Jun 11, 2019

Network Engagement Coordinator

  • Cape Town, South Africa
Full time Nonprofit-Social Services

Job Description

CIVICUS seeks to appoint a Network Engagement Coordinator to be based in South Africa.

The Affinity Group of National Associations (AGNA) brings together national associations and regional platforms from around to world to foster greater cooperation across national and regional boundaries. AGNA is a key constituency within CIVICUS’ membership, piloting innovative new methodologies and approaches to partnership building, and improving civil society’s enabling environment. AGNA works to strengthen its members’ ability to amplify the voices of their constituencies and responds to the needs of the network through peer learning and capacity development initiatives.

The purpose of the Networks Engagement Coordinator is to lead the coordination and development of the AGNA network, facilitating collaboration and engagement between members and supporting strategic alliances that enhance the network’s ability to take collective action. Situated within the Membership and Networks cluster, the role will work across all CIVICUS teams to ensure AGNA members are engaged and supported through all CIVICUS programmes and activities.


Minimum of five to seven years’ experience working directly with civil society or human rights organisations, ideally with civil society networks
Strong analytical, strategic thinking and project management/planning skills
Experience of network building at the local and national level, with a thorough understanding of networking principles, particularly in the global south
Demonstrated partnership building abilities, both internally within an organisation and externally
Understanding of global/regional dynamics, and civil society issues and trends
The role would suit someone from the global south who has strong experience in network building and engagement, with a demonstrated long-term commitment to civil society and citizen action
Be an independent self-starter, with a willingness to take on unforeseen challenges but fundamentally understands the importance of partnership/relationship building and enjoys working with a diverse global group of network leaders

To apply, submit an email their application

Your 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 1 page outlining your motivation for applying for the role

Please quote the source of this advertisement in your application 

Shortlisted candidates will be contacted by 24 June 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.

CIVICUS exists to defend people power. As a growing global alliance of over 7000 members in 175 countries, we work together to monitor violations of basic civic freedoms, call out the perpetrators of violations and strengthen the power of people to organise by supporting a more accountable, effective and innovative civil society. We strive to promote excluded voices, especially from the Global South.

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