Director of Content

Employer The Oversight Board
Deadline 6. September 2020
Type Full time
Location London or San Francisco
Level Senior-level (7+ years expertise required)


The Oversight Board is a brand new physique that can make binding and unbiased selections about essentially the most difficult content material points on Facebook and Instagram. The first members of the Board have been introduced in May 2020 and embrace Helle Thorning-Schmidt, former Prime Minister of Denmark, Tawakkol Karman, Nobel Peace Prize winner, Michael McConnell, Director of Stanford’s Constitutional Law Center, and plenty of different extraordinary and various leaders and thinkers from world wide. The Board expects to turn out to be totally operational and start contemplating instances in late 2020.

The Oversight Board Administration is the staff of full-time workers who will help Board Members in finishing up their duties. The Administration can have places of work in London, San Francisco and Washington, D.C., and function with a worldwide scope.

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Role and tasks

We are at present searching for an distinctive particular person to affix because the Director of Content at a critically necessary interval of improvement for the Oversight Board. As Director of Content, the put up holder will play a pivotal position within the path and success of the Oversight Board Administration. They will lead one of many core features of the organisation, answerable for supporting the Oversight Board to evaluate Facebook selections appealed by customers or referred by Facebook, and in offering help to the Board in issuing coverage steering. The points the Board addresses will likely be of world consequence for the safety of customers’ human rights on-line.

The Director of Content will likely be answerable for main the Content Team, making a cohesive, responsive, and proactive technique for reaching the Oversight Board’s targets and driving the staff’s execution of this technique.

They will likely be a member of the Oversight Board Administration’s Leadership Group (LG), and work collaboratively inside this staff to make sure the organisation’s success.

The put up holder will display a robust monitor report of dedication to worldwide human rights, specifically on freedom of expression within the digital period, and management on this or adjoining fields. They can have intensive expertise of working with mechanisms to develop human rights requirements and redress violations and abuses, ideally in a job . They will possess a deep understanding of how human rights norms apply to enterprise enterprises, and expertise on discriminated in opposition to and marginalised people and teams.

They will lead a worldwide and various staff, together with the Case Screening Team, Case Development Team, Research and Policy Team, and the Decisions Implementation Officer, throughout a number of geographic areas. Each of those groups is led by a supervisor who will report on to the Director of Content, who’s answerable for the success of the Content Team as a complete.

The Case Screening Team will help the Oversight Board’s Case Selection Committee in creating and making use of the choice standards for instances, guaranteeing consistency and equity in prioritisation, addressing competing and complicated human rights points at tempo and scale.

The Case Development Team will help Oversight Board panels by creating the supporting case supplies, attending to panel deliberations and being aware of requests for added info, and, the place requested by panels, drafting selections.

The Research & Policy Team will present knowledgeable steering to the Oversight Board on worldwide human rights requirements and different coverage issues to tell deliberations on instances and coverage advisory statements.

The put up holder can even oversee the construct and administration of the Content Team’s exterior stakeholder networks for the sourcing of extra experience, as required in response to Oversight Board requests.

The post-holder will be certain that managers inside the Content Team have the sources, help and steering crucial to realize the targets of the Content Team as a complete, and have a confirmed monitor report of cultivating a motivating and enabling working atmosphere for others.

Skills and Experience

Successful candidates are prone to have the next expertise and expertise:

  • Law diploma or equal, ideally at grasp’s degree, with a specialisation in worldwide human rights;
  • Expertise and expertise in worldwide human rights regulation, specifically freedom of expression and media freedom within the digital age, together with a give attention to the rights of marginalised or discriminated in opposition to people and teams;
  • Experience of main the profitable construct or reform of establishments or mechanisms devoted to the promotion of justice, with proof of delivering modern and impactful options to complicated issues, and a capability to adapt methods to altering circumstances;
  • Experience working and interesting at a senior degree with authorities policymakers and intergovernmental organisations, social media corporations, human rights accountability mechanisms, civil society, and academia, together with stakeholders consultant of marginalised or discriminate in opposition to people and teams;
  • Leadership expertise at a senior degree in a human rights or public coverage associated position, together with in managing a number of various groups of 20+, with proof of supporting and motivating the success of others;
  • Experience main coverage improvement processes, together with stakeholder engagement, consultative deliberation, and collaborative drafting;
  • Experience in designing and implementing Monitoring and Evaluation methods
  • Excellent written and oral communications expertise in English, and information of different languages preferable;
  • Experience in constructing sustainable and efficient stakeholder relationships;
  • Experience of working in a number of nations and/or various multinational workplaces.

Oversight Board is dedicated to selling equal alternatives in employment. You will obtain equal therapy no matter age, incapacity, gender reassignment, marital or civil accomplice standing, being pregnant or maternity, race, color, nationality, ethnic or nationwide origin, faith or perception, intercourse or sexual orientation.

We welcome all purposes for this position. Applications will likely be reviewed on a rolling foundation till the place is stuffed. If you’re submitting an software, please word that we’ll solely be in contact in case your software is shortlisted for interview. This job advert will likely be faraway from this web page as soon as the position has been stuffed. Please see our privateness discover here.

Please word that we’ll be recruiting for additional roles over the approaching months. If you wish to hold up to date with the work of the Oversight Board and future alternatives, please comply with us on our LinkedIn web page.

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