Barikawa Nairobi, Inc. is an emerging Christian humanitarian project organized in the USA and operating in Kenya. It started in 2015 sheltering AIDS-orphaned children in the home of its founders, Pastor Sammy and Christine Kasedar. Since then, thanks to a growing group of supporters, it has grown into an organization with a school and children's home for 100 youth, a medical missions program, and a family care network including a women's empowerment initiative with micro banking to help families elevate themselves from their dire situations.
Currently it is estimated that there are over 3 million children in Kenya; 47 percent as a direct result of HIV and AIDS. Barikawa Nairobi (BN), is working hard to address this monumental need. While BN is a young and growing organization with only limited resources, to date they have housed and/or educated 100 of these children.
The board of Barikawa Nairobi is conducting a search for a new Board Members.
Position: 3 - 4 Board Members
Location: Canada and/or USA
As an ideal candidate for a Director role with Barikawa, you have a keen interest in supporting a cause that is focused on the needs of children. Directors will be leaders from various occupational and professional sectors with a combination of entrepreneurial skills and key competencies essential to providing direction, sound decision-making and oversight to Barikawa. Initially, you will be part of a very hands-on working board with the intention of moving into a more governance focused role.
COMPETENCIES SOUGHT IN NEW BOARD MEMBERS INCLUDE
- Business acumen
- Marketing and communications
- Nonprofit professional and fundraising experience
- Alignment with BN's Christian values
- Past board experience is an asset but is not essential
- Above all a compassionate connection to the cause of supporting at-risk children devastated by disease, refugee status
from wars, and abandonment
- Strong relationships and networks that can be activated to the benefit of Barikawa
We are looking for a spectrum of candidates, 3 or 4 new board members who may fit one of the following criteria:
- An emerging professional who desires to gain experience working on a non-profit board along with an interest in helping children,
- An established professional, who may have board experience and has an interest in helping children
This search is being conducted on behalf of Barikawa Nairobi by crawfordconnect, a search firm specializing in recruiting leaders and volunteers for the non-profit sector. If someone you know may be interested in this position, please feel free to forward this document - we would be pleased to connect with them.
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We thank all applicants for applying, however, only qualified candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.