Posted on :
2 Jul, 2018
2 Jul, 2018
The African Declaration on Internet Rights and Freedoms is a pan-African initiative to promote human rights online in Africa. Driving the Declaration is a coalition that includes around 40 individuals and organisations and a Secretariat made up of three organisations that are founding members of the coalition.
We are looking for someone to coordinate an 18-month project: “Securing human rights online in Africa through a strong and active ‘African Declaration on Internet Rights and Freedoms’ network”. The overall aim of the project is to utilise the African Declaration as a tool to promote human-rights respecting internet-related policies and governance on the continent.
Job Title: African Declaration on Internet Rights and Freedoms project coordinator
The successful candidate will need:
Start date: 1 August, 2018
Deadline for applications: 9 July, 2018
Location: The incumbent must live and work in Africa and have excellent internet access. APC provides an equipment allowance but requires staff to use their own computers. APC is a truly virtual organisation and does not have a physical headquarters. We do our work online.
Remuneration and duration of contract: This is a full time position for the duration of the project (18 months) with a 3 month probation period. Remuneration is based on APC’s salary scale for the position for project coordinator. Total income per annum will range from USD 40,000 to 50,000 depending on qualifications, experience, and place of residence. The position is contingent on project funding.
Main purpose of the job: The purpose of the position is to coordinate the implementation of the project ‘Securing human rights online in Africa through a strong and active ‘African Declaration on Internet Rights and Freedoms’ network.
Project activities fall into four broad categories:
The project coordinator will lead implementation of project activities under the guidance of the Secretariat as well as provide administrative and logistical support for the work of the Coalition. They will work closely with and be supported by staff of the Association for Progressive Communications which will host the Secretariat for the duration of the project.
Coordination of the work of the African Declaration Secretariat
Implementation of the strategic plan and communications strategy
Fundraising and resource mobilisation
Qualifications, background and experience:
How to apply:
Please send a CV and a covering letter in English that illustrates your interest in the position.
You should include the following information:
Please send this information via email with ‘AFDEC project coordinator’ in the subject line to: [email protected] by 9 July 2018 23.00 UTC. Please note only short-listed candidates will be contacted
ANNEX – Institutional Framework for the Project
For the duration of this project the Secretariat of the African Declaration on Internet Rights and Freedoms will be led by the Association for Progressive Communications (APC). APC is a global network of civil society organizations whose mission is to empower and support organisations, social movements and individuals in and through the use of information and communication technologies to build strategic communities and initiatives for the purpose of making meaningful contributions to equitable human development, social justice, participatory political processes and environmental sustainability. https://www.apc.org/
Project Securing human rights online in Africa through a strong and active ‘African Declaration on Internet Rights and Freedoms’ network
The African Declaration on Internet Rights and Freedoms (referred to as the Declaration), launched in 2014, is a pan-African initiative to promote human rights online in Africa. The text of the Declaration is based on existing human rights principles. A coalition of 23 organizations and multiple individuals (the Coalition) are using it to promote and apply human rights standards and principles of openness in internet policy in their national contexts.
The project’s overall goal is that national and regional internet- related policy frameworks across Sub-Saharan Africa promote and respect human rights, particularly freedom of expression, association and assembly, through the active involvement of civil society, led by the Coalition, in monitoring and responding to violations, network building, and policy development.
The project’s objectives are that the Secretariat and Coalition have the capacity to effectively promote and coordinate uptake and use of the Declaration across Sub-Saharan Africa; the Secretariat and Coalition in collaboration with civil society actors, particularly human rights defenders and media groups, participate in and influence internet-related policy processes to help ensure that they respect human rights online, regionally and globally; and the Secretariat, Coalition members and partners have access to resources to enable them to respond to violations and implement actions towards human rights respecting national internet regulation and policy- making frameworks in Africa. The program’s activities include institution building for the Secretariat and Coalition; active engagement in human rights, internet policy and internet governance dialogues and decision-making processes regionally; strategic policy advocacy interventions at national levels; and actions to respond to threats and violations of human rights online at country levels.
Application Deadline: 9th of July, 2018