#JobAlert: We’re looking for a Senior Policy & Advocacy Manager


23 December 2022

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For our Berlin office, AlgorithmWatch is looking for a Senior Policy & Advocacy Manager!

AlgorithmWatch is a human rights organization based in Berlin and Zurich. Evaluating the social impact of algorithmic decision-making (ADM) and AI-based systems, we’re dedicated to ensuring that these systems are used to strengthen human rights, democracy, and the rule of law. All too often, they restrict people’s rights and are not deployed in their interest. To change this, we run campaigns, publish journalistic investigations, and scientifically analyze algorithmic systems and how they are overseen and controlled.

Please visit our website, subscribe to our newsletters, or follow us on Twitter, Mastodon or LinkedIn to get an idea of our work and see some of our team members.

Do you want to defend fundamental rights and strengthen the common good, focusing on one of the most contested issues of our time? Then join our motivated team!

Your future role

As Senior Policy & Advocacy Manager, you help AlgorithmWatch protect people’s fundamental rights in the face of increasing use of algorithmic systems, and you do so in close collaboration with the rest of the policy team, succeeding our outgoing Senior Policy & Advocacy Manager. You are responsible for our work in one or more of our four thematic pillars, which we will jointly define according to your profile and the team’s needs:

In detail, this means:

What you bring to the role

What we offer

To support and secure an appreciative and empowering team spirit, we defined values and principles for our team in our mission statement.

Did we get your attention? Please apply now!

AlgorithmWatch is committed to equal treatment and equal opportunity. We strive to have a diverse team and diverse directive boards. We believe that a diversity of perspectives on the team is essential for the task of adequately researching and controlling algorithmic systems. We encourage applications from people who experience(d) discrimination, as well as people with migration or refugee biographies, Black and people of color, or LGBTIQ.

We are constantly working on designing an environment that is inclusive to all people. We understand this as a process in which we have to listen and learn, detect privileges and question them – and act upon it. In case you think that we fall short on this aspiration during the recruiting process, we would appreciate your feedback.

You share our goals and would like to be a part of our team? You would like to get to know us better? We’re looking forward to your application – even if not every aspect in our job posting applies to you!

Please send the following via e-mail to jobs@algorithmwatch.org until 31 January 2023 (please don’t include a photo, your birthdate, or your family status):

We’ll send you a confirmation that we received it and, if your profile is a good match, we will get back to you within two weeks. We will invite applicants for interviews on a rolling basis from mid-January. If you have any questions, Angela, Head of Policy & Advocacy, will be happy to answer them (jobs@algorithmwatch.org). Interviews take place in persona or via video conference. We can cover your travel expenses within a reasonable range (in case the German employment agency doesn’t).

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