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Position TitleOrganizationJob/Reference NumberLocationDate Posted
Chief Financial Officer​​Africa50​1705-009BL​Casablanca​05/25/2017
General Counsel​Africa50​1705-008BL​Casablanca​​05/25/2017
Executive Director​​The Global Fund To Fight Aids, Tuberculosis and Malaria​1705-048L​Geneva​​06/08/2017
Directeur du Département Transition Politique et Civile​Agence Française de Développement​1705-004BL​​​Brussels, Belgium​​​​​06/22/2017
Chief Digital, Data & Technology Officer (CDDaTO)​Home Office​1706-025L​​London, UK​06/28/2017
Commercial Director, Submarine Delivery Agency​Ministry of Defence​1703-016L​​Bristol / London​06/30/2017
Chief Financial Officer, Submarine Delivery Agency​Ministry of Defence1703-017LBristol / London​06/30/2017
Trustee, Chair of Audit and/or Investment Committee(s)​UKGI – Nuclear Liabilities Fund1612-035L2​​London​06/30/2017
Chief ExecutiveNorth West London Pathology​1707-0022L​London​​07/18/2017

Africa50
Chief Financial Officer


Casablanca
1705-009BL

Africa50 is a specialized international financial institution created at the initiative of the African Development Bank (AfDB) and capitalized so far by the AfDB, 23 African countries and two African Central Banks. Subsequent funding is expected to come from African countries that are not yet investors in Africa50, but also from non-sovereign investors both in Africa and outside Africa. Africa50 aims to help accelerate infrastructure development in Africa leveraging the strong support of its government shareholders and the AfDB and has a mandate to operate commercially. Africa50’s committed capitalization is expected to reach $1 billion in the near term. The target is to raise $3 billion over the medium term to invest in commercially viable infrastructure projects across Africa. Africa50 has its headquarters in Casablanca. It enjoys all immunities and privileges recognized to International Financial Institutions.

Chief Financial Officer
Africa50 is seeking a Chief Financial Officer (“CFO”), who will be a key member of the Senior Leadership Team. The CFO supervises the finance unit and is the chief financial spokesperson for the organization.

The ideal candidate will have strong experience in supervising the financial activities of a fund or a finance unit of a major investment vehicle and in being the chief financial spokesperson for the organization, bringing strong expertise in budget management, financial control, cost benefit analysis, forecasting and in securing sufficient funding, ideally both from public and private sectors.

The role requires a minimum of 15 years of proven leadership and relevant experience; an advanced degree in a related field of study or a relevant bachelor degree with considerable experience in senior management levels in public/private/multilateral sectors is also required. Fluency in English and/or French is required.

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 Africa50@russellreynolds.com
  • Please include the role title and the reference number 1705-009BL in the subject of your e-mail.

Closing Date 18 June 2017

Job Specification Documents:

Africa50
General Counsel


Casablanca
1705-008BL

Africa50 is a specialized international financial institution created at the initiative of the African Development Bank (AfDB) and capitalized so far by the AfDB, 23 African countries and two African Central Banks. Subsequent funding is expected to come from African countries that are not yet investors in Africa50, but also from non-sovereign investors both in Africa and outside Africa. Africa50 aims to help accelerate infrastructure development in Africa leveraging the strong support of its government shareholders and the AfDB and has a mandate to operate commercially. Africa50’s committed capitalization is expected to reach $1 billion in the near term. The target is to raise $3 billion over the medium term to invest in commercially viable infrastructure projects across Africa. Africa50 has its headquarters in Casablanca. It enjoys all immunities and privileges recognized to International Financial Institutions.

General Counsel
Africa50 is seeking a General Counsel, who will be a key member of the Senior Leadership Team. The General Counsel will protect the interest of Africa50 from legal liability and, as necessary, provide legal defense in cases against or by Africa50. The General Counsel reports directly to the CEO and will provide legal support, advice and services to the Board, to the Senior Leadership Team, as well as to the investment team of Africa50.

The ideal candidate will have a strong experience directing the legal and compliance activities of a fund or financial institution, including ensuring that the business is in compliance with all legal and regulatory requirements.

The role requires a minimum of 15 years of proven leadership and relevant experience; an advanced degree in a related field of study or a relevant bachelor degree with considerable experience in senior management levels in public/private/multilateral sectors is also required. Fluency in English and/or French is required.

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 Africa50@russellreynolds.com
  • Please include the role title and the reference number 1705-008BL in the subject of your e-mail.

Closing Date 18 June 2017

Job Specification Documents:

The Global Fund To Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria
Executive Director


Geneva
1705-048L

The Board of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (the Global Fund) intends to appoint a new Executive Director in 2017. This exciting leadership role, with a tremendous impact in global health, demands high quality candidates with strong ambition for achievement.

