Deadline: 3rd July 2020
UHAI EASHRI is Africa’s first indigenous activist fund supporting sexual and gender minorities and sex worker human rights. They have funded critical court challenges that overturned repressive laws, resourced pioneering community-led HIV clinics, and supported communities to document their lives, organizing, and advocacy.
Established in 2009, and based in Nairobi, they fund activist organizing in 7 Eastern African countries—Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda—and Pan-African organizations working across the continent. From funding to capacity building to research to convening, they support efforts that build knowledge, effectiveness, accountability, sustainability, and integrity in our communities.
Clerkship at UHAI
As part of their continued commitment to growing and co-powering East Africa’s LGBTI and Sex worker movement, they are looking for two clerks to liaise and provide administrative support to the Grantmaking and Administration Program. This is an opportunity for LGBTI and sex worker identifying individuals to work at our Nairobi based offices. To facilitate this, successful clerks are offered a modest monthly stipend.
Some of the duties may include, but are not limited to:
● Scheduling and sending report reminder to grantees for report submissions;
● Following up on grant tranche disbursement status, and grant contract expiry and tenure;
● Regularly updating both physical and electronic grant files and ensuring that files are well arranged with full grantee information;
● Filing, archiving and updating physical and digital grant files ensuring they are well arranged with full grantee information;
● Reviewing and analyzing grant reports.
Providing back end administrative support to the programs team in terms of;
● Updating UHAI’s partner listserv;
● Supporting the timely payment of translator service providers routinely engaged in the grants program.
● Liaising with the Finance Associate to facilitate coordination between the finance and grants
As a result of the clerkship, we hope that clerks will:
● Acquire first-hand knowledge and skills of running different office activities within a human
rights and social justice fund;
● Interact with and learn more about the LGBTI and sex worker issues and groups within the
Eastern African region;
● Acquire skills in best practice report writing and data management.
Qualifications and Experience:
Qualified candidates should have:
● Strong oral and written English communication skills with optional language abilities in either
French and Swahili as an added advantage;
● Excellent organizational and editing skills with attention to detail.
● Commendable IT and computer skills.
● Demonstrable interest in social justice issues and experience with sexual and gender health
and rights activism in East Africa is required;
● Be flexible and able to work both independently as well as part of a team.
Applicant Guidelines and Requirements
● A relevant degree or diploma in Business Administration, Public Health, Public Policy, Human Rights, Law, Project Management or Social Sciences
● Excellent oral and written communication skills in English. Proficiency in French and/or Kiswahili will be an added advantage
● Sensitivity, flexibility, tolerance, and ability to listen and communicate clearly and effectively with people from diverse cultures and backgrounds
● Discretion and ability to maintain utmost confidentiality
● Competence in computing and demonstrable skills in IT and database management will be an added advantage
● Demonstrably strong organizational and analytical skills, with great attention to detail
● Ability to work effectively both independently (without detailed daily supervision) and as a member of a team, on a wide range of tasks.
1. In addition to a cover letter, and a curriculum vitae, applicants will be required to submit an essay responding to the following questions below: In your opinion, what are the 3 greatest challenges facing LGBTI and sex worker activists and organizations in East Africa, where organizational strengthening and movement building are concerned? (maximum of 200 words).
2. What strategies would you suggest UHAI EASHRI adopt to advance LGBTI and sex worker rights in the region? (maximum of 100 words)
Submit your applications to firstname.lastname@example.org by 3rd July 2020 17:00 East African Standard Time.
UHAI EASHRI is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on any basis including ethnicity, physical ability, age, gender identity, and sexual orientation.
Only shortlisted and successful applicants will be notified about the outcome of their application.
They intend to hire for this position as soon as possible and hence your immediate availability to commence work is an added advantage.