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We are seeking to appoint dedicated individuals who embody our values of integrity, accountability, and compassion, while embracing cultural diversity. You will bring a deep understanding of effective global governance practices, possess a strategic mindset to envision transformative change, and share our commitment to sustainable African rural development through the optimisation of our resources and skills.

In addition to seeking candidates who have a broad interest in the work of Ripple Effect, we are also looking to appoint to 4 Trustee roles, each bringing a particular set of experience and skills in the following areas:


Ripple Effect International has identified a need for a Trustee with experience and knowledge of advocacy work in the charitable sector. Ripple Effect International works on a number of policies and causes related to its work that it feels would benefit from being more widely known and receiving public support. Ripple Effect International has expertise in many areas of our work and wishes to increase its profile in this area with key and relevant audiences, and to develop the public affairs programme.


Ripple Effect International has identified a need for an additional Trustee with experience and knowledge of fundraising, specifically high value donors including major donors, corporate and institutional funders. Currently Ripple Effect International’s main income is generated from the UK and is keen to maintain and grow its income. Additionally, Ripple Effect International wishes to widen this to include more fundraising opportunities within the countries where it has programmes in East Africa.


Ripple Effect International has identified a need for an additional Trustee with experience and knowledge of communications, particularly in light of today’s digital world. This is an important area for Ripple Effect International to build its skill set as it needs to enhance its strategic oversight in the creation and implementation of activities to increase awareness of Ripple Effect International and the work that it does. This will benefit all areas of its work, profile and support fundraising.


Ripple Effect International has identified a need for an additional Trustee with a legal background and experience to support our work and to also fulfil the role of Company Secretary for the Charity.

How to apply

If you feel you have the qualities, passion, skills, and experience to fulfil this varied, rewarding, and vital role, we would love to hear from you.

Candidates should apply for this role by submitting a CV and a cover letter, clearly indicating which of the 4 areas of focus they are applying for, to applications@rippleeffect.org using the code TRUS1023 within the subject line.

Visit our careers page to read the Trustee Appointment Brief for more details about Ripple Effect and the role of Trustee.

Applications close on – midnight, Sunday 7th January 2024

Applications close on
January 7th, 2024


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