VACANCY FOR AN ABUJA-BASED SENIOR LAWYER TO BE A BOARD MEMBER
Widows and Orphans Empowerment Organisation (WEWE www.weweng.org
Call for Applications
WEWE wishes to recruit more members into its Board of Trustees (WEWE Board) for a renewable 2-year term. Therefore, we are looking for individuals who share our ideologies and who see helping vulnerable populations such as Widows and Orphan and Vulnerable Children (OVC) as a calling from Almighty God.
Widows and Orphans Empowerment Organisation (WEWE) is a renowned not-for-profit NGO founded in 2004 with headquarters in Abuja.
WEWE is currently managing two large projects with direct funding from USAID, providing over 70,000 orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) and over 20,000 caregivers in Nigeria with 7 services : education, health, psychosocial care, protection, shelter, nutrition and food security and household economic strengthening in line with the National Standards for Improving the Quality of Life of Vulnerable Children in Nigeria;
and developing the financial, procurement, organisational and fundraising capacity of other local NGOs.
WEWE has grown from managing an income of $6,000 / annum in 2005 to over $2million US dollars / annum in 2017. It has also grown from just 1 staff in 2004 to over 70 staff in 2018;
and from working in a few communities in Imo State, to working in over 150 communities in 5 states : Akwa Ibom, Anambra, FCT, Imo and Rivers State respectively.
WEWE CORE IDEOLOGIES
At WEWE, we believe that;
The change the world seeks may be hidden in the life and destiny of an OVC.
One orphaned or vulnerable child could be the vessel imbued with the destiny to positively change Nigeria.
We all 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 desire to be the best and continually strive to beat our past performance.
Here in Nigeria, there are highly-skilled professionals capable of creating beneficial synergies to show forth our collective spirit of excellence and ingenuity.
Our goal is to be the most financially clean and compliant local NGO in Nigeria and Africa. Therefore we are out to prove to the world that not all Nigerian NGOs are corrupt, thus we want to be exemplary ambassadors of a credible civil society organisation in Nigeria and Africa.
Benefits of WEWE Board Membership include opportunities to :
Learn what works and what does not work well for growing a credible NGO
Gain experience about charitable projects, interventions and donor-funded programmes.
Gain new experience and learn about the workings, rules, procedure and regulations of International Development Agencies like USAID and others.
Contribute and be part of a team called to the service of providing succour, empowerment and direct measurable assistance to widows and orphans in Nigeria.
The Roles and Responsibilities of WEWE Board Members include to :
Attend Quarterly Board meetings in Abuja
Provide leadership, and governance oversight functions to the operations of WEWE.
Serve as a trusted advisor to the Executive Director (ED) in the development and implementation of WEWE’s strategic plan.
Review WEWE’s Annual Progress and Performance Reports.
Approve WEWE’s Annual Budgets, Audit Reports, and material business decisions.
Contribute toAnnual Performance Evaluation of the Executive Director.
Assist the Executive Director and the Board Chairman to identify and recruit prospective Board Members.
Partner with the Executive Director and Board Members to ensure effective implementation of Board resolutions.
Serve on such committees, taskforces,and undertake special assignments.
Represent WEWE to relevant stakeholders.
Serve as Ambassadors for WEWE, widows and OVCs.
Participate in fundraisings.
Candidates must possess at least 10 working years of experience in leadership positions such as being a head of unit / department / division, Chief of Party, Deputy Chief of Party, and Chief Executive Officer or Top manager, Principal Partner etc.
Candidates must be a ranking legal practitioner with over 15 years post call to bar experience based in Abuja
Candidates must be in Corporate, Public or Private Legal Practice .
Previous Board experience is an advantage.
Candidates must be a person of integrity, honesty and God-fearing driven by passion for service.
Candidates must have individual tax clearance for the last three years from Federal or State Inland Revenue Service.
Candidates must be persons of sound mind, and have been adjudged by a court as been of sound mind.
Candidates must not be convicted of an offence involving fraud or dishonesty with the last 5 years.
Residence and location in Abuja FCT are essential advantage.
Female Legal Practitioners are encouraged to apply.
Service on WEWE’s Board is without remuneration or any financial benefit, except for administrative support, travel and accommodation costs in relation to Board Members’ duties subject to availability of funds.
Please note that WEWE does not give sitting allowance for attending meetings.
Conflict of interest
In addition, WEWE has a conflict of interest policy which states that Board Members’ family members and relatives and any related party cannot work or benefit from WEWE financially.