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19 Juin 2021 Il y a 3 ans

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Régions concernées par cette opportunité: Tunis

The Organization and Role

About Access Now 

Access Now is a growing international human rights organization dedicated to defending and extending the digital rights of users at risk around the world, including issues of privacy, security, freedom of expression, and transparency. Our policy, advocacy, technology, and operations teams have staff presences in Europe, Latin America, the Middle East/North Africa (MENA), North America, and South/Southeast Asia, to provide global support to our mission.

About this role 

Access Now is looking to reinforce its efforts in Tunisia and the wider MENA region to ensure that legislation and policies around the region respect and extend human rights in the digital age. The MENA Policy Analyst works primarily to advance our policy work in Tunisia, focusing mainly on freedom of expression, privacy, and data protection. They also work closely with the MENA Policy Manager to support and contribute to Access Now’s strategy to ensure that human rights in the digital age are high on the agenda in the MENA region in the upcoming years.

The MENA Policy Analyst is housed within the Policy Team arm, reports directly through the MENA Policy Manager, and collaborates closely with other members of the Organization’s global Policy, Advocacy and Legal Teams.

About you

You understand the depth and complexity of technology’s impact on human rights. You are passionate about our mission, developing tech policy solutions that improve people’s lives, and about seeing those ideas through to real-world implementation. You are a careful, precise, and analytical thinker, with the ability to get the details right while also keeping the big picture in mind. You are excited about the opportunity to collaborate with a diverse global team, and about bringing together differing points of view to achieve the best possible result for the communities we serve. You are committed to the work of elevating and empowering the voices of those who are often silenced, with a focus in the MENA region that can also inform our global strategy.

What you will do

  • Collaborate with the MENA Policy Manager, the MENA Campaigner, and other colleagues throughout different teams to identify and execute new projects and priorities that advance our mission in MENA
  • Research and craft legal, policy, and legislative analysis, written briefs, campaign content, press releases, blog posts, social media, white papers, and multimedia content
  • Track and engage with legislation and administrative proceedings in MENA, and contribute to strategies for seeing Access Now’s core policies adopted and enforced
  • Conduct monitoring of relevant digital rights issues in the region, monitoring the release of academic publications and summarizing relevant findings to inform our work
  • Support and identify opportunities for collaboration with partners, policymakers, and stakeholders in Tunisia and the MENA region to advance regional community objectives on digital rights
  • Advise the MENA Policy Manager and the global Policy Director on MENA issues and strategy
  • Contribute to our overall global Policy strategy in different thematic areas, following facilitation by the MENA Policy Manager
  • Support execution of Access Now events, including RightsCon
  • Other relevant duties and tasks assigned

The Details



This is a full-time position, based in Tunis. At this time Access Now Team Members are working remotely full-time, with a likely return to office arrangements in Tunis, at some point in 2022.

Qualified candidates in remote locations (within 2 hours of UTC+1 time zone) will be considered. The successful candidate must possess the right to work in the location in which they will be based. We are unable to sponsor visas or relocations for this role.


Access Now offers competitive compensation and benefits packages that align with our office localities. The starting salary for this role is anticipated at or around د.ت TND 88,000, gross annually, and will be determined by depth of experience and preparation. Benefits for this specific role include a free, market-competitive health insurance plan with dental and vision benefits, and the ability to participate (upon program eligibility) in an optional retirement savings program. Team members also benefit from a strong global culture aligned around:

  • Work-life balance…including a generous paid time-off program between 36 and 40 days annually
  • Professional development and growth opportunities
  • Extensive workplace flexibility
  • Organizational resilience and support for all team members, including paid family leave and employee assistance programs
  • Connection to a diverse, global team of passionate, principled professionals
  • Opportunities to recharge (including one month of paid refresher leave after 4 years)


Critères d'éligibilité

  • Degree in law, political science, public policy, international relations, or a similar field – or demonstrated equivalent practical experience
  • Solid understanding and interest in human rights, public policy, technology, and public organising in the MENA region with a deeper knowledge in at least one of these areas
  • Ability to bridge the gap between policy and technology (technical background a plus)
  • Preference for previous work in the areas of internet freedom, internet governance, human rights, legal education, political communication, internet engineering, and/or new technologies, with increasing levels of responsibility
  • Experience engaging and supporting diverse communities including women, LGBTQI or queer communities
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Fluency in English and Arabic is required; Experience working in a grassroots organisations with member activists is a plus
  • knowledge of French is a plus
  • Ability to organise and facilitate events, workshops, and small meetings
  • Global perspective and ability to participate in a team with people from around the world

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