Organisation: Wetlands International
Position: Governance Manager & Secretary to the CEO
Location: Ede-Wageningen, The Netherlands
Salary: Euro 3.539 – Max. 4.913 per month based on a fulltime contract
Closing date: 22/10/2017 (day/month/year)
International is a worldwide, not-for-profit organisation with 60 years of experience.
Our organisation is a Network made up of 20 offices working in over 100
countries, with outstanding technical staff around the world. Together with
many partners, Wetlands International works to safeguard and restore wetlands
for people and nature, so as to reconcile conflicts over water, reduce the
risks and impacts of floods and droughts, meet future food needs and tackle
Purpose of the
The Governance Manager
& Secretary to the CEO supports the Management Team, Supervisory Council,
Board of Association, Members of the Association and is the secretary to the
CEO. The jobholder is the ‘linking pin’ between CEO, and theSupervisory Council,
Head of Offices and the Board of Association and will act as focal point for
external stakeholders such as partners and donors.
The incumbent will report directly to the CEO.
As a Governance
(S)he will support the
main governance bodies of the global organisation, participating in key
meetings, prepare documents, plans and prepares presentations
that help to record decisions and communicates with internal and external
participants as necessary to facilitate follow up.
information flow and engaging stakeholders in relevant dialogues, through
meetings and use of IT systems for collaboration, is a key function. The job
holder will provide
support on progressing key policy and legal processes for the Management Team
and the Supervisory Council/BoA.
(S)he will actively
be involved in ensuring that the Management Team is informed about developments
that are of relevance to the performance of the organisation and recommend
approach for enhancement when applicable. This may require analysis of project
(S)he acts as the
focal point for members of the Wetlands International Association. (S)he
develops and maintains the membership policy and shares information and news,
responds to enquiries, and arranges and supports meetings of the Association.
As Secretary to the
documents and presentations, carries out relevant background research, arranges
meetings and facilitates the involvement of relevant staff and partners. (S)he will monitor the
importance, urgency and confidentiality questions of (inter) national contacts
and prepare responses to requests to the CEO (emails/ presentations/ internal
information gathering). (S)he estimates the priority of questions and answers
or re-directs operational questions, taking the sensitivity of information into
consideration and assesses whether it is necessary to involve the CEO before
The jobholder will
oversee travel, meeting and field visit arrangements for the CEO and Supervisory Council, Head of Offices
and the Board of Association, ensuring quality of experience as well as
efficiency. (S)he will supervise the work of the assistant.
The Governance Manager & Secretary to the CEOis a self-motivated, resourceful, dynamic and
effective team member whose communications and actions facilitate the work of
the governance bodies and the CEO. The successful candidate will be able to
think and act fast, being able to adapt to changing situations and priorities,
and will take pride in supporting others to achieve their goals. The jobholder
will have demonstrated ability to work effectively with contacts and colleagues
at all levels, both internally and externally, in an international setting.
As a dynamic, calm and creative, person (s)he keeps the
overview and switches rapidly between tasks and responsibilities. (S)He has the ability to work well with the different
international relations of all levels of management and staff, mobilizing people.
loyal and a real team player, quick-witted, a strong communicator and standing
firm in his/her shoes.
(S)he has a relevant (post)university education and knows the context that Wetlands
International operates in: the key players, conventions and events.
(S)he has demonstrated
abilities in researching and preparing documents for a range of purposes, and
organising international meetings with a technical agenda. (S)he has effective
skills in analysing and interrogating data and information, making effective
judgements and building and maintaining effective contact networks.
(S)he is inspirational
and enables and supports (board)members and staff to pursue the objectives of
experience and skills
experience and skills
Please send a letter of application stating the skills and
approach that you would bring to the post with your CV/resume (no photos) in
strict confidence by email only to: email@example.com. Please let us know where you saw the post
Please ensure that they are sent as Word documents with the titles
“your name cover letter” and “your name CV” Please put “Wetlands-
Governance Manager” in the
email subject line.
Deadline for applications: Sunday 22th October 2017
Contact person: Jozefa Vanderveen
Response email: Click here to email the recruiter
Preferred method of response: Email
Closing date: 2017-10-22
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