Form of Employment: Full-time employment contract or alternatively long-term consultancy contract
Starting Date: As soon as possible / 1 September 2019
Duration: One year, with the possibility of extension
Location: Colombo, Sri Lanka
Democracy Reporting International (DRI) is a non-partisan, independent, not-for-profit organisation registered in Berlin. Democracy Reporting International promotes political participation of citizens, accountability of state bodies and the development of democratic institutions world-wide.
DRI is operating in Sri Lanka since 2016 and has implemented various democratic strengthening projects with the support of the German Federal Foreign Office, the European Union, the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ). DRI has worked on the thematic areas of human rights, constitutions, and democratic discourse with a focus on strengthening civil society in their work towards democratic reforms.
DRI is currently recruiting a full-time Social Media Analyst for its Country Office in Colombo, Sri Lanka. In collaboration with, and under supervision of the Director of Programmes, you will conduct social media monitoring, to unveil disinformation, hate speech and other phenomena spread on social media, especially in the context of Sri Lanka’s upcoming elections and around major ongoing political reform projects in the country.
Your duties and responsibilities:
DRI values diversity and aims to be an equal opportunities employer. Women and people from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Moreover, DRI offers you flexible working hours, training opportunities and working as part of an international and multicultural team.
If you are interested in this position, please send your application (cover letter and CV). Please include “Social Media Analyst – Sri Lanka” in the subject line and refer to the source you have found this opportunity. This position is subject to funding. Applying for this position by post mail is possible, please find our address details below.
Closing date for applications: 16 August 2019. The position may be filled before the end of the deadline so early applications are encouraged.
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