Chair and Trustees
Ref: 3883 & 3884
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Primary Practice Group: Global Non-Profit Practice
Salary & Benefits: Unremunerated
Closing Date: 07/01/2019
Our mission, to build an affordable homes movement that improves the life chances of low-income people in urban Africa and Asia, has never been more pressing. Formerly known as Homeless International, Reall adopts an innovative approach to transforming the affordable homes market in Africa and Asia. We provide market-driven housing provision for people living on low-incomes, catalysing sustainable change. This delivers both economic and social development to improve the life chances of vulnerable people
Reall is working at the interface of innovative finance, social entrepreneurs, international development and the urban built environment, and the next phase of our evolution will see a stronger focus on market impact. By building the evidence base of affordable housing as a catalyst for economic and social development, we intend to crowd-in new resources and players into the sector.
The Reall approach to servicing the demand for housing families living on low-incomes through local partner organisations has significant impact, far beyond the organisations and communities empowered by it; however, the challenge is to work at scale and catalyse sustainable housing delivery in developing cities. Reall has been exploring different options to move beyond a grant-funded model to include raising loan capital from private, public and social investors.
We now wish to appoint an exceptional and distinctive Chair of the Board, as well as two Trustees to enter into an engaged and proactive relationship with the organisation, providing oversight and guidance for our future strategy and sustainability. Our vision to transform the affordable home market in Africa and Asia includes a blend of housing, finances and emerging market expertise. We are looking to our Board to provide strategic oversight and leadership across these sectors to drive the organisation to meet its ambitious goal.
The new Chair and Trustees will be individuals of exceptional calibre and will bring a track record of leadership, and a commitment to international development, affordable housing and social enterprise. S/he will bring strategic vision, excellent communication skills, and an understanding of robust governance. Along with these core skills, we are particularly looking for those with the following skillsets: advocacy, marketing and communications; financial governance and investment management; affordable housing, construction and real-estate planning.
As unremunerated and voluntary roles, trustees are expected to dedicate a minimum of 10 days a year to their board responsibilities, as well as a willingness to travel to visit partners where possible. The Chair is expected to dedicate a minimum of 20 days a year.
If you are a strategic leader with demonstrable experience and success in one or more of the skillset areas we are seeking, as well as a clear alignment with the vision, mission and principles of Reall, then we look forward to hearing from you.
The closing date for applications is 9am GMT Monday 7th January.
To apply for the Chair position, please quote reference 3883.
To apply for a Trustee position, please quote reference 3884.
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