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The Centre for Information Resilience (CIR) is an independent, non-profit social enterprise dedicated to countering disinformation, exposing human rights abuses, and combating online behaviour harmful to women and minorities.

We work closely with some of the leading organisations, journalists and academics in the disinformation space. 

We pride ourselves on an inclusive, open and flexible working environment.  

Current openings (see below):

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Programme Manager for Open-Source Research

About CIR

The Centre for Information Resilience (CIR) is an independent, non-profit social enterprise dedicated to identifying, countering and exposing influence operations. Our mission is to raise awareness of the threat to democracy and objective truth from influence operations, including disinformation, and help to counter it. CIR currently fulfils its mission through three strands – programmes and research, the Media Hub and our Resilience Network. We are a collaborative initiative with global ambitions: we aim to work with partners including civil society, the media, grassroots organisations, academia and democratic governments to coordinate activities. Whilst CIR’s working language is English, our staff are based across Europe and other countries reflecting the diversity of our workforce and our commitment to international collaboration.

 

About the Role

This is an exciting opportunity to join an innovative, ambitious, non-profit organisation at a formative time in its development. As a Programme Manager, you’ll play a key role in taking forward our mission – managing the delivery of open-source research projects and ensuring the right processes and resources are in place to deliver efficiently, on time, within budget and to a high standard.

Working within a young and innovative organisation, you’ll need to be a flexible and collaborative team player, willing to pitch in and multi-task across different projects and work at pace to often tight timeframes. In exchange, we offer a friendly and collaborative work environment, opportunities to take on new challenges and to grow your skills and experience.

 

Role Description

As a Programme Manager, you will be responsible for the management of a number of CIR programmes. Specific tasks will include:

  • Playing a key role in the project’s leadership team alongside the project technical lead and relevant CIR Director to oversee delivery and maximise impact.

  • Ensuring projects are managed to budget and quality, deadlines are met, and strong collaborative relationships are built with clients and wider stakeholders.

  • Developing research plans and defining deliverables, establishing effective project management arrangements and quality assurance procedures, tracking project progress and rapidly identifying and resolving issues impeding delivery.

  • Developing strong relationships with CIR staff, consultants, and partner organisations to produce high-quality outputs and achieve desired outcomes.

  • Working with open-source investigators and remote sensing experts to develop innovative technical solutions that enhance data collection, verification and analysis.

  • Ensuring the project’s activities and impact are accurately measured and recorded.

  • Coordinating identification, assessment and management of risk across the project.

  • Developing financial forecasts, overseeing expenditures, and ensuring accurate and timely financial reporting.

  • Ensuring compliance with CIR’s corporate policies relating to data protection, cyber security, anti-corruption, safeguarding, conflict sensitivity, and CIR’s Code of Conduct.

 

Working Arrangements

The role will be a full-time, permanent opportunity. The role will be remote within the UK or EU, with the possibility to work from CIR’s offices in London, if desired (subject to the applicant having the right to work in the UK).

CIR encourages flexible working and is happy to agree on a working pattern to suit the successful applicant. We generally expect staff to be available between the core hours of 10.00 -12.00 GMT and 14.00-15.30 GMT each working day unless an exception has been agreed.

 

Recruitment Process

To apply, please send a 1-page cover letter along with your CV to jobs@info-res.org, with ‘Programme Manager’ in the subject line. Please indicate your notice period or potential start date in your submission.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to interview, which can be conducted remotely. CIR encourages applicants from under-represented communities.

CIR is an equal opportunities employer. If you require adjustments or additional support to complete this process, please contact jobs@info-res.org with details of your request.

Head of Finance

About CIR

CIR is an independent, non-profit social enterprise dedicated to countering disinformation, exposing human rights abuses, and combating online behaviour harmful to women and minorities. We achieve these goals through research, digital investigations, strategic communications, building the capacity of local partners, and collaborating with media to amplify the impact of our work.

Whilst CIR’s working language is English, our staff are based across Europe and other countries reflecting the diversity of our workforce and our commitment to international collaboration.

About the Role

This presents a thrilling opportunity for a Head of Finance to join CIR during a pivotal phase in our growth. We're in search of an individual ready to take charge, guiding our operational expansion while remaining adaptable and collaborative in overseeing day-to-day activities alongside our Finance Manager.

You'll play a key role in developing and implementing a financial strategy that aligns with CIR’s long-term mission and goals, and contribute to building a robust function to support the organization. Working closely with co-founders and the senior management team, you will be involved in creating annual budgets, forecasts, and reports, ensuring financial health and compliance with relevant regulations.

