Executive Opportunities

Position Title Organization Job/Reference Number Location Closing Date
Director/CEO The African Legal Support Facility 2012-039L Abidjan 22/02/2021
Directeur Facilité africaine de soutien juridique 2012-039L Abidjan 22/02/2021
Chief Executive Officer UK Hydrographic Office P2012-003L Taunton 21/02/2021
Head of Communications Global Fund to Fights AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria 2101-020L Geneva 19/02/2021
Non-Executive Director(s), AWE plc Ministry of Defence 2012-032L London 03/02/2021
Chair Competition and Markets Authority CMA, Chair 342 London 31/01/2021
Chair and Vice-Chair The Global Partnership for Education 2009-218NA Washington DC 18/01/2021
Chief Executive Officer ATscale 2008-012L Geneva 11/01/2021

The African Legal Support Facility
Director/CEO


Abidjan
2012-039L

The Management Board of the African Legal Support Facility (ALSF) intends to appoint a new Director and CEO in view of the imminent completion by the current Director of the statutory terms as provided under the ALSF Treaty. The new Director will build on the considerable achievements of ALSF to date and champion its ambition to remove asymmetric technical capacities and level the field of legal expertise among parties to litigation and negotiations.

ALSF is an international organization established by Treaty on December 22, 2008.  Its membership is open to (a) all African Development Bank (AfDB) member states; (b) other states; (c) AfDB; and (d) other international organizations or institutions.  The Facility currently has 60 members, comprising 53 countries and 7 international organizations. ALSF's main objectives include: (i) assisting AfDB's Regional Member Countries (RMCs) to address litigation brought against them by vulture funds (and other such entities); (ii) creating an avenue for AfDB's RMCs to access technical advice when negotiating complex commercial transactions (especially in the area of infrastructure and natural resources); and (iii) investing in and organizing the training of legal counsel from RMCs to equip them with the legal expertise necessary to better represent their countries. The ALSF also develops and proposes innovative tools for capacity building and knowledge management.

Since its inception in 2010, the Facility has supported African governments in negotiations of commercial agreements of a cumulative value of over US $60 billion and more than 8,000MW of energy projects. Currently it is assisting African States on more than 110 projects, with over 70% of the projects related to advisory services for either direct assistance in contract negotiation or the building of legal foundations needed to properly negotiate contracts.​

The Director will require proven leadership and management skills, as well as experience in high level resource mobilization and fund raising amongst governments, supranational organizations, bilateral and multilateral bodies, amongst others. The ideal candidate will bring a demonstrated track record of extensive and progressive experience in international commercial law.

The closing date for applications is 22nd February 2021.

​The African Legal Support Facility (ALSF) has retained Russell Reynolds Associates to advise on this appointment. To apply for this role please send a copy of your CV and a Statement of Suitability to responses@russellreynolds.com, including the role title and reference 2012-039L in the email subject line.

The African Legal Support Facility is an equal opportunity employer and female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.  


Position Specification 

Facilité africaine de soutien juridique
Directeur


Abidjan
2012-039L

Le Conseil de gestion de la Facilite africaine de soutien juridique (ALSF) prévoit de désigner un nouveau Directeur et PDG en raison de l'achèvement prochain du mandat statutaire de l'actuel Directeur, tel que le prévoit le traité de l'ALSF. Le nouveau Directeur ou la nouvelle Directrice pourra s'appuyer sur les réalisations considérables de l'ALSF et contribuer à accomplir l'ambition de l'ALSF qui consiste à atténuer l'asymétrie souvent constatée en termes de capacités techniques et à garantir l'équilibre de l'expertise juridique entre les parties aux litiges et aux négociations.

