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    DIRECTOR OF TECHNOLOGY

    Job Description:

    The Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism (GIFCT) is seeking a full-time Director of Technology to oversee the Forum’s cross-industry technological innovation initiatives. The Director of Technology’s responsibilities will include strategic technology planning and implementation, management of cross-industry partnerships and workstreams, and framing of multistakeholder discussions on preventing and responding to the spread of terrorist and violent extremist content online. This position is ideal for an experienced and big-picture thinker with a strong background in technology issues, demonstrated management experience, and a record of producing innovative and creative outputs in multistakeholder environments. The Director of Technology will report directly to the Executive Director of GIFCT and work closely with other Director-level colleagues focused on GIFCT programming and strategic initiatives.

    About GIFCT:

    The mission of the Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism (GIFCT) is to prevent terrorists and violent extremists from exploiting digital platforms. Founded by Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter, and YouTube in 2017, the Forum was designed to foster technological collaboration among member companies, advance relevant research, and share knowledge with smaller platforms. Since 2017, GIFCT’s membership has expanded beyond the founding companies to include over a dozen diverse platforms committed to cross-industry efforts to counter the spread of terrorist and violent extremist content online.

    These efforts have evolved in conjunction with the Christchurch Call to Action, a nine-point plan that governments, tech platforms, and civil society organizations committed to in the aftermath of the March 2019 mosque shootings in Christchurch, New Zealand to prevent the spread of high-virality content like the tragic live-streamed video. At an UNGA side event led by New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and French President Emmanuel Macron in September 2019, the founding companies announced that GIFCT would spin off as an independent 501(c)(3) with its own dedicated technology, counterterrorism, and operations teams. By institutionalizing the spirit of shared purpose that the Christchurch Call to Action represents, GIFCT and its growing member companies can better prevent, respond to, and learn about how to counter this global threat in a manner that promotes fundamental human rights.

    Position Details:
    • Job Type: Full-Time
    • Compensation: Commensurate with qualifications and experience
    • Reporting Structure: Directly to the Executive Director
    • Location: Flexible remote work during COVID-19 pandemic, with Washington, D.C. headquarters and working hubs in other capitals
    Responsibilities:
    • Providing vision and leadership for the design, development, and execution of new technological operations to advance the mission of the Forum
    • Overseeing existing technological operations, including but not limited to:
      • Overseeing the architecture, policy framework, and implementation of GIFCT’s hash-sharing initiative
      • Designing and delivering a feasibility study on the strategic direction and trajectory of the hash-sharing database from a technology perspective
      • Leading GIFCT’s technological management of the Content Incident Protocol
    • Assessing policy and technological developments relevant to GIFCT’s work
    • Communicating regularly with multistakeholder audiences about the Forum’s technological activities and advancements
    • Incorporating human rights principles and transparency metrics into all workstreams with guidance from the Executive Director
    • Managing relationships and representing GIFCT with industry partners, government officials, and NGOs on all technology matters relevant to GIFCT’s mission
    • Recruiting, supporting, and mentoring a small team of global? technology professionals as needed and required over time
    Qualifications:
    Required
    • A Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, related technical field, or equivalent practical experience
    • Demonstrated experience in global technology policy environments
    • Extensive experience managing cyber threats
    Recommended
    • Master’s degree in Computer Science or related technical field
    • Experience working in policy and regulatory environments on internet technology issues
    • Track record of thriving in a dynamic, multistakeholder, global work environment
    • Ability to synthesize and present large quantities of data
    • Excellent communication skills, oral and written, that you can translate across a wide range of audiences
    • Familiarity with content moderation system software
    • NGO experience preferred
    • A diversity of regional knowledge and/or language skills highly valued
    How to Apply:

    To be considered for this position, please submit the following materials to jobs@gifct.org by close of business Friday, December 11th in one PDF packet:

    • Resume
    • Cover Letter
    • Contact information for two references
    • If possible, a brief writing sample that demonstrates ability to communicate complex technological concepts

    Due to the high volume of applications that we receive, we are only able to respond to applicants who are selected for an interview. Thank you for your interest in GIFCT.

    The Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy and practice of the GIFCT that no applicant will be denied equal opportunity for consideration on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy, status as a parent, national origin, age, disability (physical or mental), family medical history or genetic information, political affiliation, military service, or other non-merit based factors. If you require any assistance or accommodations due to a disability, please contact outreach@gifct.org.

    PROGRAM ASSOCIATE

    Job Description

    As a newly independent non-governmental organization (NGO), GIFCT seeks a full-time Program Associate. Working closely with the Director of Programming, the Program Associate will support the management of all GIFCT programmatic work streams. Responsibilities include multi-stakeholder coordination with partners, planning and staffing workshops and other events, and tracking and progressing programmatic output. This position is ideal for a motivated individual with a combination of subject matter expertise, programmatic experience, and a precedent of working with multi-sector stakeholders.

