Simavi is an independent international non-profit organisation. With effective projects, Simavi encourages girls and women to claim their human rights to water and sanitation & equity, resulting in a physically, mentally and socially healthier society for everyone. We believe decolonisation is a positive trend, including localisation of aid, devolving resources and decision-making to partners in the South and giving voice to women and girls. In a fast-changing world confronted with climate, health and human rights crises, we apply three lenses to our work within our broad WATER and WOMEN framing: equality, climate and power. Here we believe we can create the most impact through our programmes, advocacy and campaigns.
Simavi is an ambitious development organisation with headquarters in Amsterdam, and with local representation in most countries where we work. The organisation is characterised by an agile, non-hierarchical, and open workstyle with teams of specialists working together. Dieneke van der Wijk, the managing director, leads the organisation of approximately 50 employees in Amsterdam, with more than 100 partners in the countries where Simavi is active across Africa and Asia.
The Supervisory Board is looking for a new purpose-driven Chairperson with a strong affinity with Simavi’s mission and strategy, and more specifically with a strong belief and experience in ‘Shifting the power’. A person who is well-grounded in, and familiar with international development (especially in Africa and Asia). A person who embraces shared global leadership and is available to assist the Managing Director in Simavi’s mission: to fight for equality and overcome barriers for women and girls to claim their human rights to water and sanitation.
As Chairperson you will
Our next Chairperson will have the following competencies and experiences:
Sector knowledge and experience
Strategic vision and governance
Terms and conditions
The remuneration of members of the Supervisory Board is limited to an expense allowance. Supervisory Board members are appointed for fixed-term periods of four years. A person may be appointed to the Supervisory Board for a maximum of two four-year terms.
How to apply
Closing date: 25th September 2022 @ 23:59 BST
Interviews with Simavi: from 17th October 2022
We invite you to download a copy of the full candidate pack at the link below:
If you would like an informal conversation with our consultant Tim Wingrove before applying, please write to: [email protected]
Please click on the ‘apply for job’ button above to submit your application. For this role, kindly submit a MS Word version of your CV and a cover letter detailing your motivation and how you are suited to this role.
Please name your submitted files with the following reference: SIM_CP
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