CIVICUS: World Alliance for Citizen Participation (HQ)

Programme Coordinator - Freedom of Peaceful Assembly (FoPA)

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Last update: Dec 6, 2023 Last update: Dec 6, 2023


Deadline: Dec 16, 2023 Deadline for applications has passed
Location: Home Based
Job type:Contract, 12 months +
Work experience: Min 4 years
Date posted:Dec 6, 2023



CIVICUS exists to defend people power. As a growing global alliance of over 15,000 members in 188 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 FoPA Program Coordinator is a vital role responsible for coordinating and implementing the CIVICUS FoPA workstream together with programmatic leads, a cross-organisation. The Program Coordinator allocates resources, contributes to setting priorities, and establishing timelines for activities. This includes coordinating team members, monitoring progress, and liaising with partners, including donors. They collect and analyze data related to FoPA around the world to ensure the initiative stays on track and achieves its objectives.

They contribute towards community-building through regular communications and convenings. The coordinator is responsible for ensuring that all the learnings from FoPA projects and efforts are effectively shared in the learning and knowledge management systems of the organisation. The role includes supporting resource mobilisation through proposal and concept note writing.

Key Requirements                                                                       

  • Postgraduate degree in Development Studies, Social Sciences, International Relations or another related field, or equivalent work experience   
  • A minimum of 4 years' experience in a similar role.
  • Fluency in verbal and written communication in English, additional language proficiency in Spanish, French and/or Arabic is an advantage.
  • Demonstrable experience of project management is essential
  • Strong analytical, strategic thinking and planning skills
  • Demonstrated collaboration, coordination and partnership building abilities, both internally within an organisation and externally
  • Strong and effective communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a multicultural environment.
  • Experience in resourcing for civil society, particularly human rights and in leading capacity development programmes, events, workshops.
  • Ability to engage in social justice advocacy and demonstrate innovative practices
  • Experience working in a network and/or membership-based organisation.
  • Experience in human rights work.
  • Experience of distance management, including providing support and training from a distance
  • Experience in supporting at least one social movement.

Please click here for a full Job Description

How to Apply

The closing deadline for applications is Close of Business on the 16 December 2023.

Interested candidates should complete the application form by clicking the following link: Programme Coordinator: FoPA  then email their application documents (CV & Cover letter) 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.

Shortlisted candidates will be contacted by the second week of January 2024 to schedule interviews.