Access Now is looking for Design Lead & more

EDRi member Access Now, a growing international human rights organization dedicated to defending and extending the digital rights of users at risk around the world, is looking for a Legal Compliance Fellow, Bookkeeper, Grants and Contracts manager & Operations Coordinator.

Job details

Location

Various

Contract

Permanent

About Acess Now

Access Now is a growing international human rights organization dedicated to defending and extending the digital rights of users at risk around the world, including issues of privacy, security, freedom of expression, and transparency. Their policy, advocacy, technology, and operations teams have staff presences in Europe, Latin America, the Middle East/North Africa (MENA), North America, and South/Southeast Asia, to provide global support to their mission.

About Roles

Campaigner – Surveillance

The Surveillance Campaigner leads on Access Now’s global campaign efforts in the fight against rights-abusing surveillance laws, technologies, and practices, with a particular focus on spyware and targeted surveillance tech, along with biometric surveillance.

This is both an implementer and coordinator role. The Surveillance Campaigner leads on developing and executing advocacy actions focused on holding global and cross-border actors to account, works closely with Access Now’s regional teams and grassroots partners to support and mobilize resources around local campaigns, and will facilitate coordination among Access Now colleagues to ensure alignment on policy positioning, tactics, and strategy.

The Surveillance Campaigner reports through the Director – Campaigns & Rapid Response and sits within the Advocacy Arm. The Campaigner works closely with other subject matter experts across the organization, including policy analysts, legal counsel, technologists, and communications leads. Within the global Campaigns team, the Surveillance Campaigner works closely with the Business & Human Rights Lead and Investor Advocate.

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Operations Coordinator

The Operations Coordinator-Germany coordinates the human resources, and the financial and administrative processes for our regional team operations in Germany. Noting there is a balance between the varying functions below, the typical allocation of time and investment is approximately 60% people/human resources, 25% finance, and 15% administrative responsibilities. The Operations Coordinator works closely with a diverse collection of team members based in Germany, with our global Operations Team comprised of Finance and HR/People groups, and with our Global Director – Finance. The Coordinator reports through our Belgium-based European Operations & Compliance Director, with a matrix reporting relationship through our US-based Global Director – People Experience.

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Legal Compliance Fellowship

Access Now is seeking a motivated law graduate/lawyer who is committed to assisting in legal compliance and operations for a one (1) year Fellowship.

This is a great opportunity for a law graduate or lawyer/attorney looking to gain experience in the work of in-house counsel, including contracting, international business and sanctions law, employment law, legal risk management, data protection, compliance, and intellectual property. Working with outside counsel, and engaging in strategic legal advising, the Fellow will sit within the Legal Arm, while also being exposed to work on net neutrality, data rights, privacy, freedom of expression, digital security, cybersecurity, and human rights led by other arms of the organization.

The position will utilize the Fellow’s legal education and experience, and the Fellow will be provided appropriate training and supervision during the Fellowship to ensure growth and progress toward a career in law and technology.

Supervision

The Fellow will work closely with and be supervised by Access Now’s Associate General Counsel, as well as our General Counsel.

What you will do

The Fellow can expect the following responsibilities, tasks, and experiences:

  • Draft legal documents for use by our Operations, Finance, Grants, Advocacy, Policy, and RightsCon (the world’s leading summit on human rights in the digital age) teams.
  • Gain specialized knowledge at the crossroads of human rights, data privacy, and technology, informed by the perspective of civil society and activists across the globe.
  • Research and evaluate different legal risk factors relating to the organization’s global operations and compliance.
  • Monitor threats to civic space, including grassroots actors, and advise on countermeasures and best practices to prevent and mitigate risks.
  • Assist in the drafting and review of key contractual policies and procedures, including on employment/labor, non-disclosure and confidentiality, defamation, and other operational topics.
  • Research, write, and edit briefs, publications, and blog posts (with your name on them!).

More details regarding this role can be found here.

Bookkeper

Supporting our global Operations Team, the Bookkeeper maintains correct and compliant records for Access Now’s financial transactions, according to US-based Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), and works to continually improve internal financial controls across the organization. The role functions in a highly-detailed and fast-paced environment, using sound initiative at all times.

This position reports through the Senior Accountant, works in close consultation with the Financial Controller, and aligns under the Director of Finance. The Bookkeeper works closely with the Operations Team in the fiscal management of the organization.

More details regarding this role can be found here.

Grants and Contracts Manager

The Operations Coordinator-Germany coordinates the human resources, and the financial and administrative processes for our regional team operations in Germany. Noting there is a balance between the varying functions below, the typical allocation of time and investment is approximately 60% people/human resources, 25% finance, and 15% administrative responsibilities. The Operations Coordinator works closely with a diverse collection of team members based in Germany, with our global Operations Team comprised of Finance and HR/People groups, and with our Global Director – Finance. The Coordinator reports through our Belgium-based European Operations & Compliance Director, with a matrix reporting relationship through our US-based Global Director – People Experience.

More details regarding this role can be found here.

More vacancies at Access Now can be found here.