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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, 

OR

  • 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. 


To Apply:


Please click "Apply" to upload your cover letter and resume in two separate documents.

For additional information please reach out to Janice Wooster at janice@crawfordconnect.com or call 416.388.4049 / 1.866.647.5149.  

We request all cover letters and resumes be submitted online only. Technical difficulties submitting your documents? Please email your application to info@crawfordconnect.com.

We thank all applicants for applying, however, only qualified candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.



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