ActionAid Governance Lead Jobs in Kenya
ActionAid Governance Lead Jobs in Kenya
Role Overview Further internationalization by providing leadership in enabling good governance practice across the ActionAid International (AAI) Federation through increasing governance capacity, overall oversight and technical inputs and guidance on Membership Development Processes (MDP).
Key deliverables during the cover period will include preparation and delivery of two AAI Assembly meetings, the support provided to several countries on MDP, coordination of the implementation of agreed recommendations of the 2021 Governance Review, technical support provided on the Branch Transfer Project (transfer of CP’s/ Associates/ Affiliates from AAUK to AAI), alongside the provision of technical support to the International Board, to the Governance and Board Development Committee and the International Leadership Team (ILT).
Areas of Responsibilities
Strategic Impact and contribution
Functional and general management contribution to the international leadership team (ILT) taking a whole GS and Federation perspective
Ensure good judgement, collaboration and agile decision making on individual and collective strategic priorities
Provide governance assurance to the International Leadership Team and other key stakeholders on strategic deliverables
Ensure adherence and delivery of AAI Talent Management for Governance including recruitment, selection, retention, development, and succession planning
Conduct probation, performance management according to HR timelines ensuring high performing staff
Provision of technical support for the effective functioning and delivery of the Governance and Board Development Committee (GBDC) and International Board mandates, on the following
Organize GBDC meetings, prepare meeting papers, minutes, and support the Director in following implementation of decisions and action points
Ensure AAI statutory documents are up to date and available, and propose amendments as necessary
Support new Board members’ induction
Manage and support the process of governance reviews and annual Board reviews and reflections
Report on the implementation of governance review recommendations
Provide quarterly MDP updates to GBDC
Support GBDC to monitor AAI and Members’ governance standards and recommend required action or support plans to ensure compliance to governance standards
System, Policies and Procedures and Product Management
Provide leadership in enhancing federation governance capacity across the federation by:
Ensuring technical support and overall oversight of the Membership Development Processes including reviewing the process, collecting, and analyzing feedback on the process, monitoring implementation of guidelines, capacity building of staff and review teams, support to the Director in reporting the progress of MDP to the GBDC
Developing and updating appropriate tools and resources, updating online, and facilitating training/workshops as and when needed including the annual Governance Workshops during the Assembly meetings and advancing the ‘Good Governance Academy’
Ensure governance reviews are conducted and shared
Integrating good governance in leadership (MMLD and SLDP) training
Coordinating capacity building and strengthening of the Governance Focal Persons (GFP) as a community of interest
Issue Resolutions, Crisis/Risk Management
Support and provide information and analysis on governance so that risks can be identified dealt with effectively
Facilitation and technical support on other internal Governance Processes, Learning and Networking:
Provide support and induction to AAI representatives and facilitate analysis of AAI representatives' experience and accountability reports for GBDC
Contribute to the Governance section of Annual Reports
Liaison with internal and external legal resources on Constitutional and Compliance matters.
Conduct research and updates on any new developments in the areas of NGO and corporate Governance
Share AAI’s good governance and internationalization experience internally and externally
Contact internal governance and accountability sector experts/academics to enhance learning
Facilitation of support to AAI General Assembly and Assembly Committees:
Provide technical inputs and support in the preparation of AOC/EC meeting papers
Support all aspects of election processes at Assembly Meetings including the nomination of candidates, voting etc.
Facilitate appointment of a professional Election Officer
Develop guidelines for the nomination of candidates for the IB through GBDC
Facilitate the process of calls for motions and nominations and analyses of the same and advise/guidance to the AOC/EC committees
Draft agenda, develop facilitation plan for AGM and analyse meeting feedback
Ensure meetings are convened in accordance with guidelines and oversee the writing of minutes
Support the Convener to conduct the Assembly Meeting in line with guidelines and standards
Draft Communications to Assembly Representatives and participants
Support to Directors in the development of Board motions and Assembly papers.
Education and Qualifications
Graduate (at least Bachelor’s Degree) in a relevant field, organisational development or development management
Excellent written and oral communication skills and proficiency in English and any other major languages commonly used in the federation
Substantial experience in internal governance, working and supporting national and international boards and executive management teams
Ability to work in a multicultural context/ environment, engage in social justice activism /advocacy and demonstrate innovative practices
Staff management experience in a large, decentralized organisation and in a complex, uncertain international environment
Proven experience in an organisational development approach to governance development
Experience in collaborating with governance structures and understanding of good governance principles and their application.
Appreciation and ability to work in a multicultural context.
Ability to influence cross-functionally both peers and multiple teams in a decentralized environment.
Commitment to ActionAid’s vision, mission, values, and women’s rights and women leadership.
How to Apply
For more information and job application details, see; ActionAid Governance Lead Jobs in Kenya
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