Youth Programme Officer

  • Full Time
  • South Africa
  • Applications have closed

Website Civicus

Youth Programme Officer

About CIVICUS

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 Role

The Youth Programme Officer provides day-to-day support to the CIVICUS youth membership, helping to identify resourcing opportunities for youth organisations and activists; contributing to community-building through regular communications and convenings; and supporting the development, launch, implementation and tracking of youth-specific projects, with a focus on the project “Strengthening 21st Century citizen action” funded by NORAD.

Key Requirements                                                                              

  • Project support
  • Community engagement
  • Convening
  • Research
  • Bachelor’s degree in International Relations, Political Science, Sociology or related, or equivalent experience
  • Fluency in English and at least one other language
  • Excellent writing and organisational skills
  • Project management experience and skills
  • Communications and digital engagement skills
  • Basic knowledge on research skills

Please click here for a full Job Description

How to Apply

The closing deadline for applications is Close of Business on the 17th February 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 (please cite PCDN as the source of the posting in the letter)

Short listed candidates will be contacted by 02 March 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.

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