Employment Opportunity: Projects Coordinator – Militarisation, Securitisation and Violence Against Women

WoMin is an African gender and extractives alliance. We work with more than 50 allies in 14 countries across East, Southern and West Africa. WoMin’s main mission is to support the building of women’s movements to challenge destructive extractivism and propose development alternatives that respond to the majority of African women’s needs.

WoMin seeks to fill the following vacancy ideally based in Johannesburg or based in any other country in the region with the incumbent working remotely:


To strengthen the capacity of African civil society organisations in five countries, and sub-regional and regional governance institutions to undertake an integrated women-centered and women-led response to the systemic problem of repression and violence, and most specifically violence against women, related to extractives industries and mega-development projects.


Principal duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Leading exploratory work, a mid-term project review and scaled up organising efforts in five countries

  • Regional and international networking, lobbying and campaigns development

  • Systematising and consolidating research, developing resource materials and generally advancing new knowledge and perspectives on VAW from a structural feminist perspective and

  • Contributing to the organisation’s internal processes and projects.


The Projects Coordinator must be a woman activist with:

  • A minimum of four to six years’ experience in two of the following content areas: extractives, violence against women, human rights, militarisation/peace work

  • At least four years’ experience in programmes/projects development, management and coordination

  • An established history of conceptualising, overseeing and managing research projects

  • The proven ability to write reports, concept notes and proposals, and analytical pieces

  • Experience in participatory meeting and training methodologies

  • A minimum four year track record of fundraising and donor management

  • Proven experience working in and navigating the dynamics and politics of complex networks, movements and/or alliances

  • A history of concrete support to organising and movement-building

  • A record of tangible work to advance women’s rights

  • Ability to travel regionally and internationally on a regular basis

  • Fluency in written and spoken English

  • The ability to work in a team, meet deadlines, problem-solve with others, and work with full accountability to peers, alliance members and the WoMin Director



  • Experience working sub-regionally/regionally

  • Fluency in written and spoken French, Portuguese and/or Swahili.


WoMin is very committed to recruiting a black African woman with origins in East, West or Central Africa, and would prioritise this as a criteria in their recruitment process


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