Non-Executive Director Appointment - Terms of Reference


HIVSA is a South African non-profit organisation established in 2002 and specialises in designing, implementing, and monitoring Health and Community Systems Strengthening programmes in partnership with Community-Based Organisations (CBOs) and other stakeholders. HIVSA pursues its mission through direct service delivery, technical assistance, and capacity building. In the 21 years since its formation, HIVSA has secured notable achievements, including becoming a prime recipient of USAID funding since 2012.

 Context and Scope

HIVSA notes that the non-governmental sector has become very competitive, with a heightened requirement for sound financial management, corporate governance and an effective sustainability and business development strategy. To respond to these challenges, HIVSA is seeking to appoint Non- Executive Directors with skill sets and experience in the following areas:

  1. Business Development

Terms of Reference - Business Development

The Non-Executive Director will be appointed to provide governance oversight expertise related to Business Development and operations strategy of the organisation, helping HIVSA to innovate and look for break-through ideas to build a game-changing portfolio of new businesses (by identifying business weaknesses and challenges and determine relevant solutions). In addition, the role will include providing guidance on best practices for further developing current donor relationships to maximise the impact of their funding.

The ideal Non-Executive Director must meet the following criteria:

  • Proven track record in business innovation, entrepreneurship, and strategy development.
  • Supporting HIVSA’s efforts to build the right processes, structures, innovation ecosystems and relationships, is essential for its business development strategy. This entails helping HIVSA to come up with its customised action plan to build new businesses.
  • Advising the CEO and the Board on the review, implementation and monitoring of the HIVSA Strategic and Financial Sustainability Plan.
  • Supporting the HIVSA Communications Strategy to enhance branding to improve the value proposition for different potential stakeholders, partners and donors; identify opportunities and guide HIVSA to develop appropriate documentation for accessing financial resources and secure short-term and long-term sponsorship and project funding opportunities.
  • Experience in at least one of the following areas: business development, marketing, organisational development, financial management, entrepreneurship, fundraising and resource mobilisation. (with evidence of successful fundraising/resource mobilisation efforts).
  • Previous board-level experience with specific experience in the NPO/NPC and USAID environment is highly recommended.
  • At least a bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline such as business administration/management, marketing, organizational development, strategy development, finance, entrepreneurship, or similar.
  • A firm understanding of resource mobilization practices and standards relevant and how to apply them for an organization like HIVSA.
  • A good track record of delivery at board level and the skills to represent and promote the organisation within its own networks and as required.
    Sound judgment, analysis and decision-making skills; and the ability to provide a challenging and supportive role to the CEO and other Exco members.
  • Proven corporate governance skills.

Other important information:

  • Please note that this is a voluntary position and does not carry any remuneration. However, the organisation will compensate board members by way of an emolument.
  • Applicants should be willing to serve as a Non-Executive Director on HIVSAs Board for a minimum of four years.
  • Interested candidates should submit a short motivation and 3-page summary of their CV, with names and contact details of 3 contactable referees.

Due date for submission of CVs: 17th of January 2024

CVs to be submitted to Lynn Lee:

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