Member of ISDAO's Regional Activist Grant Making Panel


Initiative Sankofa d'Afrique de l'Ouest (ISDAO)

  • Career category:Programme/ Project design & management
  • Job type:Volunteering
  • Experience level:Not specified
  • Organisation type:Funds
  • Remote option:Hybrid
  • Right to work requirements:Not specified
  • Salary: Volunteer position
  • Work schedule:Part-time/ Pro-rata
  • Length of contract:Temporary/ Fixed-term
  • Deadline:05/07/2024
  • Location:West Africa
We are recruiting new LGBTIQ activists from across our focal countries (Benin, Burkina Faso, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Liberia, Mali, Nigeria, Senegal, and Togo) to join our Activists Grant Making Panel (AGMP) for a two-year term with the possibility of renewal.

As several of our AGMP members have recently completed their tenure, we are recruiting new members to the panel. As an activist-led fund, we are keen to ensure greater representation and inclusion of the diversity of our communities within the panel.

We especially welcome key players from the following countries, as well as self-identified LGBTIQ rights activists who address geographic and community priorities:

Geographic areas of interest: Activists from and based in Benin, Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Liberia, Mali, Nigeria, Senegal and Togo.
Communities: Activists who identify as members of one or more of the following groups: lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, non-binary, queer, intersex.

Are you an LGBTQI rights activist in West Africa with a strong background in collaboration on LGBTQI issues? Are you deeply engaged in the struggles of LGBTQI people and the broader movements for sexual and gender minorities in the region? Do you have a passion for human rights, diversity, and equity? If so, we invite you to participate in decision-making about resource allocation for our movements.

This is your opportunity to join ISDAO’s Activist Grantmaking Panel, where you can contribute your skills, experience, and insights to our grantmaking process and decisions.

ISDAO strongly encourages young LGBTQI activists from the focus countries to apply.


ISDAO is an activist-led feminist fund dedicated to building a West African movement for LGBTQI sexual and gender minorities through a flexible approach to grantmaking, capacity support and the strengthening of a culture of philanthropy committed to promoting human rights and social justice. Currently ISDAO works in nine West African countries. We have awarded grants in six annual cycles through our regional grants, and four cycles of country specific grants in Nigeria and Burkina Faso, through our special initiative, Love Alliance.

The Activist Grantmaking Panel is an autonomous decision-making body within ISDAO and has the power to review proposals, and to ensure the fairness and transparency of the process of selecting proposals submitted by organizations or groups.

While the AGMP role is voluntary, members receive an honorarium for participating in in-person meetings. Additionally, ISDAO covers all travel and related expenses for these meetings.

IMPORTANT NOTE: During a member's tenure on the AGMP, any group or organization with which the member is directly associated as a staff member or paid volunteer is not eligible to apply for funding from ISDAO’s annual regional call for proposals.

Commitment: AGMP members serve a two-year term and are required to fully participate in both in-person meetings and virtual proposal reviews. Annually, this involves a maximum of 10 days (including travel) for in-person meetings and a four-week period for virtual reviews.

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