Who we are
Castlepines Medical Foundation is a small charity set up to improve the availability of medicines for Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) such as hypertension and diabetes in Africa. It was originally registered in 2019 but was restarted in 2023 following the COVID-19 pandemic. The first project for the charity is called Project Zambezi; through the research & pilot projects we hope to establish a source of affordable NCD medicines which can be used to support NCD programmes in Zimbabwe and beyond.
We are looking for at least two Trustees to join our charity board.
Trustees’ are ‘the persons having the general control and management of the administration of a charity’.
(Source: Section 177 of the Charities Act 2011)
Trustees are individuals who volunteer their time to govern the charity in compliance with the law and the charity governing document (our constitution). Trustees ensure that our charity work is always being conducted for public benefit, our resources are managed responsibly, and that we are always holding ourselves accountable to our regulators, supporters and beneficiaries.
Being a Trustee will provide you with opportunities to develop new skills and experience while contributing your ideas and knowledge to help us further our goals. However, there are certain requirements and legal responsibilities you should be aware of; we need to make sure you understand the commitment required and take the responsibility seriously.
What you will bring
More importantly than anything else we are looking for Trustees to bring passion for our cause and commitment to making sure we get the job done in a responsible way. We want to find people with shared values to join our team and to contribute their knowledge, experience and skills to help us on our mission to improve access to medicines in Africa.
Despite our varied backgrounds we share the values of integrity, inclusivity, practicality, transparency, and determination. Everyone in our team is passionate about promoting health equity through improving access to good quality and affordable medicines.
Knowledge and Experience
Ideally candidates would be able to contribute knowledge across more than one of the following topics:
- Research projects: NCDs, implementation studies, supply chain assessment, real-world clinical studies, impact analysis, technology evaluation
- UK-registered charity: fundraising for core activities and charitable projects, governance, financial management, communications, Charity Commission requirements, international health improvement projects in Africa
- Zimbabwe: Zimbabwean public health system (from a personal and/or professional perspective), medical commodity supply chain, understand ministry protocols, understand beneficiary needs
- Critical analysis
- Strategic thinking
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Basic technology skills: word processing, excel, emails, teleconferences, navigating online
- Impact measurement and reporting
- Research data interpretation/analysis
- Organisational governance
- Language: Shona, Ndebele
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