We are looking for new board members

We are looking for new board members

January 1, 2019


CHOICE for Youth and Sexuality (CHOICE) is a professional organization led by young people between the ages of 16 and 29. CHOICE actively promotes and supports the Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) of young people globally, as well as meaningful youth participation in this field. We do this through two main programs: as part of our Youth Leadership Program, CHOICE supports and trains African and Asian youth organizations who advocate for SRHR. Within the International Advocacy Program, we influence policies and decision-making processes on an international level, for example by advocating at the United Nations conferences in New York. CHOICE's current programs are for a large part executed in collaboration with an alliance consisting of international, local and Dutch organizations (among them are Rutgers, dance4life, IPPF, Plan Nederland and Simavi).


The board is the governing body of CHOICE. The board shares the vision of CHOICE and carries this vision out, both externally and internally. The CHOICE board has the final responsibility for the development, execution, continuity and monitoring of the long-term strategic plan and yearly work plan in collaboration with the Executive Director, staff and volunteers.


The overall duties consist of board meetings (once every 4 weeks), general meetings (once every 6 weeks), Advisory Board meetings (once every 4 months) and working on the resulting points of action on a continuous basis. The hours you work for CHOICE vary per week but there's an average of 8 to 12 hours.


CHOICE is looking for new enthusiastic, board members to start around 1 May.


The main responsibilities of the board include:

  • Designing and implementing CHOICE strategies
  • Overseeing budget and planning
  • Being the employer of staff
  • Performing ad hoc tasks
  • Fundraising and networking.



CHAIR: As Chair of the board you oversee and govern the organization from a strategic point of view and are responsible for CHOICE human resource management.


VICE-CHAIR/SECRETARY: As Secretary of the board you are responsible for the administrative processes within the board. As the Vice-Chair of the board you play a key role in organisational governance and act as the main sparring partner to the Chair and the Executive Director.


TREASURER: As Treasurer of the board you are responsible for the finances of CHOICE in terms of budgeting, audit and overall stability. You manage the accounts and are key towards CHOICE’s accountability to external and internal stakeholders.


GENERAL BOARD MEMBER(S): As a General Board Member you are in the lead of managing CHOICE’s volunteer base. You are key in developing CHOICE’s advocacy and activism strategies nationally as well as internationally and lead the networking strategy too.


In your application, we kindly ask you to indicate your preference.



What do we offer?


We offer a challenging position full of learning opportunities concerning organisational management, strategic planning, fundraising, human resources and development cooperation. As a board member you have the chance to grow professionally and build a strong network.


This is a voluntary position, however, all expenses made on behalf of CHOICE are reimbursed and a small compensation is received by all board members for their time.




What do we expect from you?


As a board member you fully support the charter of CHOICE and you see young people / volunteers as equal partners. You have a college/academic level of working and thinking. You have ambitions for yourself and the organisation and are motivated to help CHOICE grow with your efforts and ideas. Knowledge of HR management and administration is considered as an advantage.


Furthermore, we will be looking for the following key competencies:

  • Leadership skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Stress-resilient
  • Team player, but able to work independently
  • Knowledge of international development cooperation
  • Knowledge of SRHR and/or youth participation
  • Flexible (willing to work in evenings and weekends)




Are you interested in leading a dynamic and ambitious organization and are you available for 8 to 12 hours per week for a period of two years? Please send your letter of motivation and resume before April 15 to gaia@choiceforyouth.org.


Ideally, we would like candidates to start as soon as 1 May 2019.



More information


For more information or questions you can send your e-mail to gaia@choiceforyouth.org.