The Global Fund is a 21st-century partnership organization designed to accelerate the end of AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria as epidemics. Founded in 2002, the Global Fund is a partnership between governments, civil society, the private sector and people affected by the diseases.

The Global Fund raises and invests nearly US$4 billion a year to support programs run by local experts in more than 100 countries. Programs supported by the Global Fund have saved more than 20 million lives.

The Global Fund recently launched a new strategy 2017-2022 to invest for maximum impact. The strategy is aligned fully with partner plans and the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The strategy aims to support countries in implementing ambitious efforts and building sustainable and resilient health systems, securing the gains as countries transition from Global Fund support. It includes efforts to mobilize resources from traditional and new sources and via innovative financing strategies, and support increased domestic investment.

As the leader of the Global Fund’s Secretariat, the next Executive Director must manage a complex and highly able team, oversee resource mobilization, and represent the Global Fund to a range of external audiences.

The successful candidate will be a transformational leader who is both an accomplished executive, manager of large organizations, and a compelling advocate and ambassador. S/he will bring a clear understanding of global public health issues and the wider development architecture, and will have experience of engaging at the highest levels with governments, UN organizations, the business sector, and civil society partners. As the new Executive Director builds on the Global Fund’s immense achievements, s/he will need strategic leadership to position it in a changing global landscape. To do so will require both gravitas and the suppleness of style to engage effectively from grassroots to head of state level.

The Global Fund actively seeks talented leaders from all over the world. It sees diversity as a strength and will extend its outreach in this effort as widely as possible.

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 include the role title and the reference number 1705-048L in the subject of your e-mail.

Closing Date 21 July 2017

The Global Fund has retained Russell Reynolds Associates to assist with this appointment.

All appropriately qualified people regardless of sex, sexual orientation and/or gender identities, and individuals who are living with HIV are encouraged to apply. The Global Fund Board is highly committed to diversity

Closing Date 21 July 2017

Job Specification Documents:

Agence Française de Développement
Directeur du Département Transition Politique et Civile


Brussels, Belgium
1705-004BL

L’Agence Française de Développement (AFD), a public financial institution that implements the policy defined by the French Government, works to combat poverty and promote sustainable development. AFD operates on four continents via a network of 75 offices and finances and supports projects that improve living conditions for populations, boost economic growth and protect the planet. In 2016, AFD earmarked EUR 9.4bn to finance projects in developing countries and for overseas France.

AfD is looking to recruit a ‘Directeur du Département Transition Politique et Civile’ (DTPC). The objective of the DTPC will be to support beneficiaries (states, communities, etc.) on the governance of their institutions in order to (i) ensure the proper deployment, use and steering of the funding granted; (ii) prevent diversion, corruption or appropriation of funds, (iii) guarantee respect for fundamental rights.

To fill this DPTC position, AFD is seeking an expert on governance and capacity building issues. Fluency in French is required, as well as field experience, a knowledge of Africa and evolvement in the public spheres. He/she must have a strong personal involvement and a significant academic and professional career of at least 15 years, out of which at least 5 years in managerial positions in governance activities (on all or part of the themes specifically dealt with by the department) and capacity building. Ideally the candidate will have participated in governance restructurings of governments or institutions similar to those that AFD supports.

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 AFD@russellreynolds.com
Please include the role title and the reference number 1705-004BL in the subject of your e-mail.
Kindly note that the job description for this position is available in French only. Fluency in French is a requirement for this role.

Closing Date 15 July 2017

L’Agence Française de Développement has retained Russell Reynolds Associates to assist with this appointment.

All appropriately qualified people regardless of sex, sexual orientation and/or gender identities, and individuals who are living with HIV are encouraged to apply.

Pour postuler:
Veuillez envoyer votre curriculum vitae complet avec une lettre de candidature, en soulignant brièvement votre expérience et vos compétences en fonction des exigences du poste, à AFD@russellreynolds.com
Veuillez inclure le titre du poste et le numéro de référence 1705-004BL dans le sujet de votre e-mail.
Veuillez également noter que la description pour ce poste est disponible en français uniquement. La maîtrise du français est une exigence pour ce poste.

Date de clôture 15 juillet 2017

L'Agence Française de Développement a retenu Russell Reynolds Associates pour aider dans cette recherche.

Toutes les personnes dûment qualifiées, quel que soit leur sexe, leur orientation sexuelle et / ou leur identité sexuelle, y compris les personnes vivant avec le VIH, sont encouragées à postuler.

Closing Date 15 July 2017

Job Specification Documents:

Home Office
Chief Digital, Data & Technology Officer (CDDaTO)


London
​1706-025L

​The first duty of the government is to keep citizens safe and the country secure. The Home Office has been at the front line of this endeavour since 1782 and is one of the original great Departments of State. The department’s goals are to cut crime, prevent terrorism, control immigration, protect the vulnerable and respond effectively to crises. It is at the heart of an operational community of over 300,000 public servants in over 100 organisations in which the country invests around 1% of our national income.

