Organisation: Animals Asia Foundation
Position: Board of Directors Members
Location: Flexible location, Asia preferred
Salary: Not remunerated
Closing date: 17/11/2019 (day/month/year)
Animals Asia Foundation
We are looking for exceptional business
professionals, highly motivated and entrepreneurial to increase our board
membership in times of strong expansion of Animals Asia mission.
Founded in 1998 by Jill Robinson,
Animals Asia promotes compassion and respect for all animals and works to bring
about long-term change. We work to end the barbaric bear bile trade, which sees
over 10,000 bears kept on bile farms in China, and, according to official
figures, almost 1,000 suffering the same fate in Vietnam. Animals Asia has to date, rescued over 600
bears, caring for them at our award-winning bear sanctuaries in China and
Animals Asia also works to end the trade
in dogs and cats for food in China and Vietnam, and lobbies to improve the
welfare of companion animals, promote humane population management and prevent
the cross-border export of "meat dogs" in Asia. In addition, Animals Asia campaigns for an
end to abusive animal practices in zoos and safari parks in Asia and works
closely with governing authorities to improve animal management and increase
awareness of the welfare needs of captive animals.
The Animals Asia Foundation is at a
critical juncture in its development and has the opportunity to achieve one of its
core goals within the next 5 years which is to end bear bile farming in Vietnam
The main responsibility
of the Board of Directors (the Board) is to govern the policies, direction and
financial health of Animals Asia Foundation Limited (Animals Asia), ensuring
that the organisation complies with all legal requirements and remains true to
its founding vision and principles. The Board should act as a pool of expertise
and advice,and govern through a collective decision-making process based on a
sound understanding of Animals Asia’s needs and challenges.
Together the Board must fulfil the Five Core
1) Determine Mission and Strategy – setting Animals Asia’s
direction, determining how best to achieve the stated goals and ensuring these
are delivered. Board members should avoid becoming involved in day-to-day
operational decisions and matters unless specifically requested to do so.
2) Accountability – being held to account for the actions of Animals
Asia and holding those who carry out the work to account. The Board should maintain and regularly review
Animals Asia’s system of internal controls, performance reporting, policies and
procedures. The Board should be open and accountable to stakeholders about its
own work and the governance of the organisation.
3) Compliance - ensuring that Animals Asia complies with its own governing
documents, relevant laws and the requirements of all regulatory bodies in each
country of operation.
4) Safeguard assets –
acting as custodian of Animals Asia’s global assets, both tangible and
intangible, ensuring that assets are used appropriately, constitutionally and
in the best interests of Animals Asia’s long-term financial security.
5) Act as a ‘Connector’ – encouraging and facilitating the engagement of key stakeholders in
the organisation’s planning and decision-making, as well as actively working to
raise awareness and generate direct support for Animals Asia’s work.
Board Members must:
benefit from their position beyond what is allowed by the law, the Articles of
Association and is in the interests of Animals Asia. Any potential conflicts of
interests must be declared as and when they arise.
Board is looking for someone with:
Key priorities are as
follows (candidates do not need to meet all 6 criteria)
Terms: The term of office of
members of the Board shall be 3 years. After expiry of their term, members
shall be eligible for re-election.
More information on
duties and responsibilities can be found attached.
POSITION: This position is
entirely voluntary and is not remunerated.
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: Karem
Armstrong at (see email below)
The deadline for applications is Sunday
November 17th, 2019
Contact person: Karem Armstrong
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Preferred method of response: Email
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