Witness Project Coordinator Jobs in Nigeria

Witness Project Coordinator Jobs in Nigeria

The role

  • Witness is seeking to hire a Project Coordinator for Africa who will:

  • Support the work of the regional team to enable people to use video effectively for human rights;

  • Focus on more widely available skills and capabilities for countering the proliferation of manipulated media and mis/disinformation that undermine the trustworthiness of video and incite violence.

  • The Project Coordinator will work on specific projects that will incorporate research, training and resource development. Working with the Africa Program Manager and other team members, they will support trainings and material development; organize convenings and workshops to ensure

    Witness work is guided by the lived and practical experiences of the communities we work with; and develop and implement communications and advocacy around our work. A core focus will be our pilot program on better human rights community-based skills in confronting visual mis/disinformation.

  • The Project Coordinator will support the overarching regional program goal of ensuring that the millions of vulnerable and marginalized communities affected by human rights violations can turn to video and technology to defend their rights across Africa, while doing it safely and effectively.

  • This position will be based in Abuja, Nigeria and will be part of the global WITNESS team that helps forecast, advise, engage, train and support advocates and video activist communities across Africa. Consideration for other locations in West Africa can be made for the right candidate.

    The Responsibilities

    The Project Coordinator will have the following primary responsibilities:

  • Research, plan and lead coordination of pilot project including workshops and material development
    to bolster skills around verification, mis/disinformation and human rights community response to manipulated media, deepfakes and shallowfakes on the continent

  • Work with the Africa Program Manager to support key advocates and citizen witnesses power-up their use of video for human rights change.

  • Support advocates and citizen witnesses’ needs, including resource provision, tools distribution, materials distribution, and other forms of engagement.

  • Work with WITNESS’s Technology – Threats and Opportunities team to identify critical ongoing and emerging threats and opportunities around technology and human rights in Africa.

    How to Apply

  • To apply, send your cover letter, resume, and contact information for 3 references to

  • africajob@witness.org with the subject line “Project Coordinator, Witness Africa ” Your name”.

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