This is a fixed term role. If the role is offered at the GÉANT office in the Netherlands, it will be offered as a 1-year definite contract subject to renewal. The duration of the employment is limited to the duration of the AfricaConnect3 project which ends November 2023.

Reporting to the Head of International Relations the Advocacy and Donor Engagement Officer is part of the International Relations Team (IR Team) of six people at GÉANT.

The Advocacy and Donor Engagement Officer will be recruited to work in close collaboration with our three AfricaConnect3 regional partners:  

·  UbuntuNet Alliance in Eastern and Southern Africa;

·  WACREN in West and Central Africa; and

·  ASREN in North Africa.

Co-funded by the European Commission’s Directorate-General for International Partnerships (DG INTPA), AfricaConnect3 is a four-year project that started in November 2019 with a  total budget of 37.5 million euro, and builds on the predecessor project AfricaConnect2 (www.africaconnect2.net). AfricaConnect3 further unlocks the potential of education and research in Africa by improving access to digital infrastructures and technologies.

The successful candidate will act as an advocate for the African Regional Research and Education Networks (RRENs) and National Research and Education Networks (NRENs).  Working closely with the AfricaConnect3 project team, you will represent the views of RREN and NREN end users and the digital interests of African researchers and universities to relevant stakeholders in Africa and Europe. Additionally you  will  play a key role in the IR Team’s donor engagement activities by identifying and developing potential funding opportunities for the African RRENs.

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