Lead the board of a growing refugee education charity. Over the next three years, Mosaik is aiming to increase its impact tenfold: supporting tens of thousands of young refugees to access university by 2025

Today, just 6% of refugees are able to access university, compared to a global average enrolment rate of 40% in tertiary level education. 

At Mosaik, we believe that everyone deserves a life beyond survival, and a chance to discover just who they could become - including refugees. We support refugees to reach tertiary education through online and blended learning programmes that cover academic guidance, English and mental wellbeing.

This year, Mosaik embarked on a new three year strategy that makes refugee leadership central to how we scale and diversify our programmes, with the aim of increasing our impact tenfold by 2025.

About the role

You will join the board at a crucial point in Mosaik’s growth. As well as affecting the opportunities of thousands of young people from the moment you join, you will have the chance to shape the direction of the organisation and support the team to build a progressive and dynamic NGO. As Chair, you will:

  • Provide leadership to the charity and its Board to enable Mosaik’s growth and ensure it maximises its impact for young refugees, whilst adhering to regulations.
  • Build a strong and constructive partnership with Mosaik’s CEO to ensure accountability for strategic objectives and provide direction to Board policy-making and to board meetings.
  • Act as a champion for the organisation and represent the charity externally when appropriate to help raise Mosaik’s profile and foster beneficial partnerships.
  • Provide effective board leadership through effective chairing of board meetings, decision making processes, ensuring that Trustees are fully engaged and fostering constructive relationships with and between the Trustees.
  • Ensure that the Board regularly reviews major risks and associated opportunities, so that Mosaik can adeptly navigate challenges and seize strategic opportunities.

Please note that this is an unpaid voluntary role

About you

  • Proven experience at a senior strategic leadership level in the education, humanitarian, development or social impact sectors, demonstrating your capacity to drive organisational growth and innovation.
  • Board-level experience of working with or as part of a Board of Trustees, or of other organisational/charity governance.
  • A strong passion for improving access to education.
  • Motivation to dismantle inequitable power dynamics in the aid, education, social impact sectors.
  • Knowledge of the global refugee crisis and the challenges faced by refugees and/or knowledge of developing innovative start ups and supporting them to fruition. 
  • Experience and track record of working effectively in a global context and navigating cross-cultural dynamics.
  • Exhibit strong interpersonal and relationship building abilities and be comfortable in a representative role.
  • Experience of working in a range of organisations or business profiles.
  • Strong networking capabilities and a commitment to leverage your networks to further the charity's mission, particularly in fundraising and partnership development.
  • Experience of external representation to build an organisation’s profile and effectively engage stakeholders.
  • Able to commit on average 1 day per month to conduct the role well.

How to apply

Please send your CV or LinkedIn profile and a short email explaining your motivation and what you would bring to the role to hello@mosaik.ngo by Sunday 22 October 2022. Please include ‘Mosaik Chair 2023’ in the subject line. We plan to evaluate applications on a rolling basis, so you are encouraged to apply early if possible. 

If you would like to learn more about the role or Mosaik before you decide to apply, we are open to having short calls ahead of applications should that be useful. Please email hello@mosaik.ngo to arrange this. 

As part of your application, you are invited to complete this optional equal opportunities monitoring form https://ee.humanitarianresponse.info/x/NtfvQHoP  which helps us to monitor and improve our recruitment processes. This is optional - you are not obliged to submit it as part of the application.

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