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vendredi 29 janvier 2021

Job opportunity! Civil Society Engagement Officer


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Impact Santé Afrique: Non-Governmental Organization

Title: Civil Society Engagement Officer

Section: High Impact programs

Employment: Full time

Location: Cameroon

Job Description

Impact Santé Afrique (ISA): Is an African nongovernmental organization based in Cameroon. ISA specializes in advocacy and strategic communications with the main objective of contributing to the malaria fight and improvement of people’s health. 

ISA has co-established and coordinates the newly launched global platform of malaria civil society organizations (CS4ME) which aims to increase malaria advocacy and programs are communities centered, gender sensitive, sufficiently funded and inclusive of civil society. 

ISA seeks an experienced Civil Society Engagement Officer to support the Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) engagement in malaria, the CS4ME network key activities and help achieve its objectives via the implementation of the its strategy plan.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • The Civil Society Engagement Officer will be responsible to support the implementation of CS4ME strategic plan and engagement of civil society organizations in malaria advocacy. 
  • He/she will lead the implementation of CS4ME key advocacy campaigns, capacity building activities, development and roll of tools for CSOs, coordination of activities, and malaria engagement actions thus influencing CS4ME work at the national, regional and global levels to achieve significant impact.

Program implementation

  • Support the development and implementation of a strong and robust CSOs engagement program in malaria.
  • Support the growth of CS4ME's and promote its advocacy campaigns and events. 
  • Make the link with international dynamics to ensure CS4ME key contribution and actions at the national, regional and international level.
  • Lead the mobilization of CSOs towards the implementation of the CS4ME 2021-2025 strategic plan.
  • Maintain regular contact with civil society representatives and assist in identifying and addressing their needs in line with CS4ME objectives.
  • Contribute to the planning and development of CS4ME projects/activities.
  • Support the communications activities of CS4ME.
  • Facilitate, including logistical support, the organization of workshops, training sessions and other events.
  • Draft programs, trainings, and events reports.
  • Maintain complete records of training and information materials.
  • Produce on a regular basis a file related to the monitoring and evaluation of activities.
  • Develop and support a mechanism for CSOs engagement.
  • Support data collection to demonstrate impact of CSOs in malaria.
  • Provide mentoring and coaching to civil society partners.
  • Provide weekly updates on project activities to team members.
  • Develop and maintain up-to-date files of program information and materials and produce CS4ME newsletter.
  • Supervise with selected CS4ME members administration of groups on social medias.
  • Enforce publications of CS4ME members activities on social medias and others support.
  • Undertake other duties as assigned by the Global Coordinator.


  • A Bachelor’s degree in Human Rights, Public Health, Political Sciences, Communications, or Advocacy, Social Sciences, Management or related fields.
  • At least 4 years’ experience in related fields.
  • Ability to write and speak fluently in English and French.
  • Experience in an advocacy role is essential.
  • Ability to work in an international/multicultural environment.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills (including report writing) in English and French to produce professional documents of national and international standards and to participate in policy discussions and debates.
  • Excellent relationship management skills. Strong negotiation and influencing skills.
  • Ability to develop strong working relationships with partners CSOs
  • A positive and dynamic attitude;
  • Strong organizational skills, work methodology: Ability to plan, prioritize and organize own and others' work; ability to work under pressure to meet established deadlines.
  • This position requires some local and international travel.

How To Apply

Applications including a cover letter, CV or resume, and 3 professional references are due by February 12th, 2021 at 11:59 pm GMT +1.

Please submit your application to: | title: Civil Society Engagement Officer

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