Executive Opportunities

Position Title Organization Job/Reference Number Location Closing Date
Chief Executive Officer ATscale 2008-012L Geneva 11/01/2021
Chief Information and Technology Officer (CITO) The United Nations 2010-008L New York 18/12/2020
Trustee Nuffield Foundation 2010-059L London 07/12/2020
Chief Evaluator European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) 2010-061L London 08/11/2020
Head of Design & Learning Mastercard Foundation 1912-009L Kigali, Rwanda 10/02/2020
Head of Program Planning Mastercard Foundation 1912-008L Kigali, Rwanda 10/02/2020

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 

The United Nations
Chief Information and Technology Officer (CITO)


New York
2010-008L

The United Nations is seeking an experienced and dynamic leader to join as the Chief Information and Technology Officer (CITO) to head the Office of Information and Communications Technology (OICT). The CITO will facilitate the success of a dynamic and decentralized UN Secretariat through supportive digital technologies.

The CITO is an Assistant Secretary-General position. The CITO will set the direction for technology strategy and work closely with other entities within the UN Secretariat to ensure they have the tools and support to carry out their mandates. Sitting within the United Nations Secretariat in New York, the OICT focuses on strategic, long-term improvements across the Secretariat, and the wider UN, through enterprise applications; new technologies and innovation; efficient management and development of its global infrastructure; strengthening information security; project management frameworks; technology governance; and the establishment of policies, architecture, and standards.

The ideal candidate is a strong IT and business leader who possesses a global perspective and a track record of driving a technology agenda in a complex environment. This person will have led successful transformation and continuous improvement of technology infrastructure. The role requires a visionary and a leader who can work within the framework of the UN and be effective in building consensus around technology priorities to deliver effective solutions.

Applications should include a curriculum vitae and be sent by email to dos-ousg@un.org by 18 December 2020.

The United Nations is committed to diversity within its workforce and encourages applications from all qualified candidates. Applications from women are strongly encouraged.

For more information about this position, visit: www.un.org/sg/vacancies. ​

Nuffield Foundation
Trustee


London
2010-059L

The Nuffield Foundation is an independent charitable trust with a mission to advance educational opportunity and social well-being in the UK. It was established in 1943 by William Morris, Lord Nuffield, the founder of Morris Motors.

The Nuffield Foundation improves understanding of the issues affecting people's chances in life and identifies ways to address disadvantage and inequality in our digitally driven society. It funds research that informs social policy and has an impact on people's lives, primarily in Education, Welfare and Justice, although much of its work cuts across these.

The Board of Trustees of the Nuffield Foundation seeks to appoint a new Trustee. This individual will be committed to the mission of the Foundation. They will bring an understanding of how research funded by the Foundation can influence policy making and practice, with an academic authority and wider public impact to improve the lives and life chances of those the Foundation serves.

The Trustee will be required to work with fellow Trustees to provide governance and strategic oversight, ensuring the organisation is well placed, and has the financial stability to deliver on its mission, objectives, and ambition. Trustees approve decisions on major grants and awards. The Trustee will use their specific skills, knowledge, or experience to support aspects of the overall leadership and strategic development of the organisation. This may involve sitting on sub-committees, leading discussions on key issues, providing advice and guidance on key aspects of the grant portfolio or other initiatives where the Trustee has expertise.

The Foundation seeks a highly experienced, motivated, and enthusiastic individual, who may have an interest/research expertise in education. The successful applicant will be a recognised authority in quantitative research methodologies. They will bring knowledge of the relationship between the research and policy worlds, and an understanding of how complex data can contribute to policy change and, in turn, maximise the Foundation's impact. Previous Trustee experience is desirable, and although experience within the charity sector is not essential, an understanding of, and commitment to, the philanthropic and public purposes of the Foundation will be needed.

The Nuffield Foundation funds a diverse range of projects. We are an employer that values diversity and supports inclusion. We are trying to increase the diversity of those who work with us and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

Russell Reynolds Associates has been retained to advise on this appointment. For further information about the position and additional details on, requirements, please follow the link to the position specification below.

The closing date for applications is 23:59 on Monday 7th December.

​Position Specification 

Additional Documents 

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)
Chief Evaluator


London
2010-061L

The Managing Director (MD), Chief Evaluator ensures that the Evaluation Department (EvD) accomplishes its mandate for institutional accountability to shareholders, and superior institutional performance and reputation.  The MD, Chief Evaluator provides independent strategic leadership to design, advocate and deliver a comprehensive set of products and services mandated by EBRD shareholders as essential for institutional oversight and accountability, and as a vital contributor to the Bank’s overall performance, strategic relevance, institutional effectiveness, and internal alignment.  The MD, Chief Evaluator exercises full managerial discretion, under Board oversight, in the composition, operational focus and methods, and resourcing of the Evaluation Department; in assuring the Department’s high professional reputation, trust and communication across Management and with the Board and its bodies; and, in its engagement with multiple other international financial institutions. This is a highly complex internal operating environment where the successful candidate will have mandated independence and objectivity, layered reporting line to 23 Directors and arms-length relationship to senior Management. 

