As an organisation that relies on sponsors and volunteers, we have been fortunate to benefit from consistent and reliable participation.
We believe this is an enormous achievement, as most have remained integral to our activities since our inception in 2009
Organisational structure: How it all works
This team comprises between 10 and 12 volunteers who come from varied professional backgrounds.
JOHB employs two key staff on a part-time basis:
Public relations manager
One doctor (Dr Brighid Malone), responsible for verifying the need for and performing all biopsies.
Four nurses, responsible for performing breast exams and discussing any issues or answering any questions with individual patients.
Two medics, responsible for manning and driving the ambulance, attendance to injuries and general health of all JOHB volunteers.
Twelve riders, responsible for operating the scooters safely, representing JOHB in the public arena by interacting with people, directing people to the talks and helping nurses with crowd control, patient records and handing out leaflets and T shirts.
Fifteen support crew, consisting of:
PR manager, responsible for conducting the talks in Setswana, managing the press and all public relations issues or queries.
Coordinator, responsible for all running issues.
Logistical crew performing tasks related to accommodation, meals, setting up and clearing of event venues, transporting of fuel, water and luggage.
Support vehicle drivers, each responsible for the safety of one pod of riders, consisting of three riders per pod while on the road.
Mechanic, responsible for scooter and other vehicle maintenance and repairs.
Management and Staff Functions
Committee Members: Skills and Commitments
The JOHB committee has competence ranging from personnel and financial management to programme implementation and legal expertise.
Our members pledge to adhere to the requirements of BOCONGO (Botswana Council of Non Governmental Organisations) as set out below:
Skills or Expertise:
Committee members should have professional skills or experience that will be valuable to the organisation.
Committee members must be dedicated to the organisation. They should understand its needs and its beneficiaries, be supportive and promote the organisation and its mission.
The committee members should have equal representation of gender, age, race and religion. They should be representative of the client populations being served.
Committee members should be available to serve on the board and participate in the organisation’s activities.
Key Committee Member Roles and Responsibilities:
Roles and responsibilities of the committee