Board Member x2

Website Restless Development Zambia

About Restless Development

Restless Development is a global non profit agency. We support the collective power of young leaders to create a better world. Our young leaders lead change on some of the world’s biggest challenges – from gender inequality, youth unemployment to climate justice.  All our work is co-led by young people in their local communities – and brought together by the Youth Collective, a growing global community for youth-led organisations. Ultimately, we know that the best people to support young leaders are other young leaders.

We are independently registered and governed in nine countries (India, Nepal, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Uganda, UK, USA, Zambia and Zimbabwe) and a growing Youth Collective with members in 185 countries. We are committed to creating an agency that walks the talk on power shifting, using the power shifting checklist, both internally and externally

Our approach to Safeguarding

Restless Development considers the welfare and protection of children, young people and vulnerable adults to be an  organisational imperative with primacy over the success of programmes or strategic objectives. We recognise that  safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility and we expect all of our staff, volunteers and partners to ensure we protect  the communities in which we operate from harm and abide by our Safeguarding Policy.

About the Role

Restless Development Zambia National Board is the governance body for the organisation, serving as stewards of its resources and responsible for oversight of strategy, operations and financial management.

The Board Members serve on a voluntary basis, and currently meet quarterly, attending additional meetings when required. The Board Members work closely with the Hub Director and Leadership Team of Restless Development Zambia to achieve its goals. The Board Members through the hub director work closely with the Global Leadership Group to ensure that Restless Development’s work is supported.

Personal Specification

In all of our Board members, we look for dedicated professionals with fantastic interpersonal skills and a passion for development and the role of young people in Zambia. We are looking for two young people who demonstrate the personal qualities consistent with our Values.

As well as bringing the important skills and competencies needed to carry out the Board’s responsibilities as outlined above, you will be prepared to dedicate time, effort and passion towards seeing Restless Development Zambia succeed in everything it does. You will have excellent knowledge and professional experience of working within Zambia. Ideally, you will also be able to provide access to useful networks for Restless Development, whether that is with young people and youth networks, Zambia civil society, international partners, donors, government, academia or the private sector.

We are particularly interested to receive applications from candidates that are below the age of 28 years to apply with experience or knowledge in one or more of the following areas :

  • People and Human Resources
  • Strategy and Direction
  • Legal
  • Communications and Fundraising
  • Work with YP

Desired skills, experience and commitment:

  • Belief in, and commitment to Restless Development’s mission, vision, and values. In particular, we believe in racial justice, feminist leadership, community engagement, and the power of young people.
  • Interest in working in the development sector and Restless Development’s mission, and passion for learning more.
  • Willingness and/or experience to help with fundraising efforts.
  • Creative and innovative thinking; experience helping to create or grow start-ups or initiatives.
  • A natural networker who builds trust and creates strong relationships easily and across sectors.
  • Experience supporting similar size agencies in the international development sector with fundraising strategy.
  • Strong networks within the trusts & foundations space and/or major donors, and an eagerness to introduce Restless Development to relevant contacts to significantly grow our donor base.
  • Strong networks in or experience with corporate funders, corporate foundations, and bi- and multi-lateral funding agencies a plus.
  • Board members are expected to initiate and support fundraising, partnership, and profile-raising efforts throughout the year, by providing access to their networks.
  • Board members are expected to be ambassadors for Restless Development and our values and goals, and to make connections with and encourage the support of friends, family, colleagues and other networks to advance the work of Restless Development.
  • Restless Development believes in the power of young people to affect change at all levels of the organization, including our Board Members. We welcome applications from candidates of all ages, and particularly encourage those below the age of 28 years  to apply.

How to Apply

Please share your Resume/CV and a brief cover letter, outlining your interest in the role and why you would be a great fit by 16th April, 2024 to  [email protected].

Follow this link to download the Job Description for more details.

First round interviews are scheduled to take place on a date to be advised.

Restless Development is an Equal Opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sectors of  the community. Restless Development will ensure that no applicant or staff member receives less favourable  treatment on the grounds of gender, marital status, social status, caste, race, ethnic origin,  religious belief, age, HIV status, disability, or any other factor that cannot be shown to be relevant to  performance

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