Programme Officer – Digital Democracy (m/f/d)

Background

Form of Employment: Full-time
Starting Date: As soon as possible
Duration: Limited to one year, with the possibility of extension
Location: Berlin

DRI’s Digital Democracy team works to protect and promote democratic debate online. Through our offices and projects around the globe, we monitor the effects of social media and other evolving technologies on public discourse; engage with governments, experts and tech companies for effective regulation; and train citizen groups on how to assess their local digital environment and debates. We work on such issues as political disinformation, hate speech, inauthentic behaviour, political advertising, platform design and algorithms.

To ensure the effective implementation of the Digital Democracy team’s work, DRI is looking for a dynamic Programme Officer with excellent project coordination skills, and a background in digital democracy issues. Working across the Digital Democracy team and reporting to the Programme Manager, the Officer will coordinate small and medium-sized projects, drive forward on relevant fundraising and compliance work, and contribute to DRI’s policy work on digital democracy, including regulation.

 

Your tasks

Project and programme coordination (≈ 70%)
Under the supervision of the Programme Manager and in close cooperation with the Digital Democracy team, coordinate all aspects of operational project delivery from conception through closure, considering overall programme objectives, donor commitments, and internal DRI systems.

  • Ensure high quality project implementation, driving towards impact per agreed workplan and budget
  • Monitor and advise the team on compliance with donors’ contractual obligations and internal DRI policies and procedures (including on contracting, procurement and finance)
  • Coordinate the recruitment and contract management of international experts, auditors and evaluators
  • Support the team to develop and implement monitoring, evaluation and learning plans and to mainstream gender into projects, drawing on DRI’s internal toolkits
  • Carry out research and analysis on project-relevant trends and issues, as required
  • Develop concept notes and draft budgets for presentation to donors and draft / review project proposals
  • Feed relevant project information into organisation-wide processes
  • Ensure quality reporting of relevant project narrative reports
  • Plan for and co-ordinate project closures, including assets handover, archiving
  • Keep supervisor and colleagues abreast of any relevant developments that may significantly affect the project and discuss options for response
  • Ensure effective collaboration with project partners, DRI Country Offices, and relevant HQ teams throughout implementation
  • Support team in the planning, organisation and implementation of workshops and events (online and offline)
  • Ensure close team coordination with DRI Communications team for project output visibility (reports, events, expert recruitments, etc.).

Thematic work (≈30%)
Contribute to DRI’s advocacy and policy work on democratic political discourse online through monitoring, research and targeted outreach. Working closely with the Digital Democracy team:

  • Support in monitoring cutting edge developments and debate concerning the regulation of democratic discourse online
  • Support and conduct research into effective/ innovative policy solutions
  • Support the drafting of effective external communications, including backgrounders, policy papers and website content
  • Support Programme Manager / Research Coordinator at HQ in any aspects of their work required.

 

Your skills and experience

Required:

  • University degree in international relations, political science, law, social sciences, or a related field;
  • At least two years of experience in project coordination and budget monitoring either with international organisations or NGOs;
  • Previous experience of working on digital democracy issues (online election manipulation, spread of mis/disinformation, media literacy, digital policy)
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills and ability to work as part of a culturally diverse team;
  • Superb planning and organisational skills;
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office and spreadsheets used to track project activities and outputs;
  • Fluency in written and spoken English.

Preferred:

  • Detailed knowledge of various project management approaches and/ or having a project management qualification (e.g. Prince2, Agile, PIMBOK etc)
  • Prior experience of working on digital policy issues, particularly on aspects of regulation
  • Experience with German and European Union-funded projects, as well as knowledge of other bilateral/ multi-lateral donors
  • Previous experience and interest in communication and/or fundraising work
  • Knowledge of additional languages (German, Arabic, French) is a distinct asset.

 

What we offer

DRI offers you a job with flexible working hours, 30 days of annual leave, a contribution to public transport (company ticket with BVG), a health ticket (Gesundheitsticket Plus) to be applied towards health and wellness activities of your choosing, travel health insurance, vocational training for every employee, and the opportunity to work in a diverse team in the heart of Berlin, where everybody is on first name terms with each other.

 

Application instructions

If you are interested in this position, please submit your application (cover letter and CV) here. This position is subject to funding.

 

Closing date for applications: Wednesday, 9 June. The position may be filled before the deadline has been reached, so early applications are encouraged.

 

DRI is committed to diversity and treats everybody equally, independent of gender identity, sex, pregnancy, race, ethnicity, nationality, religion, sexual orientation, age, ability, socio-economic status, political opinion (as long as respectful of democratic principles), or any other status protected by the laws in the locations where we operate.

 

Organisation responsible for this vacancy:
Democracy Reporting International gGmbH
Elbestr. 28 / 29
12045 Berlin, Germany

 

Data processing of personal data in third countries will not take place. We process your data in accordance with the provisions of § 26 German Federal Data Protection Act. More information about processing your personal data: privacy policy .

Research Officer – Rule of Law (m/f/d)

Form of Employment: Full-time

Starting Date: As soon as possible

Duration: Until 31 December 2022, with the possibility of extension subject to available funding.

Location: Berlin

Background:

Democracy Reporting International (DRI) is a non-partisan, independent, not-for-profit organization registered in Berlin. DRI promotes political participation of citizens, accountability of state bodies and the development of democratic institutions worldwide.

DRI is implementing ‘re:constitution: Exchange and Analysis on Democracy and the Rule of Law in Europe’, a programme aimed at facilitating a fact-based debate around topical questions on the rule of law across Europe, by providing user-friendly, up-to-date analyses.

To expand its research and analysis capability, DRI is looking for a full-time Research Officer for its head office in Berlin. This position is subject to expected approval of funding.

