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Peridot Partners
London (Greater) (GB)
Unremunerated with reasonable expenses paid.
Closing date
17 Dec 2023

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Charity and not for profit, Health and medical
Salary band
Part Time
Where will they be working
From our office

Trustee (Chair of Audit and Finance Committee and knowledge of global south)

Join the Board of Amref Health Africa UK to support the work of the African continent’s leading health charity, working with women and girls to secure the right to health and break the cycle of poverty.

Applications close at  9 a.m. Monday 8th January 2024.

Who we are

Amref Health Africa is Africa’s leading health charity. We work with women and girls to secure the right to health and break the cycle of poverty. Headquartered in Nairobi, we are truly an African organisation, partnering with communities in 35 countries to create lasting change.

Amref Health Africa UK is one of nine offices in Europe and North America whose primary role is to raise funds and broker partnerships to support and further our work in Africa.

Amref UK’s primary role is income generation from a range of donors, including individuals, institutions, trusts, foundations, and corporate partners. Our fundraising supports four crucial and complementary themed programmes:

  • Maternal, newborn and child health.
  • Sexual and reproductive health and rights.
  • Water, sanitation and hygiene.
  • Training of health workers.

We have entered a new and exciting phase of growth and development at Amref Health Africa UK, and we are searching for people to join our board who will embrace and support our vision and ambition.

The UK Board

Amref Health Africa UK is a registered charity, and a company limited by guarantee. Trustees will become part of the Board of Directors and will advise and guide the charity in the accomplishment of its strategic aims.

About the role

Trustees are unpaid volunteers who are part of the Board of Directors. Board Members will:

  • Contribute to the good governance of the charity and advise and guide the charity in the delivery of its strategic aims and direction.
  • Be prepared to serve on one of the committees depending on your skills.
  • Be willing to offer advice at a strategic level to the senior staff of the charity.
  • Act as ambassadors on behalf of Amref Health Africa UK, attending its key events and networking on its behalf where feasible and appropriate.
  • Be ready on an occasional basis to work directly with the management team to offer practical support in areas where the Board member has specialist knowledge, skills or experience to contribute to a specific issue or project.
  • Willingness to draw on professional and personal networks to support fundraising capacity.
  • A strong interest in global healthcare and/or Africa.

Who we are looking for

To complement the skills and experience of the existing Trustees, we are looking for two Trustees with specific skills.

One Trustee will be a qualified accountant and hold a senior strategic leadership position to be our new Chair of the Audit and Finance Committee. They will need to attend all full Board and all Finance Committee meetings.

Additionally, we seek a Trustee with knowledge of global south business models and transformative funding and/or technical knowledge and thought leadership of current health issues in Africa. This Trustee will join either the Audit and Finance or Governance Committee.

Amref Health Africa welcomes applications from everyone regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, faith or disability. As individuals from our countries of operation are

currently under-represented on the Board, applications from African candidates would be particularly encouraged. All appointments will be made on merit, following a fair and transparent process.

Amref Health Africa UK believes that everyone we come into contact with has the right to be protected from all forms of harm, abuse, neglect and exploitation. We will include safeguarding as part of our reference process for successful candidates.

Time Commitment:

Members of the Board are asked to give approximately 8-10 days per year to work flexibly around Board and Committee meetings and other events or projects.  Meetings are held in London and attendance is preferably in person.

Trustees are expected to commit to the following:

  • To undertake a three-year term which may be extended up to a maximum of nine years.
  • To attend all four Board Meetings in London, and to be prepared to attend all four Committee Meetings per year as assigned.
  • Attend other events when relevant and feasible, as well as training when required.
  • To contribute specialist knowledge, skills or experience to specific issues or projects on an occasional basis.

We are looking for our new Trustees to join in Spring 2024. Our Current Chair of the Audit and Finance Committee reaches the end of term in Autumn 2024 so we aim to offer a long handover during the financial cycle of the charity. 

Please click 'Apply now to be redirected to the Peridot Partners website, where you can find full details of the candidate profile and register your interest to apply.

Applications close at  9 a.m. Monday 8th January 2024.

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