Job: CIVICUS Youth Working Group Community Building Officer ($3,333/month) | Diplomacy Opportunities

CIVICUS World Alliance for Citizen Participation

CIVICUS World Alliance for Citizen Participation

CIVICUS is looking for a junior entry-level communications and networking professional to join our globally-focused networks and membership team, to strengthen the Youth Working Group (YWG), a global network of youth CSO, networks and individuals 30 and under.

Key Responsibilities:

Communication and knowledge sharing (30%)

  • Contribute to the identification of member’s knowledge and information needs and development of innovative ways to respond to them (webinars, trainings, etc.).
  • • Contribute to the development of knowledge products (research, training tools, etc.)
  • • Contribute to YWG internal knowledge management processes.

2. Membership (20%)

  • Support the implementation of CIVICUS and YWG’s membership strategy.
  • Liaise with membership teammates to ensure data on youth members are captured and updated on CIVICUS databases
  • Support the Youth Working Group through mapping, recruitment and promotion
  • Assist youth members with application to Crisis Response Funds

3. Network engagement (20%)

  • Support the implementation of Youth Working Group and Youth SDG Accelerator networks strategy; Research and implement innovative engagement practices that promote local ownership and participation;
  • Collaborate with Youth SDG Accelerators, technical partners and the Capacity Development Cluster to identify and support youth advocates needs.
  • Monitor and administer the Youth SDG Accelerator relationships and contracts with technical partners, mentors and advocates
  • Identify networking opportunities and potential partners to connect with the Youth Advocates

4. Convening support (30%)

• Contribute to the implementation of Youth Working Group convening plans;

• Assist in organising events and other logistics.

We are looking for an experienced and skilled person to:

  • Monitor and administer the Youth SDG Accelerator relationships and contracts with technical partners, mentors and advocates
  • Identify networking opportunities and potential partners to connect with the Youth Advocates
  • Assist in implementation of networking and engagement strategy for CIVICUS Youth Working Group to be more active and engaged in CIVICUS alliance and as a community of practice;
  • Support implementation of CIVICUS Youth Action Team strategic priorities and annual plans.
  • Provide administrative and coordination support to Youth Working Group convenings including: thematic webinars, mentorships, Youth Parkour, Youth Assembly, Youth SDG Accelerators and technical partners planning forum
  • Assist in research for partnerships for global, regional and national youth members and support the development of youth networks based on regional needs leasing with Innovation for Change and Capacity Development
  • Any other reasonable tasks deemed necessary.

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PERSON SPECIFICATION

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS

  • • Undergraduate degree or equivalent in development studies, international relations, political science, economics, anthropology, sociology, public policy, or a related field;
  • • 2 + year experience of working in a multi-cultural team and in an NGO environment (e.g. volunteer, internship, study aboard programs);
  • • Knowledge of project management, research, advocacy campaigns, partnership building, or project design;

COMPETENCIES

  • • Excellent writing, communication and analytical skills;
  • • Computer and internet proficiency, including MS Office, Word, Excel, PowerPoint etc.;
  • • Understanding of membership and networking principles;
  • • Knowledge of global/regional dynamics and civil society issues; and
  • • Excellent written and spoken English. Proficiency in French and/or Spanish required.

BEHAVIOURAL SKILLS:

  • • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work as part of a diverse team.
  • • A good communicator – someone with a passion for advancing the cause of civil society and human rights.
  • • Well-organised, with the ability to work independently.
  • • Ability to analyse complex sets of information and reveal trends.
  • • A commitment to improving respect for human rights.

Location: CIVICUS Hub preferable, with 3-6 months of the contract spent in Johannesburg

Salary: $3 333.00 per month

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To apply

please submit to jobs@civicus.org by 30 September 2018.

  • • A motivational letter;
  • • A detailed CV;
  • • Contact details of three current references

Start date : As soon as possible (1 November 2018)

Duration : 14 months (December 2019)

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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