• Organization TypeImplementing NGO, Advocacy NGO, Association
  • Staff26-50
  • HeadquartersSouth Africa
  • Founded1993

CIVICUS World Alliance for Citizen Participation

CIVICUS: World Alliance for Citizen Participation is an international alliance of members and partners which constitutes an influential network of organisations at the local, national, regional and international levels, and spans the spectrum of civil society. CIVICUS includes the following in its definition of civil society: civil society networks and organisations; trade unions; faith-based networks; professional associations; NGO capacity development organisations; philanthropic foundations and other funding bodies. CIVICUS has worked for nearly two decades to strengthen citizen action and civil society throughout the world, especially in areas where participatory democracy and citizens' freedom of association are threatened. CIVICUS has a vision of a global community of active, engaged citizens committed to the creation of a more just and equitable world. This is based on the belief that the health of societies exists in direct proportion to the degree of balance between the state, the private sector and civil society. CIVICUS provides a focal point for knowledge-sharing, common interest representation, global institution-building and engagement among these disparate sectors. It acts as an advocate for citizen participation as an essential component of governance and democracy worldwide. CIVICUS seeks to amplify the voices and opinions of ordinary people and it gives expression to the enormous creative energy of the burgeoning sector of civil society. Mission CIVICUS is an international alliance dedicated to strengthening citizen action and civil society throughout the world. Vision A worldwide community of informed, inspired, committed citizens engaged in confronting the challenges facing humanity. CIVICUS seeks to amplify the voices and opinions of ordinary people. It recognises that for effective and sustainable civic participation to occur, citizens must enjoy rights of free association and be able to engage all sectors of society. Values Justice and Equality - CIVICUS believes in the equality and dignity of every person, and that all people should be free to exercise their rights as citizens as defined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Reciprocity - CIVICUS exists to ensure that people treat one another with the respect with which they themselves wish to be treated. Civil society cannot thrive without mutual respect. Knowledge - CIVICUS recognises that to increase its global awareness of civil society and before it can assist or take action, it needs to form alliances with other concerned bodies to increase its influence and knowledge. Vision - CIVICUS is realistic about conflict in today's world, but remains optimistic that most people, organisations, governments and businesses will work together for the benefit of all. Principled Courage - CIVICUS will always promote civil justice and pledges to act in a manner that honours the principles of democratic civil society. In all our projects, CIVICUS works in close partnership with relevant organisations to achieve our joint objectives.
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Careers

Job openings over the past year

16Total posted jobs

Examples of past jobs

  • Secretary General
    South Africa
  • CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER
    South Africa

Staff at CIVICUS World Alliance for Citizen Participation have experience in

Sectors

  • development
  • research & development
  • torts / conflict resolution
  • civil society
  • data management

Funders

  • commonwealth foundation
  • children's investment fund foundation
  • commonwealth secretariat

Countries

  • uganda
  • united states
  • south africa
  • norway
  • bosnia and herzegovina

Skills

  • managerial experience
  • business development
  • experience in recruitment
  • international experience
  • with experience in conflict areas

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    General Contact
    Primary Contact
    +27.0.11.833.5959
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Company Offices

  • South Africa (headquarters)
  • Johannesburg
  • 24 Gwigwi Mrwebi Street Newtown 2001
  • United Kingdom
  • London
  • Unit 60 Eurolink Business Centre 49 Effra Road , London
  • United States
  • Washington, DC
  • CIVICUS World Alliance 1775 Eye Street NW Suite 1150 Washington , USA
  • 11 Avenue de la Paix CH-1202 Geneva