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USTADI Board Recruitment

USTADI is the brand name for the Kenya Local Capacity Development Facility – K-LCDF, which is a joint initiative of SNV and a Consortium of 20 other capacity development (CD) organizations in Kenya that seeks to improve the capacity development service environment though a market-embedded approach as a means of supporting the localization agenda and enhancing sustainability of capacity development services (CDS).

The current organizational focus is incubating local solutions in agriculture and water sanitation and hygiene (WASH) sectors in rural Kenya, with the intention of capturing the learning and up scaling proven innovations to other sectors throughout the country.

The broad roles of USTADI are to:
  • Promote CDS Market facilitation activities
  • Create Service Provider Directories and Tendering Platforms
  • Award CDS grants to projects that will help local organizations in capacity development
  • Promote CD Investments as well as stimulate growth of a Kenyan CD Fund
  • Link Civil Society Organizations’ to relevant capacity development services/ providers
  • Develop and manage linkages within the capacity development sector
USTADI intends to strengthen its governance structure by recruiting additional board members to its board. 

USTADI believes that governance and organizational development are critical in ensuring accountability and its sustainability.
The board will be expected to perform the following duties:
  • To ensure the overall direction, effectiveness and accountability of USTADI, is, well run and delivering the outcomes it was set up for
  • To provide strategic direction and establish policy and procedures for USTADI
  • To undertake Resource Mobilization activities for USTADI
  • To represent USTADI in relevant forums
  • Provide oversight support to the secretariat
  • To offer specific technical advice in areas such finance, development, marketing and proactively publicize and promote USTADI
  • To undertake monitoring visits to selected funded projects
  • To review the board and organizational performance on a regular basis
We are looking for Kenyan nationals of good repute and standing, people of integrity who have broad national and international linkages, exceptional leadership and drive and those that will uphold the ideals of USTADI. 

Interested persons must also be willing to commit their time and be available for at least 8-10 days a year for quarterly board and committee meetings, board development processes and Annual General Meetings. Board membership will be voluntary and not a salaried position.
We would like to hear from people with the following backgrounds:
1. Finance, administration and investments
2. Marketing, Communications and Media
Prior experience as a board member would be an added advantage, but not essential. 

Qualified persons willing to join the USTADI board are invited to send their applications indicating their motivation and CVs electronically to: hr.admin@act.or.ke
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. 

If you will not have been contacted by end of June 2012, please consider your application unsuccessful.
The deadline for applications submission is 5:00 pm Thursday 31st May 2012.

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