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Position Title

Organization

Job/Reference Number

Location

Closing Date

Chair, Centre for Finance, Innovation & Technology

City of London Corporation  P2205-069L  London, UK  27/07/2022

President

Templeton World Charity Foundation, Inc.  2204-017BL  Nassau, Bahamas  30/09/2022

Head of Strategic Investment and Impact Division

The Global Fund   2202-073L  Geneva, Switzerland  06/07/22

Managing Director, Vaccine Markets and Health Security

Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance 2206-006ML Geneva, Switzerland 15/07/22

Managing Director, Policy, Programme Design and Delivery Support

Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance 2206-009L Geneva, Switzerland 15/07/22

Executive Director

Trafigura Foundation

2204-085L

Geneva, Switzerland

08/07/22


City of London Corporation
Chair, Centre for Finance, Innovation & Technology

London, UK
P2205-069L

The Chancellor’s Spending Review 2021 announced government funding to facilitate the establishment of a Centre for Finance, Innovation and Technology (CFIT). The City of London Corporation has been appointed as delivery partner to HM Treasury on this project.

The purpose of CFIT is to bring together experts from across the ecosystem – including finance and technology – to identify and address barriers and opportunities for UK fintech. To achieve this, CFIT will need to incorporate the interests of a range of interested parties, including from the broader financial services, technology and innovation sectors.

As a new entity, CFIT will need the benefit of a strong and diverse board, led by a figure who is respected by both the financial services and technology sectors. The entity’s position at the intersection of financial services and technology will catalyse collaboration between the two. This is fundamental to the success of CFIT and financial innovation in the UK more broadly.

We are seeking an outstanding Chair who brings a clear understanding of the financial innovation ecosystem across the UK, including challenges faced and current trends. They will lead by example in embodying and promoting good governance and business practices across the board and executive team. They will have excellent relationship-building skills, with the ability to navigate stakeholders with competing priorities effectively, bringing a wide range of interests together and driving consensus. The Chair will act as an ambassador for the work that CFIT undertakes, working alongside the executive team and maintaining an overview of its work. It will be important that they bring experience of working with government officials.

The City of London Corporation has retained Russell Reynolds Associates to advise on this appointment. For further information about the position and additional details on qualifications, requirements, terms and conditions of service and how to apply, please review the specification below. The closing date for applications is 23:59 on Wednesday 27 July 2022.

Position Specification

Templeton World Charity Foundation, Inc.
President

Nassau, Bahamas
2204-017BL

Templeton World Charity Foundation will appoint their President, responsible for all aspects of the Foundation’s philanthropic activities as well as effective stewardship of its financial resources. This President will report to the Board of Trustees and will have responsibility, in accordance with its governing documents, for the day-to-day operations of the foundation.

Founded in 1996, the Templeton World Charity Foundation pursues the philanthropic vision of its founder, Sir John Templeton: harnessing the power of the sciences to explore the deepest questions of the universe and humankind’s place and purpose within it. In its quest for new discoveries at the intersection of science, theology, philosophy, and society, the Foundation fosters ambitious thinking, bold experimentation, and creative communications.

TWCF is committed to a five-year strategy focused on innovations that enable human flourishing. Flourishing is a holistic concept that includes physical, mental, social, and spiritual well-being. Templeton World Charity Foundation has an annual grant payout of approximately 40M USD. The team consists of 12 employees today and 6 external advisors.

As President of the Templeton World Charity Foundation, the President is responsible for all aspects of the Foundation’s philanthropic activities as well as effective stewardship of its financial resources. The successful candidate will be required to reside in Nassau, The Bahamas, and will play a critical role in building and leading TWCF’s strategic philanthropy. This also includes an innovative perspective in maintaining and strengthening Sir John Templeton’s donor intent. This President will report to the Board of Trustees and will have responsibility, in accordance with its governing documents, for the day-to-day operations of the foundation.

For further information, please review the position specification below. Please send your applications to responses@russellreynolds.com with the role title and Reference 2204-017BL in the subject line of your email.

Position Specification

The Global Fund
Head of Strategic Investment and Impact Division

Geneva, Switzerland
2202-073L

The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria will appoint its next Head of the Strategic Investment and Impact Division (Head of SIID). Reporting to the Executive Director, the Head of SIID is a key member of the Global Fund’s Senior Management, and is responsible for maximizing the impact of Global Fund investments, by ensuring the Fund’s work is informed by state-of-the-art technical and strategic advice.

The Global Fund is a worldwide movement to defeat HIV, TB and malaria and ensure a healthier, safer, more equitable future for all. It raises and invests over US$4.5 billion a year to fight the deadliest infectious diseases, challenge the injustice which fuels them, and strengthen health systems in more than 120 of the hardest hit countries. It unites world leaders, communities, civil society, health workers, and the private sector to find out what works and take it to scale – so the world makes more progress, more rapidly. It works. Since its creation in 2002, The Global Fund partnership has saved over 44 million lives. The Global Fund will not stop until the job is finished. This year, the Global Fund aims to raise at least US$18 billion for its Seventh Replenishment, to fund the next three years of the fight against HIV, TB and malaria, and the effort to build stronger systems for health.

