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Position TitleOrganizationJob/Reference NumberLocationDate Posted
Head Of Innovation Funding, Enhancing Financial Innovation And Access (EFInA)Enhancing Financial Innovation and Access (EFInA)1503-036LLagos, Nigeria04/20/2015
Chief Operating Officer, Enhancing Financial Innovation & Access (EFInA)Enhancing Financial Innovation & Access (EFInA)1503-037LLagos, Nigeria04/20/2015
Chief Executive Officer, Enhancing Financial Innovation and Access (EFInA)Enhancing Financial Innovation and Access (EFInA)1503-038LLagos, Nigeria04/20/2015
Director, Luc Hoffmann InstituteLuc Hoffmann Institute1505-015LGland, Switzerland06/04/2015
Fundraising Director, BirdLife InternationalBirdLife International1504-030LCambridge, UK06/16/2015
Chief Executive Officer, Africa50 Infrastructure FundAfrica50 Infrastructure Fund1507-002BLCasablanca, Morocco08/15/2015
Executive Director, International HIV/AIDS AllianceInternational HIV/AIDS Alliance Fund1507-013LBrighton, UK07/13/2015
Commonwealth Secretariat, Economic Policy DivisionCommonwealth Secretariat, Director, Economic Policy Division 1506-029LLondon, UK07/13/2015
Board Members, Global Innovation Fund (GIF)Board Members, Global Innovation Fund1506-021L07/13/2015
Chief Executive, NHS Improvement Department of HealthP1506-089LLondon, UK07/15/2015

Non-Executive Director(s)Financial Conduct Authority1505-031LLondon, UK07/25/2015
Director, Corporate Information Technology Services Department (CIMM)African Development Bank1508-012LAbidjan, Cote d'lvoire08/18/2015

Head Of Innovation Funding, Enhancing Financial Innovation And Access (EFInA)

Lagos, Nigeria

EFInA is a leading financial sector development organisation working to promote financial inclusion in Nigeria. Established in late 2007, EFInA’s mission is simple: to make the Nigerian financial system work better, especially for the poor. Since its inception, EFInA has pursued actively its vision of being the leader in facilitating the emergence of an all-inclusive and growth-promoting financial system. Today, EFInA is well renowned within Nigeria’s financial sector for providing thought leadership in financial inclusion and championing the unbanked. Through funding and catalysing innovation, providing cutting-edge research, advocating for enabling inclusive policies and building capacity, EFInA has built a reputation as an “honest broker” amongst both the private and public sectors. Data from the EFInA Access to Financial Services in Nigeria surveys was a key source of information in the development of the Central Bank of Nigeria’s National Financial Inclusion Strategy; and is also widely used by a diverse range of stakeholders, including regulators, as a benchmark for financial inclusion in Nigeria, Furthermore, financial services providers use EFInA’s research to develop a range of relevant financial products through gaining insights and understanding of consumers’ needs. Further information is available on the Enhancing Financial Innovation & Access (EFInA) website at: http://www.efina.org.ng

Enhancing Financial Innovation & Access (EFInA) is seeking to appoint a Head of Innovation Funding to assist the CEO in developing EFInA’s financial inclusion agenda. S/he will be an essential member of the executive leadership team, and will drive EFInA’s strategic objectives through the initiation, management and monitoring of grants to the low income segments of the population. Through these activities, he/she will maximise the impact of the Innovation Fund, by increasing the pipeline of fundable projects and showcasing the demonstration effect of the projects funded. The Head of Innovation Funding will be expected to reside and work in Lagos, Nigeria.

Enhancing Financial Innovation & Access (EFInA) has retained Russell Reynolds Associates to assist with this appointment. For further information on the position and additional details on qualifications, requirements, terms and conditions of service, please see the attached Position Specification.

To apply, please send a full CV together with a supporting statement, briefly highlighting your experience and skills against the requirements of the role, to responses@russellreynolds.com. Please quote the role title and assignment code 1503-036L in the subject heading of the email. All applications will be acknowledged.