You Tasks

Under the overall supervision of the Manager Europe and in close cooperation with the project team, you will monitor and analyse rule of law related developments in EU member states and the EU’s responses, and produce publications in different formats primarily targeting journalists and media. You will:
  • Monitor legal and political developments related to the rule of law in EU member states, such as topical debates, legal reforms, landmark court cases or administrative proceedings;
  • Suggest thematic areas for deeper research and reporting;
  • Draft, review, finalise, and conceptualise diverse project outputs: analytical pieces, explainers, fact sheets, infographics, short videos, etc.;
  • Work with our Communications Team on shaping project outputs and delivering them to target audiences;
  • Engage with the programme partner on joint activities;
  • Give interviews to journalists, represent DRI at meetings, seminars and conferences;
  • Be ready to travel, in exceptional cases also on weekends.
  • Support the Manager Europe and contribute to the broader work of the programme team as required.

Your skills and experience

  • Postgraduate degree in law with a focus on constitutional law/public law;
  • Knowledge on the state of the rule of law in the EU;
  • At least 3 years of experience in research on constitutional law/public law;
  • Demonstrated ability to write clearly, accurately and quickly for non-expert audiences;
  • Capability to work independently and under tight deadlines;
  • Strong organizational and communication skills (both verbal and written) and attention to detail;
  • Fluency in English;
  • Proficient IT skills.
  • Previous work with media is an asset;
  • Experience with professional use of Twitter;
  • Experience with quantitative data (indicators, surveys) and/or working with data visualization (maps, infographics) is a distinct asset;
  • Fluency in other EU languages, with knowledge of French as a distinct asset.

What we offer

DRI offers you a job with flexible working hours, 30 days of annual leave, a contribution to public transport (company ticket with BVG), a health ticket (Gesundheitsticket Plus) to be applied towards health and wellness activities of your choosing, travel health insurance, vocational training for every employee, and the opportunity to work in a diverse team in the heart of Berlin, where everybody is on first name terms with each other.

Application instructions

If you are interested in this position, please submit your application (cover letter and CV) here. This position is subject to funding.

Closing date for applications: Tuesday, 8 June. The position may be filled before the deadline has been reached, so early applications are encouraged.

DRI is committed to diversity and treats everybody equally, independent of gender identity, sex, pregnancy, race, ethnicity, nationality, religion, sexual orientation, age, ability, socio-economic status, political opinion (as long as respectful of democratic principles), or any other status protected by the laws in the locations where we operate.

Organisation responsible for this vacancy:

Democracy Reporting International gGmbH
Elbestr. 28 / 29
12045 Berlin, Germany

Data processing of personal data in third countries will not take place. We process your data in accordance with the provisions of § 26 German Federal Data Protection Act. More information about processing your personal data: privacy policy .

Research Officer – Digital Democracy (m/f/d) – Sri Lanka

Background

Form of Employment: Full-time
Starting Date
: asap
Duration: 7 months, with the possibility of a contract extension
Location: Colombo, Sri Lanka

Democracy Reporting International (DRI) is a non-partisan, independent, not-for-profit organisation registered in Berlin. DRI promotes political participation of citizens, accountability of state bodies, and the development of democratic institutions worldwide.
DRI is currently recruiting a full-time Research Officer – Digital Democracy (Sri Lanka) for its country office in Colombo, Sri Lanka. In collaboration with, and under supervision of the Programme Coordinator, you will conduct research on online political discourses particularly, in the context of Sri Lanka’s concluded as well as upcoming elections and around major ongoing political reform developments in the country.

Your tasks

  • Together with DRI’s HQ digital democracy team, programme experts, partners and DRI’s Sri Lanka team assess policy developments in the field and define what is relevant for democratic discourse and what DRI can do to respond;
  • Conduct contextual analysis and literature reviews and conceptualize the theory of change to develop research plans;
  • Conduct data collection ensuring data reliability and retention, in close coordination with DRI’s team of coders and programme experts supporting the research;
  • Develop the classification and coding system of data for relevant research questions and prepare an efficient system for hand-annotation of data in line with DRI’s methodology and guidelines;
  • Analyse data and produce visualizations to develop stories into insights, and findings, as well as develop recommendations;
  • Produce written reports and collaborate with programme experts to verify the correct depiction of research findings;
  • Co-facilitate social media awareness/literacy workshops and briefings for targeted stakeholders, in cooperation with programme experts, partners, DRI’s district and national coordinators, prepare presentations and present the findings and recommendations from DRI’s social media analyses;
  • Present DRI work and findings in relation to digital democracy research at DRI sessions and at public events held online and offline;
  • Assist the team with identifying resources for research and study on digital democracy and assist in data collection for monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL) processes related to the research activity under various projects and, provide input for communications as requested;
  • Assist in tasks such as follow up and approval of deliverables and ToRs of contracts of service contract providers and other related admin tasks as requested;
  • Take part in trainings to further skills related to the role as research officer in digital democracy as requested by senior management;
  • Other relevant duties, as required in line with DRI ways of working.

Your skills and experience

Required:

  • University degree in social science, political science, international relations or other relevant fields;
  • At least five years of experience in research including the ability to use open source or private social listening tools;
  • Demonstrated expertise in tools for data analysis and data visualization (such as R, Python, or Tableau) will be an added advantage;
  • Knowledge of the (social) media landscape and political/social/religious influencers in Sri Lanka;
  • Relevant professional experience in political analysis of democratic reforms including around elections or post war transitional processes will be considered an asset
  • Relevant publications on the influence of social media in politics will be considered an asset;
  • Fluency in written and spoken English and Sinhala and/or Tamil.

Preferred:

  • Demonstrated experience of building the capacity of civil society or other actors on civic-tech topics.

What we offer

DRI offers you a job with flexible working hours, health insurance, training opportunities and the opportunity to work as part of an international and diverse team. The competitive remuneration for this position is aligned with DRI’s remuneration range for national employees.

Application instructions

If you are interested in this position, please submit your application (cover letter and CV) here. This position is subject to funding.
Closing date for applications: 27 May 2021. The position may be filled before the deadline has been reached, so early applications are encouraged.

