Position: Board member
Starting Date: May 2024
Link to Progress (LTP) is a Dutch founded development organization registered in Uganda and has been in operation since 2009 serving vulnerable communities in Northern and Eastern Uganda through an integrated approach, providing services including water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), quality education, health and nutrition, livelihood and food security and
LTP is registered with the Government of Uganda (Reg. No: S.5914/7996) as an independent non-governmental organization. The organization was founded in 2008 by The Good Shepard
Foundation (TGS Netherlands) and Stichting Afrika Projecten (SAP Netherlands). In 2016, FEMI Foundation (Foundation to Earth, Mankind through inspiration and Initiative) took over the
management rights on LTP from TGS Netherlands and SAP Netherlands.
LTP believes in an integrated approach to development with interventions applied simultaneously and across multiple sectors. We implement programs wherever there is most need, by and
together with the communities to improve basic infrastructure, access to quality education, health and nutrition, and increased earned income.
LTP is looking for a professional, self-motivated, experienced, and committed team player to be part of the Board of directors of the organization.
The mandate of the Board.
The purpose of the Board, in line with the fundamental concerns of good corporate governance, is to see that Link to Progress fulfils its roles within the target areas and in doing so, serves as a wise steward of its resources while preventing unacceptable actions and situations. The mandate of the Board is therefore to represent moral ownership in determining and demanding appropriate organizational performance.
LTP Board will seek to recruit individuals as Board Members who are committed to the Vision, Mission, and Governing process of Link to Progress.
The Board will seek candidates of high integrity who possess the following characteristics:
• Demonstrated passion for Link to Progress’ Vision, Mission and values.
• Has reflection of the diversity of cultures, abilities, family structures, race, socio economic
status and/or geography of Link to Progress’ operational jurisdiction.
• Support for the Board governing structure and can meet Board work expectations.
• Willingness to engage in deliberative and collegial decision-making.
• Commitment to stewardship responsibilities and knowledge of systems, organizational
development, change management, strategic thinking, organizational growth, or strategic
legal and non-profit issues.
• Be able to safeguard proper financial management of the organization.
• Comfortable acting as a reference of Link to Progress to other potential partners.
• Have vast experience in management of non-governmental organization.
• Have a wide international network of foundations to be able to increase the fundraising for
• International experience (preferably a foreigner)
• Should be knowledgeable about the legal framework in Uganda.
Responsibilities of the Board member
• Regularly attends Board meetings and important related meetings.
• Makes commitment to participate actively in Board committee work.
• Volunteers for and willingly accepts assignments and completes them on time.
• Stays informed about Board matters, prepares themselves well in advance for meetings, and
reviews and provides timely feedback on minutes and reports.
• Participates in fund raising for LTPs programs.
• Suggest possible nominees to the Board who can make significant contributions to the work
of the Board and the organization.
• Keeps up to date on developments in the organization’s field.
• Follows conflict of interest and confidentiality policies of the organization
• Assists the Board in carrying out its fiduciary responsibilities, such as reviewing the organization’s annual financial statements and annual reports. These will help the Board fulfil its legal responsibilities of.
• The duty of obedience requires Board members to be faithful to the mission of Link to Progress in its policies and actions.
• The duty of care that requires that in fulfillment of his/her duties, a Board Member owes LTP the care that an ordinarily prudent person would exercise in a similar position and under similar
• The duty of loyalty that requires Board members to put the best interest of LTP first when making decisions affecting the organization.
Qualified candidates with the required skills are requested to submit Letter of interest, Resume or summary of experience including references by email to firstname.lastname@example.org before Monday 1st March 2024