[IRPCoalition] Ford Foundation seeks NY-based Global Internet Rights Program Officer

Marilia Maciel mariliamaciel at gmail.com
Sat Mar 22 04:16:04 EET 2014

Dear all,
I am sorry if this call already circulated here, but I don't remember
seeing it. It might be an opportunity of interest to some in this
community. Please, help to spread it.
Best wishes,

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From: Duggins, Kamilah <K.Duggins at fordfoundation.org>


I hope this note finds you well. I am writing to request your help in
identifying candidates to serve as the Ford Foundation's *Program Officer
focused on Global Internet Rights*. In addition to your nominations, please
share the attached position announcement widely with colleagues to help us
identify a strong and diverse candidate pool. If there are any listservs,
e-newsletters, LinkedIn groups or blogs that reach the audience we might be
interested in, please share that information with me as well.

The foundation seeks a dynamic and enthusiastic individual to build on
Ford's rich legacy in and commitment to promoting universal access, open
systems and clear protections for the public in the Internet environment.
The Program Officer will manage a portfolio of grants and other activities
to support a robust field of organizations doing work primarily in the
Global South as part of the foundation's Democracy, Rights and Justice
Program. This is a new position in a newly created unit, and an amazing
opportunity for the right candidate.

The current priorities of the work are to:

   - promote economic and social protections in the Internet environment
   - create ubiquitous, inexpensive and safe Internet access
   - broaden the participation of marginalized groups through targeted
   strategies for digital inclusion
   - create a competitive marketplace for innovation and access
   - promote open and transparent technology systems
   - advance fair and representative strategies for Internet governance

Ideal candidates will be unafraid of technology, policy and coalition
building; have a bachelor's degree and at least 7 years' professional
experience working with media, technology and policy organizations
internationally or within a global context; and substantial previous
experience in and deep knowledge of Internet policy*.* Also required is
excellent analytical, organizational and written and oral communication
skills; demonstrated ability to conceptualize program ideas and develop
innovative strategies; strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work
with colleagues of diverse backgrounds and perspectives.

This position is based in our New York office. Fluency in English is

Please forward nominations to me by email at
k.duggins at fordfoundation.orgby April 4.

To apply, please visit http://www.fordfoundation.org/careers/jobs/415.

We greatly appreciate any consideration and assistance you can lend to this
important search.


                Kamilah Duggins

                Talent Acquisition Specialist

                Human Resources

                 320 East 43rd Street

                 New York, NY 10017

                 t: 212.573.5321

                 k.duggins at fordfoundation.org


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*Marília Maciel*
Pesquisadora Gestora
Centro de Tecnologia e Sociedade - FGV Direito Rio

Researcher and Coordinator
Center for Technology & Society - FGV Law School

DiploFoundation associate
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