Civic Space Researcher


Organization Name: CIVICUS
Location: Regional / Global
Apply email: Not Specified
Start Date: 25 May 2024, 07:37 am
Closing Date: 13 Jun 2024, 12:00 am


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 organize 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 Researcher will play a critical role in the work of the Civic Space Research Cluster, by designing and supporting overall research approaches of the cluster and through in-depth data analysis of the CIVICUS Monitor research outputs. The Researcher will support the design and implementation of the System for an Enabling Environment for Civil Society (SEE), including the design and implementation of EE methodology and Early Warning System.

Key Requirements

• Diplomas/degrees in the following domains preferred: Economy, Sociology, International relations, Political Science
• At least five years of professional experience undertaking research on human rights.
• Highly proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, especially Excel.
• Excellent research and analytical skills.
• Excellent report writing and documentation skills in English and French.
• Ability to analyse complex sets of information and identify trends.
• An understanding of international human rights frameworks related to fundamental freedoms of association, peaceful assembly, and expression.
• Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work as part of a diverse, virtual team.
• Well-organised, with the ability to work independently.

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How to Apply

The closing deadline for applications is Close of Business at 11.59PM SAST on 6th June 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 most 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 by 13 June 2024 to schedule interviews

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