Required qualifications and competencies:
- Degree in the Media, Communication, Public Relations or similar; and
- 5-8 years relevant experience in similar global campaigning role.
- Track record of success in campaign strategy and implementation, at local, national, and global levels.
- Be familiar with civil society, development and human rights issues and understand the challenges faced by marginalised citizens and organisations, especially those in the Global South.
- Understanding of networks and coalition-building in civil society and across sectors.
- In depth understanding of off and online public engagement campaigning tactics, including for grassroots mobilisation, digital campaigning and media engagement.
- Computer literate at advanced level: MS Office; collaborative applications including Google Docs;
- Experience of working in dispersed, virtual teams working in different countries and cultures.
- Demonstrable experience in programme and budget management.
- Experience working with established and latest digital campaigning platforms and tools.
- Supervisory management
- Budget control responsibility
MAIN ACTIVITIES OF THE ROLE: Strategic planning
- Refine GDCA 2017 strategy on-going, ensuring distributability and adaptability, working with national, regional and global partners
- Develop approach to Innovation Awards, Be the Change online platform and media fellowships.
- Ensure increased impact of the 2017 campaign by implementing a campaign strategy that:
- works with and through participatory partnerships with national and local CIVICUS Alliance and wider civil society members, to develop global and national actions and narratives;
- uses data to effectively run the campaign and monitor and report on it;
- identifies new audiences and engagement opportunities, and ensures widespread public awareness amongst agreed audiences; and
- strengthens existing, and builds new partnerships across civil society and across sectors; and
- maximises the linkages between the Global Day of Citizen Action; Innovation Awards; Be the Change online platform; and media fellowships.
- Provide on-going capacity strengthening support to local and national campaigning teams and partners as they develop national actions, including through delivery of campaign planning and digital campaigning tools, workshops.
- Provide logistical and financial administration – manage campaign budget; micro-grant making, awards administration travel, etc. supported by a campaign administrator.
- Oversee the global digital campaign;
- Manage the public facing campaign platform, working with the CIVICUS Communications team members;
Toolbox and Content Production
- To power distributed actions, oversee the development of comms products and a campaign tool box to include content for online campaigning, and web and media-ready content;
- Work with selected Media Fellows to produce and publish stories around the campaign.
Location: Flexible (at any CIVICUS hub/office), with a strong preference for Johannesburg, South Africa Start date: As soon as possible Salary: US$50,000 per annum, depending on experience Duration: 9 months contract To apply, please submit:
- A motivational letter;
- A detailed CV;
- Contact details of three current references to email@example.com.
Deadline for submission of applications: Open until filled Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Should you not have heard from us within 2 weeks after your application, please consider your application as being unsuccessful.