Chief Executive Officer
CHASE Africa is a growing UK-based international NGO working to support rural communities in East Africa. We believe that when people in resource-poor, rural and marginalised communities are healthy, are able to make informed family planning decisions and live in a sustainable and flourishing natural environment, they are far more likely to have a better quality of life and leave poverty behind.
Based near Frome in Somerset, CHASE Africa has ambitious plans to increase its impact across sub-Saharan Africa over the next few years, and enable more organisations working in Africa to adopt community health and sexual and reproductive health activities alongside conservation programmes. CHASE Africa is looking for a Chief Executive Officer to enable the achievement of its aims.
CHASE Africa has a small, relaxed and friendly team. Since 2012, we have provided 375,000 family planning services, over 900,000 health services, and supported communities to plant over 240,000 trees. We have worked with 13 trusted local partner organisations in Kenya and Uganda to integrate rights-based family planning programmes into their work.
The CHASE Africa team have developed excellent relationships with a number of UK and overseas trusts, high net-worth individuals and regular donors. Income continues to increase enabling more work to be done.
Main Purpose of the Role
To provide leadership to the operation of CHASE Africa, to shape and implement the strategic plan, and to ensure that activities achieve the vision and mission set by the Board of Trustees. The Chief Executive Officer will take overall responsibility for raising the profile of CHASE and for the management and administration of the charity, including programmes and fundraising, and working with the Chair of Trustees to enable the Board to fulfil their governance duties and fiduciary responsibilities.