Are you tired of rewriting rules on the corporate firewall?
Designed your last neighbourhood Taqueria logo?
Eyes bleeding debugging your Drupal plugin?
Sliced one too many market analysis segments?
Get away from it all but bring your skills with you. The DefendersTech Program at DefendDefenders is looking for technology professionals to join our team. On this short, costs-covered, secondment to Kampala, Uganda you will help human rights defenders working in the dynamic but turbulent countries of East and Horn of Africa to use technology safely and effectively. You will support and develop the ragtag team of trainers and technologists at DefendDefenders by contributing your unique expertise to our existing projects or begin the development of new ones.
What would I be working on?
DefendDefenders Technology Program works to enable safe and effective usage of technology by human rights defenders in Uganda, Burundi, Rwanda, Tanzania, Kenya, South Sudan, Sudan, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Djibouti, and Somalia (including Somaliland). Our programs focus on digital security education and support, documentation and data, web presence, internet freedom/threats research and monitoring, and systems administration. We will find a project that improves or extends our existing activities based on your unique skill set. You will mentor junior professionals in your focus area.
Timing & Duration
Should take place in 2018. We can schedule flexibly. Duration is 1–3 months. We ask you stay a minimum of 5 weeks.