CIVICUS exists to defend people power. As a growing global alliance of over 10 000 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.

About the Role

One of CIVICUS’ key thematic priorities is resourcing grassroots groups and movements. This role will work within the membership & networks cluster, and in close collaboration with the team coordinating the ‘Strengthening 21st Century Citizen Action’ project. In particular, the role will coordinate and support CIVICUS’ member-led, member-resourced “CIVICUS Solidarity Fund”, from the functional level to collecting, collating and disseminating best practices (embedding collective analyses, reflections and learnings throughout the process), review of the Fund, and improvement to its processes and objectives. 

Key Requirements 

  • Ability to work, meaningfully engage and communicate with groups and stakeholders with diverse backgrounds and interests, including members and grassroots activists. Must be personable, approachable and responsive
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a multi-cultural environment, work under pressure and multi-tasking
  • Exposure and/or knowledge of participatory decision-making processes and practices
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, with demonstrated ability to develop creative solution with limited resources
  • Passion for global civic movement, empowering civil society and seeking innovative approached to enhance people power and manifest global solidarity. 
  • A degree or Diplomas in development studies, international relations, political science, economics or related field, or work experience in lieu of these qualifications
  • Fluency in verbal and written communication skills in English; additional language proficiency is highly desirable, in particular Spanish, French and/or Arabic

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How to Apply

The closing deadline for applications is Close of Business on Friday the 11th of September 2020. Interested candidates should email their application to

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.

Short listed candidates will be contacted the week of the 14th – 18th September 2020 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, please consider your application unsuccessful. We reserve the right to withdraw any of our vacancies at any time.FacebookFacebook MessengerTwitterLinkedInWhatsAppEmail

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