Fields: international development, human rights, gender, Africa, philanthropy
About the Organization: We invest in grassroots organizations that improve the lives of children and youth challenged by poverty, injustice, and discrimination. We raise funds ourselves and provide flexible, small, multi-year grants and support our partners to strengthen and grow their organizations. We fund organizations tackling tough issues in our four thematic focus areas: education, gender equity, youth empowerment, and freedom from violence and exploitation. We seek to boost the collective efforts of our partners to influence transformative change and mobilize networks, and we encourage our partners to learn from each other.
About the Position: Global Fund for Children is looking for an Africa Fellow for the Fall 2018 semester to support our portfolio of partners in Africa with special emphasis on Senegal, Togo, and Burundi and well as Haiti. You will provide administrative support to the Africa Regional Director and Program Officer for our Africa portfolio and Haiti, which includes reviewing partner reports, proposals, capacity development plans and communication with partners in French. You will also assist the development of regional issue briefs and country research in order to inform regional priorities and country strategies, particularly in Francophone Africa.
You will have the opportunity to learn about grantmaking and grassroots organizations in Africa and Haiti, network with our team, and be part of a dynamic, evolving organization. The fellowship is 20 hours per week through December 2018 in our Washington, DC office near McPherson Square.
Special Requirements/Qualifications: We would love it if you have strong attention to detail, solid speaking, research, and writing skills and a passion for social change issues in Africa. You have full professional proficiency in French and English, and additional languages such as Wolof and Haitian Creole are welcome, but not required.
Estimated Salary: $13.25/hour, 20 hours/week through December 2018
Global Fund for Children