ALSF est une organisation internationale qui a été créée par traité le 22 décembre 2008. L'adhésion à la Facilité est ouverte : a) à tous les États membres de la BAD°; b) aux autres États°; c) à la BAD°; et d) aux autres organisations ou institutions internationales. La Facilité compte actuellement 60 membres, dont 53 pays et 7 organisations internationales. Les principaux objectifs de l'ALSF sont les suivants : i) aider les pays membres régionaux (PMR) de la BAD à faire face aux poursuites intentées contre eux par les fonds vautours (et autres entités similaires) ; ii) donner aux PMR de la BAD la possibilité d'avoir accès à des conseils techniques lors de la négociation de transactions commerciales complexes (en particulier dans le domaine des infrastructures et des ressources naturelles)°; et iii) investir dans la formation des conseillers juridiques des PMR et organiser des formations, afin de les doter des compétences juridiques nécessaires pour mieux représenter leurs pays. De plus, l'ALSF élabore et propose des outils innovants pour le renforcement des capacités et la gestion des connaissances.

Depuis sa création en 2010, la Facilité a apporté son assistance aux gouvernements africains pour la négociation de transactions commerciales d'une valeur totale estimée à plus de 60 milliards de dollars EU, incluant des projets dans le domaine de l'énergie électrique d'une capacité de plus de 8 000 MW. Actuellement, la Facilité accompagne les États africains dans le cadre de plus de 110 projets, dont plus de 70% ont trait à des services de conseil, soit pour une assistance directe à la négociation de contrats, soit pour l'édification des fondements juridiques nécessaires à une négociation appropriée de ces contrats.

Le Directeur ou la Directrice aura besoin de compétences avérées en matière de direction et de gestion, ainsi que d'une expérience de haut niveau dans la mobilisation de ressources et la collecte de fonds auprès des gouvernements, des organisations supranationales, des organismes bilatéraux et multilatéraux, entre autres. Le/la candidat(e) idéal(e) apportera une expérience avérée et évolutive en droit commercial international.

La date limite d´envoi des candidatures est le 22 février 2021

La Facilité africaine de soutien juridique (ALSF) a retenu les services de Russell Reynolds Associates pour conseiller sur cette nomination. Pour postuler à ce poste, veuillez envoyer une copie de votre CV et une déclaration d'aptitude à responses@russellreynolds.com, y compris le titre du rôle et la référence 2012-039L dans la ligne d'objet de l'e-mail.

La Facilité africaine de soutien juridique est un employeur garantissant l'égalité des chances et les candidatures féminines sont vivement encouragées à postuler. 

Spécification de Position​

UK Hydrographic Office
Chief Executive Officer


Taunton
P2012-003L

​The UK Hydrographic Office (UKHO) is a world-leading centre for hydrography, specialising in marine geospatial data that helps others to unlock a deeper understanding of the world's oceans. We support Defence, safe maritime navigation and marine development around the UK and worldwide.

For over 220 years, we've been producing world-leading charts and publications to support the safety of ships, crew and cargo. Our portfolio of ADMIRALTY Maritime Data Solutions is found on over 90% of ships trading internationally. Today, maritime navigation is primarily digital, and we provide a range of electronic charts, publications and services so that we can continue to meet the evolving needs of the mariner.

As we look to the future, our core navigation market is transforming. We need to diversify to secure our long-term viability, therefore we are continuing to innovate in order to meet the evolving needs of our existing users and reach new customers in wider markets. As our marine data and technology capabilities grow, we will help new and existing customers alike to make better decisions and truly make the most of the world's oceans.

As an Executive Agency of the Ministry of Defence (MOD), we discharge our National Security Strategy responsibilities through the delivery of our vital Defence remit. We work closely with the Royal Navy and other Defence customers to develop and deliver specialist products to support national Defence and security, and we aim to grow our support to the wider Defence community.

We also work closely with our partners across UK government to enhance Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS), support wider cross-government policy, and help maximise the value of geospatial data (as one of six leading bodies in the UK's Geospatial Commission).

About the role

The UK Hydrographic Office (UKHO) are looking for a new Chief Executive to define and deliver our vision to secure and retain our unrivalled global position.