Job Specification Documents:

Practice Areas:

  • Nonprofit

Chief Operating Officer, Enhancing Financial Innovation & Access (EFInA)

Lagos, Nigeria

EFInA is a leading financial sector development organisation working to promote financial inclusion in Nigeria. Established in late 2007, EFInA’s mission is simple: to make the Nigerian financial system work better, especially for the poor. Since its inception, EFInA has pursued actively its vision of being the leader in facilitating the emergence of an all-inclusive and growth-promoting financial system. Today, EFInA is well renowned within Nigeria’s financial sector for providing thought leadership in financial inclusion and championing the unbanked. Through funding and catalysing innovation, providing cutting-edge research, advocating for enabling inclusive policies and building capacity, EFInA has built a reputation as an “honest broker” amongst both the private and public sectors. Data from the EFInA Access to Financial Services in Nigeria surveys was a key source of information in the development of the Central Bank of Nigeria’s National Financial Inclusion Strategy; and is also widely used by a diverse range of stakeholders, including regulators, as a benchmark for financial inclusion in Nigeria, Furthermore, financial services providers use EFInA’s research to develop a range of relevant financial products through gaining insights and understanding of consumers’ needs. Further information is available on the Enhancing Financial Innovation & Access (EFInA) website at: http://www.efina.org.ng

EFInA seeks to appoint a Chief Operating Officer (COO). S/he will be a critical member of EFInA’s executive leadership team. Reporting directly to the CEO, the COO will be deeply involved in both the design and implementation of EFInA’s strategy. S/he will offer comprehensive organisational leadership as the primary deputy to the CEO, and, in particular, will lead the Operations and Support Services Department. This includes the finance, human resources and administration, and information technology (IT) functions.

The COO will provide strategic thinking to each function on policies, procedures, processes, and implementation to ensure that they are aligned with and promoting EFInA’s strategic priorities. S/he will provide direct short-term and long-term planning and management, driving change management and innovation as required to ready EFInA for its next growth phase. S/he will ensure operational excellence, organisational development, sound financial management, and strong donor relationships. The Chief Operating Officer will be expected to reside and work in Lagos, Nigeria.

Enhancing Financial Innovation & Access (EFInA) has retained Russell Reynolds Associates to assist with this appointment. For further information on the position and additional details on qualifications, requirements, terms and conditions of service, please see the attached Position Specification.

To apply, please send a full CV together with a supporting statement, briefly highlighting your experience and skills against the requirements of the role, to responses@russellreynolds.com. Please quote the role title and assignment code 1503-036L in the subject heading of the email. All applications will be acknowledged.

Job Specification Documents:

Practice Areas:

  • Nonprofit

Chief Executive Officer, Enhancing Financial Innovation And Access (EFInA)

Lagos, Nigeria

Enhancing Financial Innovation & Access (EFInA) is seeking to appoint a visionary and committed Chief Executive Officer (CEO) who will be responsible for the leadership and strategic direction of the organisation. The CEO will provide full managerial oversight of the operational team and ensure that EFInA's work remains relevant and is of high quality.

Since its inception in 2007, EFInA has provided thought leadership in financial inclusion in Nigeria. It has succeeded both in highlighting its critical importance to Nigeria's future and in demonstrating how it can be made a reality. EFInA's mission is to make the Nigerian financial system work better, especially for the low-income segment of the population. EFInA views financial inclusion as the provision of a broad range of high-quality financial products that are relevant, appropriate, accessible, and affordable for the entire population. EFInA is an authoritative source of pertinent financial inclusion data, a major contributor to policy development, including Nigeria's National Financial Inclusion Strategy, and an impact investor in innovation through its grants programme. EFInA is widely recognised by all key stakeholders as playing the essential catalyst role of an honest broker and neutral facilitator in the financial inclusion industry of Nigeria.

