Form of Employment: Volunteer, unpaid
Starting Date: As soon as possible
Duration: Four years
Location: Remote, with possibility to travel to Berlin once per year
Democracy Reporting International (DRI) is a non-partisan, independent, not-for-profit organisation registered in Berlin. DRI promotes political participation of citizens, accountability of state bodies, and the development of democratic institutions worldwide.
DRI is currently searching for a Volunteer (m/f/d) to join our Supervisory Board.
What does the Supervisory Board do?
Board members actively participate in the relevance and growth of the organisation by:
- Carrying out the governance functions as foreseen in the non-profit company (gGmbH) contract, in particular supervising the executive director
- Supporting DRI´s management (executive director, director of programmes, director of finance and director of hr and administration)
- Supporting the mobilisation of resources by using their networks, attending meetings and events
- Contributing to setting DRI’s overall strategy.
Joining DRI’s supervisory board gives you a chance to get involved with an exciting organisation with almost 100 team members, that works at the forefront of a number of high-profile contexts and themes of relevance to the future of democracy. We have a special focus on the new challenges resulting from digitalization of public debate and political processes. Read more about our strategy here.
You would attend board meetings (2-3 per year, usually one physical meeting in Berlin), carefully read monthly updates and regularly communicate with the other board members. You would use your networks and expertise to advise DRI management and to further DRI objectives. On average, the work would represent a half workday per month. You may participate in DRI events in your area of expertise or join DRI missions.
What You Bring to the Role:
You should have specific expertise in the area of digital issues, especially social media, and democracy. Expertise in business development and fundraising would be an asset. Your expertise would complement other fields of expertise on the board, such as diplomacy, politics, management, finances and law. You should have a firm commitment to democracy and political pluralism.
You must be fluent in English. Additional languages are an asset. You should be willing and able to travel to Berlin once per year.
We value diversity and particularly encourage applicants whose profile would complement those of our board and wider team. In view of our work in that region, we particularly welcome applications from young candidates with an Asian background.
The term of board membership is four years. Board members are not remunerated. Travel and accommodation costs to attend board meetings or to officially represent DRI at other occasions are covered by DRI.
How to Apply:
If you are interested in this position, please send your application (cover letter and CV) to [email protected]. Please include “Supervisory Board Member” in the subject line. Applying for this position by post mail is possible, please find our address details below.
Closing date for applications: 14 May 2021. The position may be filled before the deadline has been reached, so early applications are encouraged.
DRI is committed to diversity and treats everybody equally, independent of gender identity, sex, pregnancy, race, ethnicity, nationality, religion, sexual orientation, age, ability, socio-economic status, political opinion (as long as respectful of democratic principles), or any other status protected by the laws in the locations where we operate.
Organisation responsible for this vacancy:
Democracy Reporting International gGmbH
Elbestr. 28 / 29
12045 Berlin, Germany