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Position TitleOrganizationJob/Reference NumberLocationDate Posted
Chief Inspector of Hospitals​Care Quality Commission​​1703-045L​London, UK​03/27/2017
Vice President, Human Resources & Corporate Services and Chief Administrative OfficerEuropean Bank for Reconstruction & Development (EBRD)​​1703-077L​London, UK​03/31/2017
First Vice President & Head of Client Services Group​European Bank for Reconstruction & Development (EBRD)1703-191NA​London, UK​​​03/31/2017
Director General, Chief Digital Information Officer​HM Revenue & Customs​1703-063L​London, UK​04/03/2017
Chair of Council​​City, University of London​1703-037L​London, UK​04/05/2017
Chair​​University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust​1610-029L​London, UK​04/07/2017
Director General, Customer Compliance​HM Revenue & Customs​1704-019L​London, UK​04/21/2017
Director General, Customer Services​HM Revenue & Customs​1704-023L​London, UK​04/21/2017
Chief Executive​Health Innovation Manchester​1702-034L​Manchester​05/19/2017
President​University of Luxembourg​1705-031L​Luxembourg​05/25/2017
Chief Financial Officer​​Africa50​1705-009BL​Casablanca​05/25/2017
General Counsel​Africa50​1705-008BL​Casablanca​​05/25/2017

Care Quality Commission
Chief Inspector of Hospitals


Frequent travel to London expected
1703-045L

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is the independent regulator of health and adult social care in England. CQC’s role is to ensure that health and social care services provide people with safe, effective, compassionate and high-quality care, whilst encouraging improvement to these services. The CQC's new five year strategy, Shaping the Future, sets out an ambitious plan for a more targeted, responsive and collaborative approach to regulation so more people receive more high quality care. The next five years will be an exciting period and the Chief Inspector of Hospitals will play a pivotal role in turning this strategy into a reality.

The Chief Inspector will take over from Professor Sir Mike Richards, who retires later in 2017, and will be responsible for the delivery of a new flexible intelligence driven inspection model that can accommodate new models of care, in line with CQC’s strategy. Accountable to the Chief Executive and a member of CQC’s Unitary Board and executive team, the Chief Inspector will be a highly influential figure who possesses the requisite political acumen and professional standing to be credible with the Secretary of State, clinical professionals, the public and the 500 professionals in the Hospitals Directorate.

The successful candidate for this pivotal role will need to be a gifted communicator and leader, capable of engaging a dispersed team. They will need to demonstrate the ability to engage clinicians, ministers and members of the public and contribute as a senior leader to CQC's strategy and direction. The Chief Inspector will be a clinician or board executive with significant experience in the NHS, have impeccable professional values, and the ability to act as the authoritative public face of the CQC in communication with the media and the public about the national state of healthcare.

Closing Date Noon, Friday 28 April 2017

For more information about the role and how to apply please click on the links with this advertisement.

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European Bank for Reconstruction & Development (EBRD)
Vice President, Human Resources & Corporate Services and Chief Administrative Officer


London, UK
1703-077L

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD, the Bank) seeks to appoint a new Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer. The Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer will report to the Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer & Chief Operating Officer, and will play a critical role in the leadership of the EBRD as a member of the Executive, Management and IT Governance Committees. S/he will be the focal point in formulating and implementing high-impact strategy and operational delivery across the business – supporting services of the Bank, all of which are currently under review as part of the effectiveness and efficiency modernisation programme. As such, s/he will ensure the Bank is resourced to deliver its overall transition mandate, with the institutional capacity to respond appropriately to an evolving and dynamic external context.

The EBRD, which has global membership, is active operationally in 36 countries across Europe, Central Asia, and the Mediterranean, supporting them in realising their potential as market-oriented economies. The EBRD invests around €9 billion each year in project financing for banks, industries, and businesses. It is an active investor in strategic sectors fostering sustainable long-term growth. The Bank’s investments and policy work contribute to transition resilience, market integration, and tackling critical global and regional challenges.

