Global NGO Chief of Staff

      The Need

      BOMA is a U.S nonprofit organization and Kenyan NGO that provide the people and governments of Africa’s drylands with economic inclusion programs that increase resilience to multiple crises. BOMA retained Cowen Partners to find a Chief of Staff reporting into the CEO. BOMA is implementing a new strategic growth plan and needed a strategic partner that could work across the organization with Executives and Country teams.

      The Solution

      Cowen Partners profiled the ideal candidate that brought experience working in the U.S and internationally. Additionally, BOMA was looking for a Chief of Staff that could drive the strategy and operations of the growing organization. Cowen Partners presented a diverse pool of candidates from the private sector, non-profit, government, and peer organizations. The final candidate brought extensive experience leading organizational strategy, programs, and change.

      About BOMA Project

      BOMA founder Kathleen Colson fell in love with Kenya during her Semester in Africa as a student at St. Lawrence University. After graduation, she returned to the country as president of African Safari Planners, leading trips there for more than 25 years, and working to raise funds for numerous conservation and humanitarian organizations. In 2005, she was invited to travel to Northern Kenya by Member of Parliament Joseph Lekuton, a local elected official and friend from St. Lawrence. Lekuton wanted Kathleen to see firsthand what was happening in Northern Kenya, where climate change had devastated pastoral communities that for centuries have tended livestock on this arid and semi-arid land.

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