VSO Jitolee Job Vacancies - Board of Governance Members

Recruiting New Members of the Board of Governance
VSO is a development organisation that has been working through volunteers to fight poverty for more than fifty years. 

We are the leading organisation in this field. We work in over 30 countries and we are constantly exploring new ways to use the time, energy and skills of people to make a difference. 

VSO Jitolee, an independent INGO registered in Kenya, and governed by a local board, is a member of the VSO Federation. 

We are based in Nairobi with a regional mandate to promote volunteerism and recruit skilled professionals from the region to serve as volunteers in VSO’s country programmes. 

In addition, VSO Jitolee works in partnership with government agencies, local and international organisations to contribute to national development in Kenya.

Who are we looking for?
We believe that People are the best agents of change and in this role we are looking for East African nationals of good reputation and standing. 

Interested persons must also be willing to commit their time and be available for at least ten days a year for board and committee meetings including an annual retreat/General Meeting.

Board members will be expected to be committed to VSO values, be of high integrity, with multisectoral expertise/experience, broad national/ international linkages, and exceptional leadership drive.

A conviction in volunteerism for development is highly desired. We would particularly like to hear from people from civil society, private sector, government and UN bodies with a strong track record and accomplished in fundraising and business development.

Prior experience as a board member would be an added advantage, but not essential. (Please note that board membership will be a voluntary and therefore not a salaried position).

Qualified East African nationals who feel it would be exciting and challenging to give their time, insights and skills to influence the affairs and be part of a growing, dynamic and innovative International NGO are hereby invited to apply by Friday, 26th June 2015.

Interviews for shortlisted candidates will be held between 29th June and 3rd July 2015.

Successful candidates will be expected to be available for the annual Board retreat and meeting to be held on 16th to 19th July 2015.

How to apply:
Please visit www.vsojitolee.org to learn more about VSO Jitolee. 

Please email your statement of interest and your CV to 

The Board Recruitment Secretariat
eMail: vsojitolee.boardrecruitment@vsoint.org

Due to the number of submissions received we may only be able to respond to shortlisted candidates.

VSO Jitolee values inclusion and seeks to have a diverse workforce and governance therefore welcomes applicants from all sections of the community.