Independent Board Member
Not all trade is fair! Farmers and workers at the beginning of the chain don’t always get a fair share of the benefits of trade and Fairtrade enables consumers to put this right. Fairtrade supports farmers and workers in gaining more from trade and through this they are empowered to control their lives. It is an alternative approach that is based on partnership; one between those who grow our food and those that consume it.
The FAIRTRADE Mark is the world’s best-known ethical label, certifying products like coffee, bananas and chocolate but also extending to non-food commodities like cotton and gold. It is respected by the world’s leading brands and retailers, and trusted by millions of consumers. Our work is already supporting 1.5 million farmers and workers in over 74 countries build a better future for their families and communities and we have ambitious plans to increase the impact of our work.
Behind our label is an international, non-profit, multi-stakeholder association of 23 member organizations with a central office in Bonn, Germany. Uniquely, our system is 50% owned by Producer Networks representing the organisations of farmers and workers who are the main focus of our work. Our Board is elected by our members and includes three independent members who play a vital role in bringing an external perspective to our work; one of these usually serves as Chair and it is this role we are seeking to fill.
This is an exciting opportunity for someone who can work across the commercial, development and political arenas at the highest levels to help us deliver our strategy. You will need to demonstrate empathy with our mission and a proven ability to get outstanding results from our multi-stakeholder network. You will lead a Board that is committed to strengthening the impact of our work and making a difference to the lives of millions of people who deserve a fairer trading system.
For more information please visit our web-site: https://www.fairtrade.net/about-fairtrade/vacancies.html.
All applications shall be sent to email@example.com (including your Motivation letter, your CV and filled-in Self-Assessment Annex).
The deadline for applications is: April 2nd, 2017.