Board Member (Treasurer) of the VOICE-network


The VOICE Network is an association of NGOs and Trade Unions working on sustainability in cocoa, tackling issues such as poverty, deforestation and child labour. Our key work is around advocacy and research, speaking truth to power for the global chocolate industry. Our mission is to be a watchdog and catalyst for a reformed cocoa sector. Members of the VOICE-Network are: ABVV-Horval, Fern, FNV, Green America, ILRF, Inkota, Mighty Earth, Oxfam Novib, Oxfam-Wereldwinkels, Solidaridad, Be Slavery Free, and Südwind, with EFFAT (the European Federation of Food, Agriculture and Tourism unions) and Public Eye as observers.

About the vacancy

We are looking for a treasurer to join our board in this dynamic time for both cocoa and VOICE. You will be supporting a small, passionate staff, doing big, crazy things in the cocoa sector. The treasurer will be working with the Managing Director and Coordinator to strengthen financial processes, including bookkeeping, financial reporting and fundraising. Besides the regular board meetings, the Treasurer will be expected to spend about 3-12 hours a month in support of the Network. This is an honorary position, as a board member you will not receive any remuneration for this role, but reasonable expenses will be covered. The board will meet four times a year, either through teleconference or in person. Additionally, there are two General Assemblies of the Network.

About you

- You are a seasoned expert in finances and bookkeeping, with a deep understanding of Dutch tax and bookkeeping requirements - You have knowledge of grantwriting for NGOs - You are interested in global trade justice and strongly motivated to challenge the current food system and to create positive impact for the income of cocoa farmers and the corporate responsibility of companies

About the process -

Please email Anneleen Vos at with a brief statement as to your skills and the impact you would make, and attach a CV. - The deadline for submissions is November 17th, 2019.

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