Application Deadline: 26 November 2020 at 23:59 GMT+2:
Are you a passionate and committed grassroots activist who enjoys storytelling and would like to help amplify the voice of grassroots groups and spread the word about their crucial work? Would you like to help promote change among the donor community for more and better funding and resources for grassroots in the Global South?
CIVICUS is looking for five grassroots activists from the Global South to start a group that will co-create and implement an influencing strategy and campaign to advocate for improved resourcing practices for grassroots activism. This is a paid, part-time and remote collaboration opportunity.
Grassroots groups and movements are paving the way towards social, economic, political, and environmental justice and equality around the world. However, they often lack access to enough and quality resources to do their activism work and secure their livelihoods. That’s why CIVICUS, a worldwide alliance of citizens and civil society organisations based in the Global South, has been increasing efforts over the last three years to advocate for more and better resources for grassroots groups and movements.
Those efforts include studying the resourcing landscape for grassroots activists, consulting with activists and donors, and creating safe spaces where grassroots and donors can discuss their challenges and opportunities. CIVICUS is also testing funding modalities to learn first-hand and share lessons and best practices around how to better resource grassroots.
We have come to realise that one of the best ways in which CIVICUS alliance can advocate for better resources for grassroots is by helping create and amplify a positive, grassroots-led narrative around grassroots activism, and its resourcing needs and opportunities.
To do this, the five selected grassroots activists will work together as a diverse co-creation group that will lead, together with CIVICUS staff, the development and implementation of an influencing strategy and campaign. This will be aimed at increasing recognition of the role and value of grassroots activism among the donor community and the general public, promoting improved resourcing strategies and practices with specific proposals or recommendations directed to selected donors and other enablers, and making the case for increased funding and other meaningful resources and support for grassroots.
The work of this group will include providing their experience and expertise to co-create the strategy and campaign, but also to consult, collect, and share the needs and stories of other grassroots activists and groups from their communities. This group will also interact directly with donors to input the strategy and campaign and will be involved in its dissemination.
Selected members of this grassroots co-creation group will be expected to dedicate 400 hours to this from January to December 2021 and will receive a stipend for their time and expenses. For more information on the terms of reference, click here.
Note: We place more value on practical experience rather than professional credentials.
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How to apply
Please complete and submit this application form before 26 November 2020 at 23:59 GMT+2: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/civicusgrassrootscampaign
Results will be communicated to all applicants in December 2020.
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