Operations Manager with Videre (I am not the contact point)
A dynamic, pioneering international NGO working in the worlds of media and human rights is seeking a talented individual to join its team in a key role as Operations Manager. It is a fascinating position that requires a highly responsible individual.
Videre is a cutting-edge, fast-growing, international human rights charity that maximises the power of technology to achieve justice. We give local activists the equipment, training and support needed to safely gather verified video evidence of human rights violations and effectively distribute it to those who can create change. As a result of our actions, perpetrators have been brought to trial and their means of oppression exposed to millions of viewers worldwide. It has empowered oppressed communities to expose human rights violations to millions around the world and deter their repetition. With visible influence, this small organisation is uncommonly high-impact and benefits from an esteemed international reputation.
This key individual will work directly under Videre’s Senior Management Team. The role will involve carefully creating, training, maintaining, coordinating and directing network operations in the field. Work will be in various geopolitical areas that might be hostile and where telecommunications are poor and infrastructure negligible, the main emphasis of the role will be on precision, logistics and safety.
Managing logistics, operations and communication – Constant telecommunications management with partners, deal with urgent problems, manage networks on a 24/7 basis where necessary, problem-solve to remove any obstacles to productivity and safety through all stages of operation – from planning to capturing visual data and broadcasting it. Support and ensure the welfare of all individuals involved in the projects under you.
Planning operations – Create plans to execute Videre’s vision and missions in its areas of operation, with guidance from the senior management team.
Training – Train networks to use overt and hidden cameras to create visual information. The training includes filming, gathering information, verification, operations and basic security when needed.
Identifying and recruiting – Find suitable partners to work with and create common ground for future engagement.Documenting and
reporting – Ensure all activities are recorded, documented and analysed. Monitor and report on all levels of activity to assess effectiveness, impact and progress of the organisation’s projects.
Overseeing daily workings of local offices – Coordinate all tasks and workflow associated with the project; manage locally-contracted hires; assist in project research and fundraising.
Concern and understanding of human rights issues
High-level coordination or management experience of at least three years
Highly organised, systematic thinker and problem-solver
Exceptionally good with people of diverse cultures and backgrounds, with the ability to motivate and inspire others
Strong decision-making ability to resolve problems quickly and carefully under pressure in situations of uncertainty
Flexible way of thinking and operating
Ability to work under extreme pressure in a very competitive environment
Creative, productive and innovative
A great team player with the ability to work alone
Ability to travel frequently and spend a lot of time away from office (minimum 6 months travelling per year)
Willingness to work irregular hours, long days, and in high-risk situations.
Fluent English; additional languages would be an advantage, especially French, Spanish or Arabic
Experience working on the ground in a number of different environments and cultures
Experience with training and presenting to various groups
Experience in the film/media world, in the role of producing, directing or filming
Knowledge of current affairs and the media world
Military/intelligence/police service experience in a commanding role
Full driving license
WHAT YOU GET
The opportunity to work with a close-knit team motivated to create real change on the ground in some of the world’s hardest-to-access areas. A strongly supportive work environment that encourages creativity, innovation, and action.
Please send a cover letter of no more than two pages outlining your suitability and CV, to firstname.lastname@example.org