Last week, we published an open call for new board members. I want to give some background into why we’re going through this process and precisely what we’re looking for in this round of recruitment.
At Ushahidi, we're committed to raising the voices of underrepresented, underserved, and marginalized populations worldwide. To achieve this mission, we're seeking new board members passionate about technology, data, and social impact who come from diverse backgrounds and identities.
Our current board is a diverse group of individuals, drawing on expertise in impact strategy, strategic communications, business development, open-source software development, and product strategy to provide oversight and governance over Ushahidi.
We’re now looking to expand the board in 2023, focusing on the following key areas:-
Board expertise in these three areas will play a significant role in shaping Ushahidi’s long-term strategy.
For over a decade, we’ve argued (and proven) that insights from ordinary citizens and their collective intelligence help to provide a richer understanding of some of the world’s most pressing issues. We are looking for new board members to help guide us toward achieving, and surpassing our goal to raise an additional 20 million voices by 2026.
While this is a voluntary unpaid position, sitting on the board provides a unique opportunity for you (or someone you know who fits the bill) to make a difference in the world through Ushahidi’s work. As a board member, you are vital in steering Ushahidi toward a sustainable future.
The Ushahidi board serves in an advisory rather than management capacity. As such, time commitment is limited to quarterly board meetings, with at least one of these being in person. In special circumstances, board members will call for special meetings, with adequate notice and preparation.
If you’re interested in this board position, please apply here by June 4th, 2023(Deadline has been extended from May 29th, 2023). And, if you know someone who would be an excellent fit for the Ushahidi board, please encourage them to apply as well.
Questions about the application process can be directed to angela AT Ushahidi DOT com.