The West Africa Civil Society Institute (WACSI) was established to build the institutional and operational capacity of civil society in West Africa, through knowledge management, capacity development and policy influencing. WACSI seeks a committed, motivated and dynamic person to join its team in contributing to enhancing civil society’s efficiency and effectiveness in West Africa.
Increasingly, different stakeholders including governments, international donors, UN agencies, and civil society are paying unprecedented effort towards ending Child Marriage practice in their respective countries, in West Africa. The role of civil society has become critical in raising awareness, sensitising and educating the key stakeholders (especially local communities where the practice is rampant) about the consequences of engaging in child marriage. Civil society groups are also saddled with the responsibility to effectively monitor and track the implementation of regional and national policy initiatives that governments have subscribed to, to end child marriage, as well as foster partnerships and intensify advocacy activities at local, national and global levels.
It is in supporting civil society to achieve these objectives that WACSI and partners are committed to strengthening the capacity of civil society groups, coalitions and networks working to end child marriage in six (6) priorities countries in West Africa, namely, Niger, Mali, Burkina Faso, Nigeria, Guinea and Sierra Leone. The project aims to provide capacity strengthening workshops in advocacy, networking and alliance building to these groups, as well provide technical assistance towards strengthening existing (or create new) national coalitions in these countries. The project also seeks to support CSO coalitions to identify advocacy entry points as well as develop effective strategies to engage in high-level advocacy opportunities at all levels.
The Officer of the Child Marriage Project will work in the Policy Influencing and Advocacy Unit, under the supervision of the Head of Unit. S/he will assist in the implementation of project activities and work closely with programme officers and assistants towards the achievement of the project goal and objectives. S/he will;
Interested applicants must submit their application letter and Curriculum Vitae/Resume, and 2 Referees (One academic and one professional) to email@example.com, Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date for submission of all applications is 30 June 2019.
Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
(WACSI is an equal opportunities employer)