountability Project at Heartland Initiative
Heartland Initiative, Inc. (Heartland) is a nonprofit practice-based research organization that promotes the fundamental rights and freedoms of people in conflict-affected and high-risk areas (CAHRA). Heartland’s work responds to a growing need at the intersection of business and human rights, where public and private stakeholders understand that business activities can contribute to either the escalation or mitigation of conflicts and their attendant human rights violations. Through tailored learning services, Heartland works with stakeholders to develop solutions that simultaneously prevent and mitigate human rights harms while managing the heightened legal, reputational, and financial risks faced by companies and investors in CAHRA.
The Researcher provides research, analysis, writing, and editorial support for the Surveillance Technologies Accountability Project (STAP) and reports to the President and Executive Director of Heartland. The candidate must have the ability to make independent judgments related to programmatic matters, and to communicate effectively with a range of stakeholders from the human rights, corporate, legal, academic, and governmental sectors. The superior candidate will have exceptional skills in research, analysis, and report writing related to information and communication technology (ICT), surveillance technology, and other dual-use technologies, presenting findings, problem-solving, and relationship- building, as well as a proven ability to handle confidential and sensitive information. To be considered, applicants must ascribe to Heartland’s core value of respect for universal human rights and dignity.
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