In return, we provide a welcoming, flexible, and collaborative work environment where you'll have the chance to learn from your peers and engage with a team of incredibly dedicated and caring colleagues.

Responsibilities

Financial Reporting and Compliance:

  • Prepare accurate and timely financial reports for internal and external stakeholders.

  • Ensure compliance with all relevant financial regulations, accounting standards, and tax requirements.

  • Manage financial audits and liaise with auditors to address any issues or concerns.


Financial Operations:

  • Oversee day-to-day financial operations, including accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, and cash management.

  • Establish and maintain effective financial controls and procedures.

  • Work with the Finance Manager to streamline financial processes to improve efficiency and accuracy.

  • Evaluate and implement new systems and tools for budgeting, forecasting and management reporting.

  • Improve the efficiency & effectiveness of the finance team through a continuous improvement in processes.


Investment and Funding Management:

  • Identify and pursue funding opportunities, grants, and investment options to support the organisation's growth and impact.

  • Manage relationships with financial partners, investors, and donors.


Risk Management:

  • Assess and mitigate financial risks, including currency exchange, market volatility, and economic factors.

  • Develop risk management strategies and contingency plans.


Team Leadership and Development:

  • Lead and mentor the finance team, fostering a culture of excellence, collaboration, and continuous improvement.

  • Recruit, train, and develop finance staff as needed.


About You

  • You’ll be a Qualified Accountant (ACCA/CIMA) with experience of working in a social enterprise or a non-profit organisation.

  • Ideally, you’ll also have had experience of working in the private sector.

  • You’ll have a strong understanding of financial regulations and compliance.

  • You have excellent analytical skills, highly numerate, able to engage in complex financial assessments.

  • Experience of managing interactions with other senior executives and functional leaders.

  • You'll be a team player with good collaboration skills – able to work closely with other business areas, including programme management.

  • Able to operate at big picture strategic level but willing and able to engage in detail in a hands-on way.

  • Proficiency in financial software and tools.


Working Arrangements

The role will be a full-time permanent position. The role will be remote, with the opportunity to work from CIR’s offices in London, hybrid or onsite if desired (subject to the applicant having the right to work in the UK).

CIR encourages flexible working and is happy to agree a working pattern to suit the successful applicant. We generally expect staff to be available between the core hours of 10.00 -12.00 GMT and 14.00-15.30 GMT each working day unless an exception has been agreed.


Recruitment Process

To apply, please send a 1-page covering letter along with your CV to jobs@info-res.org, with ‘Head of Finance’ in the subject line. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to interview, which can be conducted remotely.

CIR encourages applicants from under-represented communities.

CIR is an equal opportunities employer. If you require adjustments or additional support to complete this process, please contact jobs@info-res.org with details of your request

Programe Manager for Open-Source Reseach
Head of Finance

Country Lead for Mexico

The Country Lead for Mexico will be responsible for planning and delivering public affairs in support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ objectives in the region. The role is of high importance in ensuring the seamless translation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ strategic goals into impactful activity. With a keen eye for analysing results, you will continually adapt strategies to optimize public affairs and communication outcomes in the dynamic context

 

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Public diplomacy, campaigns, and media engagement

    • Planning and delivery of events and delegations

    • Overseeing local delivery of campaigns and supporting the delivery of global campaigns in Mexico

    • Supporting embassy priorities around media engagement

    • Evaluating the effectiveness of project activity

  • Collaboration

    • Collaborating closely with senior leadership and relevant units to deeply understand organizational strategic goals and priorities

    • Fostering relationships with external partners
    • Building relations and expert community in the region

 

  • Local expertise

    • Staying up to date with political, economic, and cultural trends in Mexico

    • Briefing internal teams on various regional developments

    • Providing comprehensive and detailed answers to various questions regarding communication issues in the region

    • Analysing and providing feedback on crafted messages that connect with local audiences while reinforcing overarching organizational messages

 

  • Lessons learned

    • Using data and insights to identify opportunities to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of communication and public diplomacy activities

 

 Secondary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Crisis Communication Preparedness:

    • Develop and maintain crisis communication strategies tailored to the region's unique challenges and sensitivities

    • Ensure the organization is well-prepared to effectively address and manage communications during challenging situations

 

  • Leadership and Mentorship:

    • Lead and inspire communication specialists and team members, providing mentorship and guidance to ensure high-quality execution

    • Cultivate a collaborative work environment that encourages creativity and innovation

        

 Qualifications and Skills:

  • A master’s degree in Communications, Regional studies, International Relations, or a related field

