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Job vacancy: Communications Coordinator | Full-time, permanent contract

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About eyeWitness

eyeWitness seeks to bring the perpetrators of atrocities to justice by providing technical expertise in building photo and video dossiers that can be authenticated for use in criminal investigations or trials.

eyeWitness has developed technology that allows users to capture photos and video with a mobile camera app which embeds metadata to verify where and when the footage was taken, and whether the image was altered or not. Both the images and the metadata are stored in a secure gallery within the app until the user submits them to a storage database controlled by eyeWitness and hosted by Lexis Nexis. The transmission protocols and secure server system set up by eyeWitness creates a chain of custody that allows this information to be presented in court.

eyeWitness develops close partnerships with litigators and organisations on the frontlines documenting human rights violations and other abuses that can amount to core international crimes (genocide, war crimes, crimes against humanity). We provide these organisations with the technology and the expertise that increases the impact of their footage, by ensuring that the images can be authenticated for use in criminal investigations or trials, or for any other accountability efforts. An expert legal team analyses all information received, identifies the appropriate international, regional and/or national bodies to investigate further, and liaises with these mechanisms and our partner organisations to ensure the material is acted upon.

eyeWitness is an organisation registered in the UK and governed by a Board of Trustees, with additional expertise provided by an Advisory Board. The names and affiliations of the Board members can be found on our website www.eyewitness.global. eyeWitness began as an initiative of the International Bar Association (IBA) and the employment contract will be with the IBA, but the role is seconded to eyeWitness.

eyeWitness is registered in the UK and governed by a Board of Trustees, with additional expertise provided by an Advisory Board. For further information, visit

About the role

The Communications Coordinator develops the organisation’s communications strategy, identifying its target audiences and priority areas. They then implement the communications strategy on various platforms, ensuring coherent messages, high editorial standards and a strong institutional image. The Communications Coordinator also strives to improve the organisation’s outreach practices by producing guidelines and building internal know-how.

Responsibilities

  • Writing impact stories in a human, engaging way for on- and off-line platforms
  • Maintaining and developing outreach material for beneficiaries in target countries
  • Developing briefing materials for stakeholders demonstrating impact in a visually creative way
  • Developing and implementing internal guidelines on branding, editing and work processes
  • Updating digital platforms and producing quarterly communications reports
  • On an ad hoc basis, assist other staff members with their outreach needs
  • About us

  • We are a small, dynamic team with an expertise in human rights investigation and litigation. We are passionate about the use of technology to promote accountability.
  • Our work is at the forefront of law and technology. It is varied, multifaceted and creative, but also highly technical.
  • We operate in a flexible, responsive way, constantly liaising with beneficiaries in the field to meet the needs and concerns.
  • We work as collaboratively as possible. We enjoy sharing ideas and finding solutions as a team.
  • About you

  • You are an enthusiastic team player, highly organised, and forward thinking. A quick learner, you will show initiative and a proactive approach to problem solving. You will have knowledge of human rights issues and an understanding of the sensitivities around security and confidentiality matters. Prior knowledge of international justice would be an asset.
  • A keen writer, you will have experience conveying complex ideas in an understandable manner to different audiences. You will be familiar with editorial best practices, both online and offline.
  • You will know how to juggle multiple priorities and coordinate different projects with minimal supervision. To achieve this goal, you will create and maintain constant and strong lines of communication. You will additionally need excellent attention to detail.
  • Requirements

  • University degree or comparable certification
  • Demonstrated experience in building communications strategies, including setting priorities and coordinating with other actors
  • Demonstrated experience in developing strong messages and deploying them on digital and traditional platforms
  • Demonstrated written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience in community management
  • Flexibility and ability to work under pressure
  • Strong interpersonal and teamwork skills
  • Ability to work independently, take initiative and prioritise work tasks
  • Knowledge of human rights and international justice (desirable)
  • Work experience in civil society organisations (desirable)
  • Experience with website maintenance (desirable)
  • Experience with graphic design software (desirable)
  • Knowledge of a language in addition to English (desirable)
  • Location: The role will be based in London, combining remote and in-office work.

    Conditions of contract: Full-time and permanent contract.

    Salary: Circa £26,000

    Start date: ASAP

    How to apply

    Deadline: December 23, 2022; However, eyeWitness may begin conducting interviews on a rolling basis prior to the deadline

    For any queries and to apply, please send a CV and cover letter to general@eyewitness.global .