Fortify Rights is an award-winning team of human rights defenders working to ensure human rights for all. We investigate human rights violations, engage people with power on solutions, and strengthen human rights defenders and communities affected by violations. We believe in the influence of evidence-based research, the power of strategic truth-telling, and the importance of working in close collaboration with individuals, communities, and movements pushing for change. Our work has contributed to exposing genocide and mass atrocity crimes, ensured justice for survivors of human trafficking, prevented the arbitrary detention and forced return of refugees, and improved protections for at-risk human rights defenders. Fortify Rights is an independent, nonprofit organization registered in the United States and Switzerland.


The Open-Source Intelligence (OSINT) Human Rights Associate is a highly motivated and skilled individual supports Fortify Rights’s independent human rights research and documentation using established, new, and emerging OSINT methodologies. They serve as a knowledgeable and experienced resource on conducting revelatory OSINT human rights research. The Associate’s OSINT research will be used internally and externally for publication and to contribute to revelatory investigations conducted by Fortify Rights country teams in Myanmar, Thailand, Malaysia, Bangladesh, and Ukraine. The OSINT Associate’s investigations will be used to engage people with power on solutions to complex human rights issues. The Associate will also work with country teams to strengthen community-based responses to human rights violations, including through workshops, trainings, and other efforts to support the work of our partners.


  • In collaboration with relevant team members, conduct OSINT research to gather, analyze, and verify information related to human rights violations and abuses, including mass atrocity crimes in the countries where Fortify Rights works.
  • Collaborate with Fortify Rights country teams in Myanmar, Thailand, Malaysia, Bangladesh, and Ukraine to ensure accurate and timely reporting on human rights issues affecting communities.
  • Utilize digital tools and platforms to monitor and collect information on emerging human rights situations, contributing to early warning and rapid response initiatives.
  • Stay informed about developments in OSINT methodologies and technology to enhance the organization’s capabilities in human rights documentation.
  • Assist in preparing and presenting findings, including creating reports, briefings, and visual materials for internal and external use and publication.
  • Work closely with Fortify Rights staff to contribute to strategic advocacy strategies aimed at promoting and protecting human rights and holding perpetrators of violations accountable.
  • Build relationships with relevant partners, including local organizations, activists, and digital rights experts.
  • Develop and implement skill-building technical trainings and/or workshops on conducting OSINT investigations to build the capacity of Fortify Rights’s team members and partners. Provide ongoing technical support and facilitate technical learning opportunities for Fortify Rights team members and partners.
  • Work closely in collaboration with the Fortify Rights team to ensure effectiveness, scale the organization’s impact, and ensure sustainability.
  • Perform other tasks as requested.


  • Graduate degree in a relevant field (e.g., information technologies, international relations, human rights, political science, or a related discipline) or comparable work experience.
  • Proven experience in OSINT research and analysis, preferably in a human rights context.
  • Strong understanding of digital tools, social media platforms, and other online resources for OSINT.
  • Excellent analytical and critical thinking skills, with the ability to assess and verify information from multiple sources.
  • Knowledge of international human rights standards and mechanisms is a plus.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with the ability to convey complex information clearly and compellingly. Facility with multiple languages is a plus but not required.
  • A positive outlook, attitude, and willingness to work in a progressive, non-traditional work environment.
  • Commitment to human rights, social justice, and the mission of Fortify Rights.
  • Sound judgment and ability to take initiative.
  • Fluency in written and verbal English. Additional language skills preferred.


  • To be discussed with short-listed candidates.


  • Fortify Rights seeks exceptional applicants and offers a competitive compensation and benefits package.


Fortify Rights is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate in hiring practices and actively seeks a diverse pool of applicants to build the strongest possible team.

How to apply

Please apply by submitting the form here. This post will remain open until filled.

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