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Position Announcement: Program Officer, Governance and Human Rights, West Africa Democracy, Rights and Justice

08 March, 2014

The Ford Foundation seeks to hire a dynamic, creative and innovative leader to serve as Program Officer in Governance and Human Rights unit.

Applications are due by April 28, 2014.

Job: Program Officer, Africa, Geneva Call, Geneva

06 March, 2014

Geneva Call is a neutral and impartial humanitarian non-governmental organization that engages with armed non-State actors (ANSAs) to promote their respect for international humanitarian norms in armed conflicts and other situations of armed violence, in particular regarding the protection of civilians.

The organisation seeks to recruit an Africa Programme Officer.

Deadline for application: 31 March 2014

Call for Applications - 2014 MILEAD Fellowship

04 March, 2014

Moremi Initiative for Women's Leadership in Africa (Moremi Initiative) is pleased to announce its annual call for applications for the 2014 Moremi Leadership Empowerment and Development (MILEAD) Fellows Program.

Call for applications: Social Entrepreneurs Initiative for West Africa

04 March, 2014

Transparency International, in collaboration with the Open Society Institute for West Africa (OSIWA), is launching a Social Entrepreneurs Initiative (SEI) for West Africa. The initiative aims to support innovative ideas from young people to boost transparency, accountability and the fight corruption in their communities.

The application deadline is 10 March 2014.

Call for Applications: Gender and Land Tenure, Codesria Gender Institute, 16 -27 June 2014, Dakar, Senegal

04 March, 2014

Deadline: 5th April, 2014, Date: 16th -27th June 2014, Venue: Dakar, Senegal


Every year since 1994, the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA) has organized a Gender Institute which brings together between 12 and 15 researchers for 3 weeks of concentrated debate, experience-sharing and knowledge-building.

Guinea: Rapid Steps Needed to Ensure Credible Elections

03 March, 2014

When Guinea's Supreme Court announced the final results of the legislative elections on November 15, 2013, Guineans finally, and quite understandably, breathed a massive sigh of relief.

Resource Centre

The Institute has a resource centre that is open to civil society actors in the region. It serves as a library of civil society documents, research reports and edited volumes that are accessible to both individuals and organisations. The Institute has partnered the Foundation Centre to provide online learning resources and a database of grant giving institutions in the United States of America.

For more info please contact us: resourcecentre@wacsi.org.

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