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Board Director

Organisation : Partners in Aid Ltd

Location : Australia (Melbourne)

Time required : Time required is variable, depending on responsibilities assumed by the individual. However an estimate of 5 hours input per month, plus Board meeting attendance, is likely to be required

Duration of project : Indefinite

Skill area : Board & Committee Members

Sector : Overseas Aid & Development

About the role

The Partners in Aid Board seeks to ensure that the Board membership reflects a range of skills relevant to both good governance and the effective operation of international projects. We are currently particularly interested in recruiting an additional person with overseas project experience, who would be keen to be involved not only in Board governance, but in reviewing project proposals, overseeing projects throughout the project cycle, and monitoring and evaluation. We currently have projects in India, Sri Lanka and the Philippines, and Board members have the opportunity to be closely involved with one or more of these projects.

Board Directors are formally elected by Partners in Aid members at the AGM for a period of three years. A detailed induction into the Board’s functioning, and the various documented policies and procedures, is provided for new Board members.

About the organisation

Organisation name : Partners in Aid Ltd

Partners in Aid is a small international development organization founded in 1962 to provide support for struggling rural communities in India and Bangladesh. Now in its sixth decade, it partners with in-country NGOs in India, Sri Lanka and the Philippines, helping them implement projects that enable local communities to thrive through sustainable improvements to health, education and livelihood. The funding basis comes primarily from donors and the organization of occasional fund raising functions.

Annual Budget: ≈ $160,000 pa
Organizational Structure: Company Limited by Guarantee
Taxation Status: Registered Not for Profit
Number of Paid Staff: 0
Membership: ≈ 40 (however there are also a significant number of regular supporters who are not actually members)
Community Segment: International Aid, Environment, Education, Health (WASH), Sustainable Agriculture
Current Board Size: 9
Meetings: Monthly, either by zoom, or hybrid face-to-face and zoom meetings
Location of Meetings: Melbourne 

Partners in Aid is a member of ACFID

How to apply

If you would like a fuller description of the position or the organization, please contact:

Dr. Cecily Neil (Chair) Phone 03 9682 3992 Email:

Please forward your expression of interest, including a CV, to:

Please quote in application: Board Director via Pro Bono Australia.


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