We are seeking for an experienced Collaboration and Engagement Coordinator to foster an Africa-wide solidarity and unity of purpose of the Peoples of Africa to build the future we want – a right to peace, social inclusion and shared prosperity.

Africans Rising is a Pan-African movement of people and organisations, working for peace, justice and dignity. We are determined to foster an Africa-wide solidarity and unity of purpose of the Peoples of Africa to build the Future we want – a right to peace, social inclusion and shared prosperity.

Our vision, outlined in the Kilimanjaro Declaration; is a decentralised, citizen-owned future that will build support and solidarity for local struggles, local leadership and immerse activists in the grassroots work of building social movements from below and beyond borders.

Key deliverables:

  • Develop a membership Strategic plan and guide for Africans Rising Movement
  • Develop a comprehensive national and beyond boarders engagement strategy and guide.
  • Creation and update of comprehensive official database of members both online and offline.
  • Launch membership structures in at least 20 countries with clear plans of actions yearly.
  • Coordinate with volunteers at least 5000 sign ups to Kilimanjaro Declaration yearly.
  • Ensure there is national level conversation between African Rising members and give necessary support to members.
  • Work with the members to develop innovative programmes and campaigns around social justice, peace building and promotion of human dignity
  • Carry out any other duty assigned by Heads of Operation or Movement Coordinator.

Qualifications & Attributes

You should have a primary qualification in social science, political science, international relations, journalism, or any other relevant field. While the usual tertiary qualifications and some demonstrable track record within the broad definition of civil society is desirable, the key attributes for the role include:

  • A deep personal resonance with the Kilimanjaro Declaration,
  • An abiding passion for the idea and energy for the work of building a non-traditional Pan-African movement of the future,
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills and the ability to work collaboratively, flexibly and effectively in a small, dynamic team as well as a large diverse group,
  • A track record and professional experience working in the human rights arena at any level,
  • Excellent oral and written communication in English and at least one other widely used language on the continent, specifically: Arabic or French or Kiswahili or Portuguese,
  • It’s a given that you will have brilliant public speaking skills, are active on social media

Application Process

Prepare a cover letter (of no more than 500 words) detailing why you’re the ideal candidate for the role. Kindly add a list of your current social media profiles at the end of this cover.


2000 – 2500 USD per month


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Africans Rising is a nascent movement and as such, we require a minimum one-year commitment period.

Closing Date

Applications close on Sunday, 15th October 2017, 17:00 SAST

Terms and Conditions

Please check your application and make sure you meet all the essential criteria listed above, in addition your application will be stronger if you meet at least some of the desirable criteria.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted, if you have not heard from us within three (3) weeks of the closing date, please consider your application unsuccessful.

Thank you for your understanding.

We reserve the right to withdraw any of our vacancies at any time.

We reserve the right to accept applications until the post is filled.


For more information on the role contact details below;
Traumaine Govender, Ms.


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