The International Institute for Legislative Affairs (IILA) is a not for profit organization that works with Policymakers, Government Departments, Members of Parliament, and other stakeholders to draft and lobby for pro-people legislation and policies. We are an evangelical Christian organization rooted in the biblical conviction that all people are created in the image of God and owe their being to God.
Specifically, we espouse the following beliefs:
That God is a God of justice, fairness and righteousness and being the creator of the earth desires to see His justice, righteousness and fairness in the society that we live in.
That we as God’s children and followers are Christ’s ambassadors in mediating his justice, fairness and righteousness, and our chosen vehicle is through the laws and policies that govern the society that we live in. That we seek to influence the laws and policies that govern our society so as to result in God’s justice, fairness and righteousness in the following ways:
Our motivation – to see that God’s justice, fairness and righteousness prevails even when that is not popular or expedient or attractive to funding partners, with a view to impacting people and society. Because of our faith, we do what we do as part of God’s mission. Our work is not just a job or employment, it is the way we make a difference, it is the way we serve God. Christ’s love compels us and his grace sustains us
Our methods/means – We work in and with God. Our faith determines what issues we can advocate for and is part of our strategic filter; our values are based on our faith in God.
We look at our board members, our staff, our stakeholders and our beneficiaries the way Christ sees them – as precious, as needing and worthy of redemption, as being capable of doing more and doing better;
That therefore our work is people-centered and aims to capacitate them to achieve their God-given potential; that we have therefore adopted a discipleship/ apprenticeship model where we run an internship program and also employ young/ entry point professionals and through exposure and mentoring build their capacity,
That through regular reflection on God’s word and prayer at the individual and corporate level we ensure our work retains its Godly focus and our lives their godly character – we are accountable not just to our stakeholders but ultimately to God. We do not just identify problems, we also offer solutions and we complete what we start.
Our relationships with our staff, our beneficiaries and stakeholders are based on honesty, integrity, hard work, teamwork and professionalism
Our ends – our work has eternal value, because it changes society’s legal structures, institutions, laws and policies and people’s lives for the better in line with God’s justice, fairness and righteousness. Our ultimate aim is for God to get the glory.
IILA seeks the recruitment of a Chief Executive Officer (CEO) who is a Kenyan citizen to plan, manage and direct the operations of the organization in a manner that ensures delivery of the organisation’s mandate and the achievement of set goals, whilst complying with the highest standards of integrity, accountability and ethical standards.
Reporting to the Board of Directors (BoD), the CEO will provide strategic leadership to IILA and will lead the organization in executing its strategic plan and meeting operational goals. S/he will also develop and maintain positive relationships with key stakeholders including funders, civil society, the private sector, government and media.
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