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How to Join Stand to End Rape Initiative’s Board

How to Join Stand to End Rape Initiative’s Board
August 31, 2022 STER

About Us

Stand To End Rape Initiative (STER) is a foremost youth-led social enterprise established in 2014 to advocate against sexual and gender-based violence, provide prevention mechanisms and support survivors with psychosocial services.  STER adopts a comprehensive approach to advocating for gender equality and eliminating gender-based violence in Nigeria and is recognised globally for her impact and systems-building effort in Nigeria. 

STER seeks to recruit credible and knowledgeable individuals as Board members who will support our work and provide mission-based leadership and strategic governance of the organisation. The Board’s involvement is both critical and expected. This is an unpaid position.

If you are equally as passionate about the team’s mission, join in building a world free of sexual and gender-based violence.


STER’s Board Members promote the organisation’s vision and mission and act as advisors to operations in their specific areas of expertise. As the organisation is expanding, your professional expertise is needed to support and contribute to its work and success. Below are the requirements:

  • Provide long-term strategic leadership for the organisation.
  • Promote and develop the organisation to achieve its goals, operate according to its values, and grow and maintain its relevance to the gender and development sector.
  • Ensure the organisation’s financial stability through sound administration and oversight of resources in line with organisational objectives and by leading fundraising activities.
  • Review strategy and contribute to annual operating plans through constructive inputs.
  • Contribute to the development of organisational policies and procedures.
  • Actively contribute professional expertise to support the work of the organisation and achieve its goals.
  • Recruit, delegate management authority to, monitor and evaluate, and build the capacity and impact of the Executive Director.
  • Ensure compliance with legislative and regulatory requirements.
  • Cultivate relationships with individuals, and corporate and community partners with the skills and connections the organisation needs to advance its work.  
  • Act in the best interest of the organisation, beneficiaries and future beneficiaries at all times and safeguard its reputation.
  • Participate in board meetings (at least twice a year).
  • Participate in one board committee, based on your expertise, and the organisation’s needs.
  • Act as ambassadors of the organisation in the wider philanthropy, technology and business community.


STER’s Board Members will consider the Organisation a philanthropic priority and aid STER in her fundraising activities.

Board Term and Participation

STER’s Board Members may serve a two-year term to be eligible for re-appointment for one additional term. Board meetings will be held twice yearly, in March and September.

Eligibility Criteria

This is an extraordinary opportunity for an individual who is passionate about our mission. Selected Board Members will have achieved leadership stature in one or more of the following:

  • Networking and Fundraising (both professional fund-raisers and those with leverage in getting funds)
  • Business Management and Technology
  • Medical experts
  • Finance/Accounting/Financial Technology
  • Public Relations/Marketing/Communications
  • Law/Familiarity with Law Enforcement and Court Systems
  • Special Events/Capital Campaign Management 
  • Administration/Management 
  • Nonprofit Experience 
  • Social Enterprise Experience
  • Community Development/Service 
  • Outreach/Advocacy
  • Gender and Development Work Experience
  • Public Sector Work Experience (Federal/State/LGA)
  • Grant Writing 
  • Policy Development 
  • Program Development, Management, and Evaluation 
  • Education and Training/Instruction
  • Personnel/Human Resource Management


In addition to possessing the necessary skills/expertise for the position, eligibility criteria for candidates to qualify for board membership include:

  • Candidate has no criminal record.
  • Candidate has no known or speculated affiliation with any political, religious extremist, or terrorist groups.
  • Candidate has no prior involvement in human rights violations.
  • Candidate is not currently serving as a Board Member of any organisation primarily working to address Sexual and Gender-based Violence (SGBV).
  • Candidate is of Nigerian and/or African descent.

Commitment to Diversity

Stand to End Rape Initiative is committed to diversity and encourages women, youth, persons living with disabilities, and individuals with public sector experience at the LGA/State/Federal level amongst other range of diversities to apply.

How to Apply

If you have questions about Board membership or the Application process, please contact Oyesola Oluwafunmilayo Ayeni, STER’s Strategy and Operations Executive via strategy@standtoendrape.org. Find out more information about STER’s programming and impact via our website. You can also click here to apply.


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