Organization Overview 

Fortify Rights works to ensure human rights for all. We investigate human rights violations, engage people with power, and strengthen the work of human rights defenders and affected communities. 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. Fortify Rights is an independent, nonprofit organization based in Southeast Asia and registered in the United States and Switzerland. 

Position Overview

The Data Management Associate supports the team by ensuring the proper organization and maintenance of various types of data critical to Fortify Rights’s work. They are also responsible for ensuring that the systems and platforms used to store Fortify Rights’s data are secure, efficient, and easy to navigate. The Data Management Associate will work across Fortify Rights’s teams to ensure data, information, and material produced or collected by team members is cleaned, categorized, and complete and organized to allow for easy retrieval and analysis when necessary or requested. The Data Management Associate will also identify and develop new systems, and tools to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of Fortify Rights’s data management systems. The DataManagement Associate is an integral member of Fortify Rights’ growing team with technical expertise to maximize and scale the organization’s impact. 


  • Provide overall management to Fortify Rights’s data management systems, including the impact tracker, multimedia library, contacts database, investigation database, and other data and information systems. 
  • With support from relevant team members, lead the process of developing new systems and tools that are necessary to store data, information, and material produced or collected by team members. 
  • Ensure Fortify Rights’s data management systems are secure, efficient, and easy to navigate and allow for easy retrieval and analysis. 
  • Identify and maintain accurate, complete, and up-to-date data, information, and material within Fortify Rights’s systems. Support Human Rights Specialists and other relevant team members in recording and managing relevant information. 
  • Track, input, clean, and organize relevant qualitative and quantitative data within Fortify Rights’s various systems.
  • Provide necessary qualitative and quantitative data on Fortify Rights’ strategic activities, outputs, and impacts to support the development of outputs by various team members, including publications, communications material, grant proposals and reports, fundraising material, and other material. 
  • Develop a sound understanding of Fortify Rights’ work and projects to be able to professionally represent the organization. 
  • Work closely in collaboration with the Fortify Rights team to constructively build the organization, support its expansion, streamline its systems, and ensure its sustainability. 
  • Perform other tasks as requested. 


  • A degree in relevant fields and/or at least two years of data management work experience. 
  • Data science, data analytics, and/or data visualization experience preferred
  • Familiarity with Airtable, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft BI, MaxQDA, and/or other databasing tools. 
  • Strong attention to detail and problem-solving skills. Excellent organization and time management skills. 
  • Ability to self-manage and work efficiently in a fast-paced but flexible environment. 
  • Familiarity with human rights issues.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, cross-cultural communication, and experience in a multi-ethnic team. 
  • Sound judgment and ability to take initiative.
  • Willingness to travel. 
  • Fluency in written and verbal English required. Additional language skills preferred. 

Compensation & Benefits

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

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