AGNA Community Building Assistant

  • Location
    Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Early Career
  • Apply by
  • Posted
    May 14

Position description

This role is a learning position and an entry into a global civil society network. We are looking for a highly motivated person to grow alongside the AGNA team and to:

  • Assist in the communications strategy for AGNA network, including between CIVICUS secretariat and AGNA members and between AGNA members;

  • Assist in the implementation of networking and engagement strategy for AGNA network to be more active and engaged in CIVICUS alliance and as a community of practice;

  • Support the implementation of AGNA’s strategic priorities and annual plans. 

Communication & Knowledge Sharing

  • Contribute to strengthening and implementing AGNA’s communication strategy and information/knowledge sharing through social media, e- newsletters, and other virtual platforms.

  • Contribute to the identification of member’s knowledge and information needs and development of innovative ways to respond to them (webinars, trainings, etc.).

  • Contribute to the development of knowledge products (research, training tools, etc.)

  • Contribute to AGNA’s internal knowledge management processes

  • Database management and data analysis.


  • Support the implementation of CIVICUS and AGNA’s membership strategy.
  • Liaise with membership teammates to ensure data on AGNA members are captured and updated on CIVICUS databases
  • Support the AGNA network through mapping, recruitment and promotion

Network Engagement

• Support the implementation of CIVICUS and AGNA networks strategy;

• Research and implement innovative engagement practices that promote partnership and knowledge sharing and amplify the work of AGNA’s members;

Convening Support

• Contribute to the implementation of AGNA’s thematic work; • Assist in organising events and other logistics.



Education, Language & Qualifications

• Undergraduate degree or equivalent in development studies, international relations, political science, economics, anthropology, sociology, public policy, or a related field

• Excellent written and spoken English. Proficiency in French and/or Spanish required.

Essential Knowledge, skills and Experience

  • 1- year of experience of working in a multi-cultural team and in a non-profit environment (e.g. volunteer, internship, study aboard programs) – please note only applicants with a maximum of 3 years of non-profit experience will be considered;

  • Excellent writing, communication and analytical skills;

  • Computer and internet proficiency, including MS Office, Word, Excel

    PowerPoint etc;

  • Demonstrated ability to work in a multi-cultural environment, work under

    pressure, and multitasking

Desirable knowledge, skills and Experience

  • Knowledge of communications and social media, advocacy campaigns, partnership building, marketing (ideally in the non-profit sector), and/or project design;

  • Knowledge of design web apps such as canva, Piktochart, Lumen5, Prezi, etc.

  • Understanding of membership and networking principles; and

  • Knowledge of global/regional dynamics and civil society issues.

Application instructions

The closing deadline for applications is Close of Business on the 27th May 2019. 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, relevant achievements, and the contact details of 3 current references
  • A covering note of not more than 1 page outlining your motivation for applying for the role.

Shortlisted candidates will be contacted during the week of the 27th May 2019 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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