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Need: I lost my job!


Hello ladies,

Hope this finds you well. I thought i should share this with you, because you never know... I lost my job last month! I was working as a research assistant with a Think tank called Inter Region Economic Network (IREN-Kenya) but unfortunately, i was among those employees who were laid off because IREN was undergoing operational difficulties.

I am currently job hunting and i thought i should post this, because i realize that it is through connections and networks that people survive. I am a graduate from the University of Nairobi in Communications and Literature majors. I am especially skilled in writing, research, public relations, customer care services and any other communication related fields.

I have here by attached my resume, just in case you want to browse more about me. Please, check it out, circulate or help where necessary.

God bless you all!

Joanne Wanjala.



Khushbu's picture

All the best

Hi Joanne

I wish i could help.

Wish you all the best!


Khushbu Agrawal

sunita.basnet's picture

God Bless you my dear

Hi joannes,
I agree with Khus but unfortunately I am only a University Student. Wish you all the best. This financial crises has laid off many opportunities and jobs from young people like you. I am sorry to hear about your situation.
God bless you.

With Love and Regards
Sunita Basnet

Kizzie's picture

Hey Joanne, I'm really sorry

Hey Joanne,

I'm really sorry about your job loss. You are very talented and I'm sure you are going to find another job in no-time.

Keep checking the following websites

You can view job postings by region or even country!
For now, you can try doing journalism since you have a degree in communications

If you are interested in humanitarian work, you should look at ( they are always looking for good stories)

Good luck!
Keep us updated.



Arda's picture

The Agony of Losing a Precious Job

Dear Joanne,

I just wanted to share some solidarity with you, as I know what it's like to lose a job suddenly. I do not want to get into the details, but I had a similar experience in August last year. I had been working at a radio station that shut down; more than 23 persons were suddenly laid off in one day and until this day, we are still not completely over it.

It's a difficult experience, and I just wanted to let you know that I feel with you! I just want to send some positive thoughts your way and let you know that for every end there is a new beginning.

Hope you will feel better soon and find ways to make ends meet until you find another job that fulfills your passion.

With best regards,

busayo's picture

Sorry Joanne

Hi Joanne,
I am very sorry, i wish i could help but the rate of unemployment in Nigeria is alarming. I pray you get something soon. If i get something through AWID announcement of jobs, i will inform you immediately. Have faith and don't loose hope.


Busayo Obisakin
Women inspiration Development center
Ile-Ife, Nigeria

Joannes's picture

Thanks for the sisterly support!

Thanks all for the sisterly support and the encouragement that you have given me. Yes, i will surely get through this. I am also glad to know that i am not grieving alone.

God bless you all!

We Can Do It!

giftypearl.abenaab's picture

We are with you Joanes

Hi Joanes,
with your honesty and dedication + your commitment and passion i know you will land a job. soon.
all the best my dear sister.
With Love,

Gifty Pearl Abenaab
Greight Foundation

Kizzie's picture

Arda, I'm really sorry about


I'm really sorry about that:( I hope you managed to find a new job.

Love and respect,

Kizzie's picture

Joanna, I remembered you when


I remembered you when I saw this job.

Apply quick, it's based in Nairobi and you are great:)

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