Akwaba Mousso

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Akwaba Mousso (“Welcome to the woman” in Akan and Dioula languages) is an NGO that aims to provide care for survivors of gender-based violence (GBV). Its main objectives are :

  • to offer free, confidential and caring services to survivors of GBV in a holistic way (medical, psychosocial, legal, judicial, professional orientation), in order to give them the tools to (re)become active in their own lives and to act with self-determination by allowing them to assert and defend their fundamental rights ;
  • to house the most vulnerable survivors with their children in a secure building;
  • contribute to changing social norms and policies;
  • Generate new knowledge on tools and methodologies to improve the holistic management of GBV survivors and on sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) for scaling up the model.

Our vision is to make the Akwaba Mousso center a place where survivors of GBV in Côte d’Ivoire receive adequate support to rebuild themselves physically and emotionally, and are equipped to prepare their future and that of their children.

Thus, in the first half of 2023, we will open a shelter and a day care center dedicated to women victims of domestic, intra-family, psychological or sexual violence, in a three-story building in the commune of Cocody, in Abidjan.

We will set up the center’s consultation, listening and meeting rooms, as well as our offices, on the first floor. The two floors will house a shelter dedicated to the most vulnerable, with their children (27 adult places – 12 children), for a period of six months (renewable).


Akwaba Mousso is recruiting for its activities, a




Type of employment   : 1 year fixed term contract (full time) renewable

Hierarchical position: reporting to the operations manager

Job location : Ivory Coast, Abidjan

Level required: BAC+2

Remuneration according to experience




Under the line supervision of the Operations Manager, the Steward is responsible for the smooth running of the Akwaba Mousso shelter and related activities.
The housekeeper ensures that the women and children staying in the home are well received and that the daily life of the home is well organized. She ensures that the living group is as warm as possible, in particular by ensuring the maintenance of the premises, by enforcing the rules of hygiene and safety and by participating in its development.
The housekeeper has a socio-educational function with the women and children in the shelter. It represents a stable and permanent reference and accompanies them in the acts of daily life.
The housekeeper is an integral part of the Akwaba Mousso team and participates in team and institutional meetings. She can lead an activity within the framework of a project validated by the management team.

Activities and tasks

The main activities of the Steward are:


Management of home life 

– Welcoming and settling in new residents ; 

– Provide a presence in the daily life of residents ; 

– Ensure that residents follow through with their care program, including literacy activities; 

– Identify the educational needs of children and offer follow-up;

– Set up a cleaning and kitchen rota, and ensure its follow-up and proper functioning; 

– Manage the inventory of hygiene kits, food, household products and any product of the daily life of the household, and carry out orders or shopping when necessary ; 

– To ensure that the residents respect the internal regulations, with an emphasis on the cleanliness of the premises and respect for the rules of life. 

Management of income-generating activities by the beneficiaries of Akwaba Mousso 

The steward will be responsible for the proper management of income-generating activities organized by Akwaba Mousso, in close collaboration with the operations manager and the administrative and financial manager. 

In particular, it shall : 

– Organize activity schedules ; 

– To ensure the proper management of resources and cash, and the respect of procedures in general by the beneficiaries ; 

– Support beneficiaries in their empowerment process.

N.B. : This list of tasks is not exhaustive


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Diploma and training

BAC+2 (logistics – teaching)


– Inventory management ; 

– Organizational skills and tidiness ; 

– Mastery of office automation and computer management tools (internet, word, excel, powerpoint, outlook…) ; 

– Anticipating needs ; 

– Ensure compliance with procedures (administrative and regulatory) related to the management of a shelter ; 

– Supervise the distribution of tasks and goods ; 

– Coordination of delivery schedules ; 

– Coordination and prioritization of equipment usage schedules; 

– Driver’s license.


– Knowledge of basic hygiene, nutrition and parenting ; 

– Know how to organize and prioritize tasks ; 

– Ability to handle conflict and stressful situations ; 

– Motivation for working with vulnerable women and children  

– Commitment, educational values, patience, tolerance, authority, autonomy ; Interest in teamwork and human contacts ; 

– Professional awareness and discretion ; 

– Organization and versatility ; 

– Rigor and diplomacy ; 

– Relational skills ; 

– Responsiveness and adaptability ; 

– Comfortable with numbers.


At least five years.


Your CV and motivation (letter or other) should be sent to contact@akwabamousso.org  with the subject line “Steward Application”.

Desired start date: 15/03/2023

Application deadline: 06/02/2023

N.B.: Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply

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Notre centre est situé dans la commune de Cocody, à Abidjan.
Si vous êtes victime de violence et que vous voulez prendre un rendez-vous, appelez le
07 69 84 84 84 ou laissez-nous un message SMS ou Whatsapp.
Vous pouvez aussi envoyer un mail sur notre courriel confidentiel bonjour@akwabamousso.org

Vous pouvez aussi contacter :

1308, numéro vert mis en place par le Comité national de lutte contre les violences faites aux femmes et aux enfants
– la Ligue ivoirienne des Droits des Femmes au 0757204456

En attendant, vous pouvez contacter :
– le 1308, numéro vert mis en place par le Comité national de lutte contre les violences faites aux femmes et aux enfants
– la Ligue ivoirienne des Droits des Femmes au 0757204456
– Stop au chat noir au 0787859443
– le Collectif des Activistes de Côte d’Ivoire


Our center is located in the Cocody district of Abidjan. If you are a victim of violence and would like to make an appointment, please call +225 07 69 84 84 84 or leave us an SMS or Whatsapp message. You can also send an e-mail to bonjour@akwabamousso.org

You can also contact: :


– the 1308, toll-free number set up by the National Committee for the fight against violence against women and children

– the Ivorian league for Women’s rights at +225 0757204456


Nous sommes en train de lever des fonds pour ouvrir notre centre au plus vite et pouvoir venir en aide aux survivantes de violences.