About the function
The Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict (GPPAC) is seeking a Treasurer for the GPPAC Board. The Treasurer will work in close collaboration with the Executive Director and Finance Officer of the Global Secretariat, provide guidance and advice, and supervise the completion of the audited annual financial report.
The office of the Global Secretariat of GPPAC is based in The Hague, the Netherlands, and is established as a Foundation under Dutch Law. The Board of the GPPAC Foundation consists of seven members and is nominated by the GPPAC International Steering Group. The GPPAC Foundation is financially healthy and has a budget of approximately EUR 2.5 million in 2019.
There are two to three in-person Board meetings a year, usually in the Netherlands, but occasionally back-to-back with GPPAC international activities, plus a few Board phone conferences. The time needed to fulfil the Treasurer role is on average one day per month. The function is voluntary with expenses reimbursed.
GPPAC is looking for someone with:
Proven expertise in finances and financial management and in particular the legal/financial environment of a Dutch charitable foundation.
Interest in conflict prevention and peacebuilding.
Knowledge and affinity with non-profits and civil society initiatives would be valuable
Fluency in Dutch and English.
Willingness to devote time to our network - the organisation.
GPPAC is a global network that aims to strengthen and develop the role of civil society in the prevention of violent conflict. The network was established in 2003 in response to UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan’s 2001 report on the Prevention of Armed Conflict, in which he urged civil society to organize its role in the field. GPPAC builds on decades of prevention, conflict resolution and peacebuilding work throughout the world and is organized through fifteen regional networks, each of which has developed an agenda to reflect regional principles and priorities, feeding into an overall Global Action Agenda. See www.gppac.net and www.peaceportal.org.**