CIVICUS Mentorship Programme

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CIVICUS: World Alliance for Citizen Participation is offering to all members a 6-month voluntary mentorship programme to support civil society actors to connect, share knowledge and develop skills and networks. CIVICUS Mentorship Programme is designed to strength the capacity of the great diversity of practitioners and organisers of civil society that build the world biggest alliance of civil society.

Why join CIVICUS Mentorship Programme?

  • Access to a non-formal learning opportunity to increase knowledge about issues and skills from the civil society actors sector
  • Strength capacities of the next generation of citizens working for social justice around the world
  • Initiate strategic partnerships and align diverse viewpoints and scopes of work to protect and promote civic space across borders
  • Connect with other CIVICUS members

Why become a Mentor?

  • Develop strong leadership and training skills
  • Expand networks and explore partnership opportunities
  • Work collaboratively as part of a civil society alliance
  • Practice solidarity, bring ideas closer and strength the world movement for active citizen participation for social justice
  • Flexible hours

Eligibility and requirements for Mentors

  • Excited and engaged CIVICUS member eager to support and guide mentees by sharing your experience and knowledge and challenging mentees in their own goal-making, project or career plan
  • Dynamic professional with 5+ years of relevant experience in a particular thematic area or soft skill willing to commit to a 6-months voluntary programme
  • Willing and able to meet online (or in person if applicable) for about two hours a month (minimum; meetings may be more frequent or longer by mutual agreement) with mentee.
  • Available to participate in the orientation and conclusion webinar at the beginning and end of the programme as well to participate in the evaluation activities of the programme
  • Complete the enrolment form with a short bio (300 words max.) with links to any relevant work or projects

Eligibility and requirements for Mentees

  • Dedicated, energetic members of CIVICUS Alliance
  • Committed to taking the initiative in a mentoring relationship, including outlining clear and specific personal and professional goals for the program
  • Available to participate in the orientation and conclusion webinars at the beginning and end of the programme as well to participate in the evaluation activities of the programme
  • Willing and able to meet with your mentor online (or in person if applicable) for about two hours a month (minimum; meetings may be more frequent or longer by mutual agreement)
  • Complete the this form and share a one page resume with your clear expectations for this programme and the description of the initiative you would like to pursue with the support of your mentor

*Mentors and Mentees must be Associate or Voting Members of CIVICUS and accept CIVICUS code of conduct. If you are not yet a CIVICUS member, please join here.

** The mentorship programme is run across continents, and it is likely that you will be paired with someone from a different country. Practically speaking, effective communication between mentor/mentee will require at least a medium strength and reliable internet connection. If you do not have access to an internet connection, please let us know so we can explore alternative arrangements.

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