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As the chairperson of Proudly Made in Africa, you will be part of a dynamic board overseeing a young executive team.  You will get to sample exciting African products and hear about new businesses whose social values drive them to success.

General duties of a Charity Trustee:

  • Comply with the Charity’s governing document
  • Ensuring charity is complying with its charitable purpose for the public benefit
  • Acting in the best interest of the charity
  • Act with Reasonable Care and Skill
  • Manage the assets of your charity

The responsibilities of the Chair are as follows:

  • The Chairperson has a strategic role to play by effectively communicating the vision and purpose of the organisation, to ensure the Board functions well, that there is full participation at meetings.
  • To plan and chair meetings in accordance with the governing document
  • To liaise with CEO and to keep up to date on the affairs of the organisation
  • To bring impartiality and objectivity to meetings and decision making
  • To ensure that decisions made at meetings are implemented
  • To be aware of current issues that might affect the organisation
  • To advocate for and represent the organisation at external meetings and events if required

Full induction and training will be provided by PMIA upon appointment.

Qualities and skills required:

  • Proven leadership skills
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Impartiality, fairness and the ability to respect confidences
  • Ability to ensure decisions are taken and followed-up
  • Good timekeeping
  • Tact and diplomacy
  • Understanding of the roles/responsibilities of a governing body
  • Background in business strategic planning/NGO leadership/African development a bonus


Board Meetings:

There will be 4 quarterly board meetings and 2 sub-committee meetings a year. Meetings are held at PMIA headquarters in Dublin 1, though there are options to dial in remotely from time to time.