Work with us

Displaced civilians near Mosul, May 2017. (Maranie R. Staab)

Open positions

Click the links below to read more about the positions and application process.

With thanks to iklektik – the political practice for their assistance in developing our approach to recruitment strategy

HEAD OF RESEARCH – Application package

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This is a hybrid position – in-person requirement in our London office at least two days per week; management of both remote and in-person teams. We are not able to sponsor visas for applicants. 

This position could suit people in a variety of different stages of their life and career. We also encourage applications from people who match a lot of the Person Profile, but whose talent and experience may not be reflected in paid professional roles and formal qualifications.

As we monitor incidents of civilian harm, this brings with it a risk of secondary trauma due to repeated exposure to difficult and violent content. While this risk is embedded in the nature of the work we do, we work to put support mechanisms and procedures in place to mitigate this risk.

Application process

Please note, we will not be accepting CVs or other documentation in this process

We want to give you the best chance to provide relevant examples and to demonstrate the skills, qualities and knowledge that you’ve gained from a variety of professional, personal, paid, unpaid life experience. At each stage of the process, we’ll set out which aspects of the Person Profile (in the job description) are being evaluated so you can focus in – or elaborate – on your responses accordingly. We aim to offer candidates a realistic picture of the role, the organisation and the work environment so that we achieve the best possible match for the organisation and for incoming colleagues.

1) An initial, informal expression of interest (online questionnaire, totalling approx 500 words), where we are primarily aiming to learn more about:

Your comfort with change and dynamic work environments

How you would maintain a duty of care to staff

Your interest and curiosity in this area of work

Your engagement with data modelling and analysis

Your ability to write accessibly to be understood within public discourse

How you might prioritise and manage internal workflows of team member

2) Selected applicants will be invited to submit a tailored application form

3) A (reflective) task followed by a short interview with the selection panel

4) A final interview

For candidates at the interview stage, please do let us know if you have prior professional, personal or other caring commitments to take into consideration when scheduling the interviews.

N.B. we are accepting applications on a rolling basis and the position will remain open until filled

OPERATIONS COORDINATOR- Application package

APPLY HERE

This is a hybrid position – in-person requirement in our London office at least two days per week; management of both remote and in-person teams. We are not able to sponsor visas for applicants. 

This position could suit people in a variety of different stages of their life and career. We also encourage applications from people who match a lot of the Person Profile, but whose talent and experience may not be reflected in paid professional roles and formal qualifications.

As we monitor incidents of civilian harm, this brings with it a risk of secondary trauma due to repeated exposure to difficult and violent content. While this risk is embedded in the nature of the work we do, we work to put support mechanisms and procedures in place to mitigate this risk.

Application Process

Please note, we will not be accepting CVs or other documentation in this process

We want to give you the best chance to provide relevant examples and to demonstrate the skills, qualities and knowledge that you’ve gained from a variety of professional, personal, paid, unpaid life experience. At each stage of the process, we’ll set out which aspects of the Person Profile (in the job description) are being evaluated so you can focus in – or elaborate – on your responses accordingly. We aim to offer candidates a realistic picture of the role, the organisation and the work environment so that we achieve the best possible match for the organisation and for incoming colleagues.

1) An initial, introduction letter (approx. 450 words) where you tell us:

What appeals to you about this role at Airwars at this stage in your career or life? (100 words)

Describe an example of when you’ve been responsible for proposing – and putting into practice – a new system, policy or internal processes as part of an administrative role in an organisation. (225 words)

What three things do you think are crucial to pay extra attention to when working in environments where internal processes are evolving? (125 words)

2) A second step where the selected candidates will be invited to submit an application form, to complete a reflective (not written) task (document review) and to participate in a short discussion with a small selection panel

3) A final interview

In the Introduction Letter, we are primarily assessing:

Your interest in the work of Airwars
Whether you are comfortable in an environment where systems are regularly evolving
Whether you are comfortable with change and dynamic work environments
Whether you can design internal processes
Your familiarity with different digital tools / software options for administrative processes
Your familiarity with back-end data management, record-keeping and relevant data protection standards that apply

For candidates at the interview stage, please do let us know if you have prior professional, personal or other caring commitments to take into consideration when scheduling the interviews.

N.B. we are accepting applications on a rolling basis and the position will remain open until filled

 

 

VOLUNTEER WITH US

Airwars began as an all-volunteer organisation in 2014 – and volunteers continue to play a vital role in our work. Our Board and Advisory Board give generously of their time and knowledge for example, comprising specialists from the conflict countries we monitor, along with experts in fields including munitions analysis, civilian casualty monitoring, geolocation and data journalism.

Please note that at present we require all volunteers to commit to a minimum of 10 hours per week.

For more information about volunteering with Airwars, please email info@airwars.org