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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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Open Source Analysts

The Centre for Information Resilience is a UK-based social enterprise. We use open source investigations to counter disinformation, expose human rights abuses, and combat online harms targeting women and minorities. 

CIR is recruiting open-source investigators to contribute to projects in Africa, Asia and Europe focused on building the capacity of local researchers to plan and conduct open-source investigations of human rights incidents. Investigators will deliver training and mentoring to beneficiaries in person (overseas) and remotely. Recruitment is ongoing and interested candidates should apply promptly.  


Required skills and experience

  • Expertise in open-source research techniques and tools relevant to human rights investigations, including analysis of social media and satellite imagery.

  • Experience of providing training or mentoring in open-source techniques and tools to stakeholders of varying levels of experience

  • Track record of building effective working relationships with partners from diverse social and cultural backgrounds

  • Experience of designing and implementing programmes building the capacity of individuals and organisations to plan carry out research

Please submit CVs to jobs@info-res.org detailing expertise in specific tools, capacity building experience,  and where possible links to examples of research. 


Interview/Start Dates 

Immediate 

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Data Visualisation Specialist

The Centre for Information Resilience is a UK-based social enterprise. We use open source investigations to counter disinformation, expose human rights abuses, and combat online harms targeting women and minorities.

We are seeking an outstanding, creative, and ambitious individual to help bring our data and reporting to life for our growing audiences.


This will be a key hire for CIR working across high profile projects, including Afghan Witness and Eyes on Russia. 

Role Description – Data Visualisations Specialist

As a Data Visualisations Specialist, you will work with key project teams spanning the organisation and will be responsible for creating data visualisations that are compelling, informative, and visually engaging, to enhance the impact and effectiveness of our reporting products.


Working alongside a Digital Archivist, your role will utilise your creativity and technical skills to design, develop and deliver high-impact data visualisations utilising open-source information on human rights violations in fragile contexts, with a particular focus on Afghanistan and Ukraine. 

Responsibilities:

  • Leading on the design, development, testing, implementation and support of web-based visual reports and dashboards that utilise primarily Excel-based datasets to deliver high-impact visual products.

  • Working with our Digital Archivist to clean, organise, and analyse datasets and use your programming skills to visualise data for CIR’s external publications, web content, and social media content.

  • Identifying new opportunities to use data visualisation to enhance the team’s reporting products and outputs, such as data charts, graphs and mapping products.

  • Collaborating with our Open-Source Intelligence (OSINT) analysts, media team, and project designers to maximise the reach, utility and impact of CIR’s products.

  • Prioritising and managing workloads effectively to deliver across multiple projects.

  • Providing ad-hoc support to project delivery as required.

Experience:

  • Experience in data analytics and demonstrated aptitude with data visualisation software.

  • Experience in data modelling, data scrubbing, and data quality reviews.

  • Experience in eliciting business requirements from stakeholders and translating into working technical solutions.

  • (Desirable) A background in data visualisation journalism 

Knowledge:

  • Strong understanding of data visualisation and data storytelling.

  • Strong working knowledge of data visualisation interfaces and dashboards.

  • Strong working proficiency in Google Sheets and Microsoft Excel.

Skills:

  • A proactive self-starter with strong critical thinking, problem-solving, and technical abilities. You should thrive working under pressure to tight deadlines, often on difficult, conflict-related subjects. 

  • Creative mindset and drive to both develop new products and enhance existing ones. Curiosity and patience to follow leads in the data and think creatively about how to tell a story with data to appeal to audiences. 

  • Strong presentation, communication, and interpersonal skills, with excellent attention to detail.

  • Outstanding written English, and good spoken English, is essential. Additional languages are desirable.  

To apply, send a covering letter along with a CV and any examples of existing work, to jobs@info-res.org, with "Data Visualisation" in the subject line. 

Salary dependent on experience. 

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Junior Digital Designer

The Centre for Information Resilience is a UK-based social enterprise. We use open source investigations to counter disinformation, expose human rights abuses, and combat online harms targeting women and minorities.

​We are seeking an outstanding, creative, and ambitious individual to help bring our data and reporting to life for our growing audiences.


You’ll be a confident self-starter – we’re looking for a passionate, positive, creative digital native who is not afraid of a challenge and is keen to “muck in” wherever needed. You’ll be curious about digital and design trends, and be enthusiastic about trying new ways to communicate.

Working alongside talented investigators, you will help design static and video content to post on various channels. You will help the communications team explore new platforms to showcase our work, and work with investigators to post engaging, verified information useful to journalists and policymakers. 

You will act as the primary designer for our reports, working with seniors to design impactful templates that can be used across our projects. You’ll also be confident at copywriting, and able to edit reports often under pressure. You’ll also act as our Webmaster, and lead efforts to improve our user experience. 

Requirements

  • Creative mindset and drive to both develop new products and enhance existing ones. Curiosity and patience to think creatively about how to tell a story with data to appeal to audiences. 

  • Experience with Microsoft office, Photoshop, Adobe, and similar 

  • Strong presentation, communication, and interpersonal skills, with excellent attention to detail.

  • Outstanding written English, and good spoken English, is essential. Additional languages are desirable.  

To apply, send a cover letter along with a CV and any examples of existing work, to jobs@info-res.org, with "Junior Digital Designer" in the subject line. 

Salary dependent on experience. 

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