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Chairman of the Board (Remote)

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ORGANIZATION: African Development Choices

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African Development Choices (ADC) is a UK-based Social Enterprise on a mission to reduce poverty by empowering communities to make more informed choices in the management of public resources.

ADC’s purpose is to enable communities to independently meet their needs for essential services, such as clean water and safe sanitation and improve lives in Africa.

At ADC we encourage a working culture of seeking and giving input, showing and taking initiative, and commitment to the organisation and its purpose.

We now have an exciting opportunity for a remote-based volunteer Chairman of the Board to join ADC.

Main Purpose of Job:

As the Chair of ADC, you will play a pivotal role in providing strategic leadership, governance oversight, and support to drive the organisation's mission forward. As a visionary leader with experience in both non-profit governance and start-up environments, the Chair will play a critical role in shaping the future direction of ADC and spearheading initiatives to maximise our impact across Africa.

Above all, we are seeking a Chair who is deeply committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and who will champion these values in all aspects of ADC's work. Your passion for social impact and your dedication to empowering communities across Africa through sustainable WASH solutions will be the driving force behind our collective efforts to create lasting change.

Division: Board of Trustees

Department: N/A

Position Reports to: Founder & CEO

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide strategic direction and guidance to the Board of Directors and the executive team, ensuring alignment with ADC's mission, vision, and values
  • Hold ultimate accountability for the effective governance of ADC, ensuring compliance with legal and regulatory requirements while upholding the highest standards of transparency and integrity
  • Lead efforts to diversify and secure funding sources, including corporate partnerships, grants, and philanthropic support, to sustain and expand ADC's programs and operations
  • Forge strategic partnerships with government agencies, NGOs, corporations, and other stakeholders to amplify ADC's reach and influence within the WASH sector
  • Drive initiatives for Board recruitment, development, and succession planning, fostering a diverse and skilled leadership team capable of advancing ADC's strategic objectives
  • Provide mentorship, guidance, and support to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and senior management team, fostering a culture of collaboration, innovation, and excellence
  • Serve as a passionate advocate and spokesperson for ADC, representing the organisation at public events, conferences, and media engagements to raise awareness and champion our cause
  • Oversee the implementation of robust systems and processes to enhance organisational efficiency, performance monitoring, and impact measurement
  • Drive a culture of continuous learning and improvement within ADC, facilitating regular evaluations, feedback mechanisms, and capacity-building initiatives for Board members and staff

Knowledge, Skills, Education, and Expertise

  • Experience in starting a new charity, non-profit, or other organisation
  • Proven track record of serving on boards, ideally in leadership roles such as trustee or chairperson, with a comprehensive understanding of governance principles and best practices
  • Proven experience in leadership roles within the non-profit sector and start-up environments, with a track record of driving organisational growth and impact
  • Strong understanding of charity governance principles and best practices
  • Successful track record in fundraising and partnership development, including securing diverse funding sources such as grants, corporate sponsorships, and individual donations, to support mission-driven initiatives
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to engage and inspire diverse stakeholders, both internally and externally
  • Genuine commitment to ADC's mission and values, with a passion for social impact and a deep understanding of the importance of empowering communities across Africa through sustainable WASH solutions

What ADC Offers You:

This is a volunteer, remote and unpaid position with the following benefits:

  • Professional learning and career development opportunities
  • An opportunity to build on your work experience within your profession
  • An opportunity to be part of a diverse team representing different parts
    of the world that is helping to deliver systemic social change in Africa
  • An opportunity to help shape a start-up social enterprise
  • We provide work reference

This job description is a written statement of the essential characteristics of the job, with its principal accountabilities, incorporating a note of the skills, knowledge and experience required for a satisfactory level of performance. This is not intended to be a complete, detailed account of all aspects of the duties involved.

Here at African Development Choices, we celebrate diversity, equity, and inclusion. Our teams are made up of people from all over the world and we welcome all applications. If you are disabled or have a long-term health condition, and you require any reasonable adjustments for your application with us, please let us know by contacting recruitmentatafricandevelopmentchoicesdotorg.

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About African Development Choices


Kemp House, 160 City Road, London, EC1V 2NX, GB

Mission Statement

Our mission is to reduce poverty by empowering communities to make more informed choices in the management of public resources.


African Development Choices (ADC) is a UK-based Social Enterprise on a mission to reduce poverty in Africa by empowering local communities and their leaders to make more informed choices in the management of public resources so that they can independently meet their own needs for essential services. Improving public resources management is key to establishing a sustainable society. And increasing access to essential services, such as clean water and sanitation, is key to fighting poverty because lack of access to essential services is a root cause of poverty.

We achieve this using our unique approach to reduce poverty as follows:

  1. Set better precedent
  2. Raise expectations
  3. Increase public participation
  4. Improve management of public resources
  5. Increase access to essential services

By delivering access to essential services through our donor-funded community projects, we set better precedents in the management of public resources and the delivery of essential services. Then we raise expectations through education and support and mobilise communities to play an active and informed role in the management of public resources so that they can enact change for themselves. We achieve this by sharing information from our projects that provides a new perspective. It’s not the information that empowers communities to participate; it’s raised expectations from a new perspective.


Advocacy & Human Rights
Children & Youth
Advocacy & Human Rights, Children & Youth, International


We'll work with your schedule.


This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.


  • Program Management
  • Management
  • Donor Management
  • Fundraising
  • Resource Development / Management
  • Networking




  • 7-10 hours per week

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