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14 May 2019

ActionAid Zambia General Assembly Membership

Job Description


ActionAid Zambia (AAZ) is part of the ActionAid Global (AAG) Federation, sharing common values and aims to drive social change towards a just, equitable and sustainable world. AAZ works with marginalised and excluded women and young people, their organizations and movements to address the structural causes of social injustice, gender inequality and poverty.

To enhance accountability and legitimacy of its work in Zambia, ActionAid Zambia is looking for eligible individuals to be members of its General Assembly.

The General Assembly  has the responsibility for providing the strategic direction to enable AAZ achieve its objectives. The General Assembly meets once  a year.

The Assembly shall have the following powers and functions;

  • To review the activities of the Company and programme for the present year submitted by the Board in the Annual Reports.
  • To receive, deliberate upon and adopt all annual reports, financial statements and performance reports of the Company from the Board.
  • To receive, deliberate upon and approve all proposed amendments of these Articles in consultation with ActionAid International.
  • To receive and deliberate upon all macro policy issues proposed by the Board of Directors affecting the general running of the Company.
  • To approve the dissolution of the Company in consultation with ActionAid International.
  • To approve the strategy of ActionAid International Zambia.
  • To approve the appointment of the Auditor on the recommendation of the Board of Directors.
  • To have, exercise and perform any other powers, functions and duties, of a general policy nature as may be necessary in the furtherance of the goals and objectives of the Company.ActionAid Zambia is a national organization that works to end poverty and injustice in Zambia and whose vision is “A just and poverty free Zambia in which every person enjoys the right to a life of dignity”

Our target group is:

1. Women with proven leadership skills and expertise in financial management  oversight.

Specifically, such an individual must be able to interpret financial statement, offer guidance to the general assembly, board and management in ensuring good fiscal planning, decision-making and oversight at a governance level. Must have good understanding of risk management.

  • Minimum qualification is ACCA
  • At least 5 years’ experience in financial management at a senior leadership level
  • Good understanding of Corporate Governance
  • Membership to a similar governance body i.e General Assembly, Board or committee etc will be an added advantage

2. Women in the Legal fraternity

Specifically, such an individual must be able to analyse and interpret legal document and provide legal advise to ActionAid Zambia members to avoid litigations.

  • Minimum Qualification is Degree in Law from a recognized university.
  • Demonstratable ability to analyse and interpret legal documents.
  • Must be able to provide legal advice, guidance and support in any legal matters pertaining to the Organisation.
  • Good understanding of Corporate Governance.
  • Membership to a similar governance body i.e General Assembly, Board or committee etc will be an added advantage

To be considered to serve as a member of AAZ General Assembly you must also meet the following criteria:

1. Those who align to its values of Equity and Equality, Mutual Respect, Transparency and Accountability, Solidarity with the Poor and marginalized, Courage of Conviction and Humility to serve as members of its General Assembly.

2. MUST NOT BE IN CONFLICT WITH THE INTERESTS of the Organisation. Because of the work of ActionAid in governance and civic participation, tax justice etc.  Those deemed to be in conflict with the above are not eligible to apply.

3. Must be in compliant with ActionAid Safeguarding Policy.

4. Must be willing to serve as volunteers.

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How to Apply

If you meet the above requirements, kindly send your application letter and CV to [email protected] before COB Friday 17th May 2019.

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