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 Programme Officer – Grants plays a critical role in the grants department taking primary responsibility for assessing new grants applications, recommending organisations to be funded, and preparing dockets in collaboration with the Grants Manager, and other colleagues in the Grants Department, and in line with AWDF’s strategic plan. With a focus on Francophone grantmaking, the post-holder will work to grow the Francophone grantmaking portfolio in line with the overall strategy, conduct desk and field based assessments in both French and English, and prepare dockets in English for review and approval. The position also provides grants management services and supports technical assistance to grantees. Contributing to due diligence processes, site visits and Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning activities related to grant making, the post holder also supports with outreach and networking as well as fundraising activities.


  • Minimum educational qualification: Degree in gender and development, human rights or other relevant area
  • Work experience: At least 5 years work experience in substantive and comparable roles in development/ human rights fields in Africa; experience of working in grant making will be advantageous
  • Excellent command of oral and written English and French is essential
  • Experience using an information management or grants database is 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 Programme Officer – Subventions” 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. The post can also be on virtual working arrangement with the post-holder working from an African country that they have the legal right to work in.

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