The term of appointment is for a fixed term of three to four years.

EBRD has retained Russell Reynolds Associates to assist with this appointment. A position specification with further information about the role is available via the link below.

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 1703-077L in the subject of your e-mail.

Closing Date ​28 April 2017

Job Specification Documents:

European Bank for Reconstruction & Development (EBRD)
First Vice President & Head of Client Services Group


London, UK
1703-191NA

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD, the Bank) seeks to appoint a new First Vice President & Head of Client Services Group (FVP). S/he will be deputy to the President. S/he will be responsible for all banking operations, and the policy engagement and partnerships work of the Bank. A major objective of the role will be to ensure that investments, policy engagement and advisory services are aligned and integrated to deliver maximum transition impact in the EBRD’s countries of operation. S/he will manage 1500 staff and report directly to the President, and play a critical role in the leadership of the EBRD, serving as a member of the Executive Committee and chair of the Bank’s Operations and Equity Committees. The EBRD, which has global membership, is active operationally in 36 countries across Europe, Central Asia, and the Mediterranean, supporting them in realizing their potential as market-oriented economies. The EBRD invests around €9 billion each year in project financing for banks, industries, and businesses. It is an active investor in strategic sectors fostering sustainable long-term growth. The Bank’s investments and policy work contribute to transition resilience, market integration, and tackling critical global and regional challenges.

The term of appointment is for a fixed term of four years with the potential for renewal based on performance.

EBRD has retained Russell Reynolds Associates to assist with this appointment. A position specification with further information about the role is available via the link below.

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 1703-191NA in the subject of your e-mail.

Closing Date 12 May 2017

Job Specification Documents:

HM Revenue & Customs
Director General, Chief Digital Information Officer


London, United Kingdom
1703-063L

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) is one of the largest government departments and one of the UK’s biggest organisations. HMRC collect around £540 billion a year in revenue from 50 million individual customers and five million businesses across the UK. As part of HMRC’s continued drive to increase tax compliance to narrow the £36 billion tax gap, HMRC have embarked on a major transformational programme to redirect more of its people and resources to compliance activities, modernising systems and re-engineering processes to become more customer-orientated. By 2020 HMRC will be one of the most digitally advanced tax administrations anywhere in the world. With one of the largest and most complex IT estates in the country, the scale and complexity of some of HMRC’s programmes is unrivalled and will make a huge difference not just to the government but ultimately to the UK as a whole.​

HMRC is looking to recruit a new Director General (DG) Chief Digital Information Officer (CDIO). This is a substantial and challenging role with significant involvement in the Government’s digital agenda as well as leading on HMRC’s digital strategy. The CDIO will shape and transform the way HMRC work - developing the capability to provide better online services to the taxpayer and customer to achieve faster and more effective models of delivery at optimal cost. The role requires the ability to engage and lead people as well as position HMRC in the cross government agenda playing a full role across Whitehall and supporting smaller government departments. The CDIO will lead the 2200 people strong department and manage an expenditure of more than £800million.

The candidate for the role will bring a proven track record of successfully leading a large-scale IT division with extensive experience and professional capabilities, including high level digital strategy expertise gained from a multi-channel business. S/he will possess Board level leadership experience of driving an extensive and challenging change programme across large, complex and multi-functional private or public sector organisations. S/he will be a successful manager of complex multi-location teams and be able to work within a rapidly evolving environment. S/he will have proven ability to challenge, influence and debate as is befitting of a Director-General level role. Experience likely to be drawn from a previous CIO role (or equivalent) in similar large, complex and multidimensional organisation.

You must be a national of the United Kingdom, the Republic of Ireland, the Commonwealth, the EEA, Switzerland or Turkey to be eligible to apply for this role.

HM Revenue & Customs 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 and how to apply please follow the link to the position specification below.

