Vacancies: Social Media monitors

The Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) is recruiting social media monitors for its project on Improving the safety and use of social media for female politicians in Ghana.

The project is among other things aimed at strengthening the capacity of female politicians across Ghana in using digital tools to increase their visibility and staying safe online. It also seeks to increase public knowledge about online gender-based violence (OGBV) and its impact, while engaging relevant institutions in redressing OGBV cases.

As part of the project, the MFWA is recruiting social media monitors. The work of the social media monitors will include monitoring, documenting, and reporting incidents of online gender-based violence on social media platforms.

Monitoring reports will be compiled and published bi-weekly and will name individuals who perpetrate online gender-based violence against female politicians in Ghana.

The ideal media monitor must have knowledge of online gender-based violence issues, the political landscape and social media environment in Ghana.


Recruited monitors will be required to:

  • Monitor content on assigned pages or accounts on social media platforms.
  • Submit daily reports to the MFWA.
  • Provide additional information, highlights and observations as may be required


Applicants must:

  • Have at least a degree in media studies, communication, political science, social science, or a related field.
  • Be social media savvy
  • Be able to speak and write English fluently and at least one local language.
  • Have relevant experience in data gathering, or research-related projects
  • Be open-minded and apolitical

How to apply

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and CV to applications[@], using “Application: Social Media Monitor” as the subject of their email.  


Applications must be received by the close of the day on May 21, 2024. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. The monitoring exercise is expected to be carried out between June and November 2024.

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