The institutional objective under strategic leadership and governance is to build and service FIDA Kenya structures that are efficient, effective and responsive to stakeholders needs. The Council members provide a critical function in providing the strategic direction to the organization. Each council member is in charge of at least one of FIDA Kenya’s products and services teams. The council members will also report at the annual and bi-annual RBM sessions on the team results. The strategic leadership and governance team comprise of the Council members, Executive Director, Personal Assistant to the Executive Director, heads of functions at FIDA Kenya, Deputy Executive Director (head of programmes), Monitoring and Evaluation officer, Finance and corporate affairs heads of team. The Executive Director is the head of the strategic leadership and governance team. The Executive Director who is also the Council secretary ensures that FIDA members are organized into specialized committees that enrich the work of programmes as well as providing consultancy services under the FIDA consultancy wing. FIDA memberships have intensive and extensive expertise on gender issues that should be accessed by organizations requiring consultancy services.
The programme support unit under the strategic leadership and governance function is to develop and service financial information systems, management information systems, monitoring and evaluation systems that provide timely, appropriate and relevant information to all the various functions of FIDA Kenya. The programme support unit is the focal point for programmatic results. It has two critical functions first is coordinating the monitoring and evaluation functions at FIDA i.e. the results based management (RBM) framework, mid-term evaluations, programme evaluations; and secondly compiling reports and producing publications (both electronic on the website and print type) from the various teams of FIDA Kenya to inform future interventions and learning.
The institutional objective under finance and grants programmes is to increase the value of grants through efficient and effective application of available resources in line with the respective grant specifications. The strategy here is to ensure that accurate, timely and reliable information on ‘resource use’ is being generated and that partnerships are serviced efficiently. FIDA’s strategic intention under grants programme is to attain funding sustainability by diversifying grant makers and resource mobilization approaches. FIDA’s resource mobilization strategies are four fold; first strategy is to establish an endowment that would underwrite some of FIDA’s core costs. Second strategy is to service the traditional donor partners through an institutional donor basket fund. Third strategy is to source new funding through grant-writing. And fourth strategy is to engage in innovative product-making for the corporate funders situated locally. These include building of FIDA house, establishment of Friends of FIDA, formation of FIDA -consult, a consulting wing of the organization managed by FIDA members.
The institutional objective of the corporate affairs team is to enhance FIDA Kenya’s visibility and to provide effective Human resources services responsive to the needs of FIDA Kenya staff. The team is also responsible for servicing the organization’s membership and provision of administrative support to all programmes. The specific objective under human resource management is to attract and retain a human resource base that is professional, motivated and results driven. Under visibility and public relations function, the specific objective is to secure visibility of FIDA on issues of gender and transformative justice. On administration, the specific objective is to provide an efficient logistical and administrative support to programmes.