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The Governing Board of Sense International Kenya seeks a new member

Sense International is the leading international NGO supporting people with deafblindness / multisensory impairment in Bangladesh, India, Kenya, Nepal, Tanzania, Peru, Romania and Uganda. Sense International Kenya works to ensure people with deafblindness are included in health / early years, education and vocational / livelihoods systems through partnerships, programs and advocacy. We transform lives! Our strategy is focused on increasing quality services for people with deafblindness; improving understanding of deafblindness; ensuring the voice of people with deafblindness is heard and their rights are realised.

Purpose of the Role:

We are seeking 2 new members to join our multi-disciplinary Board. Board members are responsible for the overall governance of the organization. They provide guidance on strategy; ensure compliance with laws and policies such as safeguarding; guide the Director; assist with fundraising; and help to raise the profile of Sense International Kenya’s work. Board members have the opportunity to serve and learn about how to ensure the rights of people with deafblindness and complex disabilities are realised. Board meetings usually take place quarterly in Nairobi or virtually.

General Responsibilities

  • Commitment to the vision and mission of Sense International
  • On a quarterly basis, attends board meetings and other board activities.
  • Provides oversight to the organization.
  • Stays informed about governance matters, prepares themselves well for meetings, and reviews and comments on minutes and board papers.
  • Participates strategic planning and organizational development.
  • Provides remote support during annual audits ad routinely reviews organizations budget and expenditure.
  • Supports in fundraising and acts as an ambassador to the organization’s vision.


We want to recruit 1 Board member with an interest in our work and experience in one or more of the following:

  • Finance and Accounting
  • Grants Management
  • Fundraising and Resource Mobilization

We are looking for people with a minimum of 5 years’ experience especially in leadership positions on the areas mentioned above.

We take safeguarding seriously and will require checks and references. We are unable to accept applications from anyone with a conflict of interest*.

(*Conflict of interest: we are unable to accept applications from anyone with a financial relationship with Sense International Kenya)

Board members are not remunerated but may claim reasonable expenses involved in travelling to and from meetings.

For more information about the organisation please look here: and our website and the role of a Board member please contact

How to apply

If you are interested, kindly send an email with a 1-page cover letter outlining why you are interested in the role and how your experience / knowledge meets the criteria listed above together with a 3-page CV.

Deadline for applications: 14th Mar 2023


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