Working closely with EFInA's Board, donors and key stakeholders in the public and private sectors, the CEO will ensure that EFInA remains at the leading edge of deepening financial inclusion in Nigeria. S/he will be responsible for the prudent management of its resources and the continuous development of a high-calibre team, committed to efficient delivery and a culture of excellence.

Candidates for the role will be deeply committed to promoting financial inclusion in Nigeria, and able to deliver results in this complex and dynamic environment. S/he will combine deep knowledge and understanding of the Nigerian context with in-depth understanding of research and data analysis, and a track record of leading financial inclusion programmes. The CEO will bring strong relationship management experience with the ability to effectively engage with diverse stakeholders. This will be combined with demonstrated ability to lead, inspire, manage and build a high performing organisation. S/he will be a compelling articulator of EFInA's work to a range of external audiences and be willing and able to be hands-on in the management of its day-to-day activities.

Please do not contact EFInA directly. Previous applicants need not apply.

The closing date for applications is Monday, 14th September, 2015.

To apply, please send a full CV together with a supporting statement, briefly highlighting your experience and skills against the requirements of the role, to responses@russellreynolds.com. Please quote the role title and assignment code 1503-036L in the subject heading of the email. All applications will be acknowledged.

Job Specification Documents:

Practice Areas:

  • Nonprofit

Director, Luc Hoffmann Institute

Gland, Switzerland

The Luc Hoffmann Institute seeks a new Director to lead the Institute through the next stage of its evolution and development. The Institute was established by WWF International just over two years ago to bring fresh scientific analysis and thinking to the planet’s most urgent conservation challenges.

The Institute brings scientists, policy-makers and practitioners together to deliver solutions to complex conservation challenges, with a consistent focus on outstanding science, collaboration, communication and capacity building around the world.

The Director will provide strategic direction and leadership for the Institute. S/he will build strong relationships with research partners and WWF conservation programmes, as well as partners in civil society and the public and private sectors. The Director will also promote solutions developed by the Institute and encourage their adoption by policy makers and conservation practitioners.

The successful candidate must have a PhD and demonstrated scientific authority in a relevant field, proven experience in organisational development, multi-disciplinary team management, and strong communication skills.

The Luc Hoffmann Institute has retained Russell Reynolds Associates to assist with this appointment. To apply, please send a full CV together with a supporting statement, briefly highlighting your experience and skills against the requirements of the role, to responses@russellreynolds.com. Please quote the role title and assignment code 1505-015L in the subject heading of the email. The closing date for applications is 3rd July, 2015.

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Practice Areas:

  • Nonprofit

Fundraising Director, BirdLife International

Cambridge, UK

BirdLife International intends to appoint a new Chief Development Officer.

BirdLife International is a worldwide nature conservation Partnership of more than 120 local civil society organisations from around the world. It takes practical action locally, nationally and globally to conserve nature; it works with and for people to improve their quality of life. BirdLife’s work to conserve biodiversity focuses on birds because they are very good indicators, and thus good ambassadors, for the natural world as a whole, as well as being both important and interesting in their own right; birds make biodiversity more visible and understandable, and inspire positive action. Recognised as a world leader in conservation, BirdLife is differentiated by the truly local character of its partners and the quality of its work.

The Chief Development Officer will join an organisation that is ambitious, dynamic, and already engaged in an enormously exciting change programme. S/he will transform BirdLife’s Development strategy and programmes, and will be a strategic advisor and partner to the Chief Executive in raising the organisation’s profile. In particular, the CDO will galvanise high net worth individuals and other private funding sources. S/he will leverage the exceptional strength and quality of BirdLife’s scientific and conservation work, translating this into an advocacy message that will engage a varied global audience of birders and non-birders alike.

BirdLife International has retained Russell Reynolds Associates to assist with this appointment. For further information about the role, including details of how to apply, please email responses@russellreynolds.com or call +44 20 7198 1870 for further assistance.

