Project Associate – ICTJ Gambia program

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  • Contract
  • Gambia

International Center for Transitional Justice

The International Center for Transitional Justice (ICTJ) is an international non-profit organization specializing in the field of transitional justice. ICTJ works across society and borders to challenge the causes and address the consequences of massive human rights violations. We affirm victims’ dignity, fight impunity, and promote responsive institutions.


ICTJ is looking for a Project Associate to join its program in The Gambia to support the implementation of the program.


This is a one-year contract that may be extended depending on performance and the availability of funding.

Specific Roles and Responsibilities include:

Under the supervision of the Head of Office:

  • Plan, implement, and monitor project activities as designed in the ICTJ Gambia annual workplan and projects.
  • Report regularly to the Head of Office on the implementation of the project.
  • Assist with the design and drafting of funding proposals, annual workplans and other strategic documents.
  • Identify key stakeholders (community groups, civil society organizations, state and regional bodies) relevant to advancing ICTJ program in the Gambia.
  • Plan, organize, and coordinate workshops, trainings, research studies, assessments, and related activities.
  • Contribute to drafting concept notes, reports, budgets, and work plans.
  • Draft Speeches and reports.
  • Ensure effective communication within the project team and partners.
  • Assist the Head of Office in the coordination of the implementation of the ICTJ’s projects and initiatives in the Gambia.

Perform other relevant duties assigned by Head of Office in The Gambia.


  • Education: An advanced degree in political or social sciences, law, Development or economics from an accredited university.
  • Experience: Acquired at least 7 years of relevant work experience in human rights, transitional justice, and project management.


Suitable candidates must meet the following requirements.

  1. Knowledge of the transitional justice landscape in the Gambia.
  2. Experience working or cooperating with government structures, civil society organizations, media groups.
  3. Experience in program management of multi-stakeholder programs.
  4. Ability to build and sustain effective partnerships with government entities and partners.
  5. Proven working knowledge of monitoring, evaluation, learning tools, and the logical framework approach.
  6. Experience in facilitating conferences, training, and consultations with various stakeholders on a national level.
  7. Fluency in English; knowledge of at least 2 local languages is an asset.
  8. Excellent communication skills and diplomatic conduct.
  9. Willingness to learn and adapt tasks and responsibilities to a changing environment.
  10. Ability to work in a multicultural environment and a complex program structure.
  11. Willingness to travel as required.

Tenure of Appointment

The appointment will be for one (1) year, of which the first three (3) months will be considered as a probationary period. Thereafter, the contract may be renewed subject to funding availability, satisfactory performance, and agreed deliverables.

ICTJ is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer strongly committed to hiring and retaining diverse and internationally representative staff. Qualified women and members of other underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply.

How to apply

Please complete the application form for the position here.

The deadline to apply is May 15th, 2024. Online or in person interviews will take place in May 2024.

The foreseen start date is June 3rd, 2024. Only qualified candidates will be contacted.

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