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Capacity Development Specialist - West Africa

Deadline: Until filled

Location: Sierra Leone, Liberia, or Senegal

Organization: Global Fund for Children

Global Fund for Children are seeking a Capacity Development Specialist with a strong feminist perspective toward providing empowering support to community-based organizations that address violence against girls. This person will bring a solid understanding of gender justice, with a particular focus on the social, cultural, political, and economic factors that affect violence against girls in West Africa and interest in the intersection of this issue with the women’s and child rights spaces.

The Capacity Development Specialist will work with the cohort of grantee partners to collaboratively identify and strengthen priority areas within their organizations.

The Specialist will have knowledge of movement building, grassroots, and policy advocacy to bring to bear as they strengthen a cohort of partners and link this group with relevant regional technical and funding resources. The Capacity Development Specialist will be GFC’s external face and internal resource on the ground in the region. The Capacity Development specialist will work remotely from West Africa (Liberia, Senegal or Sierra Leone), closely with Washington, DCbased staff and report to the Regional Program Director for Africa based in Washington D.C.

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How to apply:

Please send a cover letter that describes your experience with girl-centered programming and feminist leadership, including your compensation preferences, and a resume or curriculum vitae, all in English, to, with “Africa Capacity Development Specialist” in the subject line.

The Consultancy is open until filled and only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Check us out at for more information about our organization.

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