Supervisory Board Member (m/f/d)

Form of Employment: Volunteer, unpaid

Starting Date: As soon as possible

Duration: Four years

Location: Remote, with ability 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 transitions and themes of relevance to the future of democracy. Read more on our strategy here.

Your Tasks:

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 communication and fundraising and be ready to use it to DRI´s benefit. This 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.

The Conditions:

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: 09 October 2020. 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 (including pregnancy), race, ethnicity, nationality, religion, sexual orientation, age, ability, socio-economic status, political opinion (except extremism), or any other status protected by the laws in the locations where we operate.

Organisation responsible for this vacancy:

Democracy Reporting International gGmbH

Prinzessinnenstraße 30

10969 Berlin, Germany

Tel +49 30 27877300

Fax +49 30 27877300-10


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