Tushinde Children's Trust Operations Manager Jobs in Kenya

Tushinde Children's Trust Operations Manager Jobs in Kenya


  • Tushinde Children’s Trust was founded in the UK in March 2010 and was registered as an NGO in Kenya in March 2011.

  • Tushinde works with vulnerable families in the informal settlements of Mathare and Kiambiu with a main focus on providing them with access to education, health care and social support.

  • Tushinde’s Operations Manager will work alongside the Programme Manager (PM) to support the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) in the delivery of Tushinde’s Family Support programme and associated programmes.

    Key Experience

  • A degree or higher in project plannning or management.

  • At least two years experience working for an international Non Governmental Organisation.

  • At least two years experience in providing financial reports in more than one currency.

    Key Skills

  • Project management

  • Budget oversight

  • Team management/supervisory skills

  • MEAL (Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning) project management

  • Donor reporting

  • Human resources management

  • Supply Management Information for funding proposals and reports to funders.

  • Strong time management skills and an ability to support team members to meet deadlines.

  • Fluent written and spoken English

  • Understanding of child protection systems and urban poverty issues

    Key Qualities

  • A passion for ensuring that every child can enjoy their basic rights.

  • An ability to be flexible and adaptable in a young and growing organisation.

    Main Tasks and Responsibilities

  • The operations manager oversees the overall operations of Tushinde in Kenya.

  • He/she assists the CEO in all logistical and non direct aspects of programme management.

  • With the Board of Directors, Executive Director (ED) and CEO, assists in writing and implementing the long and short term strategic plans for Tushinde Kenya.

  • Oversees the logistics and financial management of programme delivery including personnel, budgets and accounting, MEAL, and risk assessments.

  • Updates or develops relevant policies and standards of practice and ensures the implementation and evaluation of such policies and standards.

  • Oversees the finance department in the maintenance of accurate financial records, financial reporting, and budgeting.

  • Liaises with the finance department to ensure compliance with
    all relevant Kenyan laws regarding revenue, staff taxation and benefits, reporting to the NGO Bureau, etc.

  • Leads HR activities including hiring (developing job descriptions, postings, screening, interview), coordinating benefits, and terminations.

  • Ensures all personnel files are kept up to date and supports the PM and CEO in timely completion of employment contracts, performance appraisals, ) and performance improvement plans (PIP) if required.

  • Provides or coordinates relevant training and follow-up support to staff as needed.

  • Supports the CEO and ED with fundraising within Kenya and abroad.

  • Facilitates the contribution to communication material such as newsletters and social media.

    Reporting Line

  • The Operations Manager will be appointed by the Board of Directors, Tushinde Kenya and will report to the CEO.

  • This reporting will take the form of monthly written reports, monthly financial reporting, meetings in person and via Skype and email updates when needed.

    How to Apply

  • Interested applicants should email their CV and a covering letter to

  • tct@tushinde.org.uk .

  • The covering letter should not be a summary of the CV, but show that there has been research into the work of Tushinde and how the experience of the applicant has the potential to align with the work.

  • One of the key requirements of this post is that the Operations Manager can write clearly and professionally in English.

  • Therefore please note that any typos or poor grammar in the email will lead to the application being discarded before being opened.

  • Due to the anticipated volume of applications, only successful applicants will be contacted.


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