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Global Commons Alliance seeking new Chair

In 2021, the Global Commons Alliance embarked on a transformative journey, transitioning from GCA 1.0, our startup phase, to GCA 2.0, our implementation phase. This transition signifies the establishment of a more mature, robustly governed structure. To steer GCA 2.0, we have appointed our inaugural Executive Director. As a result, we are seeking a Chair who can lead the Steering Committee (SteerCo) in a complementary role, supporting the Executive Director, and bringing added value to the Alliance through representation and their extensive networks.

We are seeking a candidate who is a highly experienced, professional, and respected leader with substantive board experience in an international setting and an established positive reputation in the environment-development nexus. We are seeking someone who is passionate about the mission and vision of GCA and is able to represent the ambition and work effectively with donors, the media, staff, and Alliance members.

Previous experience as a Chair or Board member in international organizations or inter-sectoral settings is essential. You should be familiar with governance models relevant to international networks and alliances, and have a deep understanding and appreciation of GCA’s mission.

Dedication to the principles and practices of Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion is paramount, as are exceptional communication skills. Proficiency in English (both written and oral) and comfort with remote/virtual collaboration are essential.

The time commitment is anticipated to be up to 3 days per month, with specific days and dates agreed upon. This includes 1-2 hour video calls, document review and feedback, and participation in Steering Committee meetings (four times per year).

For further details on how to apply, please visit quoting reference number 6843.

Candidates wishing to apply should submit a CV (including comprehensive details of key achievements and responsibilities) along with a covering letter which fully addresses the competencies outlined in the role description and person specification.

The closing date for applications is 09:00 am GMT on Monday 23 October 2023.

The Global Commons Alliance will be supported in this appointment by executive search firm Perrett Laver. Any initial enquiries should be directed to Isabela Betoret at Perrett Laver via [email protected].