Project Coordinator, Central America Civic Space Project


Project Coordinator, Central America Civic Space Project


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.

About the project

The project “Effective civil society advocacy in restricted civic space” is aimed at strengthening the capacity of CSOs to function effectively and advance their human rights agendas, while also advocating for civic space improvements; and increasing the resilience (ability to adapt and transform in order to continue their work) of civil society activists and organisations in restrictive environments.

The project will employ a bottom-up, co-creation approach, supporting eight selected CSOs (two each in El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua) in designing, implementing, monitoring and evaluating a tailor-made pilot project to improve their operating capacities and resilience in contexts of restricted civic space.

About the role

The project coordinator will be responsible for all elements of the project management cycle, including budgeting, reporting, partner coordination, quality control and evaluation. S/he/they will develop and carry out an implementation workplan and manage internal and external communication channels. S/he/they will also convene and coordinate gatherings and ensure that the trainings and capacity-building activities are adequately delivered, and all data pertaining project implementation are gathered, analysed and systematised.

Key requirements

  • Degree in a Development Studies, Social Sciences, International Relations o related fields, or equivalent work experience
  • Native Spanish speaker, fluent in English
  • Minimum of 5-year work experience in a project-related role; preferably managing a small project
  • Minimum of 3-year work experience in the civil society sector, preferably in contact with grassroots organisations
  • Project management/planning skills

Please click here for a full job description and here for the Terms of Reference.

How to Apply

The closing deadline for applications is close of business on 28 February 2020. Interested candidates should email their application to .

Your application should comprise:

  • A full CV, including educational and professional qualifications, and employment history showing the more significant positions, responsibilities held, and relevant achievements
  • 2-3 page outline of approach to the assignment, including timeline
  • Budget/cost estimated including ALL costs, including VAT if applicable
  • A cover letter of not more than one page outlining your motivation for applying for the role (please cite PCDN as the source of the posting)

Due to high volumes of applications received, should you not have received feedback on your application within two weeks of the closing date, please consider your application unsuccessful. We reserve the right to withdraw any of our vacancies at any time.

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