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Request for Applications – Board of Trustees

  • Contractor
  • Nigeria
  • TBD USD / Year
  • Plan International profile

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Plan International

Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organization that advances children’s rights and equality for girls. We strive for an equal world where every child can reach their full potential, and every girl can choose their own future. For more than 85 years, we’ve been building powerful partnerships to protect children’s rights and fight inequality. We work with children, local communities, partners, and supporters to create lasting change.
Plan International Nigeria is part of the global federation of Plan International and was registered as a National Organization in 2014 in Nigeria with the Corporate Affairs Commission under the Companies and Allied Matters Act of 1990. Plan International Nigeria is a prospective member of the Members Assembly of the Plan Federation.
Plan International Nigeria has been working across 19 states in Nigeria, and our mission is to create a just world that advances children’s rights and equality for girls. Plan International Nigeria outlines its bold purpose of ensuring “All Girls Standing Strong Creating Global Change” in line with Plan International’s Global Strategy through the Nigeria Country Strategy (FY2024-2028). We will commit ourselves to ensuring that “Girls are empowered to take action and drive change”. We will achieve this through advancing rights, equality and justice for all girls and young women in Nigeria through strategic, evidence-based interventions and gender transformative programmes. We will ensure that 20 million girls and young women, primarily from poor and disadvantaged communities, will learn, lead, decide, and thrive.
In Nigeria, our key areas of work include ensuring children continue their education in safety; reducing maternal and child mortality among marginalized and vulnerable women and girls; nutritional support for mothers and young children; protecting children from violence; empowering young people to stand up for their rights and call for accountability from leaders.

The Plan International Nigeria’s Board of Trustees is a dedicated group of volunteers who bring their skills, experience and passion to help us fulfil our mission and strategy to serve the millions of children and communities we work with worldwide. Our Board is engaged and disciplined, providing constructive feedback and valuing consensus decision-making.
Currently, Plan International Nigeria is seeking to expand the membership of its board. We aim to have a diverse and inclusive Board of Trustees and welcome people with diverse backgrounds and lived experiences.
We seek experienced professionals and public servants with backgrounds in International Development, Accounting, Risk Management, Brands and Marketing, Philanthropy, Donor Engagement, Fundraising, Legal, Human Resources, and Organizational Development.
Interested candidates applying must have strong values of accountability, good governance, and a commitment to Plan International values, which are striving for lasting impact, working well together, being open/accountable and being inclusive/empowering.
Board membership in Plan International is not a paid role; we are therefore interested in people who are passionate about their communities and their country and ready to volunteer and contribute to our new purpose: Empowering 20 million girls in Nigeria to take action and drive change. Women are young people specifically encouraged to apply.

• Board Members meet at least four times per year using a hybrid format. The meeting sessions may span a whole day. Meetings will generally occur in March, June, September, and November.
• Board Members also take part in up to 2 Committees. Extra Board or Committee meetings per year may be required.
• Board Members are expected to work inclusively, cooperatively, and respectfully with other members and Management.
• Additional roles and responsibilities include fundraising and stakeholder relations and the option to participate in international governance roles.
• This is a volunteer position. Board Members are reimbursed for travel and other expenses related to their participation on the Board of Trustees.
• Must be able to commit to a 3-year term with the opportunity for renewal.

We provide a comprehensive induction programme for new Trustees, and ongoing training and support are available, including annual individual review meetings with the Chair.
• All Trustees can attend relevant events and conferences within the sector.
• We support the accessibility requirements of our Trustees.
• Our Board of Trustees is friendly and inclusive, and all new Trustees will be assigned a Trustee buddy in their first year.

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How to apply

All interested applicants should send their comprehensive Curriculum Vitae and Statement of Interest to [email protected] on or before the 12th March 2024. Indicate the subject of the email as ‘Board of Trustee’.

Deadline: 12-Mar-24

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