The closing date for applications is 5 May 2017

The Civil Service is committed to equal opportunities in employment, with the aim of ensuring that everyone who applies receives fair treatment and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of age, disability, race, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, marital status, religion or belief.

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.

Closing Date Friday 5 May 2017

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City, University of London
Chair of Council


London, UK
1703-037L

​City, University of London intends to appoint its new Chair of Council. Building on the success of recent years under the leadership of Rob Woodward as Chair of Council and Professor Sir Paul Curran as President, the Chair will lead the Council, ensure City’s strategy is well-executed by the Executive and act as an ambassador for City.

City, University of London is a global university committed to academic excellence and focused on business and the professions. City enjoys historic links to the City of London and an enviable central London location.

City is in the UK’s top twenty (Guardian University Guide) and the world’s top four per cent (Times Higher Education World University Rankings). It attracts around 19,500 students (35% postgraduate), is well above the sector average for graduate employability in most subjects, is eleventh in the UK for starting salaries and is second in London for student satisfaction. City joined the University of London in 2016.

The Council is City’s governing body, sets its strategic direction and ensures the effective management and control of its affairs, property and finances. Council appoints the President, Chair of Council and Deputy Chair of Council.

The Chair will guide the work of a highly talented and very senior group of Council colleagues. He or she will bring considerable experience at board level, preferably as chair; will demonstrate knowledge of and a deep commitment to Higher Education; and will have credibility and a strong network with the City’s major stakeholders and senior figures in business and the professions.

​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 1703-037L in the subject of your e-mail.

Application deadline: 26 April 2017

Actively working to promote equal opportunity and diversity

Closing Date 26 April 2017

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University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Chair


London, UK
1610-029L

UCLH seeks new Trust Chair

Attractive package

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (UCLH) is one of the most complex NHS trusts in the UK. It serves a diverse population locally and nationally and has an annual turnover of over £0.9bn. The Trust provides a comprehensive range of acute and specialist clinical services across its seven central London sites. Already a high performing Trust, UCLH aspires to become a world-leading research hospital across all areas of care and treatment.

UCLH is seeking to appoint a truly exceptional individual as Chair. The Chair will provide the leadership to both the Board of Directors and the Council of Governors. The Board works closely with the Council, and sets the overall policy and strategic direction for the Trust, approves UCLH’s business plan, and monitors delivery of performance against objectives to ensure the Trust consistently delivers high quality, safe and cost effective clinical services.

The successful candidate will have substantial experience at board level, ideally gained within an organisation of comparable size and complexity in the public, private or voluntary sectors. The Chair will have an enabling style with first class chairing skills, and engender respect at all levels of the organisation. The ability to influence and persuade at the highest levels in private and public sector contexts will be important.

He/She will provide credible support and challenge to the Trust and have experience of building strong alliances with a wide and diverse range of stakeholders. Candidates should demonstrate an interest in healthcare and a true appreciation of NHS values and its political and operational environment. A commitment to UCLH’s values and to the needs of UCLH patients, staff, and the local and national communities served by the Trust, will clearly be required.

UCLH is committed to equality of opportunity for all and welcomes applications from a diverse range of people.

Individuals who are resident within one of London’s 32 boroughs or have been patients of UCLH in the past three years will be eligible for appointment as Chair.

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

Closing Date Noon, Friday 5 May 2017

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HM Revenue & Customs
Director General, Customer Compliance


London, UK
1704-019L

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) is one of the largest government departments and one of the UK’s biggest organisations. HMRC collects around £540 billion a year in revenue from 50 million individual customers and five million businesses across the UK. As part of HMRC’s continued drive to increase tax compliance and narrow the £36 billion tax gap, it has embarked on a major transformational programme to redirect more of its people and resources to compliance activities, modernising systems and re-engineering processes to become more customer-orientated. ​

