OSINT Investigator

at Syria Justice and Accountability Centre
Published November 8, 2022
Location 1612 K St NW, Ste 400, Washington DC, United States of America
Category Consultancy  
Job Type Full Time  



SJAC is seeking consultants to join its Data Analysis team to process and analyze documentation of violations by all sides of the conflict. The Investigator will use his or her expertise to watch, organize, and analyze documentation of human rights violations in Syria (such as videos, photographs, written documents, etc.) They will also perform in-depth analysis of groups of open source documentation and use OSINT tools to verify and investigate incidents of war crimes or human rights violations.

Agreements will be made for a base period of one year with two option extension periods of one year each. Extension will be offered based on satisfactory work performance.

General Duties
Process pieces of documentation into the SJAC database;
Review content (videos, pictures, reports, sound files, etc.) and extract information for use in analysis;
Piece together evidence in SJAC’s database to investigate incidents of alleged war crimes or human rights violations, and assist in writing reports on these investigations;
Collaborate with team members to address issues and report on system bugs;
Accurately tag and label different pieces of information in the database according to SJAC’s guidelines, methodology, and standards;
Identify problematic areas and gaps in data and report to supervisors;
Understand the context and background in which the content was created;
Be able to aggregate different pieces of information into groups and categories;
Work with other team members to address and resolve complex issues encountered during analysis;

Proficiency in Arabic (spoken and written) and English (especially written) are musts;
Knowledge of Syria and the Syrian conflict required (including Syrian Arabic dialects);
Previous experience working on open source investigations;
Willingness to watch and handle very graphic content;
Proficiency with OSINT tools, software and online user interfaces.

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