At CIVICUS our focus is simple: to strengthen civil society and citizen action for a more just, inclusive and sustainable world. We do this by defending civic freedoms and democratic values; strengthening the power of people to organise, mobilise and take action; and empowering a more accountable, effective and innovative civil society.
We work for civil society, protecting and growing `civic space’, by which we mean: the freedoms of expression, association and assembly - the fundamental freedoms that enable organisations and individuals the right to speak out, organise and take action. We strive to promote excluded voices, especially from the Global South, and have a growing alliance of more than 4000 members in more than 175 countries.
We know that this is a time of big global challenges for civil society and the world, but we also know that our members and partners have big responses. Our role is to connect, amplify and scale these responses and, in doing so, strengthen the contribution of citizen action and civil society.
Drawing on over 25 years of experience, we are working to build on our strengths while also exploring new ways of working. CIVICUS’ Strategic Plan 2017-2022 sets the strategic direction for the secretariat and alliance. It articulates who we are, what we strive to achieve, how we work and how we define our success.
How we make a difference:
Given the nature and extent of the challenges facing humanity we believe in being bold and creative by:
CIVICUS, the global civil society alliance, is looking for an Advocacy and Networks Officer to assist with its global advocacy activities and networking at the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva.
We are looking for an enthusiastic, dynamic and skilled team member to:
· Interpret and synthesize information about global trends related to civil society and international relations within
CIVICUS’ mission, vision, values, strategic directions and stakeholder needs.
· Contribute to the implementation of CIVICUS’ advocacy priorities at the UN Human Rights Council and assist in
the formulation of CIVICUS’ external messaging.
· Contribute to network engagement activities with CIVICUS’ members and stakeholders in Geneva.
Post graduate degree in international relations, law, politics, or relevant social sciences from a reputable
university. In cases of exceptional experience, this criterion can be waived.
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:
MAIN ACTIVITIES OF THE ROLE:
1. UN advocacy and networking
2. Support function for CIVICUS staff and membership
3. Representing CIVICUS in Geneva
To apply, please submit:
Deadline for submission of applications: 30th November 2018
Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Should you not have heard from us within 3 weeks after your application, please consider your application as being unsuccessful.
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