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General Secretary Job Vacancy - Kenya Nonfiction Authors’ Association

Kenya Nonfiction Authors’ Association (KENFAA) is a small but growing association of nonfiction authors in Kenya, engaged in capacity building and protecting authors’ rights (especially reprographic rights, lending rights, and rights in publishing contracts).

Currently KENFAA has 110 members.

KENFAA wishes to recruit a dynamic, motivated and result-driven Kenyan to the post of 
General Secretary.


The successful candidate will have the following qualifications:
  • A first degree from a recognized university (a Master’s degree, or additional relevant academic and/or professional qualifications, or a published nonfiction work (or works) will be an added advantage.)
  • Age not less than 30 years and not more than 50 years as at 1 January 2011
  • At least three (3) years’ experience in an administrative/organizational/supervisory/fieldwork capacity
  • Interest in issues related to authors’ rights and the publishing world and willingness to be trained
  • Sound health and enthusiasm to travel widely
  • Excellent skills in interpersonal communication, networking, lobbying, and advocacy for the authors’ issues
  • Computer skills, especially in word-processing, spreadsheets, and PowerPoint
  • Basic skills in book-keeping
  • Evidence-Based and measurable ability in launching membership-recruitment drives, organizing meetings at various levels, and running the Office.
  • Excellent command of English and Kiswahili
Job Description

The successful candidate will do the following jobs
  • Recruitment of members for the Association across the country (This should be evidence-based and measurable.)
  • Organizing KENFAA Board meetings as well as Annual General Meetings
  • Organizing Conferences, workshops, seminars and other such events for KENFAA
  • Liaising with partners and friends of KENFAA both local and international
  • Running the KENFAA office
  • The post is on a contract for two years with a possibility for renewal by mutual consent subject to performance.
  • The two-year contract includes a probation period of first six month of employment.
  • The vacancy is open for immediate filling
Application procedure

Interested candidates who meet the above qualifications should email their latest CVs detailing current job and remuneration, names and contacts of three referees, and a day time phone number to reach the undersigned not later than 15 April 2011.

The short listed candidates will be requested to bring copies of their original certificates and other testimonials.

For the purpose of application, just an application and CV will suffice through email.

Candidates can also submit their applications in hard copies personally to Ms Violet Andole Asena at KENFAA Offices, 3rd Floor Viking House, Westlands, Nairobi.

The Chairman, KENFAA
P.O Box 5644-00100 GPO Nairobi Kenya

Tel:0724 711 562/0729 145 836/0722 501 372/0722 837 731

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