ICM Board Elections 2023: Treasurer

ICM Board Elections 2023: Treasurer

Treasurer - International Confederation of Midwives 

Are you looking for an opportunity to volunteer your knowledge and experience to make a difference in a varied and rewarding role? If yes, then we would love to hear from you. We are seeking a Treasurer with experience of financial management and governance and an interest in women’s maternal health, to join our Board. This opportunity is worked remotely and open to international applicants.  

Who We’re Looking For 

We welcome interest from anyone with the appropriate skills to strengthen our Board. The ideal candidate would need to make a commitment to ICM, have strategic vision, good independent judgement, and an ability to think creatively.  

We are striving for a rich diversity of experience, expertise, and identities among our board members and there is no such thing as a perfect candidate. We encourage individuals from all backgrounds to apply regardless of age, gender, race, ability, faith, cultural background, profession, or sexual orientation. Please don’t permit any assumptions you might have about what constitutes an ideal Board member keep you from applying if you believe that you could be a valuable contributor to the Board.  

You don't need to have served on a Board as we are happy to support you to thrive with full induction and Board training. 

ICM’s mission is to strengthen Midwives Associations and to advance the profession of midwifery globally by promoting autonomous midwives as the most appropriate caregivers for childbearing woman and in keeping birth normal, in order to enhance the reproductive health of women, and the health of their newborn and their families.  

The Role 

The Treasurer works with the President of the Board to enact the decisions of the ICM Council and steer the Board in meeting its strategic and governance responsibilities. The Treasurer has oversight of the financial health of ICM advising on financial reporting, financial risk management and audit matters. 

The Treasurer will chair the Finance, Audit and Risk Committee, and provide independent critical analysis of ICMs accounts.  

The term of office is three years with the possibility of a second term. You will be expected to travel to The Hague once a year for a face to face Board meeting; and attend the Triennial Congress being held in Bali in June 2023, where the Board is officially appointed. 

The role of the ICM Treasurer is a voluntary role, and unpaid (expenses will be covered); in addition, an honorarium of 4000€ may be paid annually.  

About You 

Suitable candidates must: 

  • Have knowledge of financial management as an accountant, senior manager, or finance professional. 
  • Hold a recognised accountancy qualification (CIMA/CIPFA/ACCA/ACA). 
  • Have knowledge and understanding of the role of governance in a middle/large organisation working closely with the Leadership Team.
  • Demonstrate a strong and visible passion and commitment to ICMs vision and mission
  • Have high standards of integrity, honesty, transparency, reliability, and humility  

Further details including the time commitment for the role and full person specification can be found by clicking theses links to download and review the Terms of Reference for the role of the ICM Board  and  here for the Terms of Reference for the role of ICM Treasurerl 

How To Apply 

Please send us your CV and a covering letter on how you meet the requirements outlined in the person specification of requirements to council@internationalmidwives.org by 17 March 2023, 23:00 CET. 

Alternatively, if you would like an informal discussion about the role, please email Leefke Hinderlich (ICM Governance Manager) with a contact phone number or your questions to council@internationalmidwives.org 

When you apply, please indicate if you have any accessibility requirements, or need the documents referred to in this advert in another format. 

If you are shortlisted, interviews will be conducted online from 20 March to 23 March 2023.  

By submitting your CV and supporting information you agree that all information provided will be shared with the ICM Independent Election Committee and the ICM Member Associations and Council. 


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