ActionAid South Africa: Membership of ActionAid South Africa’s Advisory Board

ActionAid South Africa
Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date: 
Wednesday, 19 September, 2018
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ActionAid South Africa (AASA) was established in 2006 and is a member of ActionAid International, the global federation that aims to eradicate poverty and inequality by empowering communities to claim their rights and hold duty bearers to account. ActionAid South Africa has long term projects in six provinces around South Africa as well as national programmes in three focus areas, namely: 1. Women’s Rights; 2. Natural Resources, and 3. Youth and Education. -
The Advisory Board of AASA seeks to appoint a Non-Executive member who has knowledge and experience in Financial, Legal, Fundraising and Organizational Development. We take great pleasure in calling for applications and nominations for suitably qualified persons to serve on our board.

Criteria for Board membership

  • Principles and values consistent with the aims of ActionAid South Africa (integrity, honesty, courage of conviction, dedication, professionalism and respect for others)
  • A three to five-year track record of engagement with an organisation working in the human rights or cognate fields; this could include membership a previous board.
  • History of activism and/work in focus areas relevant to the work of AASA.
  • Willingness to devote at least six days per year to formal meetings of the Board – in this regard we seek to avoid appointing individuals who are serving on more than one other board.
  • An understanding of the tenets of good governance in accordance with the King IV Report.
  • A willingness to network and build relationships to advance the objectives of ActionAid South Africa.
  • Policy development and advising on risk management, financial sustainability plan and fiduciary oversight.
  • A core skill or set of skills which will strengthen the governance of ActionAid South Africa. This could be financial or legal acumen, experience in conflict resolution, mediation and arbitration, fundraising skills, labour rights, media and communication skills.

Ideal qualifications, experience and attributes:

  • Understanding of the King IV report on corporate governance;
  • Previous experience working with a variety of donors and donor engagement;
  • Thorough understanding of financial reports.

Kindly note that while AASA covers all costs related to board participation, it does not remunerate its board members.
Please submit your CV/resume to by no later than the 21 September 2018.
For further information, please contact:
Mr. Phillip Mokoena –

South Africa

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