DRI is committed to diversity and treats everybody equally, independent of gender identity, sex, pregnancy, race, ethnicity, nationality, religion, sexual orientation, age, ability, socio-economic status, political opinion (as long as respectful of democratic principles), or any other status protected by the laws in the locations where we operate.

Organisation responsible for this vacancy:

Democracy Reporting International gGmbH
Elbestr. 28 / 29
12045 Berlin, Germany
Data processing of personal data in third countries will not take place. We process your data in accordance with the provisions of § 26 German Federal Data Protection Act. More information about processing your personal data: privacy policy.

Digital Democracy Programme Associate (m/f/d)

Background

Form of Employment: Full-time
Starting Date: As soon as possible
Duration: Two years, with the possibility of extension
Location: Berlin

Democracy Reporting International (DRI) is a non-partisan, independent, not-for-profit organisation registered in Berlin. DRI promotes political participation of citizens, accountability of state bodies, and the development of democratic institutions worldwide.

DRI’s Digital Democracy team works to protect and promote healthy democratic debate online. Through our offices and projects around the globe, we monitor the effects of social media and other evolving technologies on public discourse; engage with governments, experts and tech companies for effective regulation; and train citizen groups on how to assess their local digital environment and debates.  Our work touches on such issues as political disinformation, hate speech, inauthentic behaviour, political advertising, platform design and algorithms.

Given currently expanding work, the Digital Democracy team is looking for a Programme Associate to support its activities on several projects related to social media’s role in elections and democratic discourse, including for the coming German elections. Working with the broader team, the Programme Associate will conduct social media monitoring and analysis and will support in the effective coordination of projects and outreach.

Your tasks

Social Media Research

  • Conduct social media monitoring using online listening tools
  • Perform intermediate level data analysis, identifying patterns and trends
  • Contribute to drafting DRI publications and online pieces that interpret and summarize findings
  • Carry out desk research on existing methodologies to inform future analyses
  • Occasional travel to conferences and meetings.

Programme Management Support

  • Support the effective co-ordination of DRI projects between in-house units at HQ and Country Offices, and partners
  • Support in the procurement and management of external experts
  • Support the organisation and implementation of online and offline events
  • Assist in maintaining project files, workplans, databases and other resources
  • Support on regular internal and donor reporting
  • Conduct research for project development (possible countries, donors, themes), monitor calls for proposals, and assist in the preparation of applications
  • Provide input into the overall programmatic implementation and design
  • Perform other tasks as can be reasonably expected in the role

Your skills and experience

Required:

  • University degree in public policy, political science, statistics or related fields
  • Good understanding of the German political and regulatory landscape
  • Previous experience in social media research, digital rights, political communications or election monitoring work
  • Working knowledge of social media research techniques including but not limited to natural language processing, network mapping or OSINT techniques
  • Solid knowledge working with R, Python and other programming languages
  • Excellent writing and research skills.
  • Strong communication skills and ability to work as part of a culturally diverse team
  • Ability to be flexible, well-organized and self-sufficient
  • Full professional fluency in German and English essential

Preferred:

  • University degree with specialisation in digital democracy fields such as online disinformation, extremism, regulation or hate speech
  • Previous experience in collecting data via APIs is an asset, as well as experience with marketing research platforms such as Talkwalker, Buzzsumo, CrowdTangle and others.
  • Experience working with Content Management Systems (WordPress), Mailchimp and online servers/databases such as Sharepoint
  • An understanding of EU/ global debate on social media regulation and tech policy in general
  • Prior experience with projects, event management or fundraising, particularly within an NGO context
  • Knowledge of additional languages (particularly Arabic, French, Spanish)

What we offer

DRI offers you a job with flexible working hours, 30 days of annual leave, a contribution to public transport (company ticket with BVG), a health ticket (Gesundheitsticket Plus) to be applied towards health and wellness activities of your choosing, travel health insurance, vocational training for every employee, and the opportunity to work in a diverse team in the heart of Berlin, where everybody is on first name terms with each other.

Application instructions

If you are interested in this position, please submit your application (cover letter and CV) here. This position is subject to funding.

Closing date for applications: Wednesday, 7 April. The position may be filled before the deadline has been reached, so early applications are encouraged.

DRI is committed to diversity and treats everybody equally, independent of gender identity, sex, pregnancy, race, ethnicity, nationality, religion, sexual orientation, age, ability, socio-economic status, political opinion (as long as respectful of democratic principles), or any other status protected by the laws in the locations where we operate.

Organisation responsible for this vacancy:

Democracy Reporting International gGmbH
Elbestr. 28 / 29
12045 Berlin, Germany

Data processing of personal data in third countries will not take place. We process your data in accordance with the provisions of § 26 German Federal Data Protection Act. More information about processing your personal data: privacy policy .

Human Resources & Administration Assistant (m/f/d)

Form of Employment: Full-time
Starting Date: As soon as possible
Duration: One year, with the possibility of extension
Location: Berlin

Background: 
Democracy Reporting International (DRI) is a non-partisan, independent, not-for-profit organisation registered in Berlin. DRI promotes political participation of citizens, accountability of state bodies, and the development of democratic institutions worldwide.

DRI is currently recruiting a full-time Human Resources & Administration Assistant for its Headquarters in Berlin. In collaboration with, and under the supervision of, the Director of HR & Administration, you will assist in the daily business and continual development of the HR & Administration team.

Your Tasks: 

  • Providing recruitment support (including job ad publication, applicant screening, applicant communication, interview coordination);
  • Assisting in the area of personnel management and HR processes (such as the coordination of onboardings and trainings)
  • Managing HR data using our HCM system;
  • Conducting research on HR & administrative topics;
  • Supporting the management and further development of SharePoint in the HR and Admin area;
  • Supporting the general office management (such as updating legal documents and managing insurances)
  • Supporting all teams in organizational and administrative matters;
  • Creation and management of checklists, presentations, documents and training materials;
  • Helping to organize and implement events;
  • Other relevant duties, as required.

