volunteer job -trustee - vso international board in various countries

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voluntary
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job details

posted
location
various countries
job category
Community, Social Services & Non-profit
job type
voluntary
reference number
JOB0115962
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job description

The roles and responsibilities of the trustees include; • To contribute actively to the trustees’ role in giving clear strategic direction, setting overall policy, defining goals, setting targets and evaluating performance against agreed targets • Provide mentorship and guidance to the VSO International executive team • Serve on sub committees of the board as appointed • To ensure that VSO complies with its memorandum and articles of association, charity law, company law and other relevant legislation and regulations • To ensure that the charity pursues and applies its resources exclusively in pursuit of its charitable objectives • To safeguard the reputation and values of VSO • To ensure the effective and efficient administration of VSO • To ensure the financial stability of VSO • To protect and manage the assets of VSO and ensure proper investment of VSO’s reserves • To appoint the chief executive and monitor his or her performance • To use any specific knowledge, experience, expertise or perspective to help the board reach sound decisions. • Support networking , stakeholder engagement and fundraising at a strategic and practical level.

About VSO

VSO is the world’s leading international development organisation that works through volunteers to fight poverty. Working in 24 countries around the world, our unique role in international development is to place committed volunteers with carefully selected organisations where their skills can have the greatest impact. As a VSO volunteer you’ll live and work in some of the world’s poorest communities. By sharing your unique skills and experience you’ll help generate new ideas and new ways of doing things, helping the communities you work in lift themselves out of poverty. We’re not about delivering quick fixes, but instead we focus on long-lasting, sustainable change, that will impact generations to come. Join us as a VSO volunteer and help us work towards our vision of a world without poverty.

Some background about VSO Much has changed since VSO started 60 years ago. We’ve gone from being a UK charity to a truly global development organisation. In 2016/2017 alone, we worked with over 7,000 volunteers from all over the world and from all backgrounds to deliver services that had an impact on the lives of almost 2.6 million people in the 24 countries where we work. Our programmes focus on the areas of health, education and livelihoods, with an increasing emphasis on resilience building, social accountability, gender and social inclusion. We believe progress is only possible when we work together and that strong partnerships are crucial to delivering positive change. That’s why we work with over 500 partner organisations, from local and national governments, to businesses, NGOs, funders, charities and community groups. Currently, over 30% of our people are recruited from within the country in which they work, and we continue to grow the share of community and national volunteers involved in our programmes. We also send increasing numbers of volunteers from one developing country to another. However, our vision has remained the same; to build a world without poverty.

skills

VSO International is seeking to appoint Volunteers to trustee positions on our International board. Trustees should possess understanding or experience of operating within a board in a not for profit, public or private organisation. In addition they should possess skills in either of the below; Experience and expertise in people/ organisation development/ change management across a range of countries and cultures Experience and expertise in marketing and positioning and/or public fundraising Experience and expertise in finance and business model development