The Global Fund is looking for an exceptional strategic thinker, people leader and operational manager with a deep understanding of the rapidly evolving global health arena. The role requires an exceptional ability to translate strategic and technical insight into operational impact. The successful candidate will ensure the Global Fund’s investments are informed by the best available technical advice and implementation support, drawing on experts in the division and leveraging the technical expertise of a wide range of partners. The new Head of SIID will inherit a division comprising four departments – Technical Advice & Partnerships; Communities, Rights and Gender; Health Finance; Access to Funding – and approximately 200 staff.

The successful candidate will be required to undergo a fit for travel assessment which will be conducted by the Global Fund's external medical service provider or by a medical provider recognized by the Global Fund, prior to the employment start date. This will include a complete review of your vaccination status. Please note that the vaccination status must include at least 2 doses of a WHO recognized Covid-19 vaccination as well as a booster.

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

For further details, please review the position specification. Please send your applications with the role title and 2202-073L in the subject line to responses@russellreynolds.com by Wednesday 6th July.

Competitive compensation and benefits will be offered.  For further information, visit: theglobalfund.org

Position Specification

Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance
MD Vaccine Markets and Health Security

Geneva, Switzerland
2206-006ML

Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance will appoint a Managing Director, Vaccine Markets and Health Security. Gavi is at the heart of the world’s response to the most pressing global public health issues. Gavi is a public-private partnership that helps vaccinate half the world’s children against some of the world’s deadliest diseases. Since its inception in 2000, Gavi has helped to immunise a whole generation – over 888 million children – and prevented more than 15 million future deaths, helping to halve child mortality in 73 lower-income countries. Gavi also plays a key role in improving global health security by supporting health systems as well as funding global stockpiles for Ebola, cholera, meningococcal and yellow fever vaccines. After two decades of progress, Gavi is now focused on protecting the next generation, above all the zero-dose children who have not received even a single vaccine shot. The Vaccine Alliance employs innovative finance and the latest technology – from drones to biometrics – to save millions more lives, prevent outbreaks before they can spread and help countries on the road to self-sufficiency.

Gavi is a co-convener of COVAX, the vaccines pillar of the Access to COVID-19 Tools (ACT) Accelerator, together with the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI), the World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF. In its role, Gavi is focused on procurement and delivery for COVAX: coordinating the design, implementation and administration of the COVAX Facility and the Gavi COVAX AMC and working with its Alliance partners UNICEF and WHO, along with governments, on country readiness and delivery. The Vaccine Alliance brings together developing country and donor governments, the WHO, UNICEF, the World Bank, the vaccine industry, technical agencies, civil society, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and other private sector partners.

Gavi’s co-leadership of COVAX has further expanded its role in supply and procurement of vaccines for pandemic response and laid the foundation of strengthened collaboration with vaccine research and development initiatives including CEPI. Infrastructure created within Gavi for supply and procurement of COVID-19 vaccines offers an opportunity to bolster global readiness to mount a rapid and effective multi-lateral, global response to any future pandemic. There is also increased momentum for more distributed vaccine manufacturing, particularly in Africa. This presents a strategic opportunity for Gavi to play a role in ensuring such initiatives are successful and sustainable and advance the goal of ensuring equitable and timely access to affordable and innovative vaccine products in all countries, regardless of their wealth and vaccine manufacturing muscle. The Managing Director of Vaccine Markets and Health Security would play a vital role in guiding Gavi’s efforts in this area amid a rapidly evolving landscape.

Gavi is committed to fostering a just, equitable and diverse culture free from racism and discrimination in which all staff, partners and stakeholders feel empowered, safe, and heard.

Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance has retained Russell Reynolds Associates to assist with this appointment.

For further information, please review the position specification below. Please send your applications to responses@russellreynolds.com by Friday 15th July 2022.

Competitive compensation and benefits will be offered

For further information, visit: https://www.gavi.org/

Position Specification

Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance
Managing Director, Policy, Programme Design and Delivery Support

Geneva, Switzerland
2206-009L

Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance will appoint its first Managing Director, Policy, Programme Design and Delivery Support. Gavi is at the heart of the world’s response to the most pressing global public health issues. Gavi is a public-private partnership that helps vaccinate half the world’s children against some of the world’s deadliest diseases. Since its inception in 2000, Gavi has helped to immunise a whole generation – over 888 million children – and prevented more than 15 million future deaths, helping to halve child mortality in 73 lower-income countries. Gavi also plays a key role in improving global health security by supporting health systems as well as funding global stockpiles for Ebola, cholera, meningococcal and yellow fever vaccines. After two decades of progress, Gavi is now focused on protecting the next generation, above all the zero-dose children who have not received even a single vaccine shot. The Vaccine Alliance employs innovative finance and the latest technology – from drones to biometrics – to save millions more lives, prevent outbreaks before they can spread and help countries on the road to self-sufficiency.

