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Mercy Corps

Data protection and privacy assessment evaluation

IT Infrastructure

Project details

Target skills

  • Database administration
  • Networking administration
  • System administration
  • Analytics
  • Data visualization
  • Strategic analysis

Project need

We are looking for 1-2 Cisco volunteers to report or provide a presentation that gives us an external point of view about the recommendations in the assessment (detailed below) and specifically validates or presents alternate suggestions for a governance model. Today the world is facing some of the greatest humanitarian challenges of our time. The worst hunger crisis in a generation is spreading across the Horn of Africa and Yemen, while millions of people are displaced by conflict in places like Syria, South Sudan and Nigeria.

In addition, the operating environments for delivering humanitarian assistance are constantly shifting and aid workers must deal with increasingly complex challenges such as shrinking access, protecting sensitive beneficiary data, ensuring privacy and delivering aid in the midst of violent conflict.

Mercy Corps and Cisco are partnering on a five-year "Tech for Impact" initiative to deliver aid and development assistance faster, better and to more people around the world by accelerating digital solutions. As part of this partnership, Mercy Corps has completed a data protection and privacy assessment that includes a landscape analysis, roadmap, and recommendations for governance and policy models. Given the great impact the next steps will have on Mercy Corps' programs, we are looking for technical expertise and an external read of the assessment, particularly around the proposed governance model and policy considerations. We have identified a set of digital strategies for program impact where we believe the collective action of Cisco and Mercy Corps will yield the greatest results to protecting vulnerable populations around the world. The robust assessment compiled will pave a pathway to ensure Mercy Corps and our partners deploy the most secure communications possible and practical for the context.

Organization's mission

Alleviate suffering, poverty and oppression by helping people build secure, productive and just communities.

Step 1: Apply

Send the below info, and if interested, the nonprofit will select a time for a phone interview. You'll get a confirmation with everything you need to know.

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Step 2: Interview

You'll have a 30 minute call to discuss the scope and deliverables of the project directly with Mercy Corps, and for them to confirm you're a good fit.

Step 3: Start

Once accepted, you'll be able to get right to work. We will check in with you periodically to make sure you have everything you need.