Call for Consultants: African Women’s Development Fund (AWDF) Bilingual Feminist Grantmaking is open.

Deadline: April 24, 2019

The Call for Consultants for AWDF Bilingual Feminist Grantmaking is open. The African Women’s Development Fund (AWDF) was established in June 2000, as an Africa-wide philanthropic, grant making initiative to support the realisation and fulfilment of African women’s rights through funding of autonomous women’s organisations on the continent. AWDF supports change-makers; African women’s activist organisations and individuals who have held and advanced the line on women’s rights.

AWDF works in two major languages, English and French. AWDF is looking for a bilingual feminist grantmaking consultant to serve as Temporary Cover for its Francophone grantmaking portfolio for a period of 8 weeks. The consultant will report to the Grants Manager, and will work in close collaboration with Grants Programme Officers and administrators, Programme specialists, the Director of Programmes, as well as other members of the AWDF team.

The role is primarily Grant Management and includes the following:

  1. Review French applications and recommend credible organisations that promote AWDF’s mission, prepare a summary docket for management consideration
  2. Conduct due diligence on selected women’s rights organisations when needed
  3. Review grantee reports and provide feedback and recommendations to the Grants and Finance teams
  4. Provide translation from French into English and English into French concerning grants as needed
  5. Any other task in keeping with the role as assigned by Supervisor

Location and Duration

This position is located in Accra but the jobholder can work virtually. The role, however may involve some travel within the African continent.

The assignment is to start immediately and would last for 8 weeks

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  • Expert knowledge of women’s rights issues in Africa with specific knowledge of women’s rights concerns and organisations in Francophone Africa
  • Skilled at assessing and managing grants/ project budgets to women’s rights organisations, ideally in the context of grantmaking.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in French and English
  • Excellent interpersonal and team work skills, a positive attitude
  • Proven ability to deliver work on time
  • Post graduate level degree in gender and development, human rights or other relevant area

Qualified African women are encouraged to apply.


Qualified candidates should please send a cover letter, a CV of not more than 3 pages and indication of two referees by email to

Kindly put in the email subject header: “Consultancy, Temporary cover- Francophone grantmaking portfolio”

Only short listed candidates will be contacted for additional information and interviews.

For more information, visit AWDF.

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