Gender Justice Fellow Base: The Gambia

Posted 2 years ago

Journalists For Justice (JFJ) is working in partnership with Women’s Association for Victims’
Empowerment (WAVE).
Journalists For Justice is seeking a Gender Justice Fellow to participate in its programmes and
online platforms, with a special focus on the transitional justice process in The Gambia. The
Gender Justice Fellow will be based in Banjul, and will collaborate with teams in Nairobi and
Banjul to conduct research, write news and feature stories, as well as analyses and commentaries,
and report on events and functions, with emphasis on gender, to help advance the organisation’s
goals and aspirations
We are looking for a graduate of journalism, law, anthropology, political science, or psychology
who has excellent oral and written communication skills.

The ideal candidate will be an early career journalist, researcher, or graduate who has emotional intelligence and empathy to give life
to victims’ voices and programmes in The Gambia.
He/she will be passionate about promoting gender issues in the context of social justice and human
rights and will use the power of modern communications and media to help accomplish these
goals. The Gender Justice Fellow will be passionate about writing and research, and have a good
understanding of the concepts of transitional and international justice, and gender.
Duties and Responsibilities
The job will entail covering, researching, and writing news stories, features, commentaries, and
news analyses on themes related to gender and justice, including those listed below, for publication
on JFJ’s websites, namely,,,,
• Monitoring men’s and women’s participation in transitional and international justice processes,
and the extent to which a gender-sensitive and inclusive lens is applied in transitional and
international criminal justice processes.
• Reporting on the broad range of gender-based violations experienced in the context of transitional
justice and the Truth, Justice and Reparations Commission (TRRC) processes.
• Consider the extent to which the international criminal justice system has treated gendered
causes, patterns, and effects of conflict and violations, including whether specific considerations have been put in the TRRC report and recommendations, or if any non-judicial processes have
been made to address gender-based discrimination and resulting violations.
• Monitoring global and regional news relating to The Gambia in terms of gender and transitional
• Reporting on conferences, lectures, webinars, and other events hosted (or co-hosted) by JFJ and
its partners.
• Creating social media campaigns that link bloggers to social media and the platform, while
connecting to other victim platforms in Africa and beyond.
• University degree in international relations, journalism and communication, gender, law and
justice, political science, or any other related and/or appropriate discipline.
• Or be enrolled in a graduate school programme or be enrolled in the final academic year of a first
university degree programme (minimum bachelor’s level or equivalent) or have graduated with a
university degree.
• Be prepared to commence the fellowship as soon as possible.
• Excellent communication and writing skills in English.
The Gender Justice Fellow will receive a stipend of $200 per month.
This fellowship will be part-time/full-time for a duration of six (6) months.
Application Procedure
Please send your resume and a short sample of your writing (600-800 words) to
not later than November 22, 2021.
Only successful candidates will be contacted.

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