    About GIFCT

    The mission of the Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism (GIFCT) is to prevent terrorists and violent extremists from exploiting digital platforms. Founded by Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter, and YouTube in 2017, the Forum was designed to foster technical collaboration among member companies, advance relevant research, and share knowledge with smaller platforms. Since 2017, GIFCT’s membership has expanded beyond the founding companies to include over a dozen diverse platforms committed to cross-industry efforts to counter the spread of terrorist and violent extremist content online.

    These efforts have evolved in conjunction with the Christchurch Call to Action, a nine-point plan that governments, tech platforms, and civil society organizations committed to in the aftermath of the March 2019 mosque shootings in Christchurch, New Zealand to prevent the spread of high-virality content like the tragic live-streamed video. At an UNGA side event led by New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and French President Emmanuel Macron in September 2019, the founding companies announced that GIFCT would spin off as an independent 501(c)(3) with its own dedicated technology, counterterrorism, and operations teams. By institutionalizing the spirit of shared purpose that the Christchurch Call to Action represents, GIFCT and its growing member companies can better prevent, respond to, and learn about how to counter this global threat in a manner that promotes fundamental human rights.

    Position Details
    • Job Type: Full-Time
    • Job Level: Entry
    • Compensation: Commensurate with qualifications and experience
    • Location: Flexible remote work during COVID-19 pandemic, with Washington, D.C. headquarters and working hubs in other capitals
    Responsibilities

    Support to GIFCT’s Director of Programs, including but not limited to:

    •  Coordinating GIFCT’s Working Groups
    •  Planning and staffing workshops, e-learnings, and other events
    •  Conducting research as needed
    •  Providing administrative support
    Qualifications
    Required
    • Strong oral communication, research, and writing skills
    • Excellent attention to detail and deadlines
    • Demonstrated interest in issues including, but not limited to, technological innovation, terrorism and violent extremism, Internet governance, freedom of expression, international security, and legal frameworks for content moderation
    •  1-3 years prior work experience
    • A Bachelor’s degree in a related discipline
    Recommended
    • A Master’s or equivalent advanced degree
    • Experience with non-governmental organizations and multi-stakeholder governance models
    • Administrative and event planning experience
    How to Apply

    To be considered for this position, please submit the following materials to jobs@gifct.org by close of business Friday, December 11th in one PDF packet:

    • Resume
    • Cover Letter
    • A brief writing sample that illustrates research and communication ability (3-5 pages maximum)
    • Contact information for two references

    Due to the high volume of applications that we receive, we are only able to respond to applicants who are selected for an interview. Thank you for your interest in GIFCT.

    The Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy and practice of the GIFCT that no applicant will be denied equal opportunity for consideration on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy, status as a parent, national origin, age, disability (physical or mental), family medical history or genetic information, political affiliation, military service, or other non-merit based factors.

    LEGAL FELLOW

    Job Description:

    As a newly independent non-governmental organization (NGO), GIFCT seeks a full-time Legal Fellow. Reporting directly to the Executive Director, the Legal Fellow will support an evolving portfolio of policy and legal questions before the organization related to technological innovation in a global, multi-stakeholder environment. This position is ideal for a self-motivated early-career lawyer interested in an immersive and dynamic professional experience at the helm of global technological innovation.

    About GIFCT:

    The mission of the Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism (GIFCT) is to prevent terrorists and violent extremists from exploiting digital platforms. Founded by Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter, and YouTube in 2017, the Forum was designed to foster technical collaboration among member companies, advance relevant research, and share knowledge with smaller platforms. Since 2017, GIFCT’s membership has expanded beyond the founding companies to include over a dozen diverse platforms committed to cross-industry efforts to counter the spread of terrorist and violent extremist content online.

    These efforts have evolved in conjunction with the Christchurch Call to Action, a nine-point plan that governments, tech platforms, and civil society organizations committed to in the aftermath of the March 2019 mosque shootings in Christchurch, New Zealand to prevent the spread of high-virality content like the tragic live-streamed video. At an UNGA side event led by New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and French President Emmanuel Macron in September 2019, the founding companies announced that GIFCT would spin off as an independent 501(c)(3) with its own dedicated technology, counterterrorism, and operations teams. By institutionalizing the spirit of shared purpose that the Christchurch Call to Action represents, GIFCT and its growing member companies can better prevent, respond to, and learn about how to counter this global threat in a manner that promotes fundamental human rights.