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Practice Areas:

  • Nonprofit

Chief Executive Officer, Africa50 Infrastructure Fund

Casablanca, Morocco

Africa50 is a landmark investment vehicle, focused exclusively on Africa’s infrastructure development opportunities. Africa50 was incorporated in Casablanca, Morocco in September 2014. It is an African-led initiative with early capital commitments from African governments, and African Development Bank as its cornerstone investor.

Africa50 will invest in large scale, transformative, commercially and developmentally sustainable infrastructure projects. Africa50 will target investments in the energy, transport, ICT and water sectors.

As a commercially oriented financial institution, Africa50 will seek to preserve and grow its capital base as well as provide a return to shareholders. It will have three broad groups of investors: i) African Countries, ii) the AfDB and other major development financiers, iii) institutional investors such as sovereign wealth and pension funds.

The job of the CEO is to implement the vision of Africa50 Infrastructure Fund, to facilitate and accelerate infrastructure delivery in Africa, by creating and establishing the organization from the ground to ensure its structure and operations are successful. Together, the Board and CEO will assure Africa50 Infrastructure Fund’s relevance to the communities of Africa, and the accomplishment of the organization’s mission and vision, as well as accountability to its diverse constituents and shareholders.

The African Development Bank has retained Russell Reynolds Associates to assist with this appointment. To apply, please send a full CV together with a supporting statement, briefly highlighting your experience and skills against the requirements of the role, to responses@russellreynolds.com. Please quote the role title and assignment code 1507-002BL in the subject heading of the email. The closing date for applications is Saturday 15 August 2015. For further information on the position and additional details on qualifications, requirements, terms and conditions of service, please select the link to the position specification below.

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Practice Areas:

  • Nonprofit

Executive Director, International HIV/AIDS Alliance

Brighton, UK

The International HIV/AIDS Alliance (“the Alliance”) is seeking a new Executive Director to lead it in realising its vision of a world without AIDS.

The Alliance works with communities through local, national and global action on HIV, health and human rights. Since 1993, it has supported over 3,000 projects, in over 40 low and middle income countries, reaching millions of people.

The new Executive Director will join a strong organisation, with a pre-eminent role in coordinating and resourcing civil society’s response to the HIV/AIDS pandemic. The Alliance intends to build on its successes, re-energise the fight against HIV/AIDS, augment its donor base, and develop new means and new funding sources to meet needs in vulnerable communities. A concerted effort in the next five years could ensure that by 2030 AIDS is no longer a public health threat. The new Executive Director will ensure the Alliance plays its part in making this a reality.

Candidates for the role will bring experience of senior positions in networked organisations. They will be committed to working internationally, with deep understanding of developing countries and the partners in government, multi-lateral and bilateral donor agencies, civil society and locally-based communities with which the Alliance works. An inspiring leader and accomplished manager of complex programmes, relationships and competing priorities, the next Executive Director will be a compelling advocate for the Alliance with audiences in both the global North and South.

The Alliance has retained Russell Reynolds Associates to assist with this appointment. To apply, please send a full CV together with a supporting statement, briefly highlighting your experience and skills against the requirements of the role, to responses@russellreynolds.com. Please quote the role title and assignment code 1507-013L in the subject heading of the email. The closing date for applications is 10 August, 2015. Interviews are expected to be held in London on 28 August, 2015. For further information on the position and additional details on qualifications, requirements, terms and conditions of service, please select the link to the position specification below.

The International HIV/AIDS Alliance is committed to equal opportunities and welcomes applications from appropriately qualified people from all sections of the community. Qualified people living with HIV are particularly encouraged to apply.

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Practice Areas:

  • Nonprofit

Commonwealth Secretariat, Director, Economic Policy Division

London, UK

The Commonwealth is a voluntary association of 53 independent and equal sovereign states. Its unique strength lies in the combination of its diversity and shared inheritance. Spanning five regions globally, it includes some of the world’s largest, smallest, richest, and poorest countries; 31 of its members are small states, many of them island nations. The Commonwealth is home to 2.2 billion citizens, of which 60% are under the age of 30.

