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Digital Security Consultant- Terms of Reference

Closing date: 22 Nov 2018

CIVICUS is looking for an experienced digital security consultant who will work with our Data Specialist and lead digital security consultant to update and support the digital security training for champions. The training is online and supports cohorts of six civil society participants over six months to develop the skills to research, analysis and apply changing digital security practices to their own contexts.

Location : Remote

Start date : As soon as possible

Duration : 40 hours a month through June 2019


At CIVICUS our focus is simple: to strengthen civil society and citizen action around the world. Our global alliance of activists and organisations in 175 countries is inspired by our vision of a global community engaged in confronting the challenges facing humanity. We work to together for a more just, inclusive and sustainable world.


· Defend civic freedoms and democratic values.

· Strengthen the power of people to organise, mobilise and take action.

· Empower a more accountable, effective and innovative civil society.


· Build solidarity among civil society across borders and at scale

· Support civil society to connect with others

· Produce timely and world-class knowledge and analysis

· Advocate for open spaces and systemic change

· Amplify voices of those not usually included

· Promote the resourcing of a diverse and resilient civil society

· Innovate and incubate bold initiatives

· Promote, model and disseminate civil society best practice



Improvement and continuous support of the digital platform

  • Keep content of digital platform up to date

  • Create new modules and provide continuous feedback on existing ones

  • Provide comments and answers for the participants on digital platform

Support of the live sessions and presentation reviews

  • Review and commenting on facilitators draft presentations and plans

  • Provide necessary support to the live sessions and group discussions.

Network support and continuous learning

  • Preparation of periodical digital security newsletter with news and updates

  • Answer technical questions from the course participants, related to the course content

Qualifications and Experience of the Consultant

The consultant will be contracted with the following desirable qualifications and experience:

  • Relevant higher academic degree

  • Experience working with civil society with digital security

  • Responds to online communication between 24-48 hours unless prior arrangement made


The contract is expected to start in November and continue part-time through June 2019. An average of forty hours a month is expected.

How to apply:

To apply

Interested candidates can apply by November 22, 2018 by submitting the following to

To apply, please submit:

· A detailed CV

· Contact details of three current references

· Hourly rate

· Normal working hours in UTC

· Language(s) proficiency

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Should you not have heard from us within 2 weeks after your application, please consider your application as being unsuccessful.