Africa Program Coordinator Job Application

Africa Program Coordinator Job Application

Unleash your passion for justice. Make your voice heard across a continent. Shape the future for millions.

Franciscans International (FI), a leading human rights organization with a powerful voice at the UN, seeks a passionate and driven Africa Program Coordinator to lead our advocacy efforts across this diverse and vibrant region. Join us in Geneva and become a champion for the voiceless, a bridge between grassroots movements and global influence, and a catalyst for positive change.

Job Responsibilities

  • Craft the path to justice: Develop a comprehensive and results-oriented Africa strategy, identifying key human rights issues, analyzing regional dynamics, and unlocking strategic opportunities for impactful UN intervention.
  • Build a network of hope: Forge strong partnerships with Franciscan orders, NGOs, and grassroots movements across Africa. Empower local voices, share knowledge, and unite diverse stakeholders in a common fight for justice.
  • Raise the banner at the UN: Represent FI in crucial UN meetings, advocate directly to diplomats, and orchestrate powerful awareness campaigns that resonate on a global stage.
  • Become the region’s expert: Delve deep into the human rights landscape of Africa. Research complex issues, draft compelling reports, and advise UN bodies on effective solutions with nuanced, on-the-ground understanding.
  • Ignite a fire of change: Develop and deliver capacity-building programs, training workshops, and mentorship opportunities for local partners, equipping them with the skills and knowledge to advocate effectively for their communities.

Franciscans International (FI) Job description

  • Embraces the flame of justice: A deep understanding of human rights in Africa, fueled by an unwavering commitment to social justice, is your driving force.
  • Navigates the storm with wisdom: You excel in complex environments, able to strategize effectively, adapt to evolving situations, and collaborate with diverse stakeholders with grace and diplomacy.
  • Connects hearts and minds: Building trust and fostering meaningful relationships with individuals, communities, and institutions across cultures is your superpower.
  • Weaves stories that inspire: Your research and writing skills are sharp, your communication clear and impactful, and you possess the ability to translate complex issues into compelling narratives that move hearts and minds.
  • Masters the language of change: Fluency in English and French is essential, with additional African languages a valuable asset.
  • Embraces the Franciscan spirit: Our work is grounded in the values of compassion, respect, and solidarity. If these resonate with you, you belong in our team.

Why Franciscans International (FI)?

  • Make a tangible difference: Witness the impact of your work firsthand, knowing you are changing lives and bringing hope to communities across Africa.
  • Join a dynamic team: Be part of a passionate and experienced group of advocates, fueled by shared values and a commitment to justice.
  • Embrace a global perspective: Work in a multicultural environment with offices in Geneva and New York, gaining invaluable international exposure and expertise.
  • Invest in your growth: Enjoy competitive salary and benefits, including professional development opportunities to constantly hone your skills and knowledge.

Deadline for application: Wednesday 31 January 2024.

Applications should be sent in English by email to Mr. Budi Tjahjono at specifying “Africa Program Coordinator” in the subject line.

Applications should include:

  • A CV;
  • A 1-page letter of motivation
  • 3 references with contact details – email, phone number, and working relation; Confirmation that you have a valid Swiss work permit or are eligible to obtain one.