Mama Cash
9 januari 2023
Amsterdam, Nederland
Soort Dienstverband
Tijd per week
<16 uur


About Mama Cash

Mama Cash’s vision is that every woman, girl, and trans and intersex person has the power and resources to participate fully and equally in creating a peaceful, just and sustainable world. Our mission is to mobilise resources from individuals and institutions, make grants to self-led feminist organisations, and help to build the partnerships and networks needed to do their work of successfully defending and advancing women’s, girls’, and trans and intersex people’s human rights globally.

We support more than 130 organisations, networks and women’s funds annually. Since 1983, Mama Cash has distributed nearly 60 million euro in grants to women’s, girls’, trans and intersex groups.

For additional information about our work, please see:


We are looking for a Supervisory Board member with a legal background, based in the Netherlands.

About the Supervisory Board

Mama Cash is governed by an international Supervisory Board, currently comprised of ten members from around the world who together bring a range of skills and experience to the Mama Cash team. In line with our vision and mission, our governance structure and the composition and work of the Supervisory Board is driven by feminist values.

The role of the Supervisory Board is to provide strategic oversight and support to Mama Cash by supervising, advising, challenging and supporting the Co-Executive Directors/Managing Board and their team, and ensuring that the organisation fulfils its statutory duties and responsibilities. The Supervisory Board plays a key role in ensuring that Mama Cash maintains and delivers its vision, mission and strategic goals.

What you will be doing:

  • Attending multi-day Board meetings (normally in the Netherlands where we are based) twice a year (during Covid these were replaced with online meetings);

  • Participating in other Board and Board Committee work, including periodic online meetings and special events (3-5 hours per month);

  • Supervising and advising the Managing Board (i.e. the Co-Executive Directors) on Mama Cash’s strategy, policies and operational decisions as well as risk strategy and culture;

  • Overseeing governance, and stimulating and ensuring openness and accountability;

  • Selecting and overseeing the performance of our Co-Executive Directors;

  • Reviewing and approving (multi-)annual plans, budgets and accounts;

  • Supporting fundraising and opening doors within our respective communities; and

  • Participating in at least one Board Committee (Audit and Risk, Governance and Nominations, Remuneration, and/or Fundraising).

Our ideal candidate:

  • Expertise in Dutch law, including specific expertise in labour law and the legal dimensions of an expanding, international team based outside the Netherlands;

  • Legal experience in the Dutch non-profit sector;

  • Experience of organisational governance, including structures, policies and procedures;

  • Expertise in the strategic management of risk, particularly in relation to legal and governance matters; 

  • A strategic thinker who can support the Managing and Supervisory Boards in anticipating future challenges as the organisation grows;

  • Knowledge and skills in the area of good governance and the work of Boards;

  • Integrity and high ethical standards;

  • Commitment to Mama Cash’s mission, feminist values and intersectional principles;

  • Needs to identify with our values and be able and willing to act as an ambassador for Mama Cash; and

  • Fluency in English (written and spoken).

What is in it for you:

Service on the Supervisory Board is without compensation. Reimbursement is made for travel and other costs related to participation in meetings held twice yearly in the Netherlands. You get to make a difference in the world of feminism and use your expertise for a good cause. You will be serving a 3-year term that can be extended for two subsequent terms.

How to apply:

If you think this is you, we would love to hear from you. Please send your CV together with a letter of interest (both in English, PDF format) sharing how you fit the profile described via the application link below. Closing date for applications is January 23rd 2023 at 23.59 CET.

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