Checklist for Governance of NGO’s in Kenya

  1. Registration: Ensure that the NGO is registered with the relevant authorities in Kenya, such as the Non-Governmental Organizations Coordination Board.
  2. Board of Directors: Ensure that the NGO has a Board of Directors that is responsible for the overall management and direction of the organization.
  3. Constitution: Ensure that the NGO has a constitution that outlines its objectives, governance structure, and operating procedures.
  4. Policies and Procedures: Ensure that the NGO has written policies and procedures that cover areas such as financial management, procurement, human resource management, and program implementation.
  5. Financial Management: Ensure that the NGO has a sound financial management system in place, including regular financial reports, internal controls, and an independent audit.
  6. Transparency and Accountability: Ensure that the NGO is transparent and accountable to its stakeholders, including donors, beneficiaries, and the public.
  7. Conflict of Interest: Ensure that the NGO has policies and procedures in place to manage conflicts of interest among its staff, board members, and other stakeholders.
  8. Program Implementation: Ensure that the NGO’s programs are implemented effectively and efficiently and that they are aligned with the organization’s mission and objectives.
  9. Monitoring and Evaluation: Ensure that the NGO has a system in place to monitor and evaluate the impact of its programs and that it uses the results to improve its performance.
  10. Legal Compliance: Ensure that the NGO is in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations in Kenya, including tax and labor laws.

While this list is by no means exhaustive, our consultants can help your organization achieve your objectives. We can assist your organization draft documents and policies that are suitable for proper governance.

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