KELIN has an advisory board comprising of nine members. The role of the Board includes policy review and leadership, strategy review and tracking, governance, financial regulation and oversight, management of high level relationships and fund-raising.
The Board is responsible for approving the annual budgets and implementation plans. It meets once a quarter to review progress and approve the funding of projects. Meetings are convened more regularly when necessary.
The KELIN team prepares annual plans for revision by the Board; these include outputs, targets and budget allocation. Other topics for review involve the funding base, new sources for increased funding; review and adoption of quarterly and annual progress reports; and coordination of key stakeholder forums.
Board Members’ Profiles
|Mr. Ambrose Rachier||M||Chairman||Rachier & Amollo Advocates||Advocate of the High Court of Kenya
Expert on Human Rights and Legal & Ethical Issues relating to health
Expert on Property Rights
|Ms. Winnie Lichuma||F||Treasurer||Kenya National Commission on Human Rights||Advocate of High Court of Kenya
Expert in mainstreaming human rights, gender and HIV and Aids in development programmes.
|Ms. Catherine Mumma||F||Member||Commission on the Implementation of the Constitution||Advocate of High Court of Nairobi
Expert in Human Right, Gender mainstreaming, children’s right, rights of persons with disability and HIV/AIDS
|Mr. Otiende Amollo||M||Member||Rachier & Amollo Advocates||Advocate of High Court of Kenya
Expert in Human Rights & Humanitarian Law
|Mr. Allan Ragi||M||Member||Kenya AIDS NGOs Consortium (KANCO)||Expert on HIV Community programmes|
|Mr. Jotham Arwa||M||Member||Rachier & Amollo Advocates||Advocate of High Court of Kenya
|Ms. Judy Sijeny||F||Member||Judith Sijeny & Co. Advocates||Advocate of High Court of Kenya|
KELIN has a fully functional secretariat comprising of two offices six members of staff and two volunteers. The Executive Director also acts as programme coordinator and is responsible for the overall management of the organization and for ensuring that KELIN is achieving its objectives. The programmes coordinator is a trained advocate with expertise on health, gender and human rights issues relating to HIV.
KELIN has three programme officers based in Nairobi, the Advocacy and Training officer and the Litigation and Legal services officer and the Communications Officer.
The regional officer based in Kisumu is a trained educationalist and counselor and has wide experience working around gender issues at the community level. Currently, this officer is coordinating the cultural structures project and is assisted by a project assistant.
KELIN also has a finance and administration officer who is a trained accountant and gives logistical support to the smooth running of the project. He is assisted by an administrative assistant.