Earn up to $4,500 as a Senior Program Officer working for the GI-ESCR

Apply now for a chance to get recruited by the Global Initiative for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (GI-ESCR) as a full-time Senior Program Officer implementing strategic development and growth in West Africa. 

Fill out an application form via the link in the application section below to secure a place in work that focuses on human rights and public services programs, in specific regard to the rights to education and health. 

If you’re selected, you get to engage in work that resolves global problems, a generous monthly pay, travel opportunities, with additional perks. 

Read below for more information on how to apply, eligibility, and the deadline for application submission. 

Application Deadline: July 12, 2020


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The lucky beneficiary of this job opportunity gets a monthly gross salary pay between $3,500 USD to $4,500 USD gross including income taxes (subject to candidate’s level of experience)


To qualify for this employment opportunity:

  • Applicants must have an advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in law, or in related fields (political science, international relations, social sciences, etc.) with strong experience conducting human rights legal analysis. 
  • As a replacement of the advanced university degree, a first-level university degree combined with 10 additional years of work experience may be accepted 
  • Applicants must have a strong understanding of human rights law, acquired through studies or professional practice
  • Applicants must have a minimum of eight years of active experience in human rights work, including substantive experience working on economic, social, and cultural rights, and work for civil society organizations in Africa. 

Experience with another international organization is highly desirable. Experience working on the right to education or health will be an excellent advantage.

  • Applicants must have experience coordinating human rights advocacy and putting together projects on human rights.
  • Applicants must have evidenced  experience engaging with African and West African human rights and multilateral institutions, and a strong network with civil society organizations working on economic, social and cultural rights in the region
  • Applicants must be fluent in French and English, both oral and written. The job requirements for this position will be carried out respectively in both languages Additional languages will be an asset. Language skills will be examined during the recruitment process.
  • Applicants are required to have an understanding of project management, including basic accounting and reporting procedures, and managing relationships with donors.
  • Applicants must have experience working with staff from diverse backgrounds, located in different time zones and remote work

Personal Requirements for Applicants

Applicants for this position are required to have:

  • Ardent passion for social justice, and in particular the defense and promotion of public services to realize human rights.
  • The capacity to work alone and remotely, to be self-motivated, without any help, and with a large amount of desk-based work.
  • Thorough planning attitude and cognizant of details when producing documents.
  • Capacity to work under extenuating circumstances and multitasking while maximizing work efforts towards deadlines.
  • Powerful interpersonal skills to relate and work with GI-ESCR as well as with external partners.
  • Keen political judgment, capacity to identify opportunities, be assertive and make specific judgment calls
  • Capacity to travel at least 25% of the time.
  • The right to work in Senegal or in the Ecowas states.

Duties of a Senior Program Officer

A Senior Program Officer:

  • Leads the implementation of GI-ESCR’s projects on human rights and public services in West Africa, including planning and reporting to donors, and contributes to the development of new projects, under the management of the head of the program on public services and human rights.
  • Coordinates GI-ESCR’s advocacy efforts with the African Union (AU) and West African institutions, and in particular the African and ECOWAS human rights systems, participation in AU meetings and events, coordinating with partners.
  • Build relationships with major institutions and organizations covering or operating from West Africa, including ECOWAS and the Francophonie Organisation.
  • Prepares advocacy reports, statements, and other relevant materials related to the region in coordination with other GI-ESCR staff.
  • Coordinates the relationship with partners in West Africa, and develops, cultivates, and supports a strong network of like-minded organizations in the region.
  • Provides capacity-building and technical support, in-person and remotely, on economic, social, and cultural rights, in particular the rights to education and health, to partners in the region.
  • Assigns, coordinates, and participates in research and monitoring activities in West Africa, working with partners to collect data in particular on human rights and public services, at the national or sub-regional level, and provides or contributes to human rights legal analyses.
  • Provides analysis of the political dynamics relevant to the implementation of economic, social, and cultural rights in West Africa and the continent.
  • Supports the development and the administration of the Dakar office, in consultation with GIESCR’s Senior Management Team, including support with relationships with the local authorities, local legal and fiscal questions, monitoring and reporting program finances and expenses, staff management, and planning and budget.
  • Supports work in French across the organization.
  • Trains and supervises staff and interns in the West Africa office.
  • Support the fundraising efforts and relationship with donors in West Africa, and lead the preparation and editing of reports to these donors.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

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Application Instructions

Applicants who are fit for the selection criteria and understands all that is expected of a Senior Program Officer should:

  • Apply by filling in the application form
  • Upload CV 
  • Upload a cover letter

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About the Global Initiative for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

The Global Initiative for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (GI-ESCR) is an initiative focused on human rights and public services advancement, in particular on the rights to education and health. 

GI-ESCR is a non-governmental organization that facilitates change to end existing problems of social and economic status. It’s an initiative that tackles injustice through the medium of human rights advocacy. 

The organization is centered around ending existing global issues to unravel a world where economic, social, and cultural rights are fully respected, protected, and fulfilled.

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Key Dates and Order of Program

All applications submissions should be made before the deadline 12th of July, 2020

  • All applicants will be assessed on the basis of experience, passion for human rights advocacy, evidenced commitment, and skills set.
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