Campaign Coordinator

US$50,000 per annum, depending on experience
Hiring Organisation: 
CIVICUS: World Alliance For Citizen Participation

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.

  Decision-making roles/responsibilities

  • 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.

  Campaign Co-ordination

  • 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.

Digital Campaigning

  • 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

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.  

manager (head of / managing a few teams)
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Closing date for applications: 
Tuesday, May 16, 2017 - 23:30

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