Kaday Kamara

Executive Assistant and Office Manager

In a world filled with injustice, political manipulation and corruption, innocent people tend to suffer. I decided to pursue a career in journalism as a means to easily share the truth, thereby creating awareness and freedom. This path led me to ICFJ, where I am responsible for supporting the president in administrative duties, liaising with the board of directors and ensuring smooth operations of the ICFJ office. 

My background: I consider myself an all-rounder having worked in various capacities in four countries. I started my career as a reporter in my native country, Sierra Leone, where I covered human interest stories and the treason trial of rebel leader, Foday Sankoh, and other junta collaborators. Moving away from mainstream journalism, I joined the nonprofit industry 11 years ago. I first worked as an office manager for Journalists for Human Rights’ (a Canadian nonprofit), then as an admin/finance assistant at Initiatives for Media Development, and later as an accounting assistant for the Institute for War & Peace Reporting.

I have an associate degree in journalism and news writing from the London School of Journalism and in human resource management from Crown Technical University College in Sierra Leone. 

Ask me about: Event planning, office administration and African proverbs/parables

My pronouns: She/her

Contact me: kkamara@icfj.org and on Linkedin