Finance Manager USA

About CIVICUS

CIVICUS exists to defend people power. As a growing global alliance of over 10000 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 Financial Manager (US) is a strategic thinking partner actively participating in the financial management of CIVICUS, with a focus on the US entity.

The Finance Manager (US), partnering with the Finance Manager (GLOBAL), is jointly responsible for the accounting, financial reporting budgeting, granting, tax/statutory compliance, and audit functions of the organisation. The position ensures that sufficient financial and accounting systems, controls, and standards are in place. 

The job incumbent will work with the senior management team and staff across all departments to ensure accurate accounting and reporting, both internally and externally. In addition, the job incumbent will ensure compliance with organisational, statutory, and donor rules and requirements. 

Key Requirements      

  • Professionally qualified accountant (CPA or equivalent) or advanced degree/certification in finance and/or accounting 
  • 5+ years managing finance and accounting functions in the US not for profit sector
  • Right to live and work in the US
  • Solid knowledge in not for profit US GAAP (General Accepted Accounting Principles) and regulations and IRS requirements of preparation of financial statements and Form 990. 
  • Significant experience in or knowledge of non-profit accounting including grant accounting, compliance and reporting.
  • Experience in accounting for income (Revenue Recognition) in line with US requirements
  • Experience of working with large institutional funders including governments and foundations

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How to Apply

The closing deadline for applications is Close of Business on the 23rd April 2021. 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 26th – 30th April 2021 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.

 

Impact & Accountability Officer

About CIVICUS

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 Impact & Accountability Officer works with the Impact & Accountability Cluster lead to embed CIVICUS’ Impact & Accountability Framework, advise on the monitoring and evaluation of ongoing projects (in alignment with the organisation’s Developmental Evaluation Framework) and be an advocate for data-driven decision making within CIVICUS and its alliance. The role also focuses on organisational learning and constituency accountability as a key element of work and develops and implements systems/procedures (i.e. DevResults, impact reflections, the public M&E Toolkit, and the organisational-wide feedback and complaints mechanism) to embed continuous learning within the organisation.

Key Requirements      

  • Minimum 5-7 years’ professional experience in monitoring and evaluation (M&E) concepts and approaches, at least 2-3 years in a relevant functional area/similar role
  • Familiar with civil society, development and human rights issues  
  • Familiar with online M&E tools and general technology savviness
  • Strong analytical and methodological skills to support both qualitative and quantitative research  
  • Ability to communicate and meaningfully engage with diverse stakeholders, including those not too familiar with M&E 

For this recruitment, CIVICUS greatly encourages applications from suitable candidates in the Global South and the African continent in particular. 

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How to Apply

The closing deadline for applications is Close of Business on the 21st April 2021 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 30 April 2021 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. 

 

Terms of Reference: Civic Space Research Consultant

CIVICUS exists to defend people power. As a growing global alliance of over 10000 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.

The CIVICUS Monitor is a cutting-edge research tool built by civil society. We aim to share reliable, up-to-date data on the state of civil society freedoms in all countries. Our interactive world map allows you to access live updates from civil society around the world, track threats to civil society and learn about the ways in which our right to participate is being realised or challenged. 

About the Role

A researcher to lead the continued publication of high-quality daily content on the CIVICUS Monitor platform, focusing on Africa and MENA region. The researcher will work with the relevant research partner to edit daily civic space reports in the relevant region.  

Responsibilities

  • Coordinate and assist with the publication of daily updates on the CIVICUS Monitor site. 
  • Provide editing and feedback for content submitted to the CIVICUS Monitor. 
  • Maintain a comprehensive overview of trends and developments on civic space, particularly in the assigned region
  • Coordinate with the CIVICUS Communications teams to ensure maximum visibility for posts on the CIVICUS Monitor and any other related material 
  • Coordinate and support the CIVICUS advocacy team to ensure a clear connection between Monitor content and CIVICUS advocacy efforts. 
  • Promote the Monitor through social media and other channels as appropriate. 

Experience and Skills

  • Diplomas/degrees in the following domains will be taken into account, although are not mandatory for this position:
    • Political science
    • Law
    • Sociology
    • International relations
    • Journalism
  • Experience working with civil society organisations and/or human rights defenders. 
  • An understanding of international human rights frameworks related to fundamental freedoms of association, peaceful assembly and expression.
  • Previous experience of working on research projects related to human rights. 
  • Basic computer literacy, with any web-based publication experience an advantage. 
  • Previous experience of drafting documents in English for publication.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work as part of a diverse, virtual team.
  • Well-organised, with the ability to work independently.
  • Ability to analyse complex sets of information and reveal trends.
  • A passion to improving respect for human rights.

