Chair and Trustees

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Position description

Unremunerated – Travel and representation expenses as well as other out of pocket expenses directly incurred as part of official business are reimbursed in line with the trustee expenses policy. 

This is a unique and exciting opportunity for an inspirational change-maker to join Girls Not Brides as Chair of the Board. In this role you will play a pivotal role leading a dynamic and committed board that is responsible for shaping our strategic direction, overseeing our governance and providing the oversight and support to our executive leadership to ensure that we have the right resources in place.

We are looking for an exceptional individual with the background, reputation, profile, experience, and commitment to take our organisation to the next phase of its evolution as the leader of the global movement to end child marriage.

The successful Chair candidate will be an impactful leader with proven senior strategic ability, a thought leader with a collaborative approach and a skilled Chair who brings a personal commitment to our values and mission. 

To work alongside our new Chair, we are seeking three committed and engaged Trustees to bring who bring a background in one or more of the following areas: 

• Senior level financial management experience and willingness to assume the role of treasurer (including Chairing the Finance and Audit Committee). 

• Senior-level experience in governance and / or in people management. 

• Strong understanding of, and experience in, the field of the child marriage and / or intersecting areas such as human rights, gender equality, education, shifting social norms or reproductive health, preferably gained within the international context and / or in countries and regions where the global partnership is active 

• Experience of high-level advocacy and including around national, regional and international policies. 

• High level experience of networking, philanthropy, and leveraging of resources.

• Successful track record of coalition/movement building. 

We are committed to further enhancing the Board’s diversity, in terms of ensuring: (i) a comprehensive range of skills and expertise; and (ii) that it is representative of the cultures and backgrounds where the global movement is most engaged. To support this latter process, we would particularly like to hear from people with experience of either living or working in countries with a high prevalence of child marriage.

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