The Commonwealth Secretariat in London is the principal intergovernmental agency of the Commonwealth and its backbone, promoting democracy, rule of law, human rights, good governance, and social and economic development. Reflective of its membership, it is a voice for small states. The Secretariat convenes summits and high-level meetings; executes plans agreed by the Commonwealth Heads of Government; promotes Commonwealth values and principles; and facilitates the work of the Commonwealth family of organisations. The Secretariat’s development work is funded by the Commonwealth Fund for Technical Co-Operation (CFTC).

The Commonwealth Secretariat seeks to appoint a new Director of the Economic Policy Division. S/he will lead the efforts of the Secretariat in supporting sustainable economic development and policy development, ensuring that the voices of member states are heard and compelling on the global stage. S/he will work comfortably at the highest levels with government leaders and will be at ease operating within multi-lateral environments. S/he will be an adroit manager, fluent advocate, economic development and policy thought leader, and committed internationalist.

The Commonwealth Secretariat has retained Russell Reynolds Associates to assist with this appointment. To apply, please send a full CV together with a supporting statement, briefly highlighting your experience and skills against the requirements of the role, to responses@russellreynolds.com. Please quote the role title and assignment code 1506-029L in the subject heading of the email. For further information on the position and additional details on qualifications, requirements, terms and conditions of service, please select the link to the position specification below.

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Practice Areas:

  • Nonprofit

Board Members, Global Innovation Fund (GIF)

The Global Innovation Fund (GIF) intends to appoint new board members. They will join a group of directors who already encompass public, private, and third sectors in experience. They will help guide GIF in bringing new capital, both intellectual and financial, to the improvement of the lives of the world’s poorest people.

GIF is a $200 million joint initiative of the international development departments of the governments of the UK, US, Australia, Sweden and in partnership with the Omidyar Network. Its mission is to support the development and rigorous testing of innovations that will benefit people living on less than $5 a day. It will also help successful innovations to achieve impact at scale. GIF defines ‘innovation’ broadly to include new business models, policy practices, technologies, behavioural insights, or ways of delivering products and services that benefit the poor in developing countries, in short any solution that has potential to address an important development problem more effectively than existing approaches. GIF supports innovations based on a judgment of their impact, potential to scale, rigorous metrics of success, and the quality of their teams. These investments are divided among innovations at three stages of their evolution: pilot; test and transition; and scaling up. Please read more about GIF here http://www.globalinnovation.fund/.

The Board is seeking to add up to three new members: one with a predominantly public sector background; one with an investment, finance, audit, or compliance background, to chair the Audit and Finance Committee; and one from a civil society context. Female candidates and those from the global south are particularly encouraged to apply. In addition, candidates should bring clarity of thought and expression and the ability to be fully engaged board members, with a clear appreciation of the proper role of the non-executive.

GIF has retained Russell Reynolds Associates to assist with this appointment. To apply, please send a full CV together with a supporting statement, briefly highlighting your experience and skills against the requirements of the role, to responses@russellreynolds.com. Please quote the role title and assignment code 1506-021L in the subject heading of the email. The closing date for applications is 9 August 2015. For further information on the position and additional details on qualifications, requirements, terms and conditions of service, please select the link to the position specification below.

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  • Nonprofit

Chief Executive, NHS Improvement

NHS Improvement - a partnership of Monitor and the NHS Trust Development Authority

The Secretary of State for Health has recently announced an exciting ambition for the NHS, challenging it to become the ‘world’s largest learning organisation’.  The vision is to put a constant drive for efficiency alongside consistent safety and quality at the heart of all NHS organisations.

To help spearhead this transformation, the Secretary of State announced that the NHS Trust Development Authority and Monitor will work under a joint leadership team with a single Chief Executive and a new operating name of NHS Improvement.

