Digital Democracy Initiative (DDI): Programme Assistant

  • Location
    Remote, South Africa
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Early Career
  • Posted
    Jul 09

Position description

CIVICUS exists to defend people power. As a growing global alliance of over 15,000 members in 188 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 post-holder will support the implementation of several activities of CIVICUS’ project with the Digital Democracy Initiative (DDI) under the supervision of the Programme and Network Coordinator.

The role will provide administrative, operational, technical, logistic and content support for DDI activities and processes, with a focus on accounting and administrative support for the new digital resiliency grants provided by DDI and the CIVICUS Crisis Response Fund. 

CIVICUS follows a horizontal and cross-cluster operational model. The post-holder will therefore work with and be supported by various clusters and teams.

Key Requirements                                                                                                

  • Bachelor’s degree in development studies, Social Sciences, International Relations or another related field, or equivalent work experience.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication in English, fluency in another official UN language an advantage.
  • Familiar with civil society, and/or civic space global trends.
  • Ability to work collaboratively in “at-home, remote work” settings across time-zones, with an international team and in a multi-cultural and diverse environment.

Application instructions

The closing deadline for applications is Close of Business on the 21st July 2024 at 11:59pm SAST. Interested candidates should fill out this form here and email their application.


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 the closing date to schedule interviews.


Due to high volumes of applications received, should you have yet to receive feedback on your application within four weeks of the closing date, please consider your application unsuccessful. We reserve the right to withdraw any of our vacancies at any time.