Job Opening: OONI Community Coordinator
Are you passionate about defending human rights on the internet? Are you
extremely organized and enjoy supporting communities around the world?
We have a job opening for you!
The OONI team (a non-profit fighting internet
censorship) is looking for a dedicated community coordinator to help
grow and support the OONI community around the world.
The application deadline is Sunday, 12th June 2022.
By joining our team, you will support our
partners and global community of human
rights defenders to measure and fight internet censorship. Our community
is at the heart of our work, and you will play an important role in
helping to ensure that our tools meet the needs of our community.
In this position, you will:
Collaborate on strengthening and building new partnerships with
digital rights organizations.
Support our global network of partners and broader community (e.g.
explaining how to use OONI tools
and data, answering OONI-related questions).
Coordinate localization efforts (i.e.
translation of OONI
tools and documentation).
Collaborate on maintenance and improvement of OONI documentation.
Collaborate on creating resources in support of community engagement
activities (such as screencasts and other educational materials).
Coordinate with our partners on updating the test lists (i.e.
lists of websites tested for censorship).
Facilitate (online and/or in-person) OONI workshops (to engage
communities worldwide with OONI tools).
Document community needs and feedback for the improvement of OONI
Collaborate on organizing OONI community meetings and events.
Support OONI outreach efforts (such as communications on our
Slack channel, mailing lists, and
social media channels).
This is a full-time 12-month contract position, starting ASAP. The
contract may be extended depending on the contractor’s performance and
the availability of funds. The yearly contractor fee will range between
40,000-50,000 EUR depending on the contractor’s relevant experience
This is a fully remote position. Even before the COVID-19 pandemic,
the OONI team always worked remotely online. We communicate and
coordinate through OONI Slack channels, we
have video/voice meetings regularly, and we track our work on
Our team members are currently based
in Europe, Africa, and North America, but we encourage applications from
anywhere in the world.
3+ years of professional experience as a community coordinator or
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Excellent documentation skills.
Strong public speaking skills.
Excellent organizational skills.
Fluency in English is essential.
Experience providing user support in a remote setting.
Willingness to learn the details of how OONI tools work and how to
interpret OONI data.
Comfortable working remotely with a geographically distributed team.
Self-directed, motivated, and have good teamwork skills.
Familiarity with OONI and OONI tools (ideally, you’re already an
OONI Probe user).
Speak other languages beyond English (such as Arabic, Farsi, French,
Russian, Spanish or Swahili) to support our communities worldwide.
Experience coordinating translations.
Experience facilitating workshops for human rights defenders.
Experience creating educational resources (such as user guides and
Experience using tools like Slack,
General understanding of internet censorship and digital rights
Past contributions to and familiarity with the practices of free
Passion and dedication to internet freedom is a huge extra plus!
A degree is great but not required if you have the right experience.
How to apply
To apply, please email us the following documents:
CV/resume. Please share a PDF of your CV/resume. If available,
please provide links to documentation you have written (such as
user guides, blog posts, or research reports), as well as to
public presentations you have given.
Cover letter. Let us know how your qualifications and experience
meet the requirements of this job position. Please include the
reasons why you want to work with OONI.
Please send your email to
jobs at openobservatory dot org with
“OONI Community Coordinator” in the subject line.
Note: We may request contact details for 2 professional references
if you are shortlisted for the position.
The deadline to submit applications is Sunday, 12th June 2022.
Born in 2012 (out of the Tor Project),
the Open Observatory of Network Interference (OONI)
is a non-profit, free software project that aims to empower
decentralized efforts in increasing transparency of internet censorship
around the world.
We build free software (OONI Probe) that
enables anyone to independently detect internet censorship on their
network. With more than 100k installs, OONI Probe is run by users in
more than 160 countries every month. To
increase transparency of internet censorship, we publish censorship
measurements as open data in near real-time.
This data supports research and advocacy efforts investigating and fighting
internet censorship worldwide.
OONI is currently fiscally sponsored by the Hermes Center for Transparency and Digital Human Rights.
More information about OONI is available in our Mission Statement and
At heart, OONI has always been a community-driven project, powered by
the internet freedom fighters worldwide who run OONI Probe and contribute measurements. The OONI
community is global and diverse, consisting of researchers, human rights
defenders, journalists, and technologists around the world.
Since 2016, we have established partnerships with 41 digital rights organizations, many of which include
non-profit organizations in Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and South
America. The aim of the OONI Partnership Program is to
collaborate on the study of internet censorship and to support
vulnerable populations by increasing transparency of information
controls. Since 2016, OONI has been an active member of Access Now’s
#KeepItOn campaign (an
international coalition of human rights organizations fighting internet
shutdowns) supporting advocacy efforts with censorship measurement data.
Meet some of our community members through their
videos! You can also learn
about the last OONI Partner Training events
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
We have a global and diverse community and
we strive to hire people who can best serve our community.
Our Code of Conduct
describes how we aim to provide a safe, welcoming, and inclusive
environment for our team and community.
We value and encourage diversity and consider applicants for all
positions without regard to national origin, gender, gender identity and
expression, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, physical
characteristics, disability, religion, and age.
We encourage people subject to systemic bias to apply, including people
of color, indigenous people, LGBTQIA+ people, women, and any other
person who is part of a group that is underrepresented in tech.