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Urgent Action Fund-Africa (UAF-Africa), is a consciously feminist and women’s human rights pan- African Fund, registered in Kenya and Zimbabwe. Operating as a virtual organisation, the Fund boasts of strategic presence in Africa’s five sub-regions- East Africa: Nairobi, Kenya; Kampala Uganda; North Africa: Cairo, Egypt; Central Africa: Bujumbura,Burundi; Yaoundé, Cameroon; Southern Africa: Harare, Zimbabwe and West Africa: Abuja, Nigeria; Ethiopia. Recognising the need to move resources rapidly on a continent where opportunities and threats arise and decline quickly.
UAF-Africa uses a Rapid Response Grant making mechanism to support unanticipated, time sensitive, innovative and unique initiatives that promote women’s agency in democratic governance, economic and environmental justice, natural resources governance, conflict transformation and justice processes while protecting their personhood, integrity and rights.
The African Women’s Human Rights Defenders Platform-The Feminist Republik) was established with three buckets of work defining its focus: Holistic protection, safety, security and wellbeing; healing justice; documentation and knowledge generation. UAF-Africa is looking to recruit a dynamic and passionate individual to oversee the work of the Feminist Republik, ensuring advancement of different pieces of the work.