Le Fonds de Développement des Femmes Africaines (AWDF) is a pioneering grantmaking foundation headquartered in Accra, Ghana. AWDF was founded by and for African women. Since its founding in 2001, AWDF has continued to support a growing portfolio of grants to leading women’s rights organisations and feminist movements across Africa, while also supporting knowledge generation, capacity building, movement building and donor advocacy around African women’s activist histories, movement resourcing needs, and feminist futures.

Resumé du poste

The Knowledge Management Specialist’s role is to lead and coordinate the work of the AWDF Knowledge Management function- producing analysis, generating new knowledge around women’s rights in Africa, and collaborating to communicate the impact of AWDF’s work and the work of its grantees, advocacy and movement building partners. The KMS coordinates also the documentation of organisational learning and knowledge generation within AWDF. The work of the KM function is conducted in English, with selected initiatives in French.

The Knowledge Management Specialist will work with colleagues to sustain a programme of knowledge generation and management initiatives (including documentation, archiving, building knowledge resources, co-developing and managing knowledge production by staff and external actors), and to grow the work of the Knowledge Management unit in line with the AWDF strategic framework and direction and with support from Senior Management. As a member of the AWDF staff team, the Knowledge Management Specialist supervises the Knowledge Management Assistant, engages in other cross-departmental activities of AWDF and represents AWDF in external events as relevant.


  • Minimum educational qualification: Post-graduate degree in Gender, Women’s Rights, Knowledge Management or related discipline; ideally with a research component.
  • Work experience: At least 8 years work experience in human rights/social justice/rights-based development involving knowledge management and production.
  • Excellent written and spoken English. Working knowledge of French will be an advantage.
  • Expertise in producing knowledge on women’s rights concerns for NGOs/activist, policy and/or donor audiences. Experience of developing or managing information systems (for example, virtual or physical libraries or archives) and in using multiple communication and knowledge production formats (film, audio, visual/graphics) desirable.

Comment postuler ?

Qualified candidates should send a cover letter indicating their relevant skills and experience et CV of not more than 3 pages by email to: The Human Resources Manager at [email protected] with “Application for position of Knowledge Management Specialist” as the subject line.

Applications should reach AWDF no later than Tuesday, 8th Octobre, 2019. Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

Please note that this is a national post on two-year renewable contract on local terms and conditions. AWDF will assist non-Ghanaian hires with work/resident permit processes but will not offer relocation expenses or expatriate benefits.

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