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International Board Member - Fundraising

Amnesty International

Accounting, Auditing & Finance

1 month ago

Job Summary

We are currently seeking to appoint new Board members to join the International Board of Amnesty International. As a Board member, you are a committed individual who will bring your expertise and skills to help us deliver our ambitious strategy and advance our mission and vision of a world in which every person enjoys freedom, equality and justice. Ours is an active organization made up of inspiring and dedicated volunteers from all walks of life who bring a wealth of expertise and experience to the organization and are passionate about defending human rights. International Board members serve as essential leaders and decision-makers and play a pivotal role in ensuring effective organizational management, long-term impact and success. To succeed in this role, you will have a proven track record in either a senior executive management or governance role within a commercial or non-profit international organisation. Experience in the non-profit sector is welcomed but not essential.

  • Minimum Qualification: Degree
  • Experience Level: Mid level
  • Experience Length: 3 years

Job Description/Requirements

Responsibilities:

  • Ensuring Amnesty International complies with its governing documents (the Articles of Association), UK company law, charity law, the Amnesty International Statute any other relevant legislation or regulations;
  • •Providing high-quality, independent fiduciary oversight of Amnesty International's financial resources;
  • •Discharging responsibility for strategic leadership, accountability for managing institutional risks, whether financial, operational, reputational, environmental, sector-related or legal;
  • •Ensuring transparency and accountability and actively holding International Secretariat management to account for delivering the organization's strategy;
  • •Appointing and supporting the Secretary General and monitoring their performance;
  • •Acting as a responsible employer by ensuring there are appropriate policies and procedures in place to care for the welfare of International Secretariat staff, including a safeguarding policy across the organization;
  • •Reviewing organizational health indicators and performance information


Requirements:

  • Strategic vision: Experienced in developing fundraising plans and strategies to meet financial objectives and overseeing and approving fundraising strategies, plans and policies developed by others to ensure alignment with the organization's mission and goals. Proficiency in fostering alignment between Board and management for optimal organizational performance, ideally in a Trustee, Board member or senior leadership role
  • •Financial acumen: Understanding of financial management and budgeting to ensure the responsible use of funds.
  • •Results-driven: Demonstrated ability to set and achieve fundraising targets and milestones. Experienced in reviewing data, assessing how effective fundraising activities are, monitoring and tracking results – receiving and reviewing reports and suggesting changes if needed.
  • •Adaptability: Capacity to adapt to changing fundraising landscapes and employ innovative approaches.
  • •Relationship building and donor stewardship: Proficient in cultivating and maintaining strong connections with donors, members, supporters and key stakeholders. Ability to implement effective stewardship practices to build lasting relationships with donors.
  • •Cross-cultural competence: Ability to navigate and collaborate with diverse stakeholders. Demonstrates a proactive commitment to fostering equality, diversity and inclusion.
  • •Risk management: Comprehensive grasp of the financial, operational, environmental, social and governance risks linked to organizations with a presence in multiple locations.
  • •Ethical leadership: Commitment to promoting and enabling principled and value driven leadership, operating with integrity, openness and transparency.
  • •Diplomacy: Strong diplomatic skills to represent the organization effectively in international settings. Provides an independent perspective gained from working in other international organizations to positively challenge the organization.


The International Board is made up of nine members including the International Treasurer, who are elected to office for a three-year term with a maximum of two consecutive terms by the Global Assembly, Amnesty International's highest governing body.

As an International Board member you will play a key role in setting and monitoring the strategic direction of Amnesty International and ensuring the organization lives up to its shared vision, aims, and values.


Work Type:
Remote


HOW TO APPLY

If you believe you possess the skills and qualities needed to succeed in this role please click the ‘Apply for this role' button below and send us your application by no later than 30 April. Accepted candidates will be asked to complete a nomination form which must be submitted by the nominations deadline. Members of the International Board will be elected at the Global Assembly meeting in August 2024.

WHO CAN APPLY?

Our diversity is one of our strongest assets. We welcome applications from everyone regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, sexuality, physical ability, faith or other elements of identity or background from all around the world. The official working language of the International Board is English. The ability to work in other languages – especially French and Spanish – in addition to a fluent command of English is highly desirable.

Candidates with relevant experience external to Amnesty International are especially encouraged to apply.

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