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Project Assistant WA GBV Reporting Fellowship

The Africa Women Journalism Project (AWJP), is looking for a project assistant to join our GBV Reporting Fellowship team. The candidate must have prior experience working with the media as well as demonstrable project management experience. The 10-month full-time position will be based in Senegal. 

The AWJP is an initiative dedicated to empowering women journalists by providing them with the knowledge, skills, and resources they need to create content that raises awareness of under-reported issues affecting women and makes a business case for sustained gender reporting and is supported by the International Centre for Journalists (ICFJ). 

The AWJP + ICFJ West African GBV Reporting Fellowship, run with the support of Ford Foundation in West Africa, focuses on women and girls in their reporting on cultural, societal, and political inequalities that contribute to gender-based violence, impede economic opportunity, and limit the participation of West African women in development. 

The individual will be responsible for assisting the project management team and contributing to the successful completion of the project objectives in Senegal.

You will have/ be  

  • Relevant work experience project management 
  • Working knowledge of media in Senegal. 
  • Detail-oriented with strong organisational abilities.
  • Ability to prioritise and manage multiple tasks at the same time
  • Self-motivated and capable of working independently
  • Experience with or familiarity with digital collaboration tools such as Slack, Google Drive, and Trello is preferred.
  • High levels of integrity, accountability, energy, and adaptability
  • Willingness to work unusual hours to accommodate different time zones.
  • Excellent internal and external communication skills.
  • Preparation and follow-up of meetings and presentations.
  • General organisational tasks

Scope of work

  • With the assistance of the programme manager and project officer, plan, coordinate, implement, and monitor project activities in Senegal.
  • Communicating and coordinating the work of in-country Fellows, affiliate newsrooms,  mentors and funders
  • Preparation and follow-up of meetings and presentations.
  • Ensuring all training and other related materials are translated and interpreted correctly. 
  • General organisational tasks 
  • Under the guidance of the programme manager, identify issues and develop solutions for any problems that may arise during the project. 
  • Perform any other related duties that may be assigned.

Preferred candidates

  • Have prior experience or knowledge of working with the media in Senegal
  • Can multitask, work well under pressure, and work efficiently to meet strict deadlines
  • Excellent interpersonal skills are required for effective collaboration with others.
  • Possess strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills.
  • Outstanding organisational abilities.
  • Capable of working independently in a remote work environment


Fluency in both French and English is required.

How to Apply

Use this form to apply by May 30, 2022. 

AWJP is an Equal Opportunity Employer and we encourage candidates of all ages, ethnic backgrounds, religion, disability status, gender, sexual orientation and gender identity, with the credentials to apply.