The African Trans Network (ATN) is recruiting a Communications Officer to manage ATN’s communications and stakeholder engagement. 

About the ATN

The ATN was formed in 2020, with a clear mission is to strengthen the human rights advocacy and networking capacity of Trans movements. The creation of a pan-African transgender network that would be representative of trans-voices from across the region as heard from the Eastern, Western, Northern, Central, and Southern Africa sub-regions. ATN currently plays a coordinating role of sub regional networks with an aim of creating a strong and resilient Pan African Trans Movement. 

Our work is centered around continental change and advancing trans rights, identifying the needs and documenting the struggles and complex issues of Trans persons on the continent, and representing the Trans community in a unified way to be able to advance the rights movement and create an alternative space for justice and equality.

The ATN Steering Committee is looking to recruit a Communications Officer that can strategically manage and convey ATN’s public perception and maintaining positive relationships with various stakeholders on behalf of the organization.

Job Description

Are you passionate about advocating for and supporting the transgender community? We are seeking a dedicated Communications Officer  to join our team at the Africa Trans Network. As a communications officer, you will play a vital role in the organization social media and management of communications to amplify transgender voices and visibility in Africa. 

Roles and Responsibilities of Communications Officer 

  • Create comprehensive communication strategies that align with the ATN’s goals and objectives.
  • Write, edit, and produce various types of content such as press releases, articles, blog posts, social media posts, and newsletters.
  • Cultivate relationships with the media, pitch stories, coordinate interviews, and respond to media inquiries effectively.
  • Oversee the ATN’s social media channels, create engaging content, monitor interactions, and analyze social media metrics.
  • Develop and implement public relations initiatives, such as press conferences, events, and campaigns to enhance the organization’s reputation.
  • Ensure effective communication within the organization by disseminating important information to staff, volunteers, and other internal stakeholders.
  • Develop crisis communication plans and protocols, and provide guidance on managing and responding to crises effectively.
  • Maintain brand consistency and integrity across all communication channels and materials.
  • Monitor the effectiveness of communication efforts, track key performance indicators, and adjust strategies as needed.
  • Work with designers and multimedia specialists to create visual content such as infographics, videos, and presentations.


The Communication Officer will directly report to the Consultant Coordinator of the ATN. 

Qualifications and skills 

  • Understanding of and sensitivity to issues facing the transgender community.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in communications or any other related field. 
  • Atleast 2 years’ experience working in communications or public relations. 
  • Ability to work collaboratively with diverse groups and individuals.
  • Commitment to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Passionate about social justice and community empowerment
  • High level of proficiency with computers and other technology, Microsoft Office Suite, Zoom, WordPress, Google Suite, Canva, graphics design 
  • Uphold the values and integrity of the ATN.
  • Have experience of working with the Transgender or LGBTIQ community. 
  • Fluency in English or French or both would be an added advantage. 

If you want to make a difference and meet the following criteria, we invite you to apply for this position.

  • Willing to be based remotely.
  • Preference will be given to candidates who identify as Transgender or gender diverse.


Please send a cover letter along with a 2-page resume by the latest 25 June 2024. This must be sent to

Compensation will be commensurate with the experience and qualifications of the selected candidate. 

ATN reserves the right to withdraw the position at any time. Correspondence will only be conducted with short listed candidates. Should you not hear from us 14 days after the closing date, please consider your application as unsuccessful.