Interested candidates should submit their application to no later than 19 April 2021. 

The application must include the following:

  • A full CV, including educational and professional qualifications and full employment history if applicable.
  • A covering note of not more than 1 page outlining your motivation for applying for the role, including your hourly rate. 

Location: Remote. Global
Duration: 3 months, from May to July 2021 

 

Open call for ICSW/local Mobilisers

All planned activities in the timeline will be moved in alignment with the extension, for 2 days. Accordingly, the scheduled onboarding will be now moved to April 15th and 16th 2021.


International Civil Society Week (ICSW) 2020-21 is an 18-month exploration of People Power. In the first phase, ICSW/virtual, participants shared their knowledge and understanding of key  trends related to people power through seven webinars.  We are now moving to the next phase of the programme, ICSW/local, which will engage participants in regionally organised events to ground these global conversations in specific contexts.  

CIVICUS is looking for eight ICSW/local mobilisers to organise a series of online events following design thinking methodology between April 26th and May 21st, 2021 in (1) Africa, (2) Central Asia, (3) East Asia, (4) Latin America and the Caribbean, (5) the Middle East and North Africa, (6) the Pacific, (7) South Asia and (8) South-Eastern Europe/Balkans.

The challenge statements identified through this process will be used in the next phase (ICSW/global) to co-create solutions in c. 30 distributed, physical design-a-thons that will take place in September 2021.

Please carefully read the detailed requirements and terms of reference here.

Interested candidates should submit their application to by April 9th, 2021

Location: Remote. Global
Duration: April - June 2021
Max:  Proposals up to a maximum of US$5000 will be considered

Application process

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Interested candidates should submit their proposal in writing to   by April 9th, 2021.

Proposals must include the following:

  •   Proposal describing your personal and professional approach to this assignment and how you hope to accomplish the objectives (1 page maximum).
  •   Full CV outlining relevant expertise in relation to the requirements of this assignment with examples of previous relevant assignments (2-3 page maximum).
  •   A financial proposal including estimated days for completion of this project.
  •   “ICSW/Local Mobilisers” must be included in the subject line of the email. If applying as a team please identify the specific roles and responsibilities of each member.

Please contact if you have any questions. We can only provide clarifications to the terms of reference. 

Results will be communicated by April 14th, 2021. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. References may be requested for shortlisted candidates.  

 

Consultancy for Development and Launch of Impact- Driven Enterprise (I4C)

About CIVICUS

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 Consultancy: 

Innovation for Change (I4C) is a growing global network of people, organisations and online Hubs with seven (7) connected Regional Centres in Africa, Central Asia, East Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), South Asia and the Pacific. An eighth Global Innovation Hub, co-facilitated by CIVICUS, supports project implementation and drives innovation across the entire network.

Our networks spark collaborations within civil society as well as partnerships with social and technology businesses and academia. We help power methods, create campaigns and drive programme development across sectors by offering advisory services, education and training, convening and network building, fundraising, free online tools/digital literacy and support with technology product development. I4C is curated by CIVICUS. 

Rationale

Innovation for Change (I4C) is looking to hire a Consultant or Group of Consultants to support the development and launch of an impact-driven enterprise model and market positioning for its first income-generating service. The Consultant or Group of Consultants are expected to draw on the initial market research conducted in I4C in 2020, and cover the following areas:

A. Impact Enterprise Model 

Objective: Development of an impact enterprise model for a civil society-led and purpose-driven international service offer/consultancy in the Global South

Responsibilities

  • Develop and lead a network-wide process of defining a Impact enterprise model for the income-generating activities as defined by Innovation for Change network
  • Collaborate with I4C Hubs and team to understand, develop, and improve appropriate value propositions, services and revenue streams
  • Observe, review and optimize the prototyping of the impact enterprise model during I4C and ICSW collaboration. 

