CALL FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST FOR MY AGE BOARD MEMBERS.

My Age Zimbabwe Trust is currently seeking Expressions Of Interest (EOI) for positions on our Board of Members. We are looking for individuals from a diverse range of backgrounds and experiences who are interested in helping us fulfil our vision of mainstreaming youth participation in sustainable development .  We are actively looking to fill at least three board positions while building a list of qualified candidates for future openings.

We are looking for candidates who have experience or expertise in the following priority skill areas:

  • Legal
  • Marketing/Fundraising
  • Governance/Policy Development

Experience in health, rights and wellbeing of young people is essential. Board members may be selected for and make their contribution because of their unique skills or insights.

If you meet these requirements, offer some of the key competencies and you are interested in contributing your expertise to the organisation then please send a CV and statement of interest to info@myage-zim.org

Job Description

Responsibility

  • Board members are responsible for the effective governance of the organization consistent with its vision, mission, strategic direction, and adherence to its core values.
  • Board members have no authority to act individually in the direction of staff and volunteers or to act as spokesperson for the organization unless specifically given such authority by the Board

Qualifications

We are seeking board members that:

  • have a knowledge, of or interest in Sustainable Development
  • have a basic understanding of genre equality, the health, rights of young people
  • have a working background in Legal, Marketing/Fundraising, Governance/Policy Development
  • are available and willing to fulfill board member duties
  • are open to learning
  • have the ability to work as part of a team

General Duties

Each member of the Board  is expected to do the following:

  • Prepare for meetings by reading agendas, minutes, reports and other documentation required to actively participate in meetings
  • Work as a team member and support board decisions
  • Review, clarify and amend the mission and objectives of the organization as necessary
  • Develop, amend and approve bylaws and governing policies outlining key financial, staff/personnel and board practices as necessary
  • Monitor the performance of the organization

Commitment   

  • Typically one to two hours per month for monthly board teleconference conference calls
  • Attending in-person board meetings—approximately three all-day meetings per year. Travel expenses will be reimbursed
  • Participation on board committees
  • Understand and monitor the organization’s fundraising strategy
  • Report any potential conflicts of interest
  • Maintain confidentiality
  • Ensure the organization is complying with all legal and regulatory requirements
  • Participate in the recruitment of new board members
  • Keep up-to-date with issues and trends that affect the organization

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