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Recruiting Halt Poverty New Board

Updated: Dec 9, 2020

This is an extraordinary opportunity for an individual who is passionate about Halt Poverty mission and who has a track record of a volunteer experience

Board Recruitment

Open to any nationalities (priority is given to alumni of Halt Poverty's programs)

Serving on the board is a volunteer position without remuneration

Posting Expiration Date: 06 January 2021

About the non-profit

Name of the organization: Halt Poverty

Position Type: Board (Unpaid)

Primary domain: Advocacy/ Environmental/ Social Action

Country: Madagascar

Budget: $0 - $20K


Vision: Halt Poverty is working towards a world where Malagasy tourism workforce has a decent life -- free of poverty

Mission Statement: leverage services and technology to create build a resilient tourism community

Roles to be filled

Board Chair (or President): responsible for setting meeting agendas with the CEO, leading meetings, driving recruitment of new board members and committee membership, and finally evaluating CEO and board member performance

Vice Chair (or Vice President): serves as second-in-command to the board chair. It is quite common that the vice chair steps in to be the chair when the chair’s term is complete

Board Secretary: takes meeting minutes during official board meetings

Board Treasurer: leads the board’s financial responsibilities with an understanding of financial accounting for nonprofits

Board Member(s): expected to, at a minimum, attend all board meetings, fund-raise on behalf of the organization, and promote the mission of organization

Specific Expectations

. Honor our board governance model in overseeing the success of Halt Poverty

. Help shape the future of Halt Poverty by contributing to strategic direction and decision-making

. Support our financial well-being through budget monitoring and fundraising

. Fulfill individual fundraising and donation commitments

. Take an active interest in the progress and achievements of Halt Poverty programs

. Support Halt Poverty human capital by sharing expertise and network of resources

. Attend key outreach, donor cultivation, and fundraising events

Ideal candidates will have the following qualifications

. Skill sets of one or two of the following: communications, fundraising, web development, social media, legal expertise for nonprofits, education, young adult programming, nonprofit

. A commitment to understanding of Halt Poverty beneficiaries

. An affinity for cultivating relationships and facilitating, dialoguing, and building consensus among diverse individuals

. From diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds, gender identities, and disability statuses

. Current Board can re-apply. Yet, priority is given to Halt Poverty alumni (capacity building, small grants programs, etc.) and donors

How to Apply: Each candidate is nominated by a proposer or may nominate themselves.

  1. Complete and submit the application form:

  2. Prepare: a cover letter, two references in your curriculum vitae (1page - no ID photo)

  3. Email to: a PDF version of your cover letter, two references in your curriculum vitae

Applications are due on January 06th, 2021

Uncompleted documents will not be considered.


  • Why do you want to join this board?

  • How much time are you willing to devote?

  • What professional expertise can you bring to the board?

  • Are you willing to make a financial contribution?

  • How can the board count on your help in fundraising if you can't make any financial contribution?

  • How will you fit board service into your personal, work, and other commitments?

  • How could you serve as a link between the organization and the community or between the organization and potential supporters?

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