Your Skills and Experience: 
Required:

  • Academic background or completed apprenticeship in human resources, business administration, or other management related fields;
  • Excellent IT skills and proficiency in main computer applications;
  • Work experience in an office setting, ideally for an NGO;
  • Interest in the field of human resource management;
  • High flexibility and organizational skills;
  • Empathy, sensitivity and discretion;
  • Good communication and negotiation skills;
  • Ability to work as part of a diverse team;
  •  Excellent written and spoken English, good German language skills required.

Preferred:

  • Initial experience of working in HR is an asset;
  • Initial experience in the use of digital tools (HCM system, SharePoint) is an asset.

What We Offer: 
DRI offers you a job with flexible working hours, 30 days of annual leave, a contribution to public transport (company ticket with BVG), a health ticket (Gesundheitsticket Plus) to be applied towards health and wellness activities of your choosing, travel health insurance, vocational training for every employee, and the opportunity to work in a diverse team in the heart of Berlin, where everybody is on first name terms with each other.

How to Apply: 
If you are interested in this position, please submit your application (cover letter and CV) here. This position is subject to funding.

Closing date for applications: Sunday, 28 March. The position may be filled before the deadline has been reached, so early applications are encouraged.

DRI is committed to diversity and treats everybody equally, independent of gender identity, sex, pregnancy, race, ethnicity, nationality, religion, sexual orientation, age, ability, socio-economic status, political opinion (as long as respectful of democratic principles), or any other status protected by the laws in the locations where we operate.

Organisation responsible for this vacancy:
Democracy Reporting International gGmbH
Elbestr. 28 / 29
12045 Berlin, Germany

Data processing of personal data in third countries will not take place. We process your data in accordance with the provisions of § 26 German Federal Data Protection Act. More information about processing your personal data: privacy policy .

Digital Democracy Research Coordinator (m/f/d)

Form of Employment: Full-time
Starting Date: As soon as possible
Duration: Two year, with the possibility of extension
Location: Berlin

Background
Democracy Reporting International (DRI) is a non-partisan, independent, not-for-profit organisation registered in Berlin. DRI promotes political participation of citizens, accountability of state bodies, and the development of democratic institutions worldwide.

DRI is currently recruiting a full-time Digital Democracy Research Coordinator for its Headquarters in Berlin. In collaboration with, and under the supervision of Manager – Digital Democracy, you will shape DRI’s work on online political discourse, with a focus on monitoring and analysing such discourse, while also contributing to policy debates on regulation, and providing training on these issues. In this role, you will collaborate and coordinate with the Executive Director, the Director of Programmes and the Digital Democracy Team as well as different teams in DRI HQ in Berlin and DRI Country Offices and beyond. Among other, you will design and implement projects to gain insight and analyse the use of tech and digital tools for propaganda and disinformation during elections, referendums, transition processes, following conflicts and other salient political events.  You can read more on our approach in our Strategic Direction.

Your Tasks:

  • Act as the technical focal point for DRI’s online monitoring work and, together with the Digital Democracy team, provide colleagues at HQ and country offices with advice and technical support for implementing social media monitoring activities and analysis;
  • Keep track of tech and policy developments in the field and define what is relevant for democratic discourse and what DRI can do to respond;
  • Pro-actively design, develop and implement activities to monitor and analyse political online discourse and, especially during electoral processes. Use and further develop DRI´s Digital Democracy Toolkit;
  • Track and identify potential project opportunities; possible project countries, themes and funding schemes. Contribute to fundraising efforts by writing project proposals and concept notes and identifying and pitching project ideas to donors;
  • Identify existing research and methodologies for collecting social media and other public data and adapt these methods to DRI’s areas of work;
  • Further develop DRI’s social media monitoring methodologies and policies in this field;
  • Analyse findings, provide contextual analysis, draft, edit and finalise reports for publication in line with project timelines;
  • Design and facilitate events and trainings on social media and policy-making in areas such as elections, referendums, privacy, surveillance, artificial intelligence;
  • Draft, write and contribute to reports, publications, trainings and events in this field;
  • Travel regularly, especially to countries where DRI has offices and to Brussels for trainings, conferences and meetings;
  • Design dissemination strategies for DRI’s findings and analysis;
  • Coordinate with colleagues, country offices, researchers, academics, or other external experts involved in social media components of projects, displaying awareness of and ensuring adherence to project implementation requirements, donor deliverables and deadlines;
  • Establish and maintain partnerships with social media researchers, academics, technology platforms, or other non-profit groups working on civic tech initiatives.
  • Participate in events and conferences on DRI’s behalf;
  • Other relevant duties, as required.

Your Skills and Experience:
Required:

  • Degree-level qualification in public policy, political science, statistics or related fields;
  • Four or more years of relevant experience in social media research, democracy and election monitoring;
  • Understanding of issues surrounding online disinformation, polarisation, online hate speech democratic debate and/or related topics;
  • Experience and knowledge of political communication and data analysis;
  • Experience and knowledge of methodologies of social media monitoring/listening, including online analytical tools and approaches, including but not limited to Crowdtangle;
  • Experience in data gathering and quantitative analysis, qualitative analysis as well as structuring investigations;
  • Data visualisation and mapping skills, including experience with tools such as Tableau, Gephi, Maltego;
  • Knowledge and proficiency in programming languages, such as R, Python and other statistical software. Experience in collecting data via APIs as well as experience with marketing research platforms such as Talkwalker, Buzzsumo and others.
  • Complex analytical and critical thinking skills;
  • Strong written and oral communication skills;
  • Ability to work as part of a diverse team;
  • Fluency in written and spoken English.

Preferred:

  • Knowledge of additional languages will be considered an asset (especially those of DRI countries of operation).

What We Offer:
DRI offers you a job with flexible working hours, 30 days of annual leave, a contribution to public transport (company ticket with BVG), a health ticket (Gesundheitsticket Plus) to be applied towards health and wellness activities of your choosing, travel health insurance, vocational training for every employee, and the opportunity to work in a diverse team in the heart of Berlin, where everybody is on first name terms with each other.

