SMEX is hiring a Policy Analyst

We are looking for a Policy Analyst to work with the Policy Unit on analyzing different policies, laws and legislations on Digital Rights, in the SWANA region but internationally as well. 

Responsibilities 

  • Follow, monitor and document regional developments on areas of importance to human rights online. This includes content moderation on different platforms, business & human rights, misinformation and disinformation, cybersecurity, government surveillance, platform accountability and more.
  • Develop policy recommendations for different areas of human rights online. 
  • Provide research, legal analysis, policy analysis and legislative analysis. 
  • Support the Policy Unit on different projects on privacy, SRHR policies, dangerous organizations and individuals, telecommunication laws, freedom of expression, advocacy and more. 
  • Write blog posts and reports. 
  • Work alongside the Advocacy Officer in the preparation phase of the advocacy campaigns as well as post-campaign to assess impact.
  • Identify opportunities for collaboration within alliances or with partners and stakeholders to uphold digital rights. 
  • Help develop the team’s knowledge on policies that respect human rights online. 

Skills

  • Ability to link between policy and technology.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Proven ability to produce well-written policy papers and communications material.
  • Strong organizational skills, and ability to meet and prioritize multiple deadlines.
  • Thorough understanding of the challenges that new technologies pose to human rights and the importance of policies in protecting human rights.
  • Fluency in English is required; fluency in Arabic is a plus.

Education and experience: 

  • Educational background in law, political science, international relations or public policy preferred.
  • 1-3 years of experience working on technology policy and law, digital security or international affairs.
  • Experience working in civil society, public sector, in grassroot organizing and/or a regulatory environment preferred.
  • Good understanding of Digital Rights and adequate knowledge of the WANA region. 

Location
Beirut or Remote

Start date
1 March 2023

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SMEX

SMEX is a registered Lebanese NGO that works to advance self-regulating information societies in the Middle East and North Africa.