Deliverables

  • Develop up to 3 Social Business Model Canvas (SBMC) for income-generating activities as defined by I4C network, incl. field experience from the prototyping phase.
  • Define appropriate services, channels,  revenue streams and impact measurement system, including an action plan for roll-out in alignment with I4C Hubs
  • Define and evaluate internal and external risks to the impact enterprise model 
  • Documentation of all processes, meetings and workshops supporting the development of the impact enterprise model


B. Financial modelling development 

Objective: Development of a financial model for a civil society-led and purpose-driven international service offer/consultancy in the Global South

Responsibilities

  • To analyze the various financing models applied by Innovation 4 Change and other networks and identify an innovative model that efficiently and effectively mobilizes and applies resources to successful launch of the income-generating activity
  • To set up basic Profit and Loss and Cash Flow tracking, with strong focus on allocation and cost covering for a distributed network
  • Provide expert advice, orientm coach and follow up with Hub staff and related partners on financial analysis and modelling

Deliverables

  • Develop a financial model appropriate for the I4C structure, governance and income-generating activities
  • Deliver and initial financial plan and projection for 1-3 years
  • Develop knowledge documents and access to information to build financial intelligence, financial literacy, and financial management capacity of I4C Hub staff.

C. Content marketing / go-to-market consultant

Development of a content strategy and 1 year content plan for a civil society-led and purpose-driven international service offer/consultancy in the Global South, including content development for launch, market positioning and promotion 

Responsibilities

  • Develop and a content strategy, based on target users and personas for the income-generating activity defined
  • Develop a 1 year content plan based on the strategy, including all online and offline channels
  • Develop and design a brand book incl. graphics, visuals and tone of voice for the income-generating activity
  • Development of website content, including launch of social media channels in coordination with Communication Lead
  • Create 2 campaigns with special focus on launch, customer attraction and market positioning

Deliverables

  • Content Strategy incl. 1 year content plan
  • Develop a Pitch Deck of 10 slides
  • Set-up and deliver content website and social media channels
  • Two tailored campaigns for launch, customer attraction and market positioning.

Experience and Skills

Essential Knowledge, skills and Experience 

  • Relevant professional/academic qualification
  • Demonstrated experience and knowledge in impact enterprise models, finance models and communication, for social enterprises, impact-driven businesses or impact investing entities
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills
  • Strong time management skills with an ability to plan ahead, anticipate requirements, problems and obstacles, and an ability to juggle competing priorities successfully and to work to tight deadlines.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English
  • Excellent IT skills, and experience with virtual teams/meetings facilitation
  • Ability to analyze complex sets of information and reveal trends
  • Interpersonal skills: inclination and ability to work with a diverse, multicultural virtual team

Desirable Knowledge, skills and Experience 

  • Competence in additional languages (preferably Spanish and French)
  • Design thinking methodologies

Interested candidates should submit their application to no later than April 5th 2021.

Proposals must include the following:

Proposal describing your personal and professional approach to this assignment and how you hope to accomplish the objectives (3 pages maximum)

  •   Full CV of all consultants involved, outlining relevant expertise in relation to the requirements of this assignment with examples of previous relevant capacity development products or annexes (2-3 page maximum)
  •   A financial proposal including daily rates and estimated days for completion of this project.

Location: Remote. Global
Duration: early April to end June
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

 

Advocacy and Campaigns Officer

About CIVICUS

CIVICUS exists to defend people power. As a growing global alliance of over 10000 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

Lead CIVICUS’s advocacy initiatives and campaigns in collaboration with members and partners in Asia and respond to civic space restrictions. Use innovative approaches to pre-empt and respond to civic space restrictions in Asia and other regions.  

Work closely with CIVICUS members, partners and staff to respond to human rights violations and strengthen civil society to increase its resilience and develop agile campaigns to address civic space restrictions.  In additional experience working on civic space and civil society in Asia, knowledge and expertise in other regions or thematic area of focus is required.

Key Requirements

  • Postgraduate degree in international relations, law, politics, development studies, or relevant social sciences from a reputable university. In cases of exceptional experience, this criterion can be waived. 
  • At least five years’ experience in the civil society sector and knowledge and experience supporting protest movements 
  • Demonstrable experience of engaging with diverse society actors and good networks within civil society. 
  • Must be able to write and communicate in English and abilities to communicate in any other UN language is an advantage
  • Good understanding of political and civil society dynamics in Asia, knowledge of civil society dynamics in another region or experience working on a civil society-related thematic area is an added advantage 
  • Good understanding of the dynamics of regional and international human rights mechanisms  
  • Ability to develop and implement innovative and agile campaigns physically and virtually and advocacy initiatives      

Please click here for a full Job Description

How to Apply

The closing deadline for applications is Close of Business on the 15th of April 2021. 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 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.

 

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