How to Apply:
If you are interested in this position, please send your application (cover letter and CV) here. Applying for this position by post mail is possible, please find our address details below.

Closing date for applications: Wednesday 24 March 2021. The position may be filled before the deadline has been reached, so early applications are encouraged.

DRI is committed to diversity and treats everybody equally, independent of gender identity, sex, pregnancy, race, ethnicity, nationality, religion, sexual orientation, age, ability, socio-economic status, political opinion (as long as respectful of democratic principles), or any other status protected by the laws in the locations where we operate.

Organisation responsible for this vacancy:
Democracy Reporting International gGmbH
Elbestr. 28 / 29
12045 Berlin, Germany

Data processing of personal data in third countries will not take place. We process your data in accordance with the provisions of § 26 German Federal Data Protection Act. More information about processing your personal data: privacy policy.

Communications Intern (m/f/d)

Form of Employment: Full-time
Starting Date: As soon as possible
Duration: Three months
Location: Berlin / Remote Deskwork in Home Office

Background
Democracy Reporting International (DRI) is a non-partisan, independent, not-for-profit organisation registered in Berlin. Democracy Reporting International promotes political participation of citizens, accountability of state bodies and the development of democratic institutions worldwide.

DRI is recruiting a Communications Intern for its Berlin headquarters to support our communications works across the headquarters and country offices.

Your tasks:

  • Working under the supervision of DRI’s Communications Coordinator, you will assist the communications section with communication and public outreach efforts across the organisation;
  • Assist in developing design, multimedia products, stories and content for digital platforms including the DRI website, Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn;
  • Assist with monitoring media to determine trends and to inform communications efforts;
  • Proactively contribute ideas for projects and stories that will help to promote communications and build narrative on DRI’s work;
  • Perform any other duties as requested by DRI’s Communications Coordinator.

Your skills and experience:
Required

  • Ongoing studies in political science, international affairs, social sciences, design, journalism, communications or related fields;
  • Demonstrated relevant work experience;
  • Proficiency in key computer applications, such as Microsoft Word, Outlook, PowerPoint and Excel;
  • Diligence, eye for detail, pro-active attitude and strong willingness to learn and engage with different stakeholders in an international environment;
  • Excellent English writing and communication skills;
  • Student status: you must be enrolled in university throughout the duration of the internship;
  • Working permit for Germany (if you are a foreign student).

Preferred

  • Familiarity with design software such as Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, or with infographic-making tools;
  • Experience working with website Content Management Systems such as WordPress or Drupal;
  • Experience writing content that was subsequently published (online or in print);
  • Previous experience working with an NGO or non-profit organisation.

What we offer:

  • DRI offers you a full-time internship, starting as soon as possible for a duration of three months.
  • A monthly internship allowance of 400 € will be provided, unless you already receive funding from another source, such as from Erasmus.
  • Flexible working hours and the opportunity to work in a diverse team in the heart of Berlin, where everybody is on first name terms with each other.
  • Remote desk work in Home Office, with presence in our Berlin office, if and when possible (due to a lifting of Corona restrictions).

How to apply:
If you are interested in this position, please send your application (cover letter and CV) here. Applying for this position by post mail is possible, please find our address details below.

Closing date for applications: 25 February 2021. The position may be filled before the deadline has been reached, so early applications are encouraged.

DRI is committed to diversity and treats everybody equally, independent of gender identity, sex, pregnancy, race, ethnicity, nationality, religion, sexual orientation, age, ability, socio-economic status, political opinion (as long as respectful of democratic principles), or any other status protected by the laws in the locations where we operate.

Organisation responsible for this vacancy:
Democracy Reporting International gGmbH
Elbestr. 28/29
12045 Berlin, Germany

Data processing of personal data in third countries will not take place. We process your data in accordance with the provisions of § 26 German Federal Data Protection Act. More information about processing your personal data: privacy policy.

Intern Administration/HR Unit (m/f/d) 

Form of Employment: Internship, full-time
Starting Date: As soon as possible
Duration: Three months
Location: Berlin / Remote Deskwork in Home Office

Democracy Reporting International (DRI) is a non-partisan, independent, not-for-profit organisation registered in Berlin. Democracy Reporting International promotes political participation of citizens, accountability of state bodies and the development of democratic institutions world-wide.

DRI is currently recruiting an intern for its Berlin headquarters to support across departments with a specific focus on the implementation of SharePoint, administration and Human Resources.

Your tasks: 
Administration

  • Assisting in the migration and organisation of data in SharePoint;
  • Maintaining project files, databases and other resources;
  • Supporting all teams in organizational and administrative matters;
  • Supporting preparation of presentations, factsheets, and other relevant documents for the Programme Unit;
  • Conducting research on relevant topics;
  • Providing expert procurement support;
  • Other relevant duties, as required.

HR

  • Assisting in creating contracts for our local staff in country offices;
  • Assisting in creating other relevant employee documents;
  • Providing staff recruitment support (including job ad publication, research of relevant pages, applicant screening, applicant communication, interview coordination);
  • Other relevant duties as required.

 

Your Skills and Experience:  

  • Academic background or completed apprenticeship in business informatics, business administration, management, human resources or other related fields;
  • Excellent IT skills and proficiency in main computer applications;
  • Work experience in an office setting, ideally for an NGO;
  • Strong affinity to digitalisation;
  • Empathy, sensitivity and discretion;
  • Good communication and negotiation skills;
  • Ability to work as part of a diverse team;
  • Fluency in written and spoken English;
  • Student status; must be enrolled in university throughout the duration of the internship;
  • Working permit for Germany (if you are a foreign student).

Preferred:

  • Initial experience with SharePoint and/or Word Press, knowledge of procurement regulations and initial experience with procurement processes.

 

What We Offer: 

  • DRI offers you a full-time internship, starting as soon as possible, latest in February for a duration of three months.
  • A monthly internship allowance of 400 € will be provided, unless you already receive funding from another source, such as from Erasmus.
  • Flexible working hours and the opportunity to work in a diverse team in the heart of Berlin, where everybody is on first name terms with each other.
  • Remote desk work in Home Office, with presence in our Berlin office, if and when possible (due to a lifting of Corona restrictions).

