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Communications & Knowledge Management Officer
Learning & Innovations Programme Officer
Human Resources Manager/Executive Assistant
Nancy has worked in conflict and post-conflict African countries with the United Nations Department of Peacekeeping Operations, (UNDPKO). Her career with the UN spans for 8 years, where she worked with the UN Mission in Liberia, UNMIL, and UN Hybrid Mission in Darfur (UNAMID).
Nancy holds a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Zimbabwe and BA in Sociology and Economics from Africa University.She is currently pursuing professional accreditation with the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development (CIPD), which is the main professional body to accredit and award professional human resources (HR) qualifications. Nancy loves the field of Human Resources Administration and Management, she has worked in the field for over 10 years and is very excited about the endless possibilities at UAF-Africa. Nancy works from Harare, Zimbabwe.
CEO & Executive Director
Shinaz Rehema Ali
Anglophone Assistant Grantmaking Officer
Francophone Assistant Grantmaking Officer
Joyce Kabene is a CPA and a Bachelor of Commerce graduate from Kenyatta University with over four years working experience in finance and grants management handling analysis of financial systems, donor and management reporting, payroll management and other pertinent finance related tasks. Prior to joining UAF-Africa,
Partnerships & Development Manager
Grantmaking Programmes Officer
Vanessa Luendo Bwale
Grantmaking Programme Attaché
Vanessa Luendo Bwale is a Congolese national from DRC and a Bachelor of Arts in Communications graduate from Daystar University Kenya. In Vanessa has worked with NewMark Group as PR account manager. She is currently undertaking her Masters Degree in Diplomacy, Development and International Security and is well versed in issues pertaining to women’s rights and development.
Through the different countries she’s lived and worked in, Vanessa developed over the years unparalleled abilities in contextual and critical analysis that will support UAF Africa in advancing women’s human rights across Africa.
She previously taught English in India through AIESEC and is fluent in French, English, Kiswahili and is currently learning Spanish. She acquired interpretation and translation skills through her work with Oxfam GB and African Voices. In her spare time, she enjoys writing, cooking, travelling and reading motivational books.