Open Society Foundations

Dakar, , Sénégal

Open Society Foundations

Services Dakar, , Sénégal

Program Officer, Ideas Workshop

  • Lieu de travail Dakar, Sénégal| Sénégal
  • Date d'expiration 10 Décembre
  • Secteur d'activité Services
  • Nombre de postes 01

Job Profile

  • The Program Officer will identify and support individuals, collectives and institutions that are renewing public debate and creativity with bold, fresh ideas. They will serve as a talent scout in search of the most interesting and transformative thinkers and centers of intellectual energy on issues of public concern, and will have a good understanding of the dynamics of public knowledge production, dissemination and debate in the region.

  • As a Program Officer At Open Society You Will
  • Seek out individuals and groups at the groundbreaking of creative thinking on public issues in the region, attending conferences, workshops and festivals with a focus on ideas, tracking key publications and public discussion in broadcast and social media channels – looking especially for visionary ideas that may be at the margins and merit amplification.

  • Make grants to support outstanding individuals and organizations developing and debating such ideas, and to public-facing institutions, publications and networks that cultivate and sustain the circulation and discussion of ideas. This may include forms of expression: writing, film or visual arts.

  • Help to conceive and implement multi-year initiatives across program areas and geographies.

  • Engage with the companion initiative to the Ideas Workshop – the Open Society University Network, its core academic institutional partner.

  • Help organize and take part in internal discussions and debates within OSF about our assumptions and established ways of thinking.

What We Are Looking For

  • At least 7 years of responsible experience in a leading role in work related to ideas and public debate, in any sector (academia, think tanks, non-governmental organizations, journalism, arts and culture, or the public and private sectors);

  • A graduate degree in a field relevant to the work described above would be desirable, although insatiable intellectual curiosity is more important than formal qualifications;

  • Deep and demonstrable knowledge of the landscape of online and offline public debate in the region, as well as a willingness to develop such knowledge about other regions

  • High proficiency in one or more of the relevant local languages in the region;

  • Good written and spoken communication skills in English;

  • Good project management skills;

  • Good proficiency with use of technology and applications

  • Commitment to continuous learning and growth in the areas of diversity, equity, inclusion and social justice;

  • Commitment to listening and working with reserve; ways of working that are respectful to all people; and that support space and voice for all varied perspectives in our workplace.

Desirable (but Not Required)

  • Facility in the use of social media.

What We Offer

  • Ample opportunities to learn and grow, from annual professional development allowances to onsite trainings and brown bag lunches with visiting experts.

  • Top-notch benefits and perks designed for your well-being and a healthy work-life balance. With some variability according to location, this includes generous time off, flexible work arrangements, employer-paid health insurance, generous retirement savings plan, paid parental leave, reproductive and family planning support, sabbatical opportunities, and much more.

  • A commitment to creating a diverse work environment that enables everyone to bring their full self to work and make a positive impact on the world.

  • If this sounds like the position you have been looking for, please submit a cover letter that addresses the specific skills and experience that OSF requires for Program Officers (guidance is located here) and CV; we look forward to learning more about you.

500 à 999 personnes

Grande entreprise

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