Organisation: Medical Aid for Palestinians (MAP
Position: Board Chair
Location: Preferably UK (meetings held in London).
Salary: The role of Chair is not accompanied by any financial remuneration. Travelling expenses will be covered by MAP.
Closing date: 11/12/2022 (day/month/year)
Medical Aid for Palestinians (MAP
Medical Aid for Palestinians (MAP) works for the health and dignity of Palestinians living under occupation and as refugees. We deliver medical and humanitarian aid in an impartial manner to those most vulnerable and at risk, while also developing local capacity and skills to ensure the long-term development of the Palestinian healthcare system. Our overarching goal is to improve the health and promote the well-being of Palestinians, strengthening the capacity of local partners.We are an international, non-governmental, independent, non-political, non-religious charity that has worked towards this goal for nearly four decades, delivering health and medical care to those worst affected by conflict, occupation, discrimination, and displacement. Working in partnership with local and international organisations, UN agencies and academic institutions, MAP addresses a wide range of health issues and challenges faced by the Palestinian people. Purpose of Role The role of the Chair is to provide leadership and direction to the board of Trustees. The Chair's aim is to enable the board to fulfil its responsibilities for the overall governance and strategic direction of MAP.The Chair will ensure that MAP complies with its governing document, charity law, company law and any other relevant legislation or regulations and to make sure that MAP pursues its objects as defined in its governing document.The Chair's role is also to work in partnership with the CEO helping them to achieve the aims of MAP; and to optimise the relationship between the board of Trustees and the staff. In addition to the general responsibilities of a Trustee, the Chair has a number of tasks specific to their role.
Primary responsibilitiesAs a Trustee and Director of the charity, the Chair will fulfil all the duties, obligations, and responsibilities of a Trustee/Director in line with Charity Commission guidance, the relevant Charities Acts, and the Companies Act. In particular, the Chair will:
Time commitmentThere are Board Meetings at the end of March, June and November lasting approximately two hours each, and one 'strategic away-day’, including a Board meeting, in mid-September. There is a strong preference to meet in person.There are various Board sub-committees in place, on which the Chair has the option to sit, and which have their own additional time commitments.It is important that the Chair is able to visit MAP's Head Office and be available to the CEO on a regular basis, both in person and by telephone and electronically. Ideally, candidate should be based in the UK, with frequent travel to London.One overseas visit per year, lasting 3 - 4 days, to either Lebanon or the occupied Palestinian territory is required, with travelling costs covered by MAP.The time commitment for the Chair is expected to be the equivalent of two days per month on average, excluding emergencies when more time may be required.
Reporting to: Board of Trustees.Tenure: In accordance with MAP’s Articles of Association, each trustee should commit to serving an initial three-year term (eligible for re-appointment for a maximum of two additional terms).
The deadline for application is Sunday, 11 December 2022
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Contact person: Isabel Leal
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Preferred method of response: Email
Closing date: 2022-12-11
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