APPOINTMENT OF FIVE (5) MEMBERS TO THE BOARD OF GREENPEACE AFRICA (GPAf)

Greenpeace Africa, South Africa

Skill Required:, Finance and Accounts
Preferred Experience: 
1 to 3 Years
Email for CV Submission: 
Closing Date for Applications: 
31st August, 2019


Job Description

Greenpeace Africa is pleased to announce the opening of the selection process for its Board of Directors. The Board of GPAf is looking for potential candidates to fill five (5) seats on the GPAf Board for a period of three years. Candidates that are interested and meet the requirements as outlined below are encouraged to apply. Greenpeace is an International NGO that was founded in 1971, when a small boat of volunteers and journalists sailed into Amchitka, an area north of Alaska where the US government was conducting underground nuclear tests. It was an act of rebellion against seemingly impossible odds. Greenpeace Africa was registered in 2008 as a Non-Profit Organisation in terms of the South Africa Companies Act, 71 of 2008. GPAf has its Head Office in South Africa and registered Hubs in Kenya, Democratic Republic of Congo, Cameroon and Senegal. For the current search, the board requires nationals from Southern, East, Central and North Africa.
The selection process is open to anyone who shares Greenpeace’s core values and is genuinely willing and able to serve on the board on a volunteer basis.

Candidates must possess skills, knowledge, qualifications and experience in one or more of the following:

  • Familiarity with Greenpeace's history and culture, and / or experience and interest in Greenpeace’s campaign issues;
  • Commitment to non-violent, direct action and civil disobedience as a legitimate means to making change;
  • Candidates must have understanding financial processes, policies and reporting;
  • Experience and understanding of principles of corporate governance and Non-Executive Directors fiduciary duties;
  • Keen interest in matters of environmental and social-economic justice;
  • Understanding of the civil society landscape;
  • Experience in team-building and conflict resolution;
  • Evidence of understanding and practice of organizational strategic planning;
  • Experience with digital communication and new media engagement or knowledge of movement building, mass mobilization and mass engagement.
  • Must have experience in strategic management

Candidates can send their comprehensive CV’s together with a cover letter summarizing how their profile aligns with the key requirements, skills and abilities of this role to the Lisa Garson at lisa@actionappointments.co.za, by August 2019.


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