Call for Inua Kike Board Members

Position Title: Member of the Board of Directors
Length of Term: Two years
Location: Nairobi, Kenya

What is Inua Kike?

Inua Kike is a community-based organization in Nairobi, Kenya, that works to empower women from underprivileged backgrounds to obtain social and economic mobility through education, entrepreneurship, and community. Swahili for Women Rising, Inua Kike is based on the story of its founder, Susan Achieng, who took it upon herself to study for and take the exam to receive her Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE), eight years after having to drop out of high school. Using Susan’s experience as a model, Inua Kike was born and began with its pilot program, Somesha Kike (Women Study), in January 2016. Through Somesha Kike we support motivated women through the entire process of sitting for and successfully completing the KCSE with test preparation, financial assistance, and social guidance. We work hard to provide the sustained support needed for them to reach this milestone and the social mobility it enables to help actualize a Kenyan society where every woman can get a second chance in life and realize her full potential.

Please see our website, www.inuakike.org, for more information.

Primary Responsibilities for Board Members:

We are looking for passionate, thoughtful, and resourceful African women leaders to join and serve as our founding Board of Directors. The Board will support the work of Inua Kike and provide mission-based leadership and strategic governance for a dynamic and growing community-based organization. Specifically, we are looking for those who are interested in helping set the strategic foundations for our programs, communications, and resource mobilization. Key responsibilities will include (but are not limited to):

1. Understand and enthusiastically promote Inua Kike’s organizational vision and mission
2. Contribute to the development of Inua Kike’s strategic plan and annual budget
3. Establish and provide oversight and evaluation of organizational policies, performance, internal controls, and reporting procedures for the effective management of the organization
4. Attend and actively participate in monthly board meetings and annual planning retreat
5. Support and evaluate the performance of the executive director
6. Keep current on issues regarding women, gender, and education in East Africa
7. Participate in fund raising activities, donor development, and special events
8. Make an annual contribution to the organization commensurate with ability

Our Ideal Candidate would be:

1. Women (both local and in the diaspora) aged between 25 and 40 years old who have had experience with Kenya’s education system and are passionate about education as a means to social mobility and empowerment.
2. Someone who is eager to help actualize Inua Kike’s vision of a Kenyan society where every woman can get a second chance in life and realize her full potential.
3. Someone who is well networked across the region and globally
4. Someone who has the time and ability to actively participate as a Board Member (time commitment is about 5 hours per month including preparation and active participation in monthly board meetings, participating in special events, and any other administrative support as needed).
5. Someone who possesses skills in one or more of the following areas:

a. Institutional Capacity Building and Strengthening

b. Fundraising and Donor Development

c. Program management and M&E

d. Community Organizing

e. Communications

Term Dates: The appointment will be effective from 1 August 2019 for a 2-year tenure.

Further terms and conditions will be discussed with the successful candidates.

How to Apply

If you are interested in the position, kindly forward your resume and letter of motivation to info@inuakike.org.

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