Member of the Supervisory Board (M/F/X)

Are you seeking an international opportunity to contribute meaningfully to the field of eye care in remote places? Look no further than the Eye Care Foundation. Our vision is to create a world where preventable blindness no longer limits an individual’s potential. With a remarkable 80% of global visual impairment being reversible through mostly cataract surgery and the provision of appropriate spectacles, the impact we can achieve is profound. Since our inception in 1984, we’ve been dedicated to developing and expanding the capacity of eyecare services across Asia, Africa, and South America. Through initiatives ranging from training programs to the establishment of eye centers, we’re committed to fostering sustainable eye care practices. As of January 1, 2025 we need a

Member of the Supervisory Board (M/F/X)

with a focus on eye care

About the Board of Supervisors

The Supervisory Board, which officially transitioned from the Board of Directors on January 1, 2024, is comprised of five members, each with a specific area of focus: Chair, Eye Care, Finance & Operations, Personnel & Organization, and Fundraising & Sponsorship. Members are appointed by the president for a specified term of four years, with the possibility of renewal. The board convenes six times a year, predominantly on Thursday evenings, to deliberate on matters critical to the foundation’s mission and objectives.

Moreover, the Supervisory Board plays a pivotal role in shaping the foundation’s strategic direction, endorsing the importance of international cooperation and sustainability within local networks. As we prepare to evaluate our current multi-year plan (2021-2025) and draft a new roadmap for the future, the insights and guidance of the Supervisory Board will be invaluable.

The Supervisory Board is unremunerated. Business expenses are reimbursed.

To excel in this role

…we seek candidates with the following qualifications:

  • Demonstrated commitment to philanthropy and a comprehensive understanding of the charitable sector,
  • A strong commitment to the goals of ECF and engagement with the organization, while maintaining the ability to critically assess and provide constructive feedback from an objective standpoint,
  • Proven track record in a supervisory capacity,
  • A discerning eye for detail and a collaborative, constructive approach to problem-solving,
  • Eye care professional with academic and professional qualifications,
  • A well-established and diverse network within academia and the field of eyecare, and the ability to utilize these connections to foster meaningful partnerships,
  • Good proficiency in written and spoken English. Good knowledge of the Dutch language is an advantage.

While candidates from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply, individuals residing in Asia are especially welcome.

Interested?
If you are ready to join us and make a meaningful difference in countless lives, we invite you to submit your cover letter and resume to m.meijer@ortelius-po.nl by 30 June 2024. A Profile Dynamics assessment may be part of the selection process (for more information, see website profiledynamics.com/en/).

Any questions?
For further information about our organization and the responsibilities of this role, please visit our website eyecarefoundation.nl. Should you have any inquiries regarding the position, please do not hesitate to contact Mr. Björn Stenvers, our current Head of the Board / Director, at 00.31.6.51815916.

Facts & figures

  • Head office Amsterdam, 10 – 15 employees. Focus: facilitating foreign eye care centers and services.
  • Four satellite offices in Nepal, Vietnam, Cambodia and Tanzania: 20 – 25 Focus: overseeing the delivering of eye care services and monitor projects.
  • Current level of donations: € 2.7 million (2023)