Stop the Traffik (STT) is a global coalition of volunteers and local activists that aims to prevent human trafficking, prosecute human traffickers, and protect human trafficking victims. Full details of its global reach, activities and current programmes can be seen on the website www.stopthetraffik.org
For the last 12 months STT has been developing a smartphone app as the key element of a global project to collect information in a centralised Knowledge Centre from communities where human trafficking is prevalent. The app’s development is now complete, and the support for the database it will generate is on track for delivery in July 2015. We will use IBM i2 Analyst’s Notebook software to analyse the data. We are actively seeking funding for at least 3 years to build the programme and eventually employ analysts and others with relevant expertise
Meanwhile, STT is looking for volunteers to act as analysts for the Knowledge Centre Programme. We are prepared to offer these volunteers extensive free training in intelligence analysis techniques in return for a commitment to support the work of the Knowledge Centre as it develops.
What are we offering?
- Up to 12 places on a professionally-taught i2 Analyst’s Notebook training programme from 22 June 2015 for 5 days consecutively in a Central London location (close to Waterloo Station).
- Following the i2 training, an opportunity to use and develop analytical skills with STT’s growing dataset to identify strategic developments, trends, hotspots and opportunities to act to prevent trafficking.
This work can be undertaken at STT’s offices at Millbank, London SW1 or remotely from appropriate home-based equipment. It will be overseen by individuals with significant professional experience in law enforcement intelligence.
Who are we looking for?
- We believe these opportunities will be of greatest interest to students pursuing studies connected in some way to intelligence, security and international relations. However, others with strong interests or capabilities in information analysis may be also be suitable. Students will need to be proficient in using Excel and comfortable with handling large amounts of data. We may ask those selected to be prepared to undertake a test gauging their suitability for the training.
What is required?
- To attend the training programme with IBM, which carries formal certification on successful completion.
- Following qualification, to be prepared to offer at least 4 hours per week of analytical support to STT Knowledge Centre for a minimum of 12 months
Please notify your interest by email to Dr Bill Peace, visiting research fellow in the International Centre for Security Analysis (firstname.lastname@example.org). Please attach a short summary (one side of A4 maximum in 12 point font) of your current studies and interests, any experience you may have in intelligence analysis, why you would be interested in this opportunity and the volunteering commitment that you will be able to make. Please do so by 17.00 on Friday 5 June.