The Digital, Data and Technology (DDaT) function within the Home Office supports all directorates including Security and Counter-Terrorism, Immigration and Borders, Crime and Policing and the Department’s various Agencies, as well as internal corporate functions. Every year, their systems support (among many other services) over three million visa applications, checks on 100 million border crossings, five million passport applications and 140 million police checks on people, vehicles and property. This is a truly unique department in in terms of its breadth of services and its diverse stakeholder environment.

At this time, the Home Office is currently seeking a Chief Digital, Data and Technology Officer (CDDaTO) to lead the DDaT. They will report to the Director General Capabilities & Resources, Mike Parsons. The CDDaTO is responsible for an annual spend of £227m (resource) and £31m capital and approximately 1500 staff. Given the enormity and potential of the current agenda, as well as the determination of ministers and senior civil servants to transform the way in which government technology is being designed, built and procured the DDaT is at an enormously exciting point in its evolution.

The successful candidate will have the appetite to lead a major scale digital transformation and the ability to manage the technology that supports critical solutions to our nation. S/he will have significant DDaT experience at senior level in a large, complex multi-divisional, high transaction user-centric organisation with a mix of complex legacy systems and new innovative solutions. S/he will have experience delivering end-to-end digital, data and technology strategies and solutions that have impacted significant business change and organisational benefit. S/he will have the ability to convey a persuasive future vision at all levels of an organisation and attract, retain and develop talent – creating an inclusive organisation. S/he will provide evidence of strong commercial acumen, applying innovative and highly strategic approaches to sourcing services, and of moving from major, monolithic outsourced contracts to a multi-vendor supply and in-house delivery. S/he will have an excellent track record of successfully navigating an organisationally complex environment.

The Home Office has retained Russell Reynolds Associates to support this recruitment. For further information on the position and additional details on qualifications, requirements, terms and conditions of service and how to apply, please follow the link to the position specification below. Annex B Forms are also available to download via the link below.

 

​Closing Date 17 July 2017

The Civil Service Commission provides assurance that selection for appointment to the Civil Service is on merit on the basis of fair and open competition.

Job Specification Documents:

Ministry of Defence
Commercial Director, Submarine Delivery Agency



​1703-016L​

The Ministry of Defence is seeking an exceptional Commercial Director to lead the commercial organisation of the new Submarine Delivery Agency (SDA), created to procure and support nuclear submarines in the UK through life, from initial concept to decommissioning. This is work of unparalleled strategic importance and represents a national investment of comparable scale to Crossrail or HS2. A standalone entity within the Ministry of Defence, the new Submarine Delivery Agency will be a high‐performing organisation, bringing together existing expertise with heightened managerial, commercial and procurement capability to ensure the excellence and cost efficient delivery of the UK’s nuclear submarine assets for decades to come.

The new Commercial Director will be a member of the SDA Senior Leadership Team and Executive Committee. He or she will have overall responsibility for the leading all commercial aspects of the procurement strategy and execution to support the procurement of new submarines and for in-service support. This is a challenging, exciting role which represents an extraordinary opportunity for a leader with significant commercialcapability to create a best‐in‐class organisation, able to negotiate with industry to deliver value for money solutions for Defence and the taxpayer. This is a hugely exciting, challenging and rewarding position in which decisions over the coming years will potentially carry weight for the next 50 years and beyond.

We are interested to hear from applicants with outstanding commercial credentials developed in large scale, complex, project delivery environments in the private sector and an excellent track record of managing challenging and complex supply chains. Candidates will need to be highly credible leaders with the ability to form positive, effective and trusted relationships with people at the highest levels in industry, government and defence.

​Closing Date 10am Wednesday 19 July 2017
Please note we are accepting applications after closing on 19 July 2017 for the next few days; extended closing date to be advised.

Job Specification Documents:

​Ministry of Defence
Chief Financial Officer, Submarine Delivery Agency



1703-017L

The Ministry of Defence is seeking an exceptional Chief Financial Officer (CFO) to lead the finance organisation of the new Submarine Delivery Agency (SDA) – created to procure and support nuclear submarines in the UK through life, from initial concept to decommissioning. This is work of unparalleled strategic importance and represents a national investment of comparable scale to Crossrail or HS2. A standalone entity within the Ministry of Defence, the new Submarine Delivery Agency will be a high‐performing organisation, bringing together existing expertise with heightened managerial, commercial and procurement capability to ensure the excellence and cost efficient delivery of the UK’s nuclear submarine assets for decades to come.