Working closely with our Owner the MOD, the UKHO Board and Executive Leadership Team, the CEO will set the direction for the organisation, with a clear focus on transformation, increasing revenues, exploring new markets, and forging partnerships. They will be a first-class leader, who will drive and exemplify a culture of inclusion and collaboration.

We are seeking a CEO who recognises the challenge of being commercially viable in an era where new technology is reducing margins, enabling new competition while lowering the barriers to entry; but also understands this is a world of opportunity. To do this will require a grasp of strategy and diplomacy to sell and execute that vision, along with excellent communication and stakeholder engagement skills.

The UKHO is determined to ensure that our organisation is representative of modern Britain and we welcome applications from the widest range of people of different backgrounds, cultures, and experiences.

The UKHO 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, follow the link to the position specfication below. The closing date for applications is 23:59 on 21 February 2021.

Position Specification 

Additional Documents

Global Fund to Fights AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria
Head of Communications


Geneva
2101-020L

The Global Fund is a partnership designed to accelerate the end of AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria as epidemics. As an international organization, the Global Fund mobilizes and invests more than US$4 billion a year to support programs run by local experts in more than 100 countries. In partnership with governments, civil society, technical agencies, the private sector and people affected by the diseases, the Global Fund is challenging barriers and embracing innovation.

The Global Fund is seeking to appoint a Head of Communications within the External Relations and Communications Division, to be based in Geneva, Switzerland. This new senior role is being established to achieve a step-change in communications. The Head of Communications will help sustain the global momentum to end HIV, tuberculosis and malaria as epidemics and cement the Global Fund's position as an influential global health leader. S/he will shape the Global Fund messaging and promote it across multiple channels, maximizing its ability to inspire and influence audiences globally and to mobilize the resources needed to accelerate progress against the three diseases. The Head of Communications will also improve organizational impact through consistent and effective communications across the Global Fund partnership.

This is an exciting opportunity for an individual who is passionate about influencing and developing communications strategy and brand positioning. The Head of Communications is a highly creative leader with political instinct, and manages a team working across executive, internal and operational communications, publications, digital platforms, marketing and events, creative direction, public relations, influencers/talent engagement and translation services.

Russell Reynolds Associates are assisting The Global Fund with this appointment. For further information about the position and additional details on requirements, terms and conditions of service and how to apply, please follow the link to the position specificatiion below.  The closing date for applications is 12:00 PM BST, February 19, 2021.

All appropriately qualified people regardless of their nationality, ethnicity, sex, marital status, civil partnership status, disability, age, religion, political belief, sexual orientation, health status or transgender status, and individuals who are living with HIV are encouraged to apply. The Global Fund is highly committed to diversity.

​Position Specification

Ministry of Defence
Non-Executive Director(s), AWE plc


London
2012-032L

​Having previously been operated on behalf of Government by a third party, from the 1st July 2021, the Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE plc) will become an Executive Non-Departmental Public Body (NDPB), with the company wholly owned by the Ministry of Defence (MOD).  The change in model will remove the current commercial arrangements, enhancing the MOD's agility in the future management of the UK's nuclear deterrent, whilst also delivering on core MOD objectives and value for money to the taxpayer.

With these changes in mind, the MOD now wishes to identify four Non-Executive Directors to join the AWE plc Board from July 2021. The MOD seeks candidates with proven experience in one of;

  • Advanced manufacturing;
  • Large scale programme / complex infrastructure/ project management and assurance with capital
    intensive industries comparable to AWE plc;
  • Workforce strategy, culture change and incentivisation;
  • Finance and risk, with prior experience on an Audit Committee

These will complement two further independent NEDs with sector expertise who will be directly appointed.

