CIVICUS is a global alliance of civil society organisations and activists dedicated to strengthening citizen action and civil society around the world. The body strive to promote marginalised voices, especially from the Global South. Since 1993, CIVICUS, have been dedicated to enhancing the rights, freedoms, health and vitality of civil society as a whole.
CIVICUS, is established to work for civil society, protecting and growing `civic space’ – the freedoms of expression, association and assembly – that allow citizens and organisations to speak out, organise and take action.
CIVICUS is inviting applications from activists and individuals from the civil society for a REPAOC fellowship program in Senegal.
CIVICUS’ Fellows Programme is an exciting new venture in which key professionals are placed with CIVICUS national/regional member organisations for a period of 2 years. During this round, the fellow will be placed with Réseau des Plates-formes d’ONG d’Afrique de l’Ouest et du Centre (REPAOC), based in Dakar, Senegal.
REPAOC, on the hand, is a network of 14 national West and Central Africa NGO platforms, working together to address issues faced by highly marginalised populations. REPAOC strives to fight against poverty and promote human rights through collective South-South and North-South actions at the regional and international levels.
The primary aim of the programme is to promote knowledge exchange and learning, and build the capacity of both the host organisation and their members.
- At least 2-3 years of work experience in institutional capacity building, network development, and/or civil society strengthening
- Demonstrated long term commitment to civil society and citizen action
- Demonstrated or proven experience with capacity building/training/institutional strengthening
- Written and verbal fluency in English and French
Number of Awards: Not specified
Value of Program: US$ 36 000 annual salary
Duration of Program: 24 months. Anticipated to be July or August, starting with a 2 weeks induction in Johannesburg, South Africa
How to Apply: To apply please submit (in English or French):
- A motivational letter answering the below questions (200 words max for each question)
o Please describe your experience working or living in a developing country or marginalized community, including where you were and what you did (professionally, academics or personally).
o You just disembarked from a 12-hour bus trip to a rural village to meet with community leaders. However, the person you are to meet at the bus station is not there. What do you do?
o How will you cope with working aboard for 2 years with limited visits to your friends and family?
- A detailed CV
- Contact details of three current references
to firstname.lastname@example.org by 16th June, 2017.
Award Provider: CIVICUS
Should you not have heard from us within 2 weeks after your application, please consider your application as being unsuccessful.
Application Deadline: 16th June, 2017.
Eligible Countries: African countries
To be taken at (country): Dakar, Senegal