Information Security Associate

Human Rights Watch

About the organization

Human Rights Watch is an international human rights monitoring and advocacy organization known for its in-depth investigations, its incisive and timely reporting, its innovative and high-profile advocacy campaigns, and its success in changing the human rights-related policies and practices of influential governments and international institutions.

Human Rights Watch is strong because it is diverse. We do not discriminate in hiring practices and actively seek a diverse applicant pool. We encourage candidates of all abilities, ages, gender identities and expressions, national origins, races and ethnicities, religious beliefs, sexual orientations, and those with criminal records to apply. We welcome all kinds of diversity. Our employees include people who are parents and nonparents, the self-taught and university educated, and from a wide span of socio-economic backgrounds and perspectives on the world. Human Rights Watch is an equal opportunity employer.


1. Operational Support
a. Organize and document security support operations and procedures ensure these procedures are being followed by staff; and identify possible improvements in efficiency and efficacy.
b. Support the team in monitoring and evaluation, including tracking, collating, and analyzing data on security incidents and other ongoing security projects.
c. Coordinate needs assessment, updates, and review of HRW security guidance, knowledge materials, playbooks, and management documents (i.e., work plans).
d.As requested, serve as point of contact and key coordinator for logistics between security and HRW offices and global staff.
2. Administrative Support
a. Maintain security asset purchasing, supply requests, tracking, and inventory management, including sat-phones, travel security kits, and other security hardware/software/accounts that are provided to staff on a temporary basis.
b. Schedule, prepare for, and coordinate end-user security training and awareness raising activities including preparing materials and reserving meeting spaces.
c. Assist with preparing, drafting, editing, formatting and/or distributing materials such as security guidance, policies & procedures, alerts, announcements, and narrative and statistical reports on security activities.
d.Provide administrative support to the Director of Information Security including scheduling, preparing for and taking minutes at meetings, making travel arrangements, tracking and


Education: A level of education that when combined with your professional experience will adequately show you have the capability to contribute meaningfully to HRW's information security program. Candidates who have relevant academic degrees or security certifications are encouraged to apply, but this is a plus - not a requirement.

Experience: A minimum of one year of relevant work experience is required.

Related Skills and Knowledge:

1. Prior office/administration experience and strong organizational and time management skills with meticulous attention to detail are required.
2. Excellent oral and written communication skills in English and the ability to synthesize content for public consumption is required.
3. Strong interest in information security and human rights is required; experience working with non-governmental organizations is desirable.
4. Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work well under pressure while juggling multiple tasks are required.
5. Ability to make sound decisions consistent with functions is required.
6. Ability to prioritize with minimal supervision and work independently as well as function as a member of a team with staff in multiple locations globally is required.
7. Proficiency in computer packages including MS Office applications is required.



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