Organisation: Amnesty International
Position: International Board Co-opted Member
Location: Home working (some travel requirements)
Salary: Not remunerated. All reasonable expenses incurred related to Board-work will be reimbursed, according to AI’s expenses policy.
Closing date: 03/06/2018 (day/month/year)
Amnesty International is a global movement of more than 7
million people take injustice personally. We are campaigning for a world where
human rights are enjoyed by all. Amnesty International’s mission is to
undertake research and action focused on preventing and ending grave abuses of
After more than 50 years of ground breaking achievements,
Amnesty has been through a major transformation, adapting to dramatic changes
in the world. We have shifted from a large London base, to open regional
offices in cities in Africa, Asia-Pacific, Central and Eastern Europe, Latin
America and the Middle East. These offices are major hubs for our
investigations, campaign and communications. The new regional offices
strengthen the work of Sections who already work at the national level in more
than 70 countries. We can now respond quickly to events wherever they happen
and be a powerful force for freedom.
wishes to co-opt an experienced global fundraising leader to serve as a
co-opted member of its International Board (Board) to help us to grow our
income and supporter base to increase our global human rights impact.
Amnesty International aims to be
a truly global human rights movement of people defending human rights for all.
Our ability to change the world depends on our ability to move millions of
people worldwide to join and donate to us. So, we will focus on building the
strongest possible global movement of people who are passionate about defending
human rights. Our goal is:
Amnesty International is a
larger, stronger and more diverse movement with greater capacity to achieve
human rights impact. We’ll do this by:
The Board is responsible for the governance of Amnesty International. It currently has 10 members, including one co-opted member and nine members who are elected by the organization’s Global Assembly for four-year terms.
The Board meets normally four times a year and its functions include:
The elected members of the Board serve as members and directors of Amnesty International Limited, the main UK legal entity behind AI International Secretariat operations.
More details of the roles and responsibilities of the Board and of the Vision, Mission and Organization of Amnesty International are provided in the Amnesty Statute.
The working language of the Board is English.
The co-opted member of the Board should bring: high levels of
professional achievement in fundraising, or marketing, with accountability at
senior director or board level in a successful international
Experience in the following areas is desirable:
The Board is now seeking to co-opt a member who can hold
office for two years after the appointment with the option of offering her/him
an additional term of two further years at that time. The co-opted member is
being sought to complement the capabilities and experience of the elected
members to strengthen the oversight Board role, in particular for matters
related to developing investment scenarios and funding new markets, growth in
income in existing markets, innovation in market development and revenue
The co-opted member will be a full, though non-voting, member
of the Board. He/she is expected to play a full role in the governance of Amnesty
International as well as adding specific experience to the Board to strengthen
its governance function in a period when the organization is embarking on implementing
and strengthening the resent major restructuring process, aiming to build an
integrated and results driven International Secretariat,
This will require attendance at the Global Assembly and approximately
four weekend meetings of the Board annually, normally held in London but also a
combination of videoconferences, participation in some sub-committees and task
groups, some other travel as required, and work between meetings (email
exchanges, conference calls, reading and commenting on documents, etc.). This
is likely to amount on average to some 2-3 days per month, most of which will
be at weekends. If possible the first of these meetings will be in Warsaw 6-8
This position is entirely voluntary and is not remunerated. All reasonable expenses incurred related to Board-work will be reimbursed, according to AI’s expenses policy.
Please send your CV/resume (in Word no photos) with a
covering note detailing your experience and interest in and motivation for the
role, including two contacts for professional references to: Daryl Upsall at (see email below.)
Closing date for receipt of applications: 3 June 2018
International is committed to equality of opportunity throughout the
organization and these positions are therefore open to any qualified individual
irrespective of nationality, domicile, race, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation or all other
Contact person: Daryl Upsall
Response email: Click here to email the recruiter
Preferred method of response: Email
Closing date: 2018-06-03
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