Job Opportunities at Tushinde Children’s Trust

Job Opportunities at Tushinde Children’s Trust,

Job Opportunities at Tushinde Children’s Trust

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Tushinde Children Trust was founded in March 2010. It was set up after Megan Wright, a British woman living in Kenya, visited a project working in the Mathare Slums of Nairobi. The conditions people living in are bad; Shanty towns of thousands of one roomed shacks squashed between poorly built high-rise flats. As many as ten people would live in these huts made of wood, mud and roofed with corrugated iron. No sanitation or legal electricity, and limited access to running water. Babies and children would play in the dirt beside open sewers. Children often had to be abandoned at home whilst their parents or carers went to look for money and food. Megan realised that the challenges keeping some children from school in the informal settlements in Nairobi were the same challenges that some children faced in the UK; a family in crisis after a bereavement or a carer with mental health problems leading to a child being neglected. Yet, here in Mathare there wasnt the safety net of social care and interventions. Megan and the Tushinde team decided to start a family support programme that looked at the whole family to help find lasting solutions.

Office Manager

  • Salary RangeKSh 50,000 – KSh 100,000/month

Job Description.


The role of the office manager is to ensure the smooth running of Tushinde in order that frontline staff are able to do their essential work protecting children and supporting families. At the same time, the office manager plays an integral role in ensuring donor accountability and transparency. The office manager fulfils this vital role by supporting the whole organisation in human resources, governance, quality assurance and office management,

Human Resources 

Works closely with the respective line managers in recruitment, new staff induction, staff support and supervision, performance management and appraisals.

This will include, but may not be limited to:

  • Filing of staff information
  • Recording of annual leave
  • Organising of appraisals
  • Maintain HR folder in Google Docs
  • Preparation of contracts
  • Preparation of letters regarding changes of terms and conditions
  • Liaising with health insurers
  • Working with line managers, supervision of PIPs.
  • Coordinate internal training.
  • Induction of new staff
  • Dealing with staff queries and minor issues.
  • Managing monthly staff meetings.

Quality Assurance 

Reporting directly to the Executive Director, and separate from both the finance department and the programmes department, the office manager is responsible for third party authentication of financial transactions and spot checks of activities.

This will include, but may not be limited to:

  • Purchasing and procurement : validation of process
  • Negotiation of service contracts
  • Cross checking of payments and authorisation including; payroll, bank payments and petty cash.
  • Field visits for authentication of project activities.

Office management 

Coordination and oversight of administrative duties in the office

This will include, but may not be limited to:

  • Maintenance
  • Develop office policies and procedure, and ensure they implemented appropriately ● Manage the office budget
  • Supervision of stock, Manage office supplies inventory and place orders as necessary
  • Liaison with suppliers.
  • Minutes of meetings and assignment of duties
  • Coordination of visitors


Work closely with the Executive Director and Chair of the board to provide administrative support to both boards. This will include, but may not be limited to:

  • Preparation of papers for the board of directors
  • Maintenance of the Kenya board folder in G docs
  • Liaison with the NGO bureau
  • Note taking at meetings.
  • Filing of relevant documents

Qualifications for Office Manager 

  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration, communications, or a related field
  • 3-5 years of work experience in an administrative/office management role ● Must have exceptional attention to detail
  • Strong organisational and time management skills, and ability to prioritise ● Must be a self-starter and driven
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong problem-solving skills and analytical abilities
  • Must be proficient with Microsoft Office and Google products

Reporting line 

The Office Manager will report to the Executive Director.

Salary Range: 67,360- 83,254 KES per month (gross); comprehensive individual health cover provided as a benefit.

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Programme and Administrative Intern

Job Description:

The Programmes and Administrative Intern reports to the Tushinde Children’s Trust Programme Officer and ultimately to the Executive Director. He/she provides Programmatic support to the team and ensures that Programme activities rum seamlessly i.e on time, budget and with favorable results.

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Support the Programme Officers in data compiling, sorting, verifying and transfer from paper formats to electronic files or database – Family star, school performance data, day care data e.t.c.
  • Provide logistical support for all staff
  • Provide visitors with information and direct them accordingly
  • Administer requisitions, purchase and distribution of stationery and other office supplies for all staff
  • Organize and manage the filing system
  • Taking detailed minutes in meetings
  • Process, sort and distribute incoming and outgoing mail such as invitation letters to school partnership meetings
  • Perform administrative support duties in the Programmes department including sorting, printing and scanning of documents
  • Support planning of meetings and events-scheduling meetings,inviting participants,booking of venues e.t.c(community day,CHVs,youth events,mentors,partnership meetings)
  • Other tasks as assigned by the supervisor.

Key Requirements

  • Degree or High Diploma in relevant fields; Development studies, Community Development,Project Management e.t.c
  • Computer proficiency; MS Office, G suite
  • Skilled in planning and organising
  • Able to manage their time effectively
  • Skilled communicator:Written and verbal
  • Passionate and enthusiastic about positively impacting the communities

Monthly Stipend: 15,000 KES per month (gross).

This is a three month posting, with the opportunity to increase to six months if both parties agree.



Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidates should forward their CV to: using the position as subject of email.