OGP Announces Vacancy for Africa and Middle East Coordinator


The Open Government Partnership (OGP) civil society engagement team has announced its search for a Regional Civil Society Organizations (CSOS) Coordinator for Africa and the Middle East. This is as a result of the need for the team to broaden and deepen civil society engagement in OGP, both at the national, regional and international level.

The position description includes implementing and monitoring of active and effective participation of CSOS in the OGP as well as ensuring that CSOS around the world and in OGP member and eligible countries are informed about the process, opportunities and responsibilities associated with OGP.

Reporting to the global OGP Civil Society Coordinator, the regional Civil Society Coordinator will lead in building interest and excitement about OGP among CSOs in the region. The goal is to support and promote active and effective engagement by civil society actors to push for and deliver on ambitious open government reforms. The core focus of the position will be on supporting civil society in Africa.

According to OGP, desired skills and attributes include: self-starter who can work independently but likes working as part of a (virtual) team; proactive in sharing information with team members to update on both progress and setbacks; humble and a healthy sense of humor; sound judgment, professionalism and integrity. Strong writing and presentation skills, articulate, persuasive, track record working in multi-stakeholder environments or experience in working with governments is desirable.

Proposed date for resumption is between August and September 2014 and preferred location for candidate is South Africa though other locations are open for discussion.

Applications must be submitted by e-mail by July 15, 2014 to info@opengovpartnership.org with this subject line ‘Application for Regional Civil Society Coordinator.’

For further inquiries, kindly contact Paul Maassen at maassenpaul@gmail.com