 

How to Apply: 
If you are interested in this position, please send your application (cover letter and CV) here. Applying for this position by post mail is possible, please find our address details below.

Closing date for applications: 31 January 2021. The position may be filled before the deadline has been reached, so early applications are encouraged.

DRI is committed to diversity and treats everybody equally, independent of gender identity, sex, pregnancy, race, ethnicity, nationality, religion, sexual orientation, age, ability, socio-economic status, political opinion (as long as respectful of democratic principles), or any other status protected by the laws in the locations where we operate.

Organisation responsible for this vacancy:
Democracy Reporting International gGmbH 
Elbestr. 28/29
12045 Berlin, Germany

Data processing of personal data in third countries will not take place. We process your data in accordance with the provisions of § 26 German Federal Data Protection Act. More information about processing your personal data: privacy policy .

Programme Finance Coordinator (m/f/d)

Form of Employment: Full-time
Starting Date: As soon as possible
Duration: Two years, with the possibility of extension
Location: Berlin

Background: 
Democracy Reporting International (DRI) is a non-partisan, independent, not-for-profit organisation registered in Berlin. DRI promotes political participation of citizens, accountability of state bodies, and the development of democratic institutions worldwide.

DRI is currently recruiting a full-time Programme Finance Coordinator for its Headquarters in Berlin. In collaboration with, and under the supervision of the Director of Finance, you will work in close collaboration with finance staff in the country offices and the Programme Unit team in HQ to deliver financial information to DRI and/or donors. You will be part of the Project Finance Team, which provides day-to-day financial support and advice to DRI’s country offices and within HQ.

 

Your Tasks: 

  • First contact point within HQ for all financial issues for the assigned projects;
  • Responsible for direct finance management of the assigned projects in close collaboration with Finance Managers of the country offices and Programme Coordinators of HQ;
  • Budget drafting during proposal phase;
  • Preparation of the budget follow-up, forecast and cash flow;
  • Request for payments/Invoices;
  • Budget addenda;
  • Preparation of expenditure verifications/audits, interim and final reporting to donors;
  • Check the asset management documentation;
  • Management of partners and subgrantees;
  • Communication with the finance staff in the country office and the Programme Unit team, the donor and/or consortium leaders and partners regarding financial issues;
  • Ensure compliance with DRI’s policies and procedures, donors’ rules and regulations and communicate relevant changes to the country offices and within HQ;
  • Support the country offices with set-up, internal management, closure regarding financial and administrative issues;
  • Support in recruitment and induction of new finance team members in country offices;
  • Act as focal point on technical and thematic issues as assigned;
  • Other relevant duties, as required.

 

Your Skills and Experience: 
Required:

  • University degree in an appropriate subject (business, finance, economics, or accounting);
  • Minimum 4 years of financial and/or accounting, auditing experience within the NGO sector;
  • Experience with finance management of projects funded by international donors;
  • Strong analytical skills with ability to set priorities, complete work with minimal supervision, and meet deadlines;
  • Ability to interact with all levels of staff; sensitive to cultural differences when working with people from other cultures; strong ability and willingness to transfer knowledge and build capacities of teams in country office;
  • Advanced IT skills, in-depth knowledge of MS Office applications, especially Excel; Good communication and negotiation skills;
  • Excellent written and spoken English.

Preferred:

  • Knowledge of additional languages (German, French or Arabic) are an advantage.

 

What We Offer: 
DRI offers you a job with flexible working hours, 30 days of annual leave, a contribution to public transport (company ticket with BVG), a health ticket (Gesundheitsticket Plus) to be applied towards health and wellness activities of your choosing, travel health insurance, vocational training for every employee, and the opportunity to work in a diverse team in the heart of Berlin, where everybody is on first name terms with each other.

 

How to Apply: 
If you are interested in this position, please submit your application (cover letter and CV) here. This position is subject to funding.

Closing date for applications: 03 January 2021. The position may be filled before the deadline has been reached, so early applications are encouraged.

DRI is committed to diversity and treats everybody equally, independent of gender identity, sex, pregnancy, race, ethnicity, nationality, religion, sexual orientation, age, ability, socio-economic status, political opinion (as long as respectful of democratic principles), or any other status protected by the laws in the locations where we operate.

Organisation responsible for this vacancy:

Democracy Reporting International gGmbH
Elbestr. 28 / 29
12045 Berlin, Germany

Data processing of personal data in third countries will not take place. We process your data in accordance with the provisions of § 26 German Federal Data Protection Act. More information about processing your personal data: privacy policy .

Digital Democracy Research Coordinator (m/f/d)

Form of Employment: Full-time
Starting Date: As soon as possible
Duration: One year, with the possibility of extension
Location: Berlin

Background
Democracy Reporting International (DRI) is a non-partisan, independent, not-for-profit organisation registered in Berlin. DRI promotes political participation of citizens, accountability of state bodies, and the development of democratic institutions worldwide.

DRI is currently recruiting a full-time Digital Democracy Research Coordinator for its Headquarters in Berlin. In collaboration with, and under the supervision of the Director of Programmes, you will shape DRI’s work on online political discourse, with a focus on monitoring and analysing such discourse, while also contributing to policy debates on regulation, and providing training on these issues. In this role, you will collaborate and coordinate with the Executive Director, the Director of Programmes and the Digital Democracy Team as well as different teams in DRI HQ in Berlin and DRI Country Offices and beyond. You will design and implement projects to gain insight and analyse the use of tech and digital tools for propaganda and disinformation during elections, referendums, transition processes, following conflicts and other salient political events.

You can read more on our approach in our Strategic Direction.

