Gender Justice Fellowship, 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 work 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.


The Gender Justice Fellow 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 justice.
  • 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 monthly stipend.


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 October 10, 2021.


Only successful candidates will be contacted.

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