HMRC is looking to recruit a new Director General (DG) Customer Compliance, reporting directly to the Chief Executive. This is a substantial and challenging role with full responsibility for HMRC’s enforcement and compliance strategy. The post holder will be a key influencer in shaping HMRC’s joined-up strategy on data and risk analysis sharing, operational responses on key strategic compliance, as well as on security and law enforcement challenges. S/he will contribute significantly to reducing the tax gap, bringing in close to £25bn of revenue from HMRC’s compliance activities in 2016/2017. The DG, Customer Compliance will lead circa 25,000 staff making up the Customer Compliance population, and work effectively across several government departments, in particular, the Home Office (including UK Borders Agency and Law Enforcement Agencies), HM Treasury and groups representing customers and taxpayers, as well as with Ministers.

The successful candidate will have proven strategic and people leadership capabilities, ideally acquired within a large, complex and highly distributed organisation. S/he will have a strong working knowledge of a wide range of business sectors, as well as a track record of meeting and exceeding delivery objectives. The new DG, Customer Compliance will have a sustained record of high performance and leading for results, leveraging effective influencing and relationship building skills. S/he will need to demonstrate an ability to translate large systems thinking into tangible implementation plans and hard deliverables. As the future leader of one of the UK’s largest law enforcement agencies, s/he will ideally bring experience, or at least familiarity with, either enforcement or compliance. Although knowledge of taxation would be an advantage, it is more important that candidates possess the broader skills to deliver successful business outcomes and transformations on a large scale.

HM Revenue & Customs 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.

The closing date for applications is 15 May 2017

The Civil Service is committed to equal opportunities in employment, with the aim of ensuring that everyone who applies receives fair treatment and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of age, disability, race, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, marital status, religion or belief.

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.

Closing Date 15 May 2017

Job Specification Documents:

HM Revenue & Customs
Director General, Customer Services


London, UK
1704-023L

​HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) is one of the largest government departments and one of the UK’s biggest organisations. HMRC collects around £540 billion a year in revenue from 50 million individual customers and five million businesses across the UK. As part of HMRC’s continued drive to increase tax compliance and narrow the £36 billion tax gap, it has embarked on a major transformational programme to redirect more of its people and resources to compliance activities, modernising systems and re-engineering processes to become more customer-orientated.

HMRC has a direct impact on almost every person and business in the UK and as such is committed to becoming one of the best customer services organisations in the world. As part of this commitment, HMRC is looking to recruit a new Director General (DG), Customer Services. Reporting directly to the Chief Executive, the successful candidate will have accountability for all customer-facing operations, including services provided to individuals, businesses, tax credit/child benefit customers, and the debt management function. This is a substantial and challenging role, with leadership responsibility for circa 25,000 staff making up the Customer Services Group (CSG). The DG, Customer Services will deliver major transformational change across the CSG, driving operational excellence and continuous improvement in all aspects of the operations and shared services.

The successful candidate will have proven strategic and people leadership capabilities, ideally acquired within a large, complex and highly distributed organisation. S/he will have experience leading large-scale, multi-channel operations across multiple locations. The DG, Customer Services will have a strong change and delivery track record. Previous experience of driving a digital or multi-channel transformation will be advantageous. Importantly, s/he must demonstrate the ability to deliver major change as well as day-to-day operational excellence. Superior communication, influencing and relationship management skills are critical given the wide range of stakeholders. The successful candidate will be an inspirational leader, fostering a collegiate environment and embodying HMRC corporate values.

HM Revenue & Customs 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 visit follow the link to the below position specification.

The closing date for applications is 15 May 2017.

The Civil Service is committed to equal opportunities in employment, with the aim of ensuring that everyone who applies receives fair treatment and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of age, disability, race, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, marital status, religion or belief.

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.

Closing Date 15 May 2017

Job Specification Documents:

Health Innovation Manchester
Chief Executive


Manchester
1702-034L

Attractive package

Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership comprise all 37 NHS organisations and councils with devolved control over NHS decision-making and expenditure. The Partnership has established Health Innovation Manchester (HInM) to pull through innovations, which will support delivery of its health and care goals by aligning these to the collective power of Greater Manchester’s academic and research assets and to industry-driven innovation.

