Request for Proposals: Data Analysis Contract

RightsCon · Global remote; key project team in NY, New York
Department RightsCon
Employment Type Contractor
Minimum Experience Experienced

Vendor Opportunity

About Access Now and RightsCon 

Access Now is a growing international human rights organization dedicated to defending and extending the digital rights of users at risk around the world, including issues of privacy, security, freedom of expression, and transparency. Our policy, advocacy, technology, and operations teams have staff presences in Europe, Latin America, the Middle East/North Africa (MENA), North America, and South/Southeast Asia, to provide global support to our mission. 

Hosted by Access Now, RightsCon is the leading global summit on human rights in the digital age. It’s where the world’s human rights experts, business leaders, technologists, engineers, investors, activists, and government representatives come together to share ideas, build strategies, showcase new technologies, and create tomorrow’s internet. It is an energizing reminder of the existence of a powerful global digital rights community that is determined to defend human rights and keep the internet open and free.

Convened in locations that are power centers for the internet, for nine years RightsCon rotated annually around the world to various global cities. Due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, in July 2020 the Access Now team made the bold decision to pivot our operational model and host the conference entirely virtually for the first time. After a resounding success, the decision was made to host the conference virtually again in June 2021 to celebrate the 10th anniversary series, and again in June 2022 given the inequitable availability of vaccine distribution and travel access among the global community. 

Over the past several years, the RightsCon community has grown notably. RightsCon Tunis (2019) convened nearly 3,000 participants from 120 countries and 700+ organizations. RightsCon Online (2020) boasted a total of 7,696 registrations and RightsCon: The 10th Anniversary Series (2021) grew even larger to an audience of 9,304. The community represents a variety of target stakeholder groups including representation across all sectors from civil society to the private sector.

Scope of Work 

RightsCon is conducting a community mapping project to better understand the goals and motivations for convening a network of 18,000+ past and current participants, with the intent to support the development of community building strategies for year-round participation and engagement. The creation and maintenance of an optimized data management system will inform the development of best practices to serve the RightsCon Community. Access Now is soliciting proposals for a contracted Data Analyst to support the creation and maintenance of an optimized data management system by supporting data cleansing and matching, data standardization, and data analysis

Leveraging existing datasets, the Data Analyst will conduct and consult on the following activities: 

  • Manage, organize and standardize anonymized data sets from a variety of sources
  • Conduct data aggregation from anonymized data sets to uncover insights and find trends around engagement at the conference and thematic interests
  • Support the design and presentation of reporting systems including dashboards and visualizations
  • Support the RightsCon team in creating a secure process for data management, integration, and storage that aligns with global standards and applicable laws
  • Participate in meetings and conversations with RightsCon team Access Now’s Legal and other relevant teams on data inventory and Data Usage Policy updates
  • Support the creation of analysis and reporting mechanisms across data security and qualitative data, like participant experience surveys and feedback

Special consideration will be paid to vendors and consultants who can also:

  • Provide the RightsCon team with actionable recommendations for engagement, retention and communication strategies
  • Provide data-driven recommendations for improved communication efforts
  • Provide recommendations for future management of the data set, including advising on the selection of a CRM software and analyzing best practices for security and privacy by design

Expertise Needed

The ideal vendor contractor should have multiple years experience leading similar consultancy projects with non-profits, a good understanding of privacy and security best practices, and have an interest in community and impact driven initiatives. 

Background Qualifications:

  • Strong data management experience
  • Ability to think through problems systematically, integrate information from multiple sources, propose and implement solutions.
  • Experience analyzing and manipulating datasets to understand patterns and insights
  • Experience with survey tools and using qualitative data + sentiment to support a data story 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills including ability to present complex findings to non-technical audiences
  • Understanding of privacy and data protection compliance, and a commitment to maintaining high standards of care when handling information, even when data is anonymized
  • Appropriate education and experiences, with preference for a bachelor or master degree equivalent in computer science, software engineering, or a similar field

Contract Details

The contract will be managed remotely, begin in November 2021 and end in March 2022, with possibility of consultancy extension during the migration to a new Customer Relationship Management (CRM) tool.

How to Submit a Proposal

Please upload the following documents as prompted, no later than 5 December 2021 (revised - extended time frame):

  • Cover letter or proposal outlining suitability for the contract
  • Description of services offered and costs for each service/deliverable
  • Customer and event references
  • Relevant Portfolio, Case Studies, or CV, where applicable

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Published 2021-10-01

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