CIVICUS exists to defend people power. As a growing global alliance of over 15,000 members in 188 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
The Project Officer-Host Laison plays an important role in the implementation of the Digital Democracy Initiative (DDI). As the Project Officer-Host Laison, your role is built upon three key pillars which include the planning and delivery of 7 regional codesigns, coordinating partnerships with the hosts of the DDI-supported resourcing mechanisms for local collaborators, and supporting the hosts’ development and iteration of these mechanisms.
The successful candidate must possess a robust understanding of the national & continental dynamics of how digital technology influences inclusive democracy and a healthy civic space especially in the OECD-DAC Countries. The role also requires a demonstrable understanding of how civil society engages with various actors in these contexts and the challenges and opportunities open to civil society actors in these contexts.
DDI aims to contribute to promoting and protecting local inclusive democratic space in the digital age. We will work to enable and amplify civil society through the improved use of digital technology for civic engagement by local civil society actors operating in restrictive contexts in the global south.
- Postgraduate degree in Development Studies, Social Sciences, International Relations or another related field, or equivalent work experience.
- Excellent written and verbal communication in English, fluency in another official UN language an advantage.
- A minimum of 5 years’ work experience in a relevant field
- Strong understanding of the digital landscape and its impact on democracy and civic engagement
- Robust technical and grant management expertise.
- Experience building and maintaining relationships with a range of civil society partners in multiple settings.
- Understanding of the civil society resourcing landscape and best practices.
- Experience in civil society capacity strengthening approaches and tools.
- Experience in building and maintaining working relationships across diverse teams and geographies, and ability to work collaboratively in “remote work” settings.
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How to Apply
The closing deadline for applications is Close of Business on the 31 January 2024.
Interested candidates should complete the application form by clicking the following link Project Officer – Host Liaison: Application Form then email their application documents (CV & Cover letter) to [email protected]
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 2 weeks after the closing date to schedule interviews.