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Friends of Ngong Road (FoNR) and Ngong Road Children’s Foundation (NRCF) are sister organizations founded in 2006 with a shared mission, principles, and values. FoNR is registered as a 501(c)3 in the U.S. while NRCF is registered as an NGO in Kenya. Our mission is to “Empower Nairobi children living in poverty to transform their lives through education and support leading to employment.” We have a third-social enterprise entity, Karibu Loo Limited, that rents portable toilets in Kenya, and its profits support Ngong Road Children’s Foundation. We are seeking a qualified candidate to fill a newly created job position supporting all three entities. Interested candidates should submit their Cover Letters and Resume to [email protected] by the close of business 4th May and be ready for interviews on Saturday Morning.
Job Title: Corporate Secretary for International NGO
Location: Nairobi, Kenya (and remotely working with U.S. organization)
We are a $1MM budget NGO operating in the U.S. and Kenya, seeking a Corporate Secretary to provide legal support and guidance to the organization. The Corporate Secretary will be responsible for ensuring compliance with all legal and regulatory requirements, managing contracts and agreements, and maintaining corporate records.
Working Conditions and Salary
- Full time
- Work in a collaborative office setting and also attend meetings virtually when interacting with the Friends of Ngong Road board and staff in the U.S.
- Competitive benefits:
- Salary range: 70,000-90,000 KES/month
- Assists the board of directors in understanding and meeting all applicable regulatory issues, ensuring the organization operates within the bounds of the law
- Provide legal support and guidance to the organization.
- Manage contracts and agreements, including drafting, reviewing, and negotiating.
- Maintain corporate records and ensured that all documentation is up-to-date and accurate.
- Coordinate and attend board meetings (virtually for U.S. meetings) and draft agendas and meeting minutes for all three entities, including committees of the board and senior management meetings.
- Provide advice to the board of directors and executive management on corporate governance matters.
- Manage the organization’s relationships with external legal counsel and other service providers.
- Work with regulators to keep up to date on regulatory changes and ensure corporate responsibilities are completely met.
- Maintain and manage the organization’s intellectual property portfolio, including maintenance of key Google Drive folders.
- Research and analyze issues related to corporate governance, and make reports on findings.
- Provide support on legal matters related to employment, fundraising, and other areas as needed.
- Filing annual returns to Kenyan-regulated entities.
Qualification and Requirements:
- Degree in Law, Business Administration and registered by company secretaries, or a related field.
- At least two years of experience in a legal or corporate governance role, preferably with an NGO or similar organization.
- Familiarity with corporate governance principles and legal and regulatory requirements in Kenya.
- Ability to interact with individuals at many levels of an organization, including members of the board of directors, other department heads, their own staff, and others; with information from colleagues.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
- Strong organizational and project management skills.
- Attention to detail and accuracy.
- Ability to work independently and in a team environment.
- Ability to work remotely with minimum supervision.
- Ability to work in a multicultural environment.
- Occasional evening availability to accommodate meetings with U.S. personnel.