Executive Opportunities

Position Title Organization Job/Reference Number Location Closing Date
Global Practice Leader, Markets WWF 1903-002BL TBD 04/17/2019
Deputy Executive Director, Field Results Group UNICEF 1902-047L New York 03/29/2019

Global Practice Leader, Markets


​For nearly 60 years, WWF has been protecting nature. The world's leading conservation organization, WWF works in 100 countries and is supported by more than five million citizens globally. WWF's unique way of working combines global reach with a foundation in science, involves action at every level from local to global, and ensures the delivery of innovative solutions that meet the needs of both people and nature.

Through numerous initiatives, focusing on priority areas and priority species as well as systemic change, the WWF Network focuses on six major goal areas: forests, oceans, freshwater, wildlife, food, and climate & energy – and three key drivers of nature loss as well as potential  solutions – markets, finance and governance. The Markets Practice aims at transforming international, regional and local markets, so goods are produced and consumed more sustainably to meet the needs of 10 billion consumers by 2050 while protecting nature.

The Markets Practice is led by the Markets Practice Leader. The Markets Practice Leader is expected to have a depth of experience in leading significant shifts in corporate sustainability in a global organization or global partnership platform. The desired candidate will have expertise in driving market players and building large-scale alliances to deliver environmental sustainability including through sustainable sourcing, addressing illegal trade in wildlife and other products, energy shifts, water stewardship etcetera. The Practice Leader will bring the WWF Network together with a powerful network of potential partners and colleagues from the private sector and civil society organizations to co-design solutions and initiatives for the future. Demonstrated results in changing practices to improve environmental sustainability is a strong plus. Qualified candidates for this position will need to demonstrate the following critical competences: Thought leadership and Strategic orientation - Collaboration & Influencing skills - Ability to build organizational capability - Results Orientation - and a Capacity to drive Change.

WWF 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 review the position specification available via the link below.

To Apply, please send your CV and cover letter to: responses@russellreynolds.com, including the role title and the reference number 1903-002BL in the subject line of your email.

The closing date for applications is April 17th 2019.

Job Specification Documents:

Deputy Executive Director, Field Results Group

New York

UNICEF intends to appoint a Deputy Executive Director, Field Results Group. Reporting directly to the Executive Director, this person will play a vital role in the organisation, overseeing and enhancing UNICEF's achievement of results and expanding and scaling up innovations for maximum impact on children.

UNICEF works in 190 countries and territories to protect the rights of every child. UNICEF has spent 70 years working to improve the lives of children and their families. Defending children's rights throughout their lives requires a global presence, aiming to produce results and understand their effects. UNICEF believes all children have a right to survive, thrive and fulfill their potential – to the benefit of a better world.

The successful candidate for the role of Deputy Executive Director (DED), Field Results Group will bring substantial experience of identifying, sifting, and implementing innovations in complex global organisations. S/he will bring well-developed managerial skills and a track record of building and developing teams. The new DED will possess an in-depth understanding of technology and knowledge of transformative products, services, and platforms that allows him or her to advise the Executive Director on innovation and management for field results. A skilled communicator, the DED will be comfortable and effective in a multi-cultural context.

The DED is appointed for a term of two years. The ASG post is based at UNICEF HQ in New York, USA.

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified candidates from all backgrounds to apply.

UNICEF 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 visit: https://www.unicef.org/about/employ/?job=520209

The closing date for applications is 29th March 2019.

Job Specification Documents:

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