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Project Coordinator – Sri Lanka | The Sentinel Project

Project Coordinator – Sri Lanka

The Project Coordinator is a full-time employee supporting efforts to counter the spread of harmful rumours and misinformation within Sri Lanka, especially those which are linked to gender-based abuses. This project is being implemented as part of a partnership between various organizations working to track, report, and mitigate both misinformation and hate speech.

The Project Coordinator position is based in Sri Lanka under the administration of the Sentinel Project and is integral to the success of the project by maintaining day-to-day operations, supporting the Canadian research team during any potential field visits, contributing to the collection of data, developing relationships with key stakeholders, and conducting community engagement activities. This role involves a combination of independent work (often outside of an office setting) and teamwork with another Project Coordinator, the Project Leader, and other Sentinel Project staff.

What you’ll do:

  • Assist with the setup of an ICT-based misinformation reporting system
  • Input reports of misinformation or violence into the WikiRumours information management system
  • Conduct information verification activities to determine whether reports are true or false
  • Update previously-reported entries as new information becomes available
  • Disseminate verified information to members of the general public
  • Undertake training in new software systems and procedures
  • Recruitment, training, and management of local project volunteers
  • Notify project volunteers and community leaders / influencers when intervention may be required
  • Identify, contact, and maintain relationships with appropriate local stakeholders

What you’ll need:

  • Fluency in English and Sinhala (project working language) is essential
  • Fluency in Tamil would be beneficial
  • Ability to work independently in a virtual environment with little instruction or direction
  • Technologically literate and comfortable working closely with technical team members
  • Eagerness to learn both independently and as part of a team
  • High-quality written and verbal communication skills

Your experience should include:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in relevant field
  • Working knowledge of how technological tools can support human rights, human security, and peacebuilding work

To apply:

Please contact us at joinus@thesentinelproject.org with:

  • An updated resume or LinkedIn URL
  • A cover letter explaining how your background and expertise will ensure you excel in this role


    This position will close for applications on 14 May, 2021.