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CIVICUS: World Alliance for Citizen Participation is a leading and diverse international civil society network, with members and partners in more than 100 countries. CIVICUS seeks to strengthen citizen action and civil society throughout the world, especially in areas where participatory democracy and citizens’ freedom of association are threatened. CIVICUS has a vision of a global community of active, engaged citizens committed to the creation of a more just and equitable world.
CIVICUS seeks to appoint a United Nations (UN) Advocacy Officer, based in Geneva, Switzerland.
The person will support and further develop CIVICUS’ advocacy activities at the UN Human Rights Council and treaty bodies in Geneva, Switzerland.
Responsibilities entail analysing global political developments particularly in relation to the international human rights framework and civil society’s ability to freely express, associate and assembly. The incumbent who will work under the direction of CIVICUS’ permanent representative to the UN in Geneva will be required to engage in strategic lobbying and campaigning activities to strengthen the space available for meaningful civil society engagement at local, regional and international levels in line with CIVICUS’ mission and strategic directions.
This is a two-year contract position.
Start date: 16 January 2013
Job grade: Paterson, C Upper
Salary: Market related salary will be offered.
To apply, submit a CV with contact details of three current referees and a cover letter demonstrating with specific examples how you meet the specification criteria above to humanresources(at)civicus.org.
Please quote the source of this advertisement in your application - NGO Pulse Portal.
For more about CIVICUS: World Alliance for Citizen Participation, refer to www.civicus.org.
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