The Board is responsible for the leadership of an organisation at the heart of the UK's strategic nuclear deterrent, carrying out essential research and advanced manufacturing on the nuclear warhead.  As an Independent NED on a fiduciary Board, you will:

  • Contribute to setting, monitoring and challenging the strategic direction of AWE plc, by assisting in
    developing key strategic objectives, overseeing their achievement and ensuring they remain appropriate;
  • Contribute to open and honest debate at Board meetings and provide constructive challenge
    to the executive decisions, adding diversity of thought and industry experience to the Board;
  • Promote the long-term success of AWE plc and ensure the accountability of AWE plc,
    scrutinising the performance of management in meeting agreed goals and objectives, and monitoring
    the reporting of performance;
  • Uphold high standards of integrity and probity, supporting the Chair and executive directors by seeking
    to instil the appropriate culture, values and behaviours in the boardroom and beyond;
  • Commit sufficient time and resource to fulfil all functional responsibilities and continually
    develop personal capabilities to do so.

The MOD is looking for candidates with the following profile:​

  • UK national who is willing to undergo DV clearance (if successful);
  • A good understanding of large and complex organisations operating in a changing and highly
    regulated environment;
  • Focussed on results and a willingness to look for solutions combined with a focus on
    targeted performance measurement;
  • Pragmatic approach, including an ability to adapt quickly to fast moving situations;
  • Clear and effective influencing and communication skills, including an ability to operate effectively
    at Board level, challenging an executive effectively but constructively, and communicating with
    a wide range of audiences;
  • An open mind with the courage to think independently and strategically, and an ability to
    effectively analyse complex issues while driving tangible delivery/change;
  • Team working and collaboration skills, including an ability to work together with other executives
    and non-executives in a low ego environment to solve collective problems; and
  • Capacity to carry out this role effectively, with a commitment to AWE's mission, and desire to add real
    value to the Board and the business.​

Appointees may be asked to chair various sub committees including Audit & Risk, Remuneration and Projects & Programmes. One appointee will become the Senior Independent Director.

The closing date for applications is noon, 3rd February 2021.

MOD 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 follow the link to the position specification below.  ​

The MOD and AWE are committed to the principle of public appointments on merit with independent assessment, openness and fairness of process and to providing equal opportunities for all and welcome applications from all. 

Position Specification 

Addtional Documents 

  • UKGI Privacy Notice for Public Appointment Applicants 


Competition and Markets Authority
Chair


London
CMA, Chair 342

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) is the UK's primary competition and consumer body. It promotes competition for the benefit of consumers, both within the UK and internationally, and its aim is to ensure that markets work well for consumers, businesses and the economy. The CMA is a non-Ministerial department which was established by the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013 on 1 April 2014. The CMA has staff in London, Edinburgh, Belfast and Cardiff.

The CMA is seeking a new Chair, who will lead an effective Board, setting the strategy for the organisation to meet new challenges including supporting the UK economy to grow post-coronavirus pandemic and taking more, and more complex, cases previously heard by the European Commission.

The non-executive Chair, together with the non-executive members of the Board will bring appropriate challenge to the decisions made by the executive in running the organisation. The Chair must work effectively with the CMA's Chief Executive, executive team, NEDs, and the CMA's panel of independent competition and consumer experts. In doing so, the Chair will need to gain and retain the confidence of a wide range of stakeholders including Government, business, consumer groups, competition specialists and other international competition authorities.

As the Chair, you will provide  effective leadership and strategic direction to form a cohesive and focused Board – enabling a high standard of discussion and debate and facilitating collaborative working; and work with the Chief Executive to influence and collaborate with key stakeholders, including Ministers, business, voluntary and community bodies and regulators, making the case for sound competition and consumer protection practices;

It is essential that applications demonstrate substantial evidence of achievement in the following areas:

  • An ability to provide effective leadership of the Board, develop consensus and empower challenge, and to drive forward a clear strategic vision during a time of significant change.
  • Excellent analytical skills, judgement and sound decision-making are required, and the ability to develop and implement robust governance arrangements.
  • Awareness, knowledge and understanding of business and markets.
  • Good understanding of how large organisations operate. 
  • A strong commitment to equal opportunities and diversity.
  • The ability to inspire dedication, pace and innovation, ensuring the development, sustainability and high performance of the Board as a whole and of individual members.
  • Excellent influencing and communication skills, including the ability to command trust and confidence at all levels, engage successfully with external audiences and build relationships internationally.