The new CFO will report directly to the CEO and will be a member of the CEO’s Senior Leadership Team and SDA Executive Committee. He or she will have overall responsibility for all aspects of finance for the Agency including budgeting and financial reporting, controls, financial planning and analysis, risk management, assurance, financial statements and audit. They will also provide strategic and financial guidance to ensure that the Submarine Delivery Agency’s activities and programmes are delivered cost-efficiently on the basis of sound business and investment cases, and that its financial commitments are fully funded.

They will work closely with the Agency’s Executive Committee, MOD’s Director General Nuclear and Navy Command, other Government bodies (such as HM Treasury and UK Government and Investments) in managing the interests of government more broadly, and strategic industry partners and suppliers. This is a hugely exciting, challenging and rewarding position in which decisions over the coming years will potentially carry weight for the next 50 years and beyond.

We are interested to hear from applicants with strong financial leadership and management experience developed in large scale, complex, successful project delivery environments. We are seeking an outstanding individual, with a robust, commercial and dynamic approach, to drive high levels of performance and cost-efficiency in an organisation of paramount importance to the future security of this country.

For more information about the role requirements and how to apply, please click on the links.

​Closing Date 10am Wednesday 19 July 2017
Please note we are accepting applications after closing on 19 July 2017 for the next few days; extended closing date to be advised.

Job Specification Documents:

UKGI – Nuclear Liabilities Fund
Trustee, Chair of Audit and/or Investment Committee(s)



​1612-035L2

The NLF is a Scottish registered company and Trust investing assets to meet the costs of decommissioning the UK’s eight operational nuclear power stations, which are owned by EDF. The NLF currently holds assets of circa £9 billion, of which £7.4 billion is held in the National Loans Fund, the Government lending account. A further £1.6 billion is actively managed by the NLF trustees, predominantly in UK asset classes, such as infrastructure and property.

UK Government Investments, which acts as shareholder in relation to the Government's holding in NLF and oversees the governance and performance of the NLF, now wishes to identify a further Trustee for the Fund. The Board currently operates three sub-committees: an Investment committee, an Audit committee and a Remuneration and Nominations committee. The Board allocates responsibilities to individual Trustees according to skills and experience and, in this instance, the Trustee is expected to chair and/or participate in the Audit and/or Investment Committee and hence will require the commensurate skills and experience to discharge these responsibilities.

The formal responsibilities of the Board are to “…receive and hold monies, investments and other assets for the purposes of making payments towards discharging Nuclear Liabilities.” The Board is responsible for delivering the investment policy set by the Secretary of State. This will include (but not be limited to):

  • determining appropriate investment strategies to implement the agreed investment policy, and evaluating options and providing advice to help the Secretary of State shape future investment policy;
  • monitoring and reviewing the implementation of the investment strategy and portfolio performance;
  • monitoring and managing risks to, and opportunities for, the Fund;
  • regularly reviewing Fund sufficiency, including liquidity requirements, to help inform updates and advice to BEIS Ministers on potential changes to future investment strategy; and
  • ensuring it has access to such expert advice as is necessary appropriately to discharge its responsibilities.

Candidates for this demanding and important role must be able to demonstrate experience commensurate with the NLF’s requirements and the highest levels of integrity, authority and independence. Specific criteria include:

  • relevant experience and a clear record of leadership at senior management level in an investment/asset management/financial institution, or similar role;
  • senior level experience and competence in accounting or auditing;
  • experience of operating at Board level, preferably including in a non-executive capacity;
  • excellent inter-personal skills and experience of managing complex stakeholder relationships within a senior leadership context;
  • strong intellectual capability, with the capacity to understand technical financial issues and to think strategically; and
  • a commitment to the values of public service.

For more information about the role requirements and how to apply, please click on the links.

​Closing Date Noon, Friday 21 July 2017

 

Job Specification Documents:

North West London Pathology
Chief Executive


Central London
1707-022L

​North West London Pathology (NWLP) has recently been set up as a joint venture owned by three trusts across North West London: Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, and Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Hosted by Imperial College Healthcare, NWLP aims to provide one of the largest and most comprehensive pathology services in the UK. There are ambitious plans for growth in a changing market where new technology is playing an ever more important part.

The Chief Executive will lead an organisation of some 850 staff spread across a number of sites, with income in the region of £100 million. He/she will be accountable to the Chair and the Board of the joint venture, and will be charged with delivering high quality patient care and clinical governance, whilst steering NWLP towards its growth targets.

Candidates for this exciting, newly created role, will have a background of leadership gained in a complex, healthcare-related environment, with some exposure to general management, as well as business development. The ability to lead a multi-disciplined team will need to be combined with excellent stakeholder management skills, entrepreneurial flair, and a strong focus on quality and delivery.

For more information about the role requirements and how to apply, please click on the links.

Closing Date Noon, Friday 11 August 2017

Job Specification Documents:

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