Apply Now: UN Advocacy and Network Officer at CIVICUS


CIVICUS exists to defend people power. As a growing global alliance of over 15000 members in over 185 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

We are looking for a UN Advocacy and Network Officer to assist the implementation of CIVICUS advocacy priorities with various stakeholders and within various UN human rights mechanisms in Geneva, with primary responsibility for the Universal Periodic Review (UPR). The role also contributes to network engagement and member support activities, and in the framework of its tasks is required to interpret and synthesise information about trends in relation to civic space, in accordance with CIVICUS’ mission and members’ needs.

Key Requirements      

  • A Degree or Diploma in international relations, law, politics, or relevant social sciences from a reputable university. In cases of exceptional experience, this criterion can be waived.
  • At least 5 years’ experience in an international policy development or advocacy environment, at least 2 years in similar position/ functional area
  • Demonstrable experience of engaging with diverse society actors and good networks within civil society.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English.
  • Excellent IT skills, including experience with MS Office
  • Good understanding of international relations and policy making
  • Good understanding of the civil society landscape and global politics
  • Working knowledge of UN systems and processes, especially those pertaining to human rights, including committees and special procedures
  • Ability to network at a high level with diplomats and officials from intergovernmental institutions
  • Commitment to Human Rights values

Please click here for a full Job Description

How to Apply

The closing deadline for applications is Close of Business at 11.59PM SAST on 20th May 2024.Interested candidates should fill out this form here and 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 2 weeks after closing date 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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