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We are hiring!

Established in 2009, UHAI is Africa's first indigenous activist fund supporting the human rights of sex workers and sexual and gender minorities. We fund activist organising in 7 countries across Eastern AfricaBurundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda. We also fund and partner with Pan-African organisations working across the continent. We offer flexible and accessible grants, capacity support, and we support and facilitate activist convening. 

We are currently hiring an Operations Assistant and a Programme Associate: Grantmaking.


Operations Assistant

Apply by Sunday, 28th January 2018 

Position Summary

UHAI is looking for a dynamic, results-oriented individual to take up the position of Operations Assistant. The Operations Assistant reports to the Finance Manager. The position will support the development and implementation of effective, efficient, and cost-effective systems and processes to support Administrative, ICT and Human Resource Management processes.

Find the position details and application guidelines here. 


Programme Associate: Grantmaking

Apply by Sunday, 21st January 2018 

About UHAI's Associates Programme

UHAI introduced our associates programme in 2016 in response to a growing need for us to contribute to developing professional expertise among local activists and emerging professionals considering advanced careers in the human rights sector, including on the rights of sex workers and sexual and gender minorities. The associates programme identifies promising and emerging professionals to support UHAI on one-year contracts. While at UHAI, they grow professional skills and competence, working in the fast-paced and challenging environment of a leading international human rights fund. Associate contracts may be renewed for one more year, based on performance review and UHAI's workplan. Once completed with their associate year/s, associates may advance to various careers in civil society and philanthropy, locally or internationally, including possibly at UHAI. 

Position Summary

Every year, UHAI reviews more than 200 grant requests and makes about 70 grants across 7 countries, in 3 languages (English, French and Kiswahili). This position will suppport UHAI's Grants programme to serve our grantee partners more efficiently, by providing administrative and communication support to the programme. Specifically, the position will support the receipt, review, analysis, summary and archiving of grantee requests and reports; and the planning, undertaking and documentation of grantee partner outreach and meetings. Finally, the position will support continuous review and improvement of UHAI's grantmaking systems and processes.

Find the position details and application guidelines here. 


UHAI is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on any basis, including ethnicity, physical ability, age, gender identity and sexual orientation. Purposefully, these vacancies are open only to nationals and residents of the 7 Eastern Africa countries we support. 


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About Us

UHAI EASHRI is an indigenous activist fund which provides flexible and accessible resources to support civil society activism around issues of sexuality, health and human rights in the East African region with a particular focus on the rights of sexual minorities.



UHAI-EASHRI makes three different types of grants:


Our strength lies in the skills, talents and commitment of our people.


Contact us

P.O. Box 27611 - 00100
Nairobi Kenya
Tel +254 20 2330050
+254 20 8127535
Email: info(at)uhai-eashri.org