Location: Berlin or Remote
Mnemonic is an international non-profit organisation promoting human rights and accountability through the preservation and verification of open-source digital information.
We are human rights defenders, lawyers, archivists, technologists, and open-source investigators dedicated to preserving, memorialising and adding value to publicly available information related to human rights violations. We use our unique position as a cross-sectorial, cross-disciplinary organisation to help human rights defenders hold power to account.
We are an equal opportunity and inclusive employer and encourage applicants of all backgrounds to apply. We do not and will not discriminate on the basis of age, race, nationality or citizenship, gender expression or identity, religion, economic background, disability, or sexual orientation.
Mnemonic is setting up the Ukrainian Archive to preserve at-risk open source materials related to the ongoing armed conflict in Ukraine, to contribute to verification and tagging of archived content, to conduct investigations into international crimes and human rights violations committed in Ukraine as well as to consolidate open source materials in order to support independent and fair criminal investigations and criminal proceedings at both national and international level. This work will include building the capacity of Ukrainian journalists, human rights defenders and lawyers to contribute to the Ukrainian Archive.
Project activities include: collecting and preserving open source materials, verifying open source materials; cataloging and processing open source materials through Mnemonic’s Elfehrest annotation platform; consolidating evidence for accountability purposes. In context of this work, The Ukrainian Archive team will collaborate closely with Ukrainian and international journalists, human rights organisations, advocacy groups and accountability institutions.
The Project Manager of the Ukrainian Archive Project will ensure a day-to-day management of project activities in coordination with the Mnemonic’s Executive Director and Project team, liaising with International and Ukrainian organisations and providing the project team and stakeholders with the appropriate technical and managerial support as needed.
Tasks and deliverables
The Project manager will support the Mnemonic team in performing the tasks mentioned below and make sure that the activities align with the project’s overall objectives and expected outcome.
Creating the Ukrainian Archive team work plan for 2022/2023 to implement the project activities with the support of the Executive director, the operations and the technical teams;
Coordinating tasks with the Ukrainian Archive team members and Mnemonic’s senior staff members;
Applying and integrating Mnemonic’ Standard Operating Procedures into project implementation;
Supervising the Ukrainian Archive team members;
Maintaining oversight on all collaborations of the project;
Reporting to the Executive Director on project’s update and achievements.
Coordinating the capacity building activities of the Ukrainian Archive team, and for the external partners;
Coordinating, networking and establishing collaborations with Ukrainian and International partners;
Ensure technical requirements and project’s goals are met.
Level of effort and duration
The assignment is expected to take place in the time period from May 02, 2022 to April 30, 2023 for a full-time position depending on the candidate’s experience. Mnemonic’s headquarters is based in Berlin, Germany, but candidates applying to work remotely will be considered.
The project manager will report to the Mnemonic Executive Director.
Terms of payment
Payment will be made monthly, upon submission of approved timesheet and satisfactory report.
Degree in law, journalism, political science, or a related field, or 3 years equivalent experience;
Experience in project and grant management (at least three years), ideally in NGO sector;
Experience in team management (at least three years), ability to support and mentor project members;
Excellent organisational and time-management skills; ability to set clearly defined and realistic objectives;
Strong interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to build and sustain relationships with multiple partners and stakeholders;
Independent, hands-on, reliable, and quality-oriented way of working;
Solid public speaking skills (ability to represent the project to funders, stakeholders, partners);
Fluency in oral and written English, Ukrainian and Russian.
A full-time position for a limited term, 12-month contract, starting May 2022. We hope to extend this position, depending on available funds, organisational needs and performance;
Highly motivated, growing, diverse team;
Annual leave entitlement of 25 days and an additional end of the year break;
How to apply:
How to apply
Please send your CV to hr [at] mnemonic.org before the 29th of April 2022, mentioning in the subject line of the email “Ukrainian Archive” Project Manager application.