CBM Expression of Interest - Board Members Jobs in Kenya

CBM Expression of Interest - Board Members Jobs in Kenya

About 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.

    Board members

  • 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.

    Time Commitment

  • 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,

  • monica.wandera@cbmkenya.org.

  • 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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