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West Africa Civil Society Institute


Updates on current activities and developments within the Institute and across the sub-region

Civil Society News

Job Opening: Liberia Country Program Coordinator

18 March, 2014

The Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA) is an advocacy and grant making foundation that forms part of the global Open Society Foundations Network. OSIWA is based in Dakar, Senegal and works to support the creation of open societies in West Africa marked by functioning democracy, good governance, rule of law, basic freedoms, and widespread civic participation. It has offices in Abuja, Monrovia, Freetown and Conakry.

West Africa Civil Society Situation Report - 14 March

17 March, 2014

The Civil Society Situation Report is a weekly compilation of news on civil society and citizen engagement across West Africa. It serves as a tool to monitor trends and changes in both fields across the region.

OSF's Program on Independent Journalism Seeks a New Director

12 March, 2014

The Open Society Foundations are seeking a London-based director for the Program on Independent Journalism, a grantmaking and operational program that strengthens the work of professional, ethical, public interest journalism worldwide, and the organizations, policies, and legal environments that enable it to flourish in the digital age. The program has previously been known as the Media Program.

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.

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.

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