Call for applications to work with APC: Global policy advocacy project coordinator

By APC 20 March 2019

The Association for Progressive Communications (APC) has an exciting opening for someone with experience and knowledge around digital rights and internet policy to join our team working on global policy advocacy.

Who we are looking for: You have experience working with international non-profit organisations and you want to join an international team working for social justice, human rights and development with a feminist perspective. You are also committed to APC’s mission, vision, values, principles and approaches.

Main purpose of the position: To ensure that APC’s global policy advocacy work involves APC members and partners and is well coordinated, consistent, clearly communicated and responsive to the most pressing challenges to digital rights and internet governance. The ideal candidate can shift seamlessly between providing project support and policy expertise, can quickly and clearly communicate complex issues, and has the ability to both generate/mediate policy discussions and turn them into concrete positions. The position will report to APC’s global policy advocacy lead.

Remuneration and duration of contract: This is a full-time position on a fixed-term 12-month contract. Contract renewal is dependent on performance (there will be a four-month probation period) and the availability of funding. Remuneration is in the range of USD 40,000 to 50,000 and short-listed applicants will receive specific information about the salary range.

Start date: As soon as possible.

Deadline for applications: 6 April 2019.

Location: The applicant can work from anywhere but preference will be given to applicants located in one of our target regions, which include Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, the Middle East and North Africa, and Central and Eastern Europe.

Primary responsibilities

  • Assist APC’s global policy advocacy lead to coordinate APC's global policy advocacy activities and ensure that they are implemented in a manner that reflects and integrates the APC network's strategic priorities, vision, positions and goals.

  • Provide support to APC members who are engaged in national-level advocacy and/or global or regional processes and institutions.

  • Support the participation of APC members in APC’s global and regional digital rights and internet governance advocacy.

  • Facilitate the development of APC policy positions.

  • Draft statements and submissions.

  • Conduct and contribute to research.

  • Coordinate APC’s participation and interventions in policy spaces.

  • Provide support to APC programmes (the Communication and Information Policy Programme and Women’s Rights Programme) and projects with regard to global policy advocacy.

  • Represent APC as needed.

  • Participate in the review of applications for APC member research and advocacy grants.

  • Coordinate communications and outreach and dissemination and archiving of APC’s policy and rights advocacy documentation, working with APC’s communications team.

  • Contribute to resource mobilisation and fundraising.

Qualifications, background and experience

  • Background in working in internet-related human rights and/or internet policy.

  • Expertise in data protection, cybersecurity and/or sustainable development would be an advantage.

  • Experience and/or capacity in women’s rights and feminist policy advocacy.

  • Track record as an inclusive network builder and team player.

  • Ability to plan and think strategically, in particular to revise practices and suggest solutions to ensure efficiency of the implementation of activities/strategies.

  • Capacity to work autonomously as well as in a team setting.

  • Highly organised and self-motivated.

  • Excellent writing, documentation, filing and communication skills.

  • Excellent written and spoken English.

  • Ability to communicate in Spanish and/or French would be an advantage.

You need to have access to an office space with a printer, scanner and reliable connectivity. We provide an equipment allowance and office expenses, but require staff to use their own computers and office equipment. International and regional travel will be required occasionally.

How to apply

Interested persons should submit the following:

  • A cover letter in English stating your qualifications and interest in the position

  • A CV in English

  • Three references: names, relationship and contact details.

The cover letter should provide the following information:

  • Your experience in working with different constituencies

  • Your experience in advocacy or capacity building and networking

  • Your experience in project coordination

  • Computer and internet skills

  • Where you are based

  • Confirmation that you are able and willing to travel frequently

  • Languages spoken and written

  • Why you are interested in this position

  • Why you would like to work with APC

  • Other information that might be of importance to our assessment of your application.

Please send this information and any further questions via email with “Global policy advocacy project coordinator” in the subject line to: by 6 April 2019, 23:00 UTC.

Please note that only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

About APC

APC is a global network of civil society organisations whose mission is to empower and support organisations, social movements and individuals in and through the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) 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.

APC is committed to providing equal employment opportunities without regard to ethnicity, colour, religion, sexuality or gender identity, disability or any other protected status with respect to recruitment, hiring, development and training, promotion, and other terms and conditions of employment. APC values people from diverse backgrounds and encourages applications from people from the global South, working to create an open atmosphere of integrity, trust, honesty and respect.


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