$1 200.00 per month
Hours per week
37.5 Hours per Week
25 Owl Street
At CIVICUS our focus is simple: to strengthen civil society and citizen action for a more just, inclusive and sustainable world. We do this by defending civic freedoms and democratic values; strengthening the power of people to organise, mobilise and take action; and empowering a more accountable, effective and innovative civil society.
We seek to defend civic freedoms and enable civil society participation in decision making. We strive to promote excluded voices, especially from the Global South, and have a growing alliance of more than 4000 members in more than 175 countries.
We know that this is a time of big global challenges for civil society and the world, but we also know that our members and partners have big responses. As an alliance, we work together to connect, amplify and scale responses and in doing so strengthen the contributions of citizen action and civil society.
Drawing on over 25 years of experience, we are working to build on our strengths while also exploring new ways of working. CIVICUS’ Strategic Plan 2017-2022 sets the strategic direction for the secretariat and alliance. It articulates who we are, what we strive to achieve, how we work and how we define our success.
Since 1995, CIVICUS has provided a unique convening space for civil society, governments, donors and business to engage constructively in finding common solutions to global crisis. Together with Civic Initiatives, CIVICUS will organise its next International Civil Society Week (ICSW) from 8-12 April 2019 in Belgrade, Serbia under the theme "the power of togetherness". The Youth Assembly is a dedicated space before International Civil Society Week for young people to collaborate, prepare their engagement and coordinate approaches to civil society discussions. CIVICUS also has a Youth Working Group, led by the Youth Action Team, and recently launched new projects for young people, the Goalkeepers Youth Action Accelerator and strengthening 21st century new activism.
ABOUT THE ROLE
CIVICUS is looking for a young, dynamic and organized intern to coordinate the 2019 Youth Assembly and to engage the CIVICUS youth community online and during the event.
Coordination of the 2019 CIVICUS Youth Assembly, includes:
§ Identify programmatic partners for the Youth Assembly
§ Support the organisation and programme development of the Youth Assembly in coordination with the
Youth Action Team and the Serbian Youth Council
§ Encourage youth-related events, speakers and representation within the ICSW programme
§ Develop new ways to support youth participation (online and onsite) throughout ICSW 2019
§ Oversee and implement all the Youth Assembly logistics, in collaboration with ICSW 2019 team
§ Develop a process for selecting and accepting Youth Assembly participants
§ Arrange all supported Youth Assembly participants’ travels
§ Develop a virtual Youth Assembly welcome pack
§ Participate in ICSW 2019 planning meetings, and all coordination efforts
§ Organise the Youth Assembly’s promotion and communications
§ Support the ICSW 2019 and Communication teams with all communication needs related to the Youth
Assembly, youth events and others, including translation
§ Engage with CIVICUS’ youth constituency through CIVICUS social media channels
§ Compile Youth Assembly contacts and ensure their import in CIVICUS’ database
The ideal candidate should have the following qualifications, knowledge, skills and experience.
- Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in international development, politics, international relations, social sciences or communications;
- Strong understanding of the role of civil society and citizen action;
- Excellent proficiency in social media and online community building;
- Some previous experience in building and managing relationships;
- Some previous experience in communications, planning and/or event management;
- Good organisational skills and attention to detail;
- Excellent written and verbal communications skills;
- Fluency in English;
- Fluency in Serbian particularly desirable;
- Excellent Internet proficiency as well as proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
- Master’s Degree or equivalent in international development, politics, international relations, social sciences or communications;
- Proficiency in an additional language (French, Spanish, Portuguese, Arabic, Russian, or Mandarin);
- Volunteer role in youth communities or organisations.
Start date: 15 November 2018
Duration of internship: The internship is expected to take place over a 6-month period starting from 15 November 2018 until 15 April 2019.
Stipend offered: Interns will be paid a monthly stipend of USD$1,200.
Location: The intern would ideally be located in Johannesburg, South Africa or Belgrade, Serbia but remote work can be negotiated.