Internship Opportunity: Become a Programmes Support Intern at (UAF-Africa) Urgent Action Fund (paid position & remote from candidate’s country of residence)

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The Programmes Support Intern will perform a range of project management, administrative and programme tasks across the programme’s portfolio of the UAF-Africa.

 Closing Date : 5 Jan 2024

Who we are

Urgent Action Fund (UAF-Africa) is a feminist, Pan-African, rapid response Fund committed to transforming power relations through resourcing African feminists and womn human rights defenders and their formations as an act of solidarity. We are a part of the ecosystem of feminist and womn’s movements in Africa and globally. In character, we are bold, courageous, proactive, responsive, creative, rigorous, curious, alert, agile, imaginative, grounded, consistent, and reliable. As a rapid response Fund, we are ready, alert, and agile to respond to and prioritise the urgent needs of womn in various movements.

Registered in Kenya and Zimbabwe and operating as a virtual organisation, the Fund boasts of strategic presence in Africa’s five sub-regions- East Africa: Nairobi & Makuyu-Kenya, Kampala-Uganda and Addis Ababa-Ethiopia; North Africa: Cairo-Egypt; Central Africa: Bujumbura- Burundi; Southern Africa: Harare -Zimbabwe, Lilongwe & Blantyre -Malawi, Antananarivo, Madagascar, Johannesburg & Cape Town-South Africa, and West Africa: Benue State & Abuja-Nigeria and Parakou-Benin and Yaoundé and Doula Cameroon and Lomé, Togo. 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 womn’s agency in democratic governance, economic, environmental and climate justice, natural resources governance and conflict transformation while protecting their personhood, integrity, and rights.

Position Overview

The Programmes Support Intern will perform a range of project management, administrative and programme tasks across the programme’s portfolio of the Fund. They will assist in coordination and management of diverse projects ongoing within the Fund to ensure timely, quality delivery to high professional standards. They are a professional able to support projects and programs independently with the overall objective of achieving the Fund’s goals. This role will report directly to the Programmes Director.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Supports the development of programmatic briefs and reports.
  • Supports information synthesis to generate trends on key programmatic areas.
  • Supports in the documentation of programmes learnings and successes.
  • Supports existing systems to monitor and track various programmes obligations including tracking budgets and programmatic commitments.
  • Supports in the monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning processes and reporting
  • Identifies and flags key programmatic issues including publications.
  • Supports coordination of the Programmes Calendar including identify key milestones and deadlines and flag follow-up.
  • Assists in organizing and coordinating Programme internal and external meetings/events including scheduling and documentation of discussions.
  • Provide logistical support in organizing Programmes’ related events/meetings and any other related activities/initiatives.


  • Degree in Social Sciences, Women’s Studies, Political Sciences, International Development, Law or related fields
  • Excellent written and verbal communications in English. French is a plus.

Skills and Experience

  • At least 2 years experience in project management providing administrative, analytical, and technical support.
  • Excellent organizational skills (including organizing processes) and ability to multitask.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Flexibility and willingness to travel on the African continent and beyond as and when required.
  • An understanding of gender equality and womn’s rights issues, particularly in Africa.
  • Demonstrated understanding of a feminist political analysis and familiar with feminist movement building.
  • Passionate about UAF-Africa’s mission, committed to teamwork, and achieving results
  • Ability to perform detailed work, frequently and/or to handle a large volume of work systematically, optimally, and accurately.
  • Able to identify project needs, develop a detailed timeline for completion, oversee schedules and milestone management.
  • Ability to organize, categorize and synthesize information from a range of datasets existent within and outside the Fund.
  • Ability to contribute on a team and coordinate assignments to achieve common goals.
  • Excellent inter-personal, public speaking, writing and negotiation skills.
  • Experience working in a virtual work environment an added advantage.
  • Bi-lingual French & English language skills knowledge is preferrable.

Work Environment

UAF-Africa is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its hiring practices. UAF-Africa actively seeks a diverse applicant pool to build the most robust possible workforce. The Fund is committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. The position will be based in the selected candidate’s African country of resident.

How to apply

Candidates interested in applying for this role need to register on UAF-Africa website & apply for this role using the below link: here

No phone calls please.

We thank all those who apply, but only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. To learn more about UAF-Africa and our programs, please visit our website at

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