The Carter Center is guided by a fundamental commitment to human rights and the alleviation of human suffering; it seeks to prevent and resolve conflicts, enhance freedom and democracy, and improve health.
Subject to confirmation of funding, The Carter Center is seeking a highly qualified individual to serve as a Deputy Landscape Assessment Coordinator on a project to identify, map, and analyze the Honduras social media landscape. The successful candidate will assist a remote social media landscape mission, interview relevant actors, and perform analysis of key findings.
Length of Assignment: December 2020 – February 2021
- With oversight by the Democracy Program’s Latin America and Caribbean and Digital Threats teams in Atlanta identify relevant actors who can be a resource in identifying Honduran social media trends;
- Organize and assist the landscape assessment’s coordinator in the planning and execution of meeting with relevant actors;
- Work with the Democracy Program teams and the landscape assessment’s coordinator to identify activity on social media (i.e. accounts, keywords, domains) that warrants scrutiny;
- Identify current online narratives in Honduran social media and potential future narratives tied to political and electoral developments;
- Upon conclusion of the assessment mission, support the coordinator’s compilation of findings into a landscape assessment report;
- As requested, provide written updates on monitoring activities and oral reports;
- As requested, participate in meetings with external stakeholders;
- Other duties as assigned.
- Deep knowledge of human rights issues pertaining to Freedom of Expression and Democratic Election Standards is required;
- Deep knowledge of political and electoral context is required;
- Experience working with civil society organizations on democracy, human rights, election observation and/or information technology issues is required;
- Good knowledge of Honduras media and social media trends is required;
- Experience in projects related to the impact of information technologies and/or social media in the arena of democracy and elections is highly desired;
- Experience working with media / prior experience as a journalist is highly desired;
- Fluency in Spanish;
- Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field or corresponding years of relevant professional experience
- Excellent organizational, oral and written communication skills.
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, with a goal of filling the position by December 31, 2020. To apply, please send a cover letter, CV and references to firstname.lastname@example.org. When applying, please include “Deputy Landscape Assessment Coordinator” in the subject line. Only those candidates selected for an interview or additional consideration will be notified by the Center, no phone calls please.