26 Aug 2014

Change Manager Job Vacancy

CBM is an international Christian disability and inclusive development organization whose primary purpose is to improve quality of life of the world’s poorest persons with disabilities and those at risk of disability, who live in the most disadvantaged societies. We are looking to recruit a change manager for our Nairobi Office.

Persons with Disabilities are encouraged to apply

Job Purpose
The change manager shall ensure that CBM- Africa Central (AFC) realises its assets; sell off, or distribute remaining assets to other CBM offices; undertake an analysis of current AFC staff and see how best to re-position them in CBM structures. Develop a social plan based on policies, contract and local legal regulations that will ensure a smooth closure of contracts, or transfer employment contracts, settle debts owed; transfer programme
oversight functions to CBM-Africa East (AFE) and CBM-AFC; and ultimately dissolve CBM-AFC.

Type and Duration of Contract
Local Contract ending in December 2015
Person will be required to travel around 30% of time

Duties of the Change Manager
The Change Manager shall, upon appointment carry out the following main activities, among others:


  • Prepare a Winding down Action Plan including any budgetary considerations in close collaboration with the CBM Vice President Programme Development (VP-PD) and Regional Directors of CBM AFE and CBM- Africa West (AFW), Internal Auditor and Head of Operations AFC;
  • Provide regular feedback to the above-mentioned team to ensure that the transition is achieved according to the winding down action plan and within set timelines;
  • Work with the current Head of Programme and Operations to map CBM-AFC interfaces with countries in the central Africa region (partner relationships, Monitoring, Reporting & Evaluation, Budgeting, Advocacy, Human Resource Management, advisory support services, programmes with multi-year commitments beyond 2015, etc.) and recommend mechanisms for transferring dissolved CBM-AFC oversight functions to CBM-AFE and CBM-AFW or to country offices;
  • Close down CBM-AFC by December 2015;
  • Submit a final winding down report to the VP-PD with clear recommendations on the post-winding down period.


  • Ensure that the winding down process is carried out in accordance with laws of Kenya and the CBM bylaws;
  • Clear all statutory back taxes and processes;
  • Notify the Kenya Revenue Authority and other legal institutions, insurance companies and service providers of the impending dissolution;
  • Review current shared contracts with AFE and ensure that all legalities are fully transferred to AFE;
  • Represent or appoint legal counsel to represent CBM-AFC in legal proceeding;
  • Work with the internal auditor in the legal obligations and handover of assets etc


  • Prepare an account of the assets and liabilities of CBM-AFC and take possession and control of assets and recover all debts due to CBM-AFC;
  • Determine what assets to sell off, or to distribute to CBM-AFE and CBM-AFW, or to local partners in line with the provisions of the laws governing public benefit organisations in Kenya and CBM bylaws;
  • Prepare annual budgets with clear cash flow forecasts to ensure that CBM-AFC’s financial obligations are completed by the end of the winding down period;
  • Liaise with external auditors and CBM Internal Audit Office to ensure that outstanding audit recommendations are finalised by the end of the dissolution period;
  • Identify storage location and storage period of significant documents and access mechanisms post dissolution in accordance with Kenyan and CBM laws.

Human Resources

  • Identify key human resources that can be retained within other CBM offices or supported-projects, put in place HR mechanisms for absorption and closure and: integration, promotion, de-allocation, -etc;
  • Put in place HR tools relevant to the dissolution process: stress management / debriefing, compensation and benefits strategy, financial support, mobility, etc;
  • Ensure that transfers / terminations of employment contracts are done according to provisions of existing labour laws, trade union bylaws and collective agreements;
  • Ensure that employees’ terminal benefits are settled in line with national labour laws as well as CBM bylaws;
  • Ensure that statutory and voluntary contributory schemes (Pension, Insurances, Savings and Credits Co-operatives, etc) are properly changed over after dissolution of CBM-AFC. Provide adequate notice of termination to the CBM-AFC staff and ensure that all outstanding payments (loans, advances, insurances, taxes, etc.) are settled by the date of termination of contracts.

Communications with Stakeholders

  • Inform and consult employees (or their representatives) regarding the progress of the dissolution process and important milestones.
  • Draft messages to stakeholders internal and external to the CBM Family about the winding down process.
  • Put in place a strategy for dealing with potential media inquiries within Kenya or in AFC countries.

Job Specification

  • Knowledge (Education and Related Experience):
  • Relevant Accounting degree and supporting qualifications in Human Resource management and law, organisational change management or similar professional qualifications.
  • Over7 years’ experience at senior management level in the corporate or civil society sectors.
  • Member of a recognised professional organisation for Certified Public Accountants or Certified Public Secretaries.
  • Being a member of a recognised professional organisation for Human Resource Management Practitioners is an advantage.
  • Previous experiences in, change management, transition management, dissolution of societies, etc., is an added advantage.

Skills (Special Training or Competence):

  • Active and compassionate listener;
  • Strategic thinker and planner;
  • Proven competency in organisational development;
  • Displays excellent interpersonal skills and oral and written communication skills;
  • Critical and analytical thinker;
  • Displays cultural, gender, religious, race, age sensitivity and adaptability
  • Awareness of the legal HR and working environment in Kenya;
  • Personal credibility, integrity and accountability;
  • Result oriented;
  • Natural leader and team player;
  • Forward thinking person;
  • Decision maker.
  • Proficiency in written and spoken English; Knowledge of French is an added advantage.


  • Shall be a citizen or resident of the East African Community; for residents, a valid work permit is required;
  • Shall not be an employee or relative of an employee of CBM-AFC;
  • Shall not be a member of a company or stakeholder with existing contractual relationship with CBM AFC.

Application Procedures:
Applicants should email their applications attaching a detailed curriculum vitae (including current and expected salary) and an application letter indicating why they are interested in and qualified for the position and the names of three referees who can provide confidential assessment of their capabilities. All communications relating to applications for this position should be addressed to:
The Human Resources Manager – email:

Applications must be received by 5th September2014.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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