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CIVICUS Seeks Project Coordinator for Participatory Governance Program

CIVICUS (www.civicus.org) is a global alliance of civil society organisations with members in over one hundred countries all over the world. CIVICUS works with its members and a rapidly growing network of partners at both national and global levels to promote and strengthen civil society globally. As one of CIVICUS’ key programmatic efforts, the Participatory Governance Programme seeks to enhance the capacity of civil society actors in developing and transitioning countries to participate in, and influence governance processes at the local and national levels. CIVICUS is recruiting a Project Coordinator to coordinate the programme activities, involving a large range of partners, particularly in the Global South. Besides coordinating the programme network activities, the incumbent will be responsible for managing an extensive and interactive website, organizing workshops and conferences and developing educational and other resources on the topic. The tasks involved under this job are managerial, conceptual as well as administrative. Applications are due by April 28, 2006. For information on responsibilities, expected qualifications and how to apply, click on the link below.

Specific Responsibilities

· Coordinate the overall development of the Participatory Governance Programme,

· Organise workshops and conferences for the programme;

· Be responsible for the production of online as well as print publications on the programme;

· Collect and analyse the development of participatory governance practices around the world.


· Proven track record of at least three years in working on civil society issues or a related field;

· Thorough understanding of civil society/the non profit sector and its environment at the global and national levels;

· Experience in coordinating international initiatives, networks or projects;

· Extensive experience in project management, preferably to include events management;

· Experience in grant proposal writing, reporting and donor liaison;

· Excellent written and oral communication skills in English; advanced skills in at least one other UN language preferred;

· Strong ability to develop plans and strategies and to work toward their realization and improvement under demanding performance schedules; and

· A university degree in an appropriate discipline of the social sciences; advanced degree preferred.

Preferred start date is 1 June 2006. Women are especially encouraged to apply.

Applicants should send their CV and a covering letter via email to humanresources@civicus.org. Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Closing Date: 28 April 2006

Amy Lang
Amy Lang is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions at the University of British Columbia. She wrote her dissertation on British Columbia’s groundbreaking Citizens’ Assembly process, and is currently doing follow-up research on the Ontario Citizens’ Assembly.

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