Member of the Board of Trustees

Organisatie ActionAid
Datum 21 jul 2017
Vervaldatum 28 aug 2017
Aantal uren ntb
Plaats Amsterdam

ActionAid is a leading international organisation working with communities and local organisations in over 45 countries, supporting them to claim their rights and build a life without poverty and injustice. With our grassroots experience, we demand progress from those in power at local, national and international levels to build lasting change. In The Netherlands ActionAid focusses on campaigning and advocacy for food security, fair mining, tax justice, women's rights and emergency response.

Our mission is to work with poor and excluded people to eradicate poverty and injustice around the globe. Each of our Trustees offers a different perspective on the challenges and opportunities we face, which is why we feel it is important to have a diversified board. You will be a guardian of our ethos and values as well as ensure we are led and managed effectively. From setting strategic direction, checking our progress against strategy, and ensuring that the organisation is financially sound and compliant with all relevant laws and regulations you will play a vital role in our success.

Being a trustee on the board is a formal, legal responsibility. The Trustees discuss issues and make decisions by mutual agreement, and together they have a moral and legal obligation to make decisions in the interests of the organization and to ensure the organisation spend its money wisely.

We are looking for a professional that has commercial / entrepreneurial experience (to advise on fundraising and communications). You will be a full member of the Board of Trustees and expected to contribute to all areas of the Board’s work. You’ll need to commit to working approximately 6 days a year (unpaid). This involves:

  • Attending 5 half-day board meetings (which are held on weekdays)
  • Attending any relevant committee meetings
  • Engage in ad hoc communications
  • Attend an induction and meet ActionAid staff in the Netherlands

Trustees are appointed for a term of three years. At the end of this, if you want to continue to be a Trustee then you may be reappointed for a final term of three years.

Functie-eisen en profiel
Personal Qualities

  • Passion and commitment to ActionAid’s work, vision and values
  • Academic level and politically aware
  • Strong interpersonal and relationship building / networking skills
  • Demonstrate tact and diplomacy, with the ability to listen and engage effectively
  • Excellent communicator, negotiator and influencer
  • A commitment to equality and diversity
  • Good judgment
  • Good English speaker

Knowledge and skills

  • We are looking for an experienced professional with commercial / entrepreneurial experience.
  • You can advise the organization in building its public profile and increase exposure among relevant stakeholders.
  • The ideal candidate has a network that could be leveraged for fundraising and strategic partnerships.
  • You have a basic understanding of international development and current trends in the sector.
  • Given the current composition of the board we particularly encourage men to apply.

Informeren en solliciteren
Please send your CV, supporting statement and contact details for two referees to (HR Advisor). Please put your name and ‘Trustee Recruitment’ in the subject box. If you have any questions, please contact (Director). Closing date for applications – 28 August. Interviews – First two weeks of September. 

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