Gavi is a co-convener of COVAX, the vaccines pillar of the Access to COVID-19 Tools (ACT) Accelerator, together with the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI), the World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF. In its role, Gavi is focused on procurement and delivery for COVAX: coordinating the design, implementation and administration of the COVAX Facility and the Gavi COVAX AMC and working with its Alliance partners UNICEF and WHO, along with governments, on country readiness and delivery. The Vaccine Alliance brings together developing country and donor governments, the WHO, UNICEF, the World Bank, the vaccine industry, technical agencies, civil society, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and other private sector partners.

Reporting to the Executive Office, the Managing Director will provide leadership, strategic direction and overall management of Gavi’s Policy, Programme Design and Delivery Support department, leading the design of innovative performance-based financing and programming approaches; strengthening national health and immunisation systems; and introducing innovative immunisation technology. There will be a focus on designing community-based, pro-equity, sustainability-focused policies and programmes to support implementing countries. The department is responsible for ensuring that the design of Gavi’s support meets countries’ heterogeneous needs, and is fit for purpose to achieve Gavi’s strategic goals and deliver measurable results. An exceptional leader is sought, with substantial experience in the public health arena, and a thorough understanding of health care systems in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), including an appreciation of gender, community dynamics, and demand and equity barriers. They will bring a sophisticated understanding of the design and implementation of large-scale health programmes in LMICs; grant management; and the dynamics of domestic financing health and immunisation, and health system strengthening.

Gavi is committed to fostering a just, equitable and diverse culture free from racism and discrimination in which all staff, partners and stakeholders feel empowered, safe, and heard.

Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance has retained Russell Reynolds Associates to assist with this appointment.

For further details about the role, please review the specification below. Please send your applications to responses@russellreynolds.com by Friday 15th July 2022.

Competitive compensation and benefits will be offered

For further information, visit: https://www.gavi.org/

Position Specification

Trafigura Foundation
Executive Director

Geneva, Switzerland
2204-085L

The Trafigura Foundation will appoint its next Executive Director. Reporting to the Foundation Board, the Executive Director will define the Foundation’s strategy for its next phase, at an exciting moment of change and opportunity for enhanced impact. The Executive Director will be responsible for the strategic, programmatic, financial, and operational leadership of the organisation. S/he will ensure that the organisation’s governance, programmes, and engagement are impactful, ethical, and leverage the strengths of the business. The Executive Director will develop the measurement of the impact of the Foundation’s programmes, using evidence to demonstrate value and impact with grantees and local partners, Trafigura staff and leadership, and the Foundation’s Board.

Established in 2007, the Trafigura Foundation provides long-term funding to support communities in the areas of Fair and Sustainable Employment and Clean and Safe Supply Chains. A venture philanthropy approach is used, where funding is provided to experienced organisations on the ground to achieve long-lasting impact with programmes tailored to local realities. This funding is accompanied by close collaboration on the ground to provide non-financial support, such as access to the networks, technical expertise, operational management, and performance measurement capabilities of Trafigura. Following a strategy review by the Foundation Board, Climate Action has emerged as a priority strategic direction, with future projects on Sustainable Livelihoods and Clean and Safe Supply Chains aligned to this focus.

An Executive Director with unique vision, intellectual breadth, delivery experience, ambition, and entrepreneurialism is sought, in order to build the Foundation into its next phase. The Executive Director will enhance the impact of the Foundation by aligning its activities to the strengths of the business; focusing the portfolio in order to enhance its impact on Climate Action; and deliver greater industry alignment and influence. The Executive Director will be an inclusive leader who will work closely with the Board, partners, and donors, Trafigura senior leadership team, and staff to frame the strategy and agenda of the organisation, and enhance its relevance, influence, and practical contribution.

Trafigura, the Foundation’s founder, is one of the largest physical commodities trading groups in the world. At the heart of global supply, Trafigura connects the world with the vital resources it needs. Through its Oil & Petroleum Products, Metals and Minerals, and Power and Renewables divisions, it deploys infrastructure, skills and a global network to move commodities from where they are plentiful to where they are needed most, forming strong relationships that make supply chains more efficient, secure and sustainable. With over 1,000 shareholders, Trafigura is owned by its employees and employs over 9,000 people working in 48 countries.

Trafigura is proud of its meritocratic working environment – one that is forged in an atmosphere of integrity, ethical conduct, equal opportunity and mutual respect.

The Trafigura Foundation has retained Russell Reynolds Associates to assist with this appointment.

For further information please review position specification. Please send your applications to responses@russellreynolds.com by 8 July 2022 with role title and reference 2204-085L in the subject line.

Location: Geneva, Switzerland

Competitive compensation and benefits will be offered

For further information, visit: Home | Trafigura Foundation

Position Specification