Campaigns Officer, Freedom of Peaceful Assembly

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Deadline: Oct 6, 2022
Location: Latin America and the Caribbean, South Africa Latin America and the Caribbean, South Africa
Sectors: Advocacy Advocacy
Job type: Contract, 12 months +
English English
Work experience: From 5 years
Date posted: Sep 22, 2022



CIVICUS exists to defend people power. As a growing global alliance of over 10,000 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 Campaigns Officer, FoPA is responsible for curating support mechanisms that ensure the safety, security, health and wellbeing of people and communities who exercise their right to freedom of peaceful assemblies. The role will provide support to multi-stakeholder engagement that facilitates actualising international norms governing freedom of peaceful assemblies, including coordinating support for strategic litigation and sanctions for violations. Support communities, protest leaders and protesters to express their collective views as a cornerstone of a free and open society. The Officer will also build on progress made with the #StandAsMyWitness campaign and work with lawyers and colleagues of detained human rights defenders and campaign for their release.

Key Requirements                                                                                 

  • A minimum of 5-7 years’ work experience in campaigns and supporting communities engaged in issues related to freedom of peaceful assembly
  • Master’s degree in international relations, social studies, politics, development studies or a social science discipline.
  • Effectively manage campaigns that advocate for the release of those arrested for exercising their right to assembly freely
  • Develop and manage relationships with protest leaders, representatives of civil society and make connections between protesters and those who support protests including human rights lawyers and other service providers
  • Lead CIVICUS support for the freedom of peaceful assemblies and make connections internally with research, communications and advocacy activities related to the freedom of peaceful assembly
  • Budget management skills and ability to facilitate agile support to communities engaged peaceful protests
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, especially in English and one other UN language.
  • Experience or knowledge of civic space issues in the Middle East or Latin America an added advantage

Please click here for a full Job Description

How to Apply

The closing deadline for applications is Close of Business on the 06 October 2022. Interested candidates should email their application to

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.

Short listed candidates will be contacted the week of the 16 October 2022 to schedule interviews.

Due to high volumes of applications received, should you not have received feedback on your application within three weeks of the closing date, please consider your application unsuccessful. We reserve the right to withdraw any of our vacancies at any time