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Youth Fellowship Program-Research & Program Associate

Parliamentary Network Africa (PNAfrica) is an international convener of networks of parliamentary monitoring organizations (PMOs) that promote Open Parliament across African Legislatures. With years of mobilizing and convening networks, PNAfrica is a leading civil society PMO that strengthens institutions of Parliament; produces and manages knowledge on parliamentary development; enhances the capacity of media to promote access to parliamentary information; and connects citizens to Legislatures towards promoting inclusive governance and democratic development in Africa.

PNAfrica announces application for its Youth Fellowship Programme for young graduates and professionals across all fifteen (15) West African countries. The program seeks to address the need to increase youth empowerment and participation in the parliamentary process in the sub-region. It targets young West Africans who are recent graduates or early career professionals seeking experience in civil society parliamentary monitoring work, and in advancing parliamentary accountability, transparency and citizens participation.

PNAfrica is therefore seeking Research and Programme Associates who are interested in working remotely to acquire professional experience through research and program implementation essential for their career.

How to Apply

  • Candidates must submit a maximum two-page CV and a one-page personal motivation letter The motivation letter should describe your career goals and interest in the role.
  • Submit a one-page summary of your understanding of how the legislature of your country works.
  • Provide names and contacts of two (2) referees (position, professional address and e-mail) who can testify to your work experience and character.
  • Submit the above mentioned file in a single document in PDF format to: admin@parliamentafrica.com or through the website https://parliamentafrica.com/. File should be named after the Position and name of the Applicant in PDF only g. Jane Mensah- Research and Programme Associate.

PNAfrica is committed to diversity and equal opportunity. We, therefore urge women with relevant qualifications to apply. Please note if you do not hear from us two (2) weeks after the deadline, please consider your application unsuccessful.

Closing Date: 11:59 pm GMT, Friday 6th May 2022.


Support project and events lifecycles – from conception to closure – and participate in the development of new ideas.

  • Support research activities occurring throughout the Organisation, working with project team members, partners and consultants.
  • Assist the Organisation’s business development and resource mobilization efforts from start to finish, to meet annual targets and for sustainability.
  • Actively support the communications team by contributing web stories, developing social media content and other communication for influencing, fundraising and visibility.
  • Remain a worthy ambassador of the Organisation and explore opportunities for creating lasting relationships to increase our portfolio of partners around the world, and to rapidly scale our impact.
  • Monitor National/Sub-national Parliaments and parliamentary institutions as assigned, and produce regular reports and legislative alerts.
  • Undertake administrative tasks, and prepare various forms of reports and proposals as assigned.
  • Perform any other duties assigned by your superiors.



Be a citizen and resident of one of the 15 countries in West Africa.

  • Must not be more than 30 years at the time of application.
  • Must be willing to travel locally for the research, project and field engagement, data collection, training, report writing and documentation.
  • Willingness to work remotely, committing at least 20 hours/week to the task for not less than 18 months.
  • Have a minimum of a diploma in Political Science, International Affairs or any other social science-related discipline.
  • Knowledge and understanding of how the legislature works.
  • Capacity to interact with and conduct in-depth interviews of civil society and state actors.
  • Ability to work across teams using virtual tools.
  • Strong research, writing and communication (verbal and written) skills.
  • Ability to work and communicate in English for applicants who are not from Anglophone countries.




Employment Type
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Working Hours
At least 20 hours per week
Date posted
April 12, 2022
Valid through
May 6, 2022
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