Advocacy and Campaigns Officer


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      

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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.