  • At least three years of experience with communications or strategic communications

  • A proven track record of delivering campaigns

  • A passion for learning about other cultures, history, media landscapes, and communications dynamics

  • Strong analytical skills to interpret data and shape strategies based on insights

  • Experience working with international donors and funders

  • Experience working with media organisations

  • Understanding of Mexico’s political environment

  • Excellent interpersonal and communications abilities

  • Proficiency in English and Spanish. Ukrainian language skills are a plus

  • Proficiency in digital communication tools and analytics platforms

 

Additional Information:

  • Travel: Occasional travel to Ukraine or other countries in Europe may be required to foster stakeholder relationships and oversee campaign execution

  • Innovation: Embrace innovative approaches in crafting communication strategies that resonate with diverse audiences

  • Cultural Sensitivity: Demonstrate cultural awareness and adaptability in communication strategies and messaging, respecting the diversity of the region

 

Working Arrangements:

We are looking to fill the position as soon as possible. Contracts will be issued on a yearly basis, and reviewed as such. The rate for this position will be dependent on experience, falling within the range of 40,000-45,000 MXN per month.

Recruitment Process:

To apply, please send a covering letter along with a CV to commsjobs@proton.me with "Country Leads" in the subject line. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to interview which can be conducted remotely.

 

Deadline: The deadline for the submission of the required documents is by close of business on February 23, 2024. Only selected candidates will be invited for an interview.

Country Lead (Mexico)

Country Lead for Brazil

The Country Lead for Brazil will be responsible for planning and delivering public affairs in support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ objectives in the region. The role is of high importance in ensuring the seamless translation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ strategic goals into impactful activity. With a keen eye for analysing results, you will continually adapt strategies to optimize public affairs and communication outcomes in the dynamic context

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Public diplomacy, campaigns, and media engagement

    • Planning and delivery of events and delegations

    • Overseeing local delivery of campaigns and supporting the delivery of global campaigns in Brazil

    • Supporting embassy priorities around media engagement

    • Evaluating the effectiveness of project activity

 

  • Collaboration
    • Collaborating closely with senior leadership and relevant units to deeply understand organizational strategic goals and priorities

    • Fostering relationships with external partners

    • Building relations and expert community in the region

 

  • Local expertise

    • Staying up to date with political, economic, and cultural trends in Brazil

    • Briefing internal teams on various regional developments

    • Providing comprehensive and detailed answers to various questions regarding communication issues in the region

    • Analysing and providing feedback on crafted messages that connect with local audiences while reinforcing overarching organizational messages

 

  • Lessons learned

    • Using data and insights to identify opportunities to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of communication and public diplomacy activities

 

Secondary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Crisis Communication Preparedness:

    • Develop and maintain crisis communication strategies tailored to the region's unique challenges and sensitivities

    • Ensure the organization is well-prepared to effectively address and manage communications during challenging situations

 

  • Leadership and Mentorship:

    • Lead and inspire communication specialists and team members, providing mentorship and guidance to ensure high-quality execution

    • Cultivate a collaborative work environment that encourages creativity and innovation

        

Qualifications and Skills:

  • A bachelor's degree in Communications, Regional studies, International Relations, or a related field

  • At least three years of experience with communications or strategic communications

  • A proven track record of delivering campaigns

  • A passion for learning about other cultures, history, media landscapes, and communications dynamics

  • Strong analytical skills to interpret data and shape strategies based on insights

  • Experience working with international donors and funders

  • Experience working with media organisations

  • Excellent interpersonal and communications abilities

  • Proficiency in English and Portuguese. Ukrainian language skills are a plus

  • Proficiency in digital communication tools and analytics platforms

 

Additional Information:

  • Travel: Occasional travel to Ukraine or other countries in Europe may be required to foster stakeholder relationships and oversee campaign execution

  • Innovation: Embrace innovative approaches in crafting communication strategies that resonate with diverse audiences

  • Cultural Sensitivity: Demonstrate cultural awareness and adaptability in communication strategies and messaging, respecting the diversity of the region

 

Working Arrangements:

We are looking to fill the position as soon as possible. Contracts will be issued on a yearly basis, and reviewed as such. The rate for this position will be dependent on experience, falling within the range of 12,300-12,800 BRL per month. 

 

Recruitment Process:

To apply, please send a covering letter along with a CV to commsjobs@proton.me with "Country Leads" in the subject line. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to interview which can be conducted remotely.

 

Deadline: The deadline for the submission of the required documents is by close of business on February 23, 2024. Only selected candidates will be invited for an interview.

Brazil
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