Programme/ Department: Governance and Secretariat
Contract Type: Fixed Term
Location: Overseas Development Institute
Closing Date: 26 November 2020
Interview: W/C 30th November
Assessment: W/C 30th November
Evidence. Ideas. Change.
ODI has been at the forefront of producing evidence, convening debate and promoting ideas to address global challenges for 60 years. We have been thought leaders, critical friends and policy advisers to governments, heads of state and international agencies, and agenda setters for global processes and changemakers
Established in 1960, ODI is a non-partisan, non-profit and evidence-driven think tank. With more than 240 staff and ODI Fellows in 30 countries globally, it exists to have real impact for those who need it most. ODI offers a distinctive mix of research, convening and communication power, which has made the organisation the leading think tank for humanitarian and international development issues in the UK for 60 years. As such, ODI works on a wide range of topics, across a variety of countries and regions: climate, environment and energy policy; conflict, risk and natural hazard-related disasters; economic development, finance and aid; governance, politics and justice; poverty, inequality and social policy; migration; women’s rights; digital transformation
Independent member of the Finance, Audit & Risk Committee
ODI is looking to appoint an individual to serve as an independent member of its Finance, Audit and Risk Committee (FARC) to support the Trustees and senior management in delivering ODI’s strategic vision. The Independent Member will share their skills, knowledge and experience and participate in the governance and financial oversight of the charity. The appointee will also be a member of the board of the trading subsidiary, ODI Sales Limited. In line with Charity Commission best practice the independent member will not be a trustee of the main ODI charity. Ideal candidates, will have knowledge of charity taxation issues, but this is not a requirement. This appointment could be an excellent opportunity for someone taking their first step into practical charity governance and/or has more limited time at present than would be needed for a full board role.
Please note that this is a voluntary, unremunerated position, although reasonable travel expenses will be reimbursed.
In addition, desirable requirements
The post is for a term of 3 years, and may be extended for a maximum of two further terms. For further information about the role, please consult the appointment brief.
If you are interested in this position, please write by the 26th November 2020 to our Company Secretary, Teja Zbikowska at email@example.com with: