Position: SILT, Senior All Source Intelligence Analyst
Department: Strategic Initiative on Labor Trafficking
FLSA Status: Full-Time, Exempt
Reports to: Director, Strategic Initiative on Labor Trafficking
Direct Reports: None
Date Issued: October 11, 2022
Date Revised: N/A
Location: Washington, DC
Polaris is leading a data-driven social justice movement to fight sex and labor trafficking at the massive scale of the problem – 25 million people worldwide deprived of the freedom to choose how they live and work.
For more than a decade, Polaris has assisted thousands of victims and survivors through the U.S. National Human Trafficking Hotline, helped ensure countless traffickers were held accountable and built the largest known U.S. data set on actual trafficking experiences. With the guidance of survivors, we use that data to improve the way trafficking is identified, how victims and survivors are assisted, and how communities, businesses and governments can prevent human trafficking by transforming the underlying inequities and oppression that make it possible.
Polaris is a creator and promoter of new tools, data, and strategies to equip the anti-trafficking movement to catalyze systemic change. We do this by developing a comprehensive understanding of the crime, generating innovations based on this insight, and elevating the effective practices of partners. As part of our mission to eradicate human trafficking, Polaris operates several strategic initiatives targeting specific human trafficking networks. Polaris’ Strategic Initiative on Labor Trafficking(SI-LT) goal is to end the labor trafficking of migrant guest workers in the United States by fundamentally changing the system of how migrant workers are recruited and treated in the workplace. We envision a system that enables migrant workers to be fairly recruited without paying recruitment fees, that enables workers to change employers if they are not being treated fairly, and that holds abusive and exploitative employers accountable for injustices within their operations. Such a system will ultimately enable guest workers to continue to contribute to an economy that does not exploit them, including strong structures and processes of employer oversight and enforcement where transparency is the norm, and workers that are empowered to report on and leave exploitative employers without fear of losing their immigration status.
Polaris is seeking an organized, detail-oriented All Source Intelligence Analyst, to analyze labor trafficking and labor exploitation related data from the NHTH and integrate the learnings with other information sources to inform the SI-LT. The All Source Intelligence Analyst will turn NHTH, open source Department of Labor datasets (visa, business and enforcement disclosures) and other relevant data sources that may be identified and obtained into useful insights for the Programs and Communications teams to make progress on Polaris’s Labor Trafficking Big Fights. The All Source Intelligence Analyst will utilize diverse research and investigation methods to generate actionable insights and intelligence for the strategic initiative on labor trafficking. This individual should have experience conducting open source intelligence investigations and be familiar with emerging methods and relevant data sources.
- Develop and implement research projects using a variety of qualitative and quantitative analysis techniques in order to identify patterns and trends associated with the financial footprint of human trafficking and synthesize findings into a variety of written products including fact sheets, in depth reports, trainings, and case studies for the SI-LT team;
- Conduct open source investigations of specific entities suspected of involvement in human trafficking and document findings in written intelligence packages meeting established standards;
- Assist in managing, developing, and refining data collection and analysis tools and systems;
- Participate in collaborations with a range of internal and external stakeholders including survivor leaders and partners within financial institutions, government agencies, and non-government organizations;
- Commitment to the National Human Trafficking Hotline mission and Polaris values;
- Other duties as assigned by supervisor.
This job description provides a summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by individuals in this position. Incumbents may be asked to perform other tasks not specifically written in this job.
- Deep passion! Mad skills! Low ego!
- Minimum of 7 years of relevant experience in intelligence analysis, data science or related field, demonstrated proficiency in open-source research;
- Creative thinker with proven ability to innovate within resource limitations and excellent problem-solving skills;
- Discretion in handling sensitive and confidential information;
- Ability to effectively communicate with a wide range of audiences including stakeholders within financial institutions, data and technology companies, government agencies, law enforcement, and non-governmental organizations;
- Proficiency in and willingness to learn new and diverse technologies such as Palantir, Python, Salesforce, and block chain analysis tools; and
- Proven ability to deliver results, a natural self-starter who is comfortable working independently and as part of a team.
· Experience conducting supply chain investigations and Open Source Intelligence (OSINT)
· Familiarity with anti-money laundering systems.
VALUES: Polaris is grounded in a set of values and organizational beliefs and strives to model and embody these values in all that it does.
We work with humility and a spirit of service. We serve a mission that is bigger than ourselves, and we recognize that we cannot do this work alone. We foster a caring community of mutual support, and we actively pursue collaborations and partnerships to expand our reach.
Victims’ and survivors’ experiences ground our efforts. We honor the dignity, agency, and resilience of victims and survivors of slavery, both past and present. We serve, work alongside, and stand in solidarity with those who have been most affected by modern slavery.
We strive for inclusion and equity. We engage different perspectives to inform our decisions, actions, and positions. We create opportunities that empower individuals of diverse backgrounds and circumstances. We acknowledge the structural inequities that lead to human trafficking and modern slavery, which drives us to create just and equitable solutions.
We approach our work with courage. We promote a culture of inquiry, innovation, risk-taking, and continuous learning. We are resilient and evolve when faced with obstacles or failure. We recognize that what is typical or traditional is not always optimal.
We create positive impact and achieve results. We leverage and cultivate the strengths of our staff, and we work with discipline, integrity, and a commitment to excellence. We embrace a measurement culture to track our progress. We view impact holistically, considering multiple sectors and the effects on individuals’ lives, as we pursue systemic and social change to eradicate modern slavery
Polaris designs and implements data-driven strategies to prevent and disrupt human trafficking, and restore freedom to survivors. Achieving this ambitious goal requires both trafficking-specific systemic interventions and broader cultural and structural shifts that reduce the inequities that lead to human trafficking. While Polaris alone cannot build a more diverse, just, equitable, and inclusive society, both the success of our work and our organizational values require modeling in the workplace the change we want to see in the world.
This means cultivating a workforce, organizational culture, and priorities that respect and celebrate a dynamic, multi-disciplinary team made up of individuals with different identities, lived experiences, and backgrounds. Within both our team and across every part of our work, we strive to integrate and elevate the full range of survivor voices.
This is a living commitment. Diversity, equity, and inclusion are values to be manifested daily, in the work we do, the decisions we make, and the way that we treat each other and the people we seek to serve. This means creating space where staff can be included, heard, valued, and set up for success, and where everyone feels empowered to bring their full, best selves to work. We will not check boxes and consider it done. We will push new innovations and different ways of thinking, and treasure the community built and strengthened by each of our contributions.