The Chief Executive will play a pivotal role in delivering this vision. He or she will be a dynamic leader with the skills required to bring greater alignment between the two organisations, ensuring that all NHS Trusts and NHS Foundation Trusts have access to excellent support to strengthen safe and high quality care, as well as take overall accountability for eliminating Trust deficits, and delivering efficiencies.

We are looking for an exceptional candidate who can understand frontline healthcare and deliver transformational change within a very complex environment.  The individual must have proven integrity and the track record to command the confidence and trust of NHS staff, NHS England and the Government.

Closing date Noon, Monday 3 August 2015.

For further information about the role, please click on the links or call +44 (0) 20 7830 8052 for assistance.

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Practice Areas:

  • Nonprofit

Non-Executive Director(s), Financial Conduct Authority

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is an independent financial regulator with the strategic objective of ensuring that the UK’s financial markets function well.The FCA’s operational objectives are to:

 

  • ​protect and enhance the integrity of the UK financial system;
  • secure an appropriate degree of protection for consumers;
  • ​and promote effective competition in the interests of consumers
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The FCA Board keeps a close watch on how the organisation operates and holds the FCA accountable for the way it works. The FCA, and its Board, is accountable to the Treasury and, through it, to Parliament, and is scrutinised by the Treasury Committee. 

Due to normal retirement by rotation, the Government is seeking to appoint up to three non-executive directors to the Board of the FCA, one of which may be appointed as the senior independent director. In accordance with the provisions of the Financial Services Act 2012, one of these appointments will be made jointly by the Treasury and the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, with a further two appointments made solely by the Treasury.

The role of the Board is to set the policy framework of the FCA and its strategy, and to ensure the organisation meets its statutory objectives and is able to carry out its work economically and efficiently. The non-executive directors play a vital part in shaping the role of the FCA, including agreeing the strategy and providing appropriate advice, guidance and counsel to the executive team, whilst holding them to account for the performance of the organisation.

Candidates for these challenging roles should have prior experience on the Board of an organisation of a similar level of complexity and profile in the public or private sector, probably in a non-executive capacity, allied to an independent mindset and appreciation of the role played by regulation and of the importance of the consumer.Helpful experience could include financial services, competition, public policy, SMEs, and academia.

For further information about the role and how to apply, please click on the links or telephone +44 (0) 20 7830 8052 for assistance.

Closing date: Noon, Friday 25 September 2015.

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Practice Areas:

  • Nonprofit

Director, Corporate Information Technology Services Department (CIMM)

The African Development Bank (AFDB) is a multi-lateral development finance institution and the premier pan-African organisation fostering economic growth and social progress in Africa. The AfDB's primary goal is to reduce poverty and improve living standards by mobilising resources in and outside Africa, and providing financial and technical assistance for development projects and programs in Africa.

As an African organisation serving Africans, the AfDB is a unique proposition. It endeavours to be at the centre of Africa's transformation and to improve the quality of Africa's growth. It aims to broaden and deepen that process of transformation, mainly by ensuring that growth is shared and not isolated, for all African citizens and countries, not just for some.

The Director, Corporate Information Technology Services Department (CIMM) will lead and manage the Information Technology functions within the Bank. Together with the Vice-President for Corporate Services and senior Bank leadership, s/he will develop and implement a strategic vision and plan for the delivery of efficient, effective, and modern IT infrastructure and application services to support, optimize, and transform the AfDB's business process for developing Africa. S/he will drive transformational processes, including digitization and enhanced connectivity and collaboration across a decentralized structure.

The African Development Bank has retained Russell Reynolds Associates to assist with this appointment. For further information on the position and additional details on qualifications, requirements, and how to apply, please follow the link to the position specification below or call +44 20 7198 1870 for assistance.

The closing date for applications is Friday 4 September 2015

 

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Practice Areas:

  • Nonprofit