We’re looking for a Project Assistant to support our teams on researching, designing and implementing projects that support civil society in the responsible and strategic use of data and technology.

  • Location: Remote (must be based in a location between the following time zones: UTC-5 and UTC+5)
  • Hours worked: full-time
  • Pay: between 3,000 and 3,500 USD per month gross, depending on skills and experience
  • Perks: up to 300 USD per month in approved expenses

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WHAT WILL YOU DO?

  • Conduct desk research and preliminary analysis in order to contribute to our research projects as well as the support we provide partners around the design and implementation of projects
  • Schedule, help design and participate in interviews with collaborators and partners
  • Support project managers to ensure timely and smooth communication and coordination with colleagues and external partners
  • Support project managers and the team in maintaining clear, organised and up-to-date documentation for projects and work with our Knowledge Coordinator to ensure relevant documentation and processes are shared with the whole team
  • Read and learn about topics relevant to our work or the sectors and communities with which we work
  • Work with project managers and our communications team to turn project outputs into public facing communications such as blog posts, reports, etc.

WHO ARE YOU?

Our team relies on significant cross-team collaboration to bring together all our diverse sets of skills, experience and knowledge. This allows us to take on a diversity of projects across approaches, sectors and topics, which requires extremely clear and smooth processes to reduce overhead and friction. Project managers and team members work across multiple projects, and the Project Assistant works to make this cross-team collaboration smooth, supporting the timely delivery of projects. You have a demonstrated interest in the use of tech and data within civil society, but you do not need to have expertise in a specific area nor do you need vast experience as an assistant. Our ideal candidate is committed to our mission, is passionate about or interested to learn about the work we do, sees opportunities for improvement and proactively supports their colleagues as they best can. If most of the following describes you, then you will be a great fit for our work and our team:

You are open, adaptable and enjoy collaborating with others. You diligently check things off your to do list. You communicate clearly, proactively and frequently. You often see patterns and opportunities to make things run smoother or more efficiently, and enjoy suggesting ways to improve processes. When you’re not sure about next steps, you think critically about what questions to ask or you give it your best try. You’re comfortable working in complex situations and taking on new responsibilities. You enjoy learning about new topics, and have a natural curiosity and openness. You enjoy solving problems. Our organisational values resonate with you.

Must-haves

  • Demonstrated interest working in social justice
  • Ability to balance multiple projects, tasks or responsibilities
  • Quick learner
  • Supportive and collaborative approach to work
  • Attention to detail and diligent
  • Great organisation skills
  • Clear and proactive communicator
  • Fluency in English and at least one other language
  • You’re based in a location between the following time zones: UTC-5 and UTC+5
  • Access to fast, reliable internet
  • Keen to learn and grow

Nice-to-haves

  • Fluency in Spanish
  • Some level of technical or design skills
  • Remote work experience
  • Familiarity with/demonstrated interest in critical data topics (ethics, responsible data, feminist data approaches, data audits, etc)

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