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Feb 27, 2019

Advocacy and Campaigns Officer

  • CIVICUS
  • Johannesburg, South Africa
Full time Nonprofit-Social Services

Job Description

CIVICUS seeks to appoint an Advocacy and Campaigns Officer to be based in Johannesburg.

Responsibilities:
Coordinate CIVICUS’s advocacy initiatives and campaigns in Africa
Maintain and strengthen relations with civil society representatives, formal and informal civil society organisations, Human Rights Defenders, Social Movements and activists in Africa and engage with regional and international human rights mechanisms and Special Procedures
Requirements:

Analyse trends on civic space in Africa and develop appropriate advocacy initiatives and campaigns in collaboration to CIVICUS’ members to respond to civic space restrictions
Develop innovative online and offline campaigns to respond to civic space restrictions in Africa
Carry out critical research and analysis of policy debates and political developments at the global, regional and national levels on civic space issues with a view to crafting organisational positions, advocacy strategies, briefing papers, statements, opinion pieces and editorials
Engage with CIVICUS’ external stakeholders on advocacy strategies to protect and expand civic space in multi-lateral institutions and intergovernmental bodies
Engage with and support the participation of CIVICUS members at regional and international human rights bodies like the African Commission on Human and Peoples Rights and the United Nations Human Rights Council to raise concerns on restrictions on civic space and engage in advocacy
Contribute to the development of CIVICUS’ advocacy and campaigning strategies and ensure their implementation at international, regional and national levels
Facilitate and support CIVICUS’ members and partners in their policy making, campaigning and advocacy activities
Engage with policy makers and other stakeholders on CIVICUS’ strategic priorities and represent the organisation in external forums
Understanding of the state of civil society and civic space in Africa and develop advocacy plans and design campaigns to respond to restrictions on civic space

To apply, submit your applications 

Application should comprise of:
A full CV, including educational and professional qualifications, a full employment history showing the more significant positions, responsibilities held, and relevant achievements
A covering note of not more than one page outlining your motivation for applying for the role
Please quote the source of this advertisement in your application

Job Description
Shortlisted candidates will be contacted during the week of 18 March to schedule interviews.

Due to high volumes of applications received, should you not have received feedback on your application within three weeks of the closing date, consider your application unsuccessful.

CIVICUS reserve the right to withdraw any of our vacancies at any time.

Employment
CIVICUS: World Alliance for Citizen Participation is one of the leading and most diverse international civil society networks, with members and partners in more than 100 countries and a staff of 35 people from over 20 countries. CIVICUS implements a range of programmatic activities focusing on strengthening civil society and its role in governance and development worldwide. It also serves as a convener of global civil society leaders through its annual World Assembly.


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