Advocacy & Campaigns Project Fellow

Location Johannesburg, Johannesburg, South Africa
Date Posted
Category General
Work Hours Day
Salary Units MONTH
Currency ZAR




CIVICUS exists to defend people power. As a growing global alliance of over 10000 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 Project Fellow will support various aspects of Advocacy and Campaigns (ADC) team in Sub-Saharan Africa, whose objective is to empower partners to promote human rights and defend civic freedoms and democratic values in this region. The Project Fellow will additionally assist with activities such as stakeholder mapping and outreach, identifying and engaging cluster partners in Sub-Saharan Africa, collating and summarising learnings from the cluster projects and workstream management within the region. The fellow will be based in Johannesburg South Africa.


Key Requirements


Degree in a related field of study, including international relations, sustainable development, human rights, public policy, and/or others, with relevant work experience in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Familiar with civil society, development, human rights issues and civic space in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Experience in research, activity planning, and management in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Strong interest in working with non-profit organisations, charitable networks, and/or public service institutions in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Computer literacy, including collaborative applications such as Sharepoint, Google Docs etc

Interpersonal and networking skills, especially working with multi-country, multi-time zoned teams, particularly in Sub-Saharan Africa.


How to Apply


The closing deadline for applications is Close of Business on the 17 August 2021. Interested candidates should email their application to [email protected]


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.