Skills and Qualifications:
APHRC is seeking an experienced consulting firm or individual (with a strong preference for a firm, but open to considering individuals with exceptional qualifications) with demonstrated experience conducting board assessments, especially for not-for-profit international organizations. The consulting firm should present a highly skilled and experienced team and a lead consultant with the following:
At least 10 years demonstrated experience in institutional governance matters;
Strong planning, management, facilitation, interpersonal, and communications skills; and
Currently or previously holding a senior leadership position that requires interacting with boards would be an added advantage.
Strategic:to ensure that the Center has objectives, programs and plans that are consistent with the broad goals and objectives for which it was established.
Executive:to ensure that the Center is managed effectively by the Executive Director in harmony with the agreed objectives, programs and budgets, and in accordance with legal and regulatory requirements;
Financial: to ensure that the future well-being of the Center is not jeopardized through exposure of its financial resources, its staff or its credibility to imprudent risks.
The Board functions chiefly through Committees that propose resolutions, changes, or approvals to the full Board. The Chair of the Board serves as an ex-officio member in all Committees, each of which has at least three other members. Currently, the Board has five Committees:
ExecutiveCommittee – acts on behalf of the Board and plays an advisory role to the Board in matters relating to budget and finance and the Executive Director’s recruitment and performance. The Committee also handles sensitive matters that are better suited for a smaller group.
Finance and Risk ManagementCommittee – assists the Board in fulfilling its fiduciary responsibilities relating to the accounting, investment, internal controls, audit, and reporting practices of the Center.
Human ResourcesCommittee – reviews APHRC’s personnel policies and procedures, the organizational structure, and remuneration.
Nominations and GovernanceCommittee – advises the Board on nominations of new members, re-election of first-term members, nominations of Board Chair, Deputy Chair, and the Chairs and members of Board committees, among others. It is also responsible for establishing and regularly reviewing governance policies and procedures.
Development and FundraisingCommittee – provides oversight and counsel on fundraising; approves annual fundraising goals and objectives; and leads or supports efforts to cultivate new supporters, retain existing funders, and re-engage previous supporters of the Center, among other roles.