 

Your tasks

  • Act as the technical focal point for DRI’s online monitoring work and, together with the Tech and Democracy team, provide colleagues at HQ and country offices with advice and technical support for implementing social media monitoring activities and analysis;
  • Keep track of tech and policy developments in the field and define what is relevant for democratic discourse and what DRI can do to respond;
  • Pro-actively design, develop and implement activities to monitor and analyse political online discourse and, especially during electoral processes. Use and further develop DRI´s Digital Democracy Toolkit;
  • Track and identify potential project opportunities; possible project countries, themes and funding schemes. Contribute to fundraising efforts by writing project proposals and concept notes and identifying and pitching project ideas to donors;
  • Identify existing research and methodologies for collecting social media and other public data and adapt these methods to DRI’s areas of work;
  • Further develop DRI’s social media monitoring methodologies and policies in this field;
  • Analyse findings, provide contextual analysis, draft, edit and finalise reports for publication in line with project timelines;
  • Design and facilitate events and trainings on social media and policy-making in areas such as elections, referendums, privacy, surveillance, artificial intelligence;
  • Draft, write and contribute to reports, publications, trainings and events in this field;
  • Travel regularly, especially to countries where DRI has offices and to Brussels for trainings, conferences and meetings;
  • Design dissemination strategies for DRI’s findings and analysis;
  • Coordinate with colleagues, country offices, researchers, academics, or other external experts involved in social media components of projects, displaying awareness of and ensuring adherence to project implementation requirements, donor deliverables and deadlines;
  • Establish and maintain partnerships with social media researchers, academics, technology platforms, or other non-profit groups working on civic tech initiatives.
  • Participate in events and conferences on DRI’s behalf;
  • Other relevant duties, as required.

 

Your skills and experience

Required:

  • Degree-level qualification in public policy, political science, statistics or related fields;
  • Four or more years of relevant experience in social media research, democracy and election monitoring;
  • Understanding of issues surrounding online disinformation, polarisation, online hate speech democratic debate and/or related topics;
  • Experience and knowledge of political communication and data analysis;
  • Experience and knowledge of methodologies of social media monitoring/listening, including online analytical tools and approaches, including but not limited to Crowdtangle;
  • Experience in data gathering and quantitative analysis, qualitative analysis as well as structuring investigations;
  • Data visualisation and mapping skills, including experience with tools such as Tableau, Gephi, Maltego;
  • Complex analytical and critical thinking skills;
  • Strong written and oral communication skills;
  • Knowledge and proficiency in programming languages, such as R, Python and other statistical software. Experience in collecting data via APIs as well as experience with marketing research platforms such as Talkwalker, Buzzsumo and others.
  • Ability to work as part of a diverse team;
  • Fluency in written and spoken English.

Preferred:

  • Knowledge of additional languages will be considered an asset (especially those of DRI countries of operation).

 

What we offer

DRI offers you a job with flexible working hours, 30 days of annual leave, a contribution to public transport (company ticket with BVG), a health ticket (Gesundheitsticket Plus) to be applied towards health and wellness activities of your choosing, travel health insurance, vocational training for every employee, and the opportunity to work in a diverse team in the heart of Berlin, where everybody is on first name terms with each other.

 

Application instructions

If you are interested in this position, please submit your application (cover letter and CV) here. This position is subject to funding.
Closing date for applications: 03 January 2021. The position may be filled before the deadline has been reached, so early applications are encouraged.

DRI is committed to diversity and treats everybody equally, independent of gender identity, sex, pregnancy, race, ethnicity, nationality, religion, sexual orientation, age, ability, socio-economic status, political opinion (as long as respectful of democratic principles), or any other status protected by the laws in the locations where we operate.

Organisation responsible for this vacancy:

Democracy Reporting International gGmbH
Elbestr. 28 / 29
12045 Berlin, Germany

Data processing of personal data in third countries will not take place. We process your data in accordance with the provisions of § 26 German Federal Data Protection Act. More information about processing your personal data: privacy policy .

“قدرة” – QUDRA Capacity-Building Specialist (m/f/d) – Libya

Form of Employment: Full-time
Starting Date: 1 February 2021
Duration: One year, with the possibility of extension
Location: Tripoli, Libya

Background:
Democracy Reporting International (DRI) is a non-partisan, independent, not-for-profit organisation registered in Berlin. DRI promotes political participation of citizens, accountability of state bodies, and the development of democratic institutions worldwide. In Libya, DRI has been supporting the constitution-drafting process and the work of Libyan civil society organisations on topics related to the constitution, human rights, and local governance since 2012. We are currently implementing three projects focusing on civil society strengthening and democratic discourse, women’s empowerment, and participatory sub-national governance.

DRI is currently recruiting a full-time Capacity-Building Specialist for the QUDRA Project of its Libya Office in Tripoli, Libya. In collaboration with QUDRA Project Coordinator, and under the supervision of the QUDRA Project Manager, you will be responsible for overseeing a capacity strengthening process, and planning and implementing capacity-building and mentoring actions with project partners in Libya (and Tunisia, if necessary).

 

Your tasks

  • Manage and implement a tailored capacity building process- which could include initial assessments, developing capacity building plans, implementing capacity strengthening interventions, and mid and final assessments with CSOs, individuals, and potentially Communities of Practice.
  • Implement the capacity-building modules and one-on-one mentoring and coaching as agreed upon with the QUDRA Project Manager with the subgrantees, including travel to and work with the Libyan organisations.
  • Ensure gender and diversity considerations are taken into account in the design and implementation of capacity-building training modules and coaching and mentoring.
  • Ensure Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning is applied throughout the design and implementation of capacity-building modules and one-on-one mentoring, including the documentation of your work with each organisation and of lessons learned.
  • Work in close collaboration with the QUDRA Project Coordinator to ensure flow of information on the work with sub-grantees.
  • Other relevant duties, as required.

