Call for Application: Program Officer at African Women Development Fund

Deadline: 10 August, 2023

We are hiring to fill a vacancy for the position of Programme Officer, Solidarity and Care. To fill this position, we are looking for a highly motivated person who is innovative, passionate about women’s rights in Africa, excited about African feminisms and embraces African women’s rich diversity.

As part of our new strategy, AWDF is building on our approach of strengthening the movement and funded partners to a more transformative and de-colonised approach which gives feminist and women’s rights activists, organisations and collectives in Africa the ownership and space to make transformative choices and impact their communities across the continent.

The Programme Officer is responsible for supporting the implementation of AWDF’s Solidarity and Care strategy to strengthen and uphold African women’s and feminist organisations and movements. The role will work under the leadership of the Programme Specialist – Solidarity and Care. The Solidarity and Care unit follows a cross-cluster operational model and the post-holder will therefore work with and be supported by various clusters, units and teams across the Programmes Department.

If you have experience in contributing to a programme and portfolio of work with identified entities, particularly individual activists in a strategic, inclusive, feminist, trust-based, collaborative and responsive approach for longer-term support, we’d love to hear from you.

How to Apply:

For more information on the role, and also on the application process, please visit the Application Portal here

Remember to include the following:

  • A cover letter of not more than 2 pages to the Human Resources Manager, explaining their interest and excitement in applying for the position to work for AWDF; and highlighting their experience and competencies as they relate to the specific areas of duties indicated in the vacancy to demonstrate a good fit for the role.
  • A CV of not more than 3 pages outlining their educational qualifications and employment records with key achievements on relevant positions held.

Applications for the vacancy should reach AWDF no later than Thursday 10th August 2023. Due to our limited capacity, only short-listed candidates will be contacted for additional information and interviews.

In line with AWDF’s Mission, qualified African women are encouraged to apply.