Board Member at Widows and Orphans Empowerment Organisation (WEWE)

Widows and Orphans Empowerment Organisation (WEWE) is a reputable national indigenous non-governmental organization implementing a USAID-funded Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) project called Local Partners Initiative for Orphans and Vulnerable Children in Nigeria (LOPIN-2) in partnership with local and international organizations as well as different tiers of the Government of Nigeria at national, state, local and levels. We seek application from qualified persons to fill the position below:Job Title: Board MemberLocations: AbujaDescriptionThe organization's core ideologies are: We believe that:The change the world wants to see may be hidden in the life and destiny of an OVC.One child who is an orphan or vulnerable child could be the one that has the destiny to positively change a Nation such as Nigeria.We can be used by God to significantly contribute to improving the lives of millions of widows, orphans, vulnerable children & other vulnerable populations in Nigeria & Africa.We need to be the best and continually striving to beat our yesterday’s performance.In this Nation Nigeria, we have highly skilled Nigerian professionals that can come together to show forth our spirit of excellence and ingenuity.We want to be the most financially clean and compliant local NGO in Nigeria and Africa.We want to prove to the world that not all Nigerian NGOs are corrupt and we want to be an example (An Ambassador) of a credible NGO in Nigeria and Africa.WEWE wishes to recruit more members into its Board of Incorporated Trustees for a renewable 2-year term. WEWE is looking for individuals who share its ideologies and who see helping vulnerable populations such as widows and OVC as a calling from Almighty God.Benefits of being a board member include opportunities to:Learn what works and what does not work well for growing a credible NGOGain new experience in the development sector, particularly about USAID-funded projects especially their rules and regulationsAbout USAID-funded project rules and regulationsAServe and fulfill your calling to help widows and orphansThe roles and responsibilities of WEWE Board of Incorporated Trustees include to:Attend quarterly board meetings in AbujaProvide leadership, and governance oversight functionsServe as a trusted advisor to the Executive Director (ED) as s/he develops and implements WEWEs strategic plan,Review WEWE’s annual progress and performance reports,Approve WEWE’s annual budget, audit reports, and material business decisions,Contribute to an annual performance evaluation of the ED,Assist the ED and the Board Chair to identify and recruit other Board Members,Partner with the ED and board members to ensure that board resolutions are carried out,Serve on committees or task forces and to take on special assignments, representing WEWE to stakeholders,Act as an ambassador for the organizationRaise funds for WEWE operation by supporting proposals writing and local fund raising. 

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