Position overview

The Citizen Lab at the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs is hiring a project coordinator to facilitate a critical scoping study of gender and digital security. The position is contract work for 6 months.

The Citizen Lab is a research laboratory based at the Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto. The Citizen Lab conducts evidence-based, peer-reviewed research on information controls to inform advocacy and policy engagement on an open and secure Internet.

Key responsibilities:

  • Conduct a critical scoping study of the state of research and advocacy surrounding gender and digital security. Research will include literature review, strategic stakeholder engagement, and potential field work (e.g., site visits and interview studies). The final product of this research will be a document that provides an overview of the study results, proposes a gender and digital security research agenda, and a theory of change strategy for the Citizen Lab to adopt.
  • Facilitate workshops and collaborative activities with Citizen Lab staff and partners to identify emergent research topics and methodologies related to gender and digital security. Outcomes of these activities will inform development of the research agenda and theory of change.
  • Create and maintain documentation (e.g., schedules, milestones, grant reports, etc.) to monitor the project’s progress.

Required skills and experience:

  • Superior spoken and written English communications skills. Fluency in other languages is an asset
  • PhD or equivalent level of research experience (i.e., over 5 years) required
  • Prior research experience in digital security, gender studies, or international development strongly preferred
  • Demonstrated project management skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Experience working collaboratively in a team structure in a multicultural environment
  • Demonstrated skill in managing priorities with limited resources

Other Details

  • The Project Coordinator can work on site at Citizen Lab facilities in the University of Toronto or remotely. If the Project Coordinator works remotely, periodic travel to the University of Toronto will be required. Position may also require international travel to conduct stakeholder engagement and field work.
  • The Citizen Lab is committed to diversity and encourages applications from racialized persons/persons of colour, women, Indigenous/Aboriginal Peoples of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ2+ persons, and others who will enrich our discourse by ensuring it is the product of a diversity of perspectives.
  • Compensation is competitive with similar academic and non-profit positions and will be commensurate with experience.

How to Apply

  • Interested applicants should fill out the form here and attach a cover letter and CV. For questions, please contact jobs@citizenlab.ca with subject line “Gender Project Coordinator.”
  • We sincerely thank all applicants for their expressed interest in this opportunity; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.