HInM is an academic, clinical, and industry Partnership, with an exceptional Board that reflects the leadership of its member organisations, and that reinforces the importance attached to HInM’s objectives and role. A key focus of HInM’s new business plan will be to strengthen its board membership with the appointment of a new Chief Executive. This is a high-profile appointment and the successful candidate will need advocacy and influencing skills of the highest order, and across multiple stakeholder groups - local, regional, national, and international, both public and private sectors, and ranging from the highly specialised to lay members of the public and community groups. It is a shaping role; HInM is still a new body, with high expectations. The new Chief Executive will need to build quickly on the partners’ deep commitment and ambition, articulate a vision and forward plan that inspires both trust and respect, and translate this into initiatives and successes that will energise colleagues and stakeholders. An ability to think clearly and practically is essential, but so is the capacity to be comfortable with ambiguity and complexity.

For this exceptional opportunity, candidates may come from either the public or private sectors, and may have worked in academic or research roles. An understanding of the pressures facing these sectors, and an intelligent perspective of how the combined skills of academic research and of industry can contribute to major improvement in standards of health and social care, will be important. Knowledge of the health or social care sectors may be useful, along with a strong track record of delivery and success in roles where extensive shaping has been required and where new business models have been needed to unlock potential and deliver agreed outcomes. A strong appreciation of the commercial drivers of potential industry partners, and of how these differ across sectors and between corporate businesses and SMEs will be important. Understanding different perspectives on, and attitudes to risk, will be important, as will be the ability to work with industry in developing new business models that facilitate accelerated innovation, and meet both private and public sector objectives.

Candidates will need to be comfortable with ambiguity, agile in diagnosing situations and able to deploy a wide range of influencing and shaping skills to drive delivery whilst deepening engagement and ownership from a wide range of partners and building trust and respect.

Closing date: Noon, Friday 2 June 2017

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

Closing Date Noon, Friday 2 June 2017

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University of Luxembourg
President


Luxembourg
1705-031L

Founded in 2003, the University of Luxembourg is the first and only university of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. Multilingual and international, it is a modern institution with a friendly atmosphere. The primary focus of the University is research and the bulk of the degrees offered are at masters and doctoral level. It undertakes work in a broad range of disciplines and was ranked joint first for its international outlook in the THE World University Rankings 2016 and this is reflected in the composition of both staff and student bodies.

The University has three academic faculties devoted to first-rate teaching and research: the Faculty of Science, Technology and Communication; the Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance; and the Faculty of Language and Literature, Humanities, Arts and Education. It also has three interdisciplinary centres, which foster research excellence and knowledge transfer: the Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust, the Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine and the Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History.

The President of the University of Luxembourg, as its Chief Executive, will play a significant role in the continued growth of the Institution. The University’s new head will consolidate the successful achievements of the first decade and extend the activities in selected areas. Its administrative centre and much of its work is based in the Belval quarter; the creative regeneration of this industrial site makes for a stimulating learning environment and is a metaphor for the University’s innovative power.

The President will be a unifying leader internally, heading a dedicated team, and a powerful advocate externally. The successful candidate for this role will be an academic of international stature, with extensive leadership experience in research-led higher education institutions. He or she will have confirmed proficiency in English and French.

The President will model the character of the University: cosmopolitan, committed to excellence, and clear-sighted. He or she will possess a strong personal research track record and this will be combined with experience of successful management of complex academic organisations. A gifted communicator, the President will be able to engage effectively with a wide variety of audiences, both academic and non-academic, and will relish the leadership role played by the University in Luxembourg’s cultural and social life.

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, including the reference number 1705-031L and the job role in the subject title. All applications will be acknowledged.

The closing date for the receipt of applications is 23rd June 2017.

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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

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