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About the organisation

We at Tushinde, meaning 'We Suceed' in Kiswahili, believe the best place for children to grow up is with their own families......


Tushinde is a charity working in Nairobi’s Mathare and Kiambiu informal settlements with over 500 vulnerable children. Through our social workers, we provide tailored family care and education to children from the poorest families in the Nairobi slums. We help families strengthen and stay together. We do this with our family support programme – providing families with a path from crisis to independence.

About the role

Tushinde is looking for a trustee with a financial background who is able to take on the role of Treasurer and provide support to Tushinde's senior management and financial staff.


The trustee would have the following responsibilities:

  1. Report to the quarterly board meetings on the financial position of Tushinde and any project work that has been undertaken for example audits / investigations / process improvements.
  2. Liaise with the finance team in Kenya, the UK bookkeeper and other finance volunteers to approve payments, review monthly transactions etc.
  3. Review and support the UK bookkeeper in the preparation and submission of the audited financial statements.
  4. Prepare, in conjunction with management, the annual budget and updated forecasts

The trustee would also be encouraged to get involved in non financial matters as appropriate.

Our ideal candidate

  • Experience and expertise in bookeeping, finance and accounting, including foreign exchange

  • Ability to recommend and implement systems and controls improvements

  • Knowledge of reporting to institutional donors or large grant making foundations, would be preferable

  • Good communication skills and the ability to teach and mentor others.

What’s in it for you

You will be part of a team that is making a significant difference to the lives of some of the most vulnerable children on the planet. You will also have the opportunity to gain trustee and treasurer experience with an international charity.

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Trustee - Treasurer

Tushinde Children's Trust

Apply by

10 Mar 2023







Time commitment

0-5 hours per month
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