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Africa Activist Manager

Abuja, Dakar, or Johannesburg


ONE is a global, nonpartisan organization fighting for a more just world by demanding the investments needed to create economic opportunities and healthier lives in Africa. We do this by deploying trusted and dynamic advocacy that leverages hard-hitting data, credible grassroots activism, creative political engagement, and strategic partnerships. We use all this to influence decision-makers to take action and tackle the world’s biggest challenges. Read more at www.one.org.


Africa Activists Manager will co-lead the Champions programmes across Africa. They will develop tools and initiatives to strengthen the African activists' programmes to connect them to the ONE’s campaigns on development finance and with ONE’s activists' program in Europe and North America. They will also get the opportunity to build out a new strategy for the African Champions that includes an accountability track for African Champions to hold African leaders accountable for their spend of development finances.  

They will be a motivated self-starter with experience in creative communications, marketing, campaigns, volunteer and project management. They will be a flexible and enthusiastic team player with a track record of delivering results in a fast-moving environment.

The Africa Activists Manager will report to the Executive Director Africa and will be based in either Dakar, Abuja, or Johannesburg.


  • Develop and refine the strategy for the African activists programme to include a pan-African approach
  • Work in collaboration with market teams and support the coordination of activists to work with other Activists in Europe and North America on ONE Campaigns
  • Increase the voice and agency of African activists in global and local platforms campaigning on ONE’s issues
  • Support the implementation of a system to organise and track volunteer actions and activities with a data-driven approach
  • Focus on impact and measuring the ROI of our activists work
  • Implement initiative to equip and train activists through the learning management tools, action tracker etc
  • Identify future opportunities to highlight activists work within and outside ONE
  • Support the implementation and organisation of a database to organise and track all information pertaining to activists, including running reports to assess the status of activists input and impact
  • Identify and develop partnerships to provide training, mobilisation and advocacy skill for activists
  • Increase the visibility of activists with more audiences by increasing networks, followers, partnerships, etc. 
  • Create an internal cohesive community for activists in Africa and with Europe and North America


  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred
  • A minimum of 6 years relevant professional experience in the field of communications, marketing, campaigning 
  • Strong sense of teamwork and collaboration
  • Demonstrable experience working with volunteers in several regions
  • Very strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience in managing projects and organizing large public events 
  • Experience in building partnerships with influencing stakeholders and establishing and maintaining strong networks 
  • Excellent organizational and prioritization skills with strong attention to detail 
  • Able to work under pressure and with tight deadlines 
  • Line management experience would be desirable
  • A commitment and dedication to ONE’s mission
  • Experience with Microsoft Suites – Word, Powerpoint, Excel, and proficiency in learning and utilising online databases, platforms, tools etc.


  • An understanding of the complexities surrounding collaboration in a global matrix organization
  • Highly organized, analytical, detail oriented and self-motivated
  • Collaborative approach and strong interpersonal skills
  • Remain positive in high-pressure and stressful situations
  • Critical thinking, communication, and relationship-building skills
  • Action-oriented and results-focused
  • Flexible and resourceful
  • Independent problem solver


Fluency in French and English is required.


Travel up to 30% international and/or domestic.


Remote work environment at the time of hire. In-office work options available and standard office work environment in the future when appropriate to facilitate.

We are committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants. When an applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to compete for a job, they may request it orally or in writing (please email [email protected]). ONE will process requests for reasonable accommodation and will provide reasonable accommodations where appropriate, in a prompt and efficient manner.

We understand that a diversity of strengths, experiences, and backgrounds makes our team stronger. If this position interests you, we encourage you to apply and tell us why you are a great candidate for the role. ONE does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices. We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. To learn more about our diversity and inclusion work and priorities, visit https://www.one.org/us/about/diversity/.

Due to the number of inquiries that ONE receives, we thank all candidates for their interest yet only those who are selected for an interview will be contacted.