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Civil Society News

AWDF Job Vacancy: Communications and Fundraising Specialist

15 October, 2014

The African Women’s Development Fund (AWDF), an Africa wide women’s rights grant making foundation based in Accra, Ghana requires the services of a Communications and Fundraising Specialist who will work within the Office of the Chief Executive Officer.

TrustAfrica Vacancy: Communications Officer

15 October, 2014

Suitably qualified individuals are invited to apply for a vacancy that has arisen at TrustAfrica.

Job Title: Communications Officer

Reports to: Executive Director

Supervises: Web Development and Maintenance Team

Liaises with: All staff

Job Location: Dakar, with regular international travel

Deadline for application: 15 November 2014

Launch of CFLI Programme 2014-15 - Embassy of Canada

15 October, 2014

The Canadian Embassy in Dakar is pleased to announce that the 2014/2015 program of the Canada Fund for Local Initiatives (CFLI) is open to receive applications for funding until October 24, 2014. This year's program will be active in the following countries: Senegal, Guinea-Bissau and The Gambia.

Executive Director: Centre for Citizens’ Participation on the African Union (CCPAU)

14 October, 2014

The Centre for Citizens’ Participation on the African Union (CCPAU) seeks to recruit an Executive Director to provide strategic direction as well as operational and administrative oversight to the organisation.

Please see the attached documents for more details on the position.

Search Closes 30th October 2014

To apply: Send resume and cover letter to

Oxfam Call for Consultancy

13 October, 2014

Oxfam's Pan Africa Programme has a consultancy opportunity: Programme development for “Making Sense of an Unequal World: Africa approach to tackling inequality & opportunity capture”

Closing date: 20th October 2014

Download terms of reference here

To apply for the consultancy, please send your application to

CALL FOR APPLICATION: Regional training and capacity building workshop for francophone civil society organizations

09 October, 2014

Regional training and capacity building workshop for francophone civil society organizations on research on multinational companies

Cotonou, from 1st to 5th December, 2014

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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