About Collective Campaign for Peace (COCAP)
Collective Campaign for Peace (COCAP) is a national network of peace and human rights non-governmental organizations in Nepal. It started as a loose, informal forum in June 2001 and was registered with the government of Nepal as a nonprofit and non-political network in December 2002. Currently, COCAP has 43 member organizations. It has a secretariat in each of the seven provincial headquarters. It has a large number of volunteers who actively involve themselves in the various aspects of its works.
COCAP aims to provide a common space for its members, volunteers, and friends to collectively engage in the pursuit of peace, human rights, and justice in Nepal. It organizes national/regional level campaigns and programs on the issues of conflict transformation and peacebuilding, transitional justice, and social security/protection in coordination with its member organizations and other like-minded organizations.
The training manual on digital security is going to develop under the “Peer Learning: Defending Human Rights, Protecting HRDs” project. It is a protection and conflict prevention initiative jointly conducted by Collective Campaign for Peace (COCAP) and Peace Brigades International (pbi), Germany. It provides a tool for Human Rights Defenders (HRDs) used to work together with marginalized communities of Madhesh province, Nepal. It creates a community that is proficient in utilizing the newly acquired capacities aimed to increase their perceived and real security, mutually supports each other, and effectively engages in joint activities to advocate for Human Rights generally and in specific cases. HRDs strengthen their competencies in holistic security management through long-term and jointly created capacity-building activities in the field of human rights and peace work.
Detailed JOB Description/ Requirements
Background for Developing a Training Manual on Digital Security
Digital platforms or digital mediums have been increasing with the increase in access to and expansion of information and technology in Nepal. At the same time, the knowledge of safely using digital platforms continues to be limited among the general public. The digital medium has eased our work, service delivery, communication, and transaction, whereas, on the other hand, it has increased the risk of cyber-related crime and digital security threats. This has increased the trend of misusing access to digital technology to defraud, criminalize and intimidate human rights defenders and ordinary citizens more generally.
Digital platforms or digital mediums are safe when they are used safely but can destroy the image and recognition of an individual when not handled properly. For instance, Women Human Rights Defenders (WHRDs) are at high risk and targeted through digital media because of their human rights-based work in the community.
It is necessary to empower the knowledge and capacities of WHRDs in security management for the proper and safe use of digital platforms and the issues of digital threats and to minimize its risk.
The objective of developing a training manual on digital security are as follows:
- To guide WHRDs in providing training on digital security
- To protect information systems and ensure data security by understanding the essential principles and practices of information security.
The training manual on digital security is used as one among many tools for Human Rights Defenders (HRDs) to work together across societal divides. Through, joint capacity development and activities, it creates a community that is proficient in utilizing the newly acquired capacities aimed to increase their perceived and real security, mutually supporting each other, and effectively engaging in joint activities for human rights generally and in specific cases.
Main tasks and responsibilities under this consultancy
- Prepare a digital security manual in a Nepali Version.
- Research the digital security management-related documents which are more applicable to W/HRDs security management and threats.
- Prepare a guiding manual on digital security management incorporating its different aspects which can be used for the training and with specified steps for the protection of information systems and ensure data security.
- Provide a half-day orientation program on the training manual on digital security for the project team.
Planned Timeline and Duration: This consultancy will be effective for 3 months’ time period.
- The consultant shall commence the work immediately upon signing the contract on August 16, 2022.
- A detailed timeline along with the work plan should be submitted to the organization by August 25, 2022.
- The first draft of a training manual should be provided to the organization on October 16, 2022.
- The final training manual on digital security (after rework as per feedback from the organization, if needed) should be submitted to the organization by October 21, 2022.
- Excellent understanding of the digital security management system in Nepal, protecting information systems and ensuring data security by understanding the essential principles and practices of information security.
- Excellent understanding of digital risks and threats experienced by the Women Human Rights Defenders (W/HRDs).
- Excellent understanding of the safety and preventive measures of digital security management and cyber-related laws and policies.
- Proven expertise in the field of digital security management.
- At least 5 years of solid experience and familiarity or knowledge of digital security management systems in Nepal, protecting information systems and ensuring data security by understanding the essential principles and practices of information security.
- Excellent writing skills in Nepali, proven analytical skills, and ability to synthesize findings from diverse materials and sources
To apply: Please provide a proposal, including a CV, PAN/VAT registration documents, two references, a financial proposal, and two samples of relevant reports and publications at email@example.com by August 12, 2022.