eyeWitness, an initiative of the International Bar Association, seeks to bring the perpetrators of atrocities to justice by providing legal and technical expertise in building photo and video dossiers that can be authenticated for use in criminal investigations or trials.
eyeWitness achieves its goals by developing close partnerships with organisations on the frontlines documenting human rights violations and other abuses that can amount to core international crimes (genocide, war crimes, crimes against humanity). By providing these organisations with our technology, capacity strengthening, and legal expertise, we ensure that the images can be authenticated for use in criminal investigations, trials, or other accountability efforts.
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 www.eyewitness.global.
The Director oversees all operations of eyeWitness. This intersectional role combines civil society organisation governance, technology product development, fundraising, capacity strengthening of civil society actors, and promotion of legal and non-legal accountability for gross violations of international criminal law and human rights law.
Ours is a diverse team with expertise in human rights investigations, case building, and technology with strong networks in countries where human rights abuses are recent or ongoing. 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 activists and human rights defenders who are often in high-risk locations.
We are seeking an enthusiastic, highly organised, forward-thinking team player. You will be able to work with professionals of various cultures and disciplines, including local activists, victims' lawyers, litigation NGOs, law enforcement and international institutions such as the UN and the ICC.
You will have a vision for advancing the organisation's mission and experience in developing and implementing strategic objectives, leading and growing a team, and managing technology product development.
You will have an interest and passion for international justice for the most egregious crimes and will commit to improving the standard of evidence presented in human rights cases, both in judicial and non-judicial settings.
Candidates applying should be aware that there will be a requirement to review graphic content of atrocities and to travel internationally, including to countries where the security situation may not be stable.
Location:The role will be based in London, combining remote and in-office work.
Conditions of contract: Full-time and permanent contract.
SRI Executive is exclusively retained by eyeWitness to undertake this assignment.
If you wish to be considered for this position, please complete the Application Form on SRI’s websiteby 25 November 2022.
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