1. Malaria No More UK

Trustee - Science and Technology

UK or Kenya, Hybrid

Malaria No More UK (MNMUK) is seeking new Trustees to join a supportive and engaged Board.

We are particularly keen to hear from science and technology candidates with expertise of infectious diseases, in particular malaria.

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Who we are

Malaria is one of the oldest killer diseases in history; even now, despite recent progress, it claims the life of a child every minute. Malaria No More UK is part of a global movement that is determined to make this the generation that beats this killer. To realise this vision, we need to mobilise governments, influencers, businesses and the public, inspiring them to commit funds, energy and resources to ending deaths from malaria and wiping out the disease for good.

The role

Key responsibilities

  • Scientific
    Expertise: Possess a comprehensive understanding of the scientific landscape, encompassing
    both established and emerging malaria interventions. Stay updated with the
    latest research, advancements and innovative
    technologies relevant to malaria prevention, diagnosis
    and treatment. Strategic Guidance: Provide strategic insight and advice to the
    organisation’s leadership and fellow board members on scientific matters,
    technological solutions and implementation approaches that can effectively
    combat malaria. Collaborate with the board to define long-term objectives and
    establish research priorities. ​
  • Global
    Context: Stay informed about the evolving global context surrounding malaria,
    including changes in disease prevalence, regional challenges
    and international efforts to combat the disease.
  • Partnership
    Development: Identify and foster strategic partnerships with scientific institutions,
    research organisations and technology companies involved in malaria related
    work. Collaborate with external stakeholders to leverage their expertise and resources
    for the organisation’s benefit.
  • Ensure that
    the organisation pursues its objectives as defined in the governing documents.
  • Ensure that
    the organisation complies with its governing document, charity and company law
    and any other relevant legislation or regulations.
  • Work in
    partnership with the Chief Executive and senior management to actively support
    Malaria No More UK to realise its objectives.
  • Hold the
    Chief Executive and other directors/senior management accountable, providing
    constructive challenge where necessary.
  • Be
    available to assist and advise MNM UK senior staff in the UK and Africa​
  • Act as an
    ambassador and advocate for Malaria No More UK and utilise experience and
    personal networks to help expand the charity’s impact and income.
  • Attend
    Board of Trustee meetings and committee meetings as appropriate in person or

The estimated time
commitment required is eight – ten days per year. Board meetings usually last
2-3 hours, and currently take place 4 times a year.

We recognise you will
have other commitments. Being a Trustee on our Board does not have to mean an
onerous time commitment, and our culture of hybrid working means you do not have
to be in London to contribute.

Person specification

  • A strong background in science and technology, preferably
    with a focus on infectious disease, public health
    or related fields.
  • Extensive knowledge and experience in malaria research, interventions and the broader landscape of global
  • Familiarity with cutting edge
    technologies and innovations relevant to malaria prevention, diagnosis and treatment.
  • Genuine
    interest in the vision and purpose of MNMUK, with commitment to ending malaria.
  • Extensive experience in scientific research
    and/pr technological innovation related to infectious diseases, preferably with
    a focus on malaria.
  • Commitment
    to regularly attend board meetings and read papers in advance.
  • A
    commitment to impartiality, fairness and
  • Good
    and interpersonal
  • Good
    independent judgement and the willingness to speak their mind.
  • ​Willing
    to be on hand with advice and expertise on an ad hoc occasional basis by email
    or phone.

and Inclusion

recognises the value of a team in which people from diverse backgrounds are able to introduce fresh ideas and contribute to
delivering our mission to make Malaria No More. Candidates from marginalised or
underrepresented backgrounds are encouraged to apply and we welcome
applications from candidates, regardless of their race, gender, disability,
religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.

This job description
is a statement of requirements at the time of writing and is not contractual or

It should not be seen
as precluding future changes after appointment to this role. It may be amended
over time in consultation with a manager or director.

Supporting document(s)

  • job-pack---trustee---science-and-technology.pdf - Download
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