The African Trans Network (ATN) is recruiting a Programe Officer to manage programs of the organisation. 

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 program officer that can develop and manage ATN programs.  

Job Description

Are you passionate about advocating for and supporting the transgender community? We are seeking a dedicated Program Officer to join our team at the Africa Trans Network.As a Program Officer, you will play a vital role in the organization by coordinating and implementing programs and services that directly benefit transgender individuals in Africa.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Develop, strategize, and execute innovative programs and initiatives in accordance with the objectives and mission of the organization.
  • Lead and oversee the execution of programs, ensuring they are completed on time, within budget, and meet desired outcomes.
  • Develop partnerships and collaboration with community members, stakeholders, and partners to optimize program execution and achieve desired outcomes.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of the program, track critical performance indicators, and formulate decisions for program enhancement based on data.
  • Develop and deliver reports to the organization’s leadership and funders regarding program outcomes, activities, and budgeting.
  • Engage with the target audience/community to raise awareness, gather input, and ensure programs are meeting the needs of the community.
  • Conduct programmatic research, advocate for policy changes, and raise awareness about key issues related to the organization’s mission and programs.
  • Develop and sustain partnerships, funding opportunities, and grants to support the growth and sustainability of the program.


The program 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 Bachelors degree 
  • Ability to work collaboratively with diverse groups and individuals.
  • Experience in program development, implementation, and evaluation is preferred.
  • 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
  • Uphold the values and integrity of the ATN.
  • 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.