CBM Expression of Interest - Board Members Jobs in Kenya
CBM Expression of Interest - Board Members Jobs in KenyaAbout CBM Kenya CBM Kenya is a disability inclusive development organization committed to improving the quality of life of persons with disabilities and those at risk of disability.
We address poverty as a cause and a consequence of disability, and work in partnership to create an inclusive in which all persons with disabilities enjoy their human rights and achieve their full potential.
Through partnership, we implement programmes that promote access to inclusive education, orthopedics and medical rehabilitation, prevention of blindness, community mental health, and economic empowerment.
We are a leader in Disability Inclusive Development.
The CBM Kenya board is seeking to appoint new members to ensure we have the capacity and skills to oversee delivery of our mandate; to bring on board team members with experience in governance, fundraising and influencing at a senior level.
The roles are unpaid voluntary positions.
Board members are expected to participate in the life of the Organisation namely board meetings, advising the management team and acting in an ambassadorial role for CBM Kenya.
Serving as a board member is an opportunity to use whatever resources you have in building communities and transforming lives.
We expect that successful candidates will bring a range of skills and experience essential for CBM Kenya operations.
Commitment to the objectives of CBM Kenya;
Willingness and readiness to act in an ambassadorial role for the Organization;
Ability to fulfil the duties and standards of conduct required of a board member of a non-for profit Organisation;
Professional background in the areas of health, business administration, finance, development, talent people and culture, Law e.t.c;
Willingness to support philanthropy work;
Willingness to volunteer time, knowledge and skills towards advancement of organization mission;
Personal drive and motivation to contribute towards humanity, especially improving quality of life for the marginalized populations.
Board members meet once a year during Annual General Meeting.
Board members appointed as Board of Directors will be required to attend 4 meetings in a year on quarterly basis each lasting 2-3 hours.
Serve a maximum 3 x 3-year consecutive terms with flexibility of varying the terms according to the needs of the Board at the time;
Serve on sub-committees as appropriate;
Occasionally, the board member will be requested to join field visits for projects;
Attendance in relevant functions and sector networking events;
Occasional board training/strategy workshops. As a result of training and meetings there may be papers to prepare and present at the relevant board meetings.
Experience, Knowledge and Skills
Demonstrated experience in governance and leadership in government, corporate and non-for profit sectors;
Board level experience, ideally at a charity or company.
Hands-on experience in policy influencing; lobbying policymakers and/or business and/or representative groups.
Fundraising (e.g. from individuals, partnerships with business and/or civil society organizations, EU funding and/or sales of goods and services).
Working knowledge in the non-for profit, private sector, government, media and communication.
Ability to understand and interrogate management reports (financial and programme).
Strategic planning, analytical and risk management skills.
Collaborative and ability to operate as a team player.
How to Apply
Please email your motivation letter and CV by 14th February 2020 to Monica Wandera,
Prospective board members who best meet our requirements will be invited to speak to some of our existing board members on 5th March 2020.
We understand that this date may not be convenient, and we will therefore try to make alternative arrangements for those who are not available on that day.
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