Although direct experience of competition or consumer issues would be welcome, we encourage applications from individuals with any relevant experience and background, including but not limited to competition, consumer, regulation, digital, retail or other environments.

The closing date for applications is 11.00pm, 31st January 2021.

The CMA 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 follow the link to the position specification below. 

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy is committed to the principle of public appointments on merit with independent assessment, openness and fairness of process and to providing equal opportunities for all. 

Position Specification 

Conflict of Interest and Diversity Form 
Additional Documents

The Global Partnership for Education
Chair and Vice-Chair


Washington DC
2009-218NA

The Board of the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) intends to appoint a new Chair and Vice-Chair of its Board, to succeed the Hon. Julia Gillard AC and Minister Serigne Mbaye Thiam as they conclude their highly successful terms. The new Chair and Vice-Chair will build on the considerable achievements of GPE to date and champion its ambition to empower developing countries to transform education, with an explicit focus on diversity, inclusion, and the education of girls.

Founded in 2002, GPE has been delivering funds and supporting solutions to build strong and resilient education systems so that more children in the poorest countries, especially girls, get the education they need to contribute to building a more prosperous and sustainable world. GPE's approach improves education at a systems level to create lasting change at scale. Since its creation, 160 million more children are in school in partner countries.

GPE has recently launched its fourth financing campaign, with the United Kingdom and Kenya as co-hosts, and aims to raise at least $5 billion to support the 2021-25 program of work. This resource will accelerate efforts to reach Sustainable Development Goal 4 through transformed education systems.​

The Board of GPE embodies the partnership between governments, international organizations, civil society – including youth and teacher organizations – the private sector, and private foundations to transform education systems. The Chair and Vice-Chair will bring experience with governance and an understanding of best practices in the context of Board operations.  

GPE actively seeks dynamic, creative, and visionary leaders from all over the world. It sees diversity as a strength and will extend its outreach in this effort as widely as possible.

The closing date for applications is 18th January 2021.

GPE 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. 

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 GPE is highly committed to diversity.

Position Specification

ATscale
Chief Executive Officer


Geneva
2008-012L

ATscale is a global partnership with the goal of reaching 500 million additional people by 2030 with assistive technology to support them in participating as fully as possible in education, work, and everyday life. Today, over 1 billion people need at least one form of assistive technology (AT), such as wheelchairs, eyeglasses, or hearing aids, but over 900 million people (90%) do not have access to the AT they require. The number of people who need AT is expected to grow to more than 2 billion people by 2050.

ATscale is seeking to appoint its first Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to lead it in the critical early phase of its existence. ATscale is guided by a set of core principles to be user-centric, equitable, catalytic, galvanising, evidence-based, entrepreneurial and empowering. ATscale’s activities will focus primarily on low- and middle-income countries in order to bring AT to under-represented and vulnerable communities globally; however, broad engagement will be critical to achieve global impact. While country-specific work will be important in overcoming barriers, leveraging opportunities, and mobilising resources, there will also be an emphasis on establishing strong global markets and growing an overall enabling ecosystem. This will require global engagement.

This is an exciting opportunity for an individual who is passionate about driving long-term impact in the assistive technology space. The CEO will require proven leadership and management skills, as well as experience in fundraising and partnership building. This role provides a unique and rewarding opportunity to help shape a mission-driven partnership poised to make lasting impact.​

Russell Reynolds Associates are assisting ATscale with this appointment. For further information about the position and ​additional details on requirements and terms and conditions of service, please follow the link to the position specification below. To apply for this role please send a copy of your CV and a Statement of Suitability to responses@russellreynolds.com, including the role title and reference 2008-012L in the email subject line.

ATscale is committed to diversity within its workforce and particularly welcomes applications from candidates with a lived experience of disability and/or using assistive technology. The closing date for applications is 12.00pm BST, January 11 2021. 

Position Specification