Please send all requests for information and applications to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line: Africa Policy Project Coordinator Application Deadline for applications: January 31, 2001 Association for Progressive Communications (APC) seeks a Project Coordinator in AFRICA JOB TITLE: Internet Rights Policy Project Coordinator: AFRICA JOB SUMMARY: Working both with the APC member organizations in the region, as well as with other groups and experts in the ICT policy arena, the Coordinator will lead APC's ICT policy research and dissemination activities in Africa. Currently, this is a half-time position for 2 years. Application Deadline: January 31, 2000 Start Date: February 2001 Note: Applications are welcome from individuals and organizations. If an organization is applying, please indicate the person taking responsibility for the work. Preference *may* be given to a candidate that is willing to work from one of APC's member offices. PROJECT OVERVIEW: Since 1990, APC - http://www.apc.org - has been working with civil society organisations and social movements around the world to harness information and communication technologies (ICTs). This job is part of the ICT Policy Monitor project, which is a core component of APC's Civil Society Internet Rights initiative. The intended impact of the project is to enable the democratisation of ICT policy and regulation to include the interests of people and organisations working for social justice and development. The project will develop information resources and tools for that assist civil society organisations in making interventions when policy is being made, and in working within existing policy environments. More specific details, and expected project deliverables, are appended at the end of this message. COORDINATOR TASKS: - manage the project and coordinate the delivery of all project deliverables - convene volunteer project work teams - develop detailed project implementation plans, with input from the project teams - facilitate the work of the research team to define research priorities - coordinate the production of research documents - facilitate the work of a WWW team to design the ICT policy monitor site - facilitate the contribution of content to the site through a Content team - participate in contracting additional project expertise, as needed - work with project management team to develop contracts and supervise the project contract work - organise the Year 2 workshop, in cooperation with a local hosting APC member - participate in ongoing project development and fundraising - report, as required, to APC/project partners/funders NOTE: The Coordinator is expected to lead the project, but there is money available for contracting additional research, documentation and WWW expertise. JOB REQUIREMENTS: The candidate must: ~ live in Africa ~ have excellent English and French writing, reading and speaking skills ~ have considerable experience managing projects ~ know how to use Internet services such as email, mailing lists and WWW ~ feel very comfortable working almost exclusively in an 'online' environment ~ be familiar with ICT policy issues in the region ~ have considerable experience in quantitative and qualitative research, and information management ~ have NGO working experience ~ have excellent written, online and public presentation communication skills Additional desirable qualities we are looking for include: ~ facility in at least one other language used commonly in Africa ~ familiarity with the APC ~ experience developing online information resources and plain-language support materials ~ experience organizing workshops and public events ORGANISATIONAL RELATIONSHIPS: The Coordinator will report to APC's Programmes and Projects Manager, and the Project Management Team; and will work on a day-to-day basis with the various project teams, and interact regularly with APC's ICT Policy Monitor teams and activities in other regions (Europe, Latin America, Asia). Most of the work will take place in 'online discussion' spaces, email groups and mailing lists. Although there may be some travel, APC work takes place primarily online. REMUNERATION/WORKING CONDITIONS The annual remuneration for this two-year half-time position/contract is $15,000 - $20,000 depending on skills, qualifications and experience. The successful applicant is expected to provide their own computer, have easy access to a fax machine, and work on the project during normal office hours. Reimbursement for project-related Internet connection costs will be covered from the project budget. While much of the project work will take place online, some travel to meetings, conferences and workshops, within Africa and internationally, is expected. HOW TO APPLY: Please send a CV, and a statement of interest IN ENGLISH hat includes the following information: ~ description of your interest in working with the APC on this project ~ summary of your understanding of the key ICT policy issues in Africa, and how they relate to development and social justice ~ description of your project management skills and experience ~ description of your background in supporting civil society networking and ICT initiatives ~ description of your background in research and your information management skills ~ description of your computer skills ~ where you live ~ languages you speak and write ~ other information you think might be of importance to our assessment of your application ~ 2 references: names, relationship, contact details; at least one of these should be related to a project you have managed. Please send this information via email to the Africa-ICT hiring team at: email@example.com with the subject line: Africa Policy Project Coordinator Application Deadline for applications: January 31, 2001 ================================================ ADDITIONAL INFORMATION PERTAINING TO THE PROJECT ================================================ The ICT Policy Monitor Project will build a WWW ICT policy clearinghouse by researching, organising, analysing and monitoring ICT policy (with particular emphasis on policy developments at the regional, national and local levels that affect developing countries and marginalized communities' ability to benefit from the information revolution), develop tools that will enable civil society to recognise and advocate for good policy, raise civil society awareness of ICT policy issues by disseminating essential civil society ICT rights information and tools via Internet and in public fora, and catalyse and support a civil society network of organisations and individuals interested in taking action on ICT policy issues, including active monitoring of implementation of existing policies. The ICT Policy Monitor is not intended to be a static 'warehouse' of government-issued regulations and official declarations, but rather an active centre for plain-language information exchange and civil society mobilisation on key ICT policy issues. ** Project Component 1: ICT Policy Research Purpose: To develop an overview of ICT policy in the region, and to identify and monitor those policy developments that most significantly impact, both positively and negatively, on the work of civil society. Expected Outputs for Project Component 1: - research plan and priorities for the region, including key issues to monitor and notable case studies to highlight - regional policy reference group, beyond the 'formal' APC community, to include individuals and organisations active on these issues - organised collection of regional policy information and resources - regional issues summary ** Project Component 2: Civil Society ICT Policy Monitor Purpose: To provide a central easy-to-use, regional website containing essential national and regional ICT policy, access and legal information for communication advocates to promote and use the right to communicate, and for civil society to understand Internet Rights issues. Website Content - summaries and case studies of key regional issues - regional and national policy documents - summaries of relevant global Internet governance issues, presented in a regional context - bulletins of the latest policy developments at global, national and regional levels - plain-language explanations of key internet rights issues - categorised repository of links to relevant background material from the research sources cited in Project Component 1. - links to relevant organisations and Internet rights campaigns Expected Outputs of Project Component 2: - regional website - central, easy-to-use civil society ICT policy knowledge base and materials ** Project Component 3: ICT Policy Action Network: Awareness Raising and Animation Purpose: To use the ICT Policy Monitor information resources and bulletins developed during Year 1 in a proactive outreach campaign of public meetings and online consultations, to catalyse and strengthen a network of organisations active in extending and defending civil society Internet rights, who integrate ICTs into their long-term advocacy work. Expected Results - network of organizations and individuals interested in monitoring and addressing policy issues - authoritative regional mailing lists of ICT policy issues oriented to a civil society perspective - plain language materials to explain the issues to civil society - plain language information resources, in the form of key issue fact sheets and checklists based on case studies - approach and methodology for engaging civil society in ICT policy arena - increased civil society awareness of how ICT policy developments impact their information and communication activities ========== HURIDOCS-Tech listserv ========== Send mail intended for the list to <firstname.lastname@example.org>. 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