Walk Free is an international human rights organisation committed to ending all forms of modern slavery in this generation. This includes human trafficking, forced labour, and other practices described in key international treaties. Walk Free's mission is to end modern slavery by mobilising a global activist movement, generating the highest quality research, enlisting business and raising unprecedented levels of capital to drive change in those countries and industries bearing the greatest responsibility for slavery today.Due to expansion we are seeking a qualified professional to join our team as Senior Manager Innovation. Reporting to the Director Fund Design and Innovation, this is an exciting new position in the anti-slavery space. It will harness new technologies to better measure slavery prevalence rates and counter slavery, and look for wider non-tech based scalable innovations to combat slavery. Key Responsibilities:Responsible for identifying and developing both tech and non-tech innovations that will contribute towards eradicating slavery.Identify and develop technologies that can be used to better measure slavery prevalence rates and apply them to the measurement of slavery prevalence rates. Assume lead responsibility for managing technology platforms currently under development, including geo-spatial imagery.Identify and develop technologies that can be used to prevent people falling into slavery (for example, by facilitating safer migration) at low cost and on a mass scale. Identify and work with partner ICT companies and organisations to develop these tools.Maintain oversight of the latest trends in ICT-facilitated trafficking techniques.Work with partners to develop tools to counter these efforts.Ensure all tools developed maintain the utmost safety for users.Maintain a watching brief monitoring non-tech innovations in the anti-slavery space, with an eye on innovative interventions that can be scaled.Skills & Qualifications:Minimum 5 years work experience with a demonstrated track record of innovation and original thinking.A deep understanding of anti-slavery interventions and issues, ideally in a developing country context.Excellent understanding of ICT user privacy and security vulnerabilities.Excellent ICT skills and knowledge, with basic programming skills preferred.Project management skills.Ability to frugally and responsibly manage an expanding innovation budget.Extensive connections in the technology/anti-slavey space and the broader ICT industry.Familiarity using data visualisation tools.Desirable: experience in quantitative research methods.Desirable: familiarity working in developing country contexts.Desirable: language skills.Degree or experience in computing-related field.University or college study of human slavery/trafficking.This position is based in Perth, Western Australia. We will provide relocation assistance if required, for the successful candidate. Australia - WA Perth CBD, Inner & Western Suburbs

Job Opportunity | Senior Manager - Innovation | Walk Free

Senior Manager - Innovation

Walk Free is an international human rights organisation committed to ending all forms of modern slavery in this generation. This includes human trafficking, forced labour, and other practices described in key international treaties.

Walk Free's mission is to end modern slavery by mobilising a global activist movement, generating the highest quality research, enlisting business and raising unprecedented levels of capital to drive change in those countries and industries bearing the greatest responsibility for slavery today.

Due to expansion we are seeking a qualified professional to join our team as Senior Manager Innovation. Reporting to the Director Fund Design and Innovation, this is an exciting new position in the anti-slavery space. It will harness new technologies to better measure slavery prevalence rates and counter slavery, and look for wider non-tech based scalable innovations to combat slavery.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for identifying and developing both tech and non-tech innovations that will contribute towards eradicating slavery.
  • Identify and develop technologies that can be used to better measure slavery prevalence rates and apply them to the measurement of slavery prevalence rates.
  • Assume lead responsibility for managing technology platforms currently under development, including geo-spatial imagery.
  • Identify and develop technologies that can be used to prevent people falling into slavery (for example, by facilitating safer migration) at low cost and on a mass scale. Identify and work with partner ICT companies and organisations to develop these tools.
  • Maintain oversight of the latest trends in ICT-facilitated trafficking techniques.
  • Work with partners to develop tools to counter these efforts.
  • Ensure all tools developed maintain the utmost safety for users.
  • Maintain a watching brief monitoring non-tech innovations in the anti-slavery space, with an eye on innovative interventions that can be scaled.

Skills & Qualifications:

  • Minimum 5 years work experience with a demonstrated track record of innovation and original thinking.
  • A deep understanding of anti-slavery interventions and issues, ideally in a developing country context.
  • Excellent understanding of ICT user privacy and security vulnerabilities.
  • Excellent ICT skills and knowledge, with basic programming skills preferred.
  • Project management skills.
  • Ability to frugally and responsibly manage an expanding innovation budget.
  • Extensive connections in the technology/anti-slavey space and the broader ICT industry.
  • Familiarity using data visualisation tools.
  • Desirable: experience in quantitative research methods.
  • Desirable: familiarity working in developing country contexts.
  • Desirable: language skills.
  • Degree or experience in computing-related field.
  • University or college study of human slavery/trafficking.

This position is based in Perth, Western Australia. We will provide relocation assistance if required, for the successful candidate.

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