    Position Details:
    • Job Type: Full-Time
    • Duration: 1 calendar year
    • Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience
    • Location: Flexible remote work during COVID-19 pandemic, with Washington, D.C. headquarters and working hubs in other capitals
    Responsibilities:

    Support to GIFCT’s Executive Director, including but not limited to:

    • Undertake legal research
    • Comparative legal analysis on issues of Internet governance and content moderation
    • Draft briefs, policy proposals, and memos
    • Organize and engage in legal strategy issues
    Qualifications
    Required
    • Strong oral communication, research, and writing skills
    • Demonstrated interest in issues including, but not limited to, technological innovation, terrorism and violent extremism, Internet governance, freedom of expression, international security, and legal frameworks for content moderation
    • 3-5 years prior work experience post J.D.
    Recommended
    • Experience with non-governmental organizations and multi-stakeholder governance models
    How to Apply:

    To be considered for this position, please submit the following materials to jobs@gifct.org by close of business Friday, December 11th in one PDF packet:

    • Resume
    • Cover Letter
    • A brief writing sample that illustrates research and communication ability (3-5 pages maximum)
    • Contact information for two references

    Due to the high volume of applications that we receive, we are only able to respond to applicants who are selected for an interview. Thank you for your interest in GIFCT.

    The Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy and practice of the GIFCT that no applicant will be denied equal opportunity for consideration on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy, status as a parent, national origin, age, disability (physical or mental), family medical history or genetic information, political affiliation, military service, or other non-merit based factors.

    SPRING INTERN

    Job Description

    The Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism (GIFCT) seeks a spring intern to support its research, programming, and technological initiatives. The successful candidate will be a self-starter, diligent worker, strong team player, and possess a demonstrated interest in the intersection of online technology platforms, terrorism/violent extremism, and public policy.

    About GIFCT

    The mission of the Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism (GIFCT) is to prevent terrorists and violent extremists from exploiting digital platforms. Founded by Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter, and YouTube in 2017, the Forum was designed to foster technical collaboration among member companies, advance relevant research, and share knowledge with smaller platforms. Since 2017, GIFCT’s membership has expanded beyond the founding companies to include over a dozen diverse platforms committed to cross-industry efforts to counter the spread of terrorist and violent extremist content online.

    These efforts have evolved in conjunction with the Christchurch Call to Action, a nine-point plan that governments, tech platforms, and civil society organizations committed to in the aftermath of the March 2019 mosque shootings in Christchurch, New Zealand to prevent the spread of high-virality content like the tragic live-streamed video. At an UNGA side event led by New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and French President Emmanuel Macron in September 2019, the founding companies announced that GIFCT would spin off as an independent 501(c)(3) with its own dedicated technology, counterterrorism, and operations teams. By institutionalizing the spirit of shared purpose that the Christchurch Call to Action represents, GIFCT and its growing member companies can better prevent, respond to, and learn about how to counter this global threat in a manner that promotes fundamental human rights.

    Position Details
    • Job Type: Part-Time (20-30 hours/week)
    • Compensation: $15/hour
    • Location: Flexible remote work during continued Covid19 concerns, office locations launching in Washington D.C. and London.
    Responsibilities
    • Providing written news briefs on terrorism and technology
    • Conducting independent research projects on topics to include terrorism and violent extremism, legal frameworks for content moderation, and international security
    • Updating of a social media glossary and supplemental diagrams for GIFCT’s Executive Director.
    • Participating in ad hoc projects.
    • Attending relevant meetings and events
    • Assisting with company deliverables and external-facing documents.
    Qualifications
    • Demonstrated interest in the intersection of terrorism/violent extremism and technology
    • Prior coursework in one of the following fields: Political Science, History, International Relations, War Studies, Security Studies, Peace and Conflict Studies, Cybersecurity, Technology Studies, Social Media
    • Relevant work experience in a start-up, not-for-profit, research, or think tank capacity
    • Expertise in and knowledge of technology-related issues
    • Social media skills
    • Graphic design skills
    How to Apply

    To be considered for this position, please submit the following materials to jobs@gifct.org by close of business Friday, December 11th in one PDF packet:

    • Resume
    • Cover Letter
    • A brief writing sample that illustrates research and communication ability (3-5 pages maximum)
    • Contact information for two references

    Due to the high volume of applications that we receive, we are only able to respond to applicants who are selected for an interview. Thank you for your interest in GIFCT.

    The Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism is an equal opportunity employer. No applicant will be denied equal opportunity for consideration because of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy, status as a parent, national origin, age, disability (physical or mental), family medical history or genetic information, political affiliation, military service, or other non-merit based factors.

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    The mission of the Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism is to prevent terrorists and violent extremists from exploiting digital platforms. Established in 2019 as an independent not-for-profit organization, GIFCT brings together the technology industry, government, civil society, and academia to foster collaboration and information-sharing to counter terrorist and violent extremist activity online. Central to our efforts is the protection and promotion of the fundamental human rights–to include freedom of expression–that terrorism seeks to undermine.