 

Your skills and experience

  • At least five years of relevant/progressive professional experience working on projects related to democracy, human rights, and governance programming, civil society strengthening, or organizational capacity building.
  • Keen understanding of capacity building approaches and methodologies.
  • Proven experience of at least five years of targeted capacity-building and mentoring of Libyan CSOs, governance entities, and/or individuals.
  • Strong coaching and mentoring skills.
  • Strong presentation and facilitation skills (written and oral).
  • Willingness and capacity to work with a high level of autonomy and travel within Libya if the security situation allows.
  • A strong administrative track record.
  • In-depth knowledge of the Libya’s civil society landscape and context.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and the ability to work as part of a culturally diverse team are expected.
  • Proven fluency in spoken and written Arabic and English.
  • A Libyan work permit.

 

What we offer

DRI offers you flexible working hours, travel health insurance, training options, and the opportunity to work as part of an international and diverse team.

 

Application instructions

If you are interested in this position, please submit your application (cover letter and CV) here. This position is subject to funding.

Closing date for applications: 31 December 2020. The position may be filled before the deadline has been reached, so early applications are encouraged.

DRI is committed to diversity and treats everybody equally, independent of gender identity, sex, pregnancy, race, ethnicity, nationality, religion, sexual orientation, age, ability, socio-economic status, political opinion (as long as respectful of democratic principles), or any other status protected by the laws in the locations where we operate.

Organisation responsible for this vacancy:

Democracy Reporting International gGmbH
Elbestr. 28 – 29
12045 Berlin, Germany

Data processing of personal data in third countries will not take place. We process your data in accordance with the provisions of § 26 German Federal Data Protection Act. More information about processing your personal data: privacy policy.

قدرة – QUDRA Project Coordinator (m/f/d) – Libya

Form of Employment: Full-time
Starting Date: 1 February 2021
Duration: One year, with the possibility of extension
Location: Tripoli, Libya

Background:
Democracy Reporting International (DRI) is a non-partisan, independent, not-for-profit organisation registered in Berlin. DRI promotes political participation of citizens, accountability of state bodies, and the development of democratic institutions worldwide. In Libya, DRI has been supporting the constitution-drafting process and the work of Libyan civil society organisations on topics related to the constitution, human rights, and local governance since 2012. We are currently implementing three projects focusing on civil society strengthening and democratic discourse, women’s empowerment, and participatory sub-national governance.

DRI is currently recruiting a full-time Project Coordinator for the QUDRA Project of its Libya Office in Tripoli, Libya. In collaboration with, and under the supervision of the QUDRA Project Manager, you will be responsible for planning and implementing project activities and effectively coordinating with project partners and relevant project stakeholders in Libya (and Tunisia, if necessary).

 

Your tasks

  • Assist with capacity assessments for organisations and recommend the ones that the project will work with and/or support.
  • Co-design, deliver, facilitate and/or lead on project activities, such as workshops, trainings, consultation sessions, briefings, and publications.
  • Lead on the communication, and follow-up with project partners to ensure smooth project implementation and a smooth cooperation.
  • Support and monitor project partners who receive a sub-grant from DRI and ensure proper reporting.
  • Support and monitor project partners who are part of Communities of Practice and ensure smooth collaboration and proper implementation.
  • Monitor the political and security situation, particularly in view of Libya’s political transition including elections and constitutional matters, as well as civil society activities in Libya and regularly update the DRI Libya Project Manager about project relevant developments.
  • In consultation with the Project Manager and according to the Project’s Action Plan, create and maintain a monthly calendar of planned activities in Libya.
  • Prepare, organise, and report on project events held in Libya and ensure proper documentation of all DRI activities in Libya.
  • In cooperation with the Gender and Diversity focal point, ensure gender and diversity are considered in all aspects of work in the project.
  • Lead on the coordination with project experts and consultants who conduct in-country trainings/sessions and assessments.
  • Co-draft Terms of Reference for local experts and consultants.
  • Contribute to the drafting of narrative, financial and MEL reports as requested by the Project Manager.
  • Translate internal DRI documents from English to Arabic and vice versa.
  • Lead on the selection and management of translators and ensure that translations are of the required quality.
  • Provide informal translation and interpretation during events upon request.
  • Act as the focal point for the project partner in Libya and work in close coordination and collaboration with project partners and the Capacity-Building Specialist.
  • Establish and maintain good working relationships with other Libya-based international organisations, particularly those with focus on women’s rights.
  • In close coordination with DRI Libya Communications Officer, ensure the visibility and outreach of DRI Libya and the relevant project activities.
  • Closely coordinate and share information, when needed, with Libya-based DRI staff who work on other DRI projects.
  • Other relevant duties, as required.

 

Your skills and experience

  • At least five years of relevant/progressive professional experience working on projects related to democracy, human rights and governance, or civil society support, preferably with an international NGO.
  • Strong coordination skills with the ability to effectively coordinate with Libyan civil society organisations and decision-makers.
  • Strong presentation and facilitation skills (written and oral).
  • Willingness and capacity to work with a high level of autonomy and travel within Libya, security situation allowing.
  • A strong administrative track record.
  • In-depth knowledge of the Libyan political scene, Libya’s transition and at least one of the following topics: elections, constitutions, Communities of Practice, support to civil society organisations.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and the ability to work as part of a culturally diverse team are expected.
  • Proven fluency in spoken and written Arabic and English with the ability to translate and interpret informally.
  • A Libyan work permit.

 

What we offer

DRI offers you flexible working hours, travel health insurance, training options, and the opportunity to work as part of an international and diverse team.

 

Application instructions

If you are interested in this position, please submit your application (cover letter and CV) here. This position is subject to funding.

Closing date for applications: 31 December 2020. The position may be filled before the deadline has been reached, so early applications are encouraged.

DRI is committed to diversity and treats everybody equally, independent of gender identity, sex, pregnancy, race, ethnicity, nationality, religion, sexual orientation, age, ability, socio-economic status, political opinion (as long as respectful of democratic principles), or any other status protected by the laws in the locations where we operate.

Organisation responsible for this vacancy:

Democracy Reporting International gGmbH
Elbestr. 28 – 29
12045 Berlin, Germany

Data processing of personal data in third countries will not take place. We process your data in accordance with the provisions of § 26 German Federal Data Protection Act. More information about processing your personal data: privacy policy.