Africa Fellow




1411 K Street Northwest
Suite 1200
District of Columbia
United States


Do you want to ignite social innovation to help children and youth transform the world? Would you like an introduction to philanthropy in Africa? If so, we have the opportunity for you.

Global Fund for Children is looking for an Africa Fellow for the Fall 2018 semester to support our portfolio of partners in Africa with special emphasis on Senegal, Togo, and Burundi and well as Haiti. The fellowship is 20 hours per week, paid at the rate of $13.25/hour through December 2018 in our Washington, DC office near McPherson Square.

You will join a multinational team of caring and committed individuals who believe in investing in bold ideas to help grassroots organizations deepen their impact and advocate for children’s rights. We value collaboration, integrity, innovation, and impact, and our partners’ visions for change inspire all we do. Feedback and learning inspire us to do better, and we strive to be youth-centered.

How does it all work?

We invest in grassroots organizations that improve the lives of children and youth challenged by poverty, injustice, and discrimination. We raise funds ourselves and provide flexible, small, multi-year grants and support our partners to strengthen and grow their organizations. We fund organizations tackling tough issues in our four thematic focus areas: education, gender equity, youth empowerment, and freedom from violence and exploitation. We seek to boost the collective efforts of our partners to influence transformative change and mobilize networks, and we encourage our partners to learn from each other.

What will you be doing?

You will provide administrative support to the Africa Regional Director and Program Officer for our Africa portfolio and Haiti, which includes reviewing partner reports, proposals, capacity development plans and communication with partners in French. You will also assist the development of regional issue briefs and country research in order to inform regional priorities and country strategies, particularly in Francophone Africa. You will have the opportunity to learn about grantmaking and grassroots organizations in Africa and Haiti, network with our team, and be part of a dynamic, evolving organization.

Are you the right person?

We would love it if you have strong attention to detail, solid speaking, research, and writing skills and a passion for social change issues in Africa. You have full professional proficiency in French and English, and additional languages such as Wolof and Haitian Creole are welcome, but not required.

If this sounds like a fit, we want to hear from you. Please send a cover letter, a resume or curriculum vitae, and a short writing sample in one PDF, all in English, to, with “Africa Fellow” in the subject line. Applicants must be legally eligible to work in the United States. Position is open until filled for immediate hire and only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Check us out at GFC is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.