Advocacy and Donor Engagement Officer at Géant Association

Why work for GÉANT?

We offer a blazing-fast, cutting-edge network that connects scientists, researchers and academics across Europe and the world. Thanks to our terabit network, 50 million researchers, scientists, academics and students can share record volumes of data unconstrained by location, solving some of mankind’s biggest challenges. Work at GÉANT and you’ll be supporting critical research into sustainable energy, deep space, high-energy physics, earth observation, environmental disasters, medicine and more!

The Advocacy and Donor Engagement Manager reports to the Head of International Relations and 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 ( AfricaConnect3 further unlocks the potential of education and research in Africa by improving access to digital infrastructures and technologies.

You 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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