========================================================== OPENING: Communications and Information Policy Programme Manager ORGANISATION: Association For Progressive Communications (APC) DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: May 9 2004 ========================================================== POSITION TO BE FILLED Communications and Information Policy Programme (CIPP) Manager MAIN PURPOSE OF THE JOB To strategically manage and develop APC's Communications and Information Policy Programme (CIPP) ABOUT THE COMMUNICATIONS AND INFORMATION POLICY PROGRAMME Our goal: To build more inclusive ICT decision-making processes by facilitating civil society engagement through building their capacity and supporting advocacy, at national and international levels. Civil society inclusion in policy-making will lead to their involvement in implementing and monitoring policies, and ultimately to societies in which there is greater citizen participation. Citizens and organisations that want to ensure that the internet remains a tool and a venue for promoting social, gender and environmental justice, development and democracy, are struggling to navigate the terrain of global, regional, and national internet governance, policy and regulation. They frequently do not know which issues are on the agenda, who is debating and deciding them, how their work could be affected, and how to get involved. Through CIPP, APC is implementing global and regional ICT policy projects that raise awareness, build capacity, tools and information resources to strengthen civil society participation in decision-making. APC has been taking advantage of global processes such as the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) to galvanise civil society awareness of ICT policy issues, but our ultimate objective is to build participation in ICT policy at national level. See: http://www.apc.org/english/rights/ KEY RESULT AREAS FOR COMMUNICATIONS AND INFORMATION POLICY PROGRAMME MANAGER The CIPP manager reports to the APC Executive Director and is a member of the APC strategic management team. The CIPP manager is responsible for: -Programme and project development, and management of APC's CIPP work -Participation in APC's strategic management team -Strategic positioning of the APC and CIPP and implementation of strategic priorities identified by APC members -Networking and building APC's profile in the ICT policy field -Building and maintaining strategic partnerships for APC in the field of ICT policy -Management of CIPP project staff and oversight of regional CIPP projects (projects are based internationally, regionally and also nationally and cover multiple activities including information production and dissemination, research, advocacy, etc.) -Fundraising for the programme and programme projects -Facilitating the participation of APC members in regional CIPP activity -Supporting APC members in ICT policy project development and fundraising REQUIRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE -Experience in and understanding of global and regional level ICT policy issues -Understanding of how ICT policy issues relate to development and social justice -Experience and background in civil society networking -Fundraising experience -Three to five years "hands on" people management experience -Five years experience in project management -Excellent computer and internet skills and experience in working in an online environment -Good writing skills and experience in writing reports, proposals, as well as articles -Sound academic qualifications in a related area OTHER REQUIREMENTS -Strategic thinking -Leadership skills -Networking and communication skills -Excellent English written and oral communication skills, including public speaking experience -Working knowledge of Spanish and French would be an advantage -Ability to work in a team and under pressure -Able to work independently and to manage people mainly via online communications (project coordinators all work from different countries and communicate daily through email and other tools) -Able to travel frequently -Planning skills -Integrity DURATION OF CONTRACT One-year period, on a full time basis, renewable based on assessment of performance and availability of funds. LOCATION The incumbent can work from anywhere in the world as APC is a truly virtual organisation and does not have a physical headquarters. We do our work online. For this position we want to particularly encourage candidates from the global South to apply. HOW TO APPLY Please send a CV and a covering letter IN ENGLISH that illustrate your interest in the position. You should be include the following information: -description of your interest in working with the APC -your background/interest in ICT policy issues -description of your background in supporting civil society networking and ICT initiatives -description of your background in project management and team coordination, specifically in an international and/or online context -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 project or campaign that you have managed. Please send this information via email with 'CIPP Manager' in the subject line to: firstname.lastname@example.org by May 9 2004. ========== HURIDOCS-Tech listserv ========== Send mail intended for the list to <email@example.com>. 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