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Board Member Field Operations and Funding

Board Member

HealthNet TPO is looking for a Board Member with a focus on field operations and funding.

About us:
Even the most vulnerable people, traumatized by war and violence, have the inner strength to (re)build a better future for themselves. The mission of Health Net is to facilitate and strengthen communities and help them regain control and maintain their health and well-being.

We use local ‘knowledge and resources’, scientific research and evidence based interventions to strengthen local communities. We focus on low resourced communities whether in a fragile state or mid-income state or even a wealthy state.

We are proud to learn constantly from these local communities. They show us the most effective and sustainable ways to adapt and integrate our international scientific knowledge to their local circumstances.  This way local communities ultimately become independent of our help.

Our core areas of expertise are health systems strengthening, community systems strengthening, disease control, sexual and reproductive health, mental health and psycho-social support.

Your role:
We are seeking a highly reputable experienced professional who is committed to giving time and effort to play a critical role in guiding the further professionalization of the organisation. In collaboration with others, the Board Member oversees strategy development and supervises implementation of strategy.  Tasks include:  

•    Ensure that the organization acts in accordance with its mission through meaningful oversight of operations and policy guidance in a way that assures integrity and effective management. 

•    Provide input to the strategy of HealthNet TPO, notably in the area of field operations and funding; 

•    Oversee the development and Board review of sound plans related to field operations and funding to ensure a sustainable future for the organisation. This includes the review of individual Country Strategy and Plans;    

•    Gain an understanding of the organization’s risk profile and review and oversee the organization’s management of risks; 

•    Travel to field operations in the capacity of Board representative; 

•    Provide key support in the various fragile countries where HealthNet TPO is currently implementing projects or are setting up operations. This support includes being a senior stakeholder to support country ministerial relationships and playing an active role in establishing new alliances and networks.  

•    Provide hands-on support in period of transition;  

•    Assist in obtaining resources through making personally meaningful network connections for fundraising and/or grant-writing;  

•    Support, as needed, all funding activities (representing HealthNet TPO's Board).

You have/ are: 


•    A Masters level education in a relevant field.   


•    Experience with operations in fragile states 

•    A network of (institutional) donors 

•    Experience with successful NGO funding strategies  

•    Thorough working knowledge of NGOs 

•    Commercial acumen 

•    Proven organisational leadership 

•    Board experience is preferred.  

Specific Skills

•    Excellent leadership, interpersonal and communication skills  

•    Thinks strategically 

•    Inspires, persuades, influences and gains other’s support for ideas or actions 

•    Builds and leverages networks of formal and informal external relationships to access new opportunities, influence decisions or resolve issues


•    Sufficient time to fulfil the role (monthly board meetings, hands-on support as board and for area of responsibility) 

We offer:  

•    An opportunity to use your expertise and contribute to our mission to improve the health and well-being of people living in fragile states.  

•   This is a voluntary and unpaid position, by law 

•   Out of pocket expenses will be reimbursed

More information?
To apply, please send your CV and application letter (including your motivation) to: by May 31, 2017. When applying, include the following title in the email subject line: SBMFO&F

For specific questions about this position, please contact our HR department via or 020-6200005.

For more information about HealthNetTPO, please visit 

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