Loop is a growing organisation and is now seeking new Governing Board Members to help shape the direction of the organisation as it spreads globally to empower local communities to participate in discussions on the aid they receive from organisations.
The objective of Loop is to provide a mechanism where the needs and perspectives of communities are heard. By shaping the type and quality of service provided, Loop aims to enable the participation revolution in the humanitarian and development fields.
What’s Different About Us?
At Loop, we are all about feedback. We have high ambitions and are continually striving to get there, learning from all involved as we go. We are a new charity, built on strong principles of Decentralised, Open and Transparent systems. We are exploring how to bring the changes we want to help create in the wider world, into our charity. We want to walk the talk, live our values and create not just great change, but a healthy working environment. We want to attract a globally diverse team who are enabled to deliver an exciting, effective and efficient services.
If you want to be part of our governance structure and help build a new model, through a globally dispersed team, and if you thrive on change and learning and believe in your core that we can do more if we listen and learn from others, then we would love to hear from you.
Purpose of the Governing Board
The purpose of the Governing Board is to ensure that the organisation is effective in working towards the achievement of its purposes, to harness the organisation’s resources to maximum effect and to uphold its core ethos and values in accordance with its legal and regulatory guidelines.
The duties of Board members fall into three main areas:
To be an ambassador, advocate, spokesperson and representative of Loop;
To ensure Loop remains true to its founding purpose of being a neutral platform that raises the voices of people affected so that Aid can be delivered in an effective and timely manner.
To ensure sound management of the Charity
Responsibilities of a Governing Board Member at Loop
Understand and demonstrate a commitment to the organisation’s mission and programs
Ensure the organisation is complying with all legal and regulatory requirement
Keep up to date with issues and trends that affect the organisations ambition and contribute skills and knowledge to the development of Loop
Prepare for meetings by reading agendas, minutes, reports and other documentation required to actively participate in them
Attend five 1 - 2 hour meetings annually as well as one half day workshop online, at a minimum
Maintain confidentiality and avoid any conflicts of interest
We are committed to having a diverse set of board members from across the world and with different skillsets that complement one another and give us a well-rounded, comprehensive overview of how we’re doing and how we can improve. The following table demonstrates the skillsets and regions we seek, as well as which ones we have currently filled with our existing board members. Cells coloured in green demonstrate expertise and regions that are already represented in our board so we are particularly interested in applications from regions and skillsets that are not highlighted.
It would be additionally beneficial to have a board member from each of the following: (a) based in the Netherlands (where the Charity is registered and (b) with refugee or asylum seeker status.