Location: Luanda, Angola
DURATION: ONE YEAR
About the Organisation
The Advancing Rights in Southern Africa (ARISA) program is a consortium comprising of Freedom House, the American Bar Association, Pact, and Internews. The program is a five-year USAID funded program that aims to improve the recognition, awareness, and enforcement of human rights in the region.
ARISA’s main objectives are to:
- Improve the enabling environment for the promotion and protection of human rights;
- Strengthen the capacity and engagement of regional and local civil society actors to seek redress for rights violations;
- Increase public demand for improved rule of law and human rights protection;
- Foster South-to-South community of practice for knowledge and resource sharing for continued efforts to address human rights violations.
About the Consultancy
Based in Luanda, Angola ARISA seeks to appoint a:
CONSULTANT ON CIVIC EDUCATION, ANGOLA
The Consultant will contribute to the implementation of the Civic Education programme, analyse political developments in Angola and will contribute to monitoring, reporting and evaluation of the programme, as well as a communications and visibility plan.
- Contributing to the planning and implementation of civic education activities for the Angola programme;
- Designing and development of a civic education training manual that will be used as a guide for capacity building training of local civic education facilitators;
- Supporting the facilitation of capacity building sessions, to enhance the capacity of local partners to undertake civic education;
- Developing knowledge products relating to Angola’s Local Government Elections, and supporting the contextualizing of ARISA’s work in Angola;
- Assessing and analyzing the political developments in Angola and makes recommendations for update and revision of the programme activities and initiatives;
- Serving as a focal person for the coordination of civic education activities between ARISA and the implementing partners, ensuring effective coordination of the programme;
- Developing and maintaining of a network of key actors and stakeholders in Angola, and manages memorandums of understanding;
- Ensuring that civic education activities are implemented in accordance with the workplan; Modifies the workplan as necessary throughout programme implementation;
- Contributing to monitoring, reporting, and evaluation of the programme ensuring timely communication to the ARISA team in Johannesburg;
- Maintaining regular communication with the ARISA team, and provides timely progress reports on programme activities;
- Contributing to the implementation of the communications and visibility plan;
- Ensuring recognition for the programme goals, key messages and the financial support provided by USAID is covered at workshops, and in official publications and media outreach;
- Contributing to outcome harvesting and storytelling to communicate the achievements and impact of the programme.
- University degree in in political science, international law, international development, peace and development studies or related subject;
- A minimum five (5) years relevant experience working in the field of democracy and governance;
- Experience in the field of civic education, political participation and representation, peace-building, or democratic transitions processes is required;
- Experience with USAID funded projects will be considered an asset;
- Liaising with all internal and external stakeholders involved in his/her project; acts and is perceived as an initiator of relevant communication to solve issues;
- Driving projects and assignments through communicative personal energy and engagement;
- Ability to explain sensitive information with diplomacy and build consensus;
- Fluency in written and oral English and Portuguese is required;
- Willingness to travel within Angola and occasionally to South Africa.
The consultancy is expected to begin on 1 April 2021 and end on 31 March 2022 and will report to the Chief of Party, ARISA.
This position is open to those legally authorized to live and work in Angola. Please note that all applications must be made in English.
Freedom House is an equal opportunity employer which seeks to further diversify its staff in terms of gender, culture and nationality.
Please send your CV, letter of motivation to Narrandes@FreedomHouse.org, with Angola Consultant in the subject line before the 28th February 2021.