Background

EvD is the core of an evaluation function in EBRD mandated by its Articles of Agreement.  To ensure objectivity and independence, the MD, Chief Evaluator reports directly to the Board of Directors with oversight provided by its Audit Committee. EvD sets standards, establishes priorities, delivers unique products and services to both Board and Management, and designs and manages a range of complex processes to accomplish this.  EvD independently evaluates Bank investment and technical cooperation projects, strategies and policies and, business processes. It reviews, validates or evaluates the full range of the Bank’s operational work, producing evidence-based evaluations as part of Bank accountability to its shareholders and other stakeholders, and lessons and recommendations to improve performance. Despite being independent, EvD works closely with Management to drive robust self-evaluation, the operational relevance of the EvD work programme, and that due attention is given to evaluation findings. EvD, Board and Management collaborate in the follow-up process for EvD recommendations and findings.

Accountabilities & Responsibilities

  • Engage with the Board of Directors, especially through the Board’s Audit Committee, to ensure the widest possible understanding and support for the mission, strategy and activities of the Evaluation Department.
  • Provide EvD with the leadership, strategic direction and managerial oversight to develop, advocate and successfully deliver a complex set of evaluation products and services, relevant to a wide range of institutional activities, to stakeholders, the Board, Management and clients.
  • Contribute directly to the Bank’s standing and reputation among its shareholders, institutional counterparts and the wider public, by delivering transparent accountability and objective evidence of performance.
  • Develop a medium term work plan for EvD setting out future directions, priorities, resource expectations and performance metrics, aligned to the Bank’s strategic agenda and Transition Qualities, to ensure EvD work is of the highest relevance and impact in light of the Bank’s mandate.
  • Prepare annual work programmes and budgets to translate strategic objectives into monitorable deliveries.
  • Work with Management to design, continually improve and advise upon the Bank’s Self Evaluation system, for example by providing training and to encourage the effective use of evaluation findings.
  • Ensure the work of EvD has the maximum impact by sequencing findings in good time to inform relevant aspects of the Bank’s wider strategic planning.
  • Participate in Senior Management-level meetings on an issue-basis and regularly consult directly with the President and Senior Management to build understanding of the value of evaluation work, deepen its integration into the Bank’s programmes and priorities, and ensure its responsiveness to organisational needs.
  • Ensure EvD attracts and retains highly capable staff with the competencies needed to produce world-class evaluation products and services of high impact and relevance. Ensure a positive work environment, and constructive wider relationships between EvD and multiple clients.
  • Engage with the President and other senior Bank staff and represent EvD and EBRD in multiple multilateral fora, and in some cases provides active leadership therein.

Knowledge & Experience​

  • Strong academic background to a high level in business, finance or relevant area.
  • In depth knowledge of evaluation’s role in a private sector oriented international financial institution (preferable) and an advanced knowledge of evaluation either as a provider or a user.
  • Strong leadership skills; ability to motivate, persuade and guide.
  • Strong managerial experience and skills, including planning and team building, resulting in a high level of staff engagement.
  • Experience in a multicultural environment.
  • Experience in working in the private sector or working with the private sector would be desirable.
  • Organisation awareness and ability to get things done.
  • Ability to apply sound professional judgement based on extensive practical experience.
  • Ability to devise creative solutions on complex issues regarding wider institutional performance.
  • Highly developed communication skills; ability to communicate with clarity and impact.
  • Ability to communicate complex technical and strategic issues to a wide range of internal (Board, Excom etc) and external (media, capitals etc) stakeholders.
  • Ability to formulate strategy and policy objectives and conceptual and strategic level skills, and capacity to connect them to a pragmatic and credible execution plan to achieve them.
  • Strong partnership skills and negotiation skills to enable positive engagement with teams throughout the Bank and contribute to the cohesiveness of the Bank's senior management.

Diversity is one of the Bank’s core values which are at the heart of everything it does.  A diverse workforce with the right knowledge and skills enables connection with our clients, brings pioneering ideas, energy and innovation. The EBRD staff is characterised by its rich diversity of nationalities, cultures and opinions and we aim to sustain and build on this strength. As such, the EBRD seeks to ensure that everyone is treated with respect and given equal opportunities and works in an inclusive environment. The EBRD encourages all qualified candidates who are nationals of the EBRD member countries to apply regardless of their racial, ethnic, religious and cultural background, gender, sexual orientation or disabilities.  As an inclusive employer, we promote flexible working.

By applying for this position you are consenting to your details being shared with this third party. If you have any queries in relation to this please contact ​talentacquisition@ebrd.com

EBRD Jobs: https://jobs.ebrd.com/job/London-MD%2C-Chief-Evaluator/627414201/​​

Mastercard Foundation
Head of Design & Learning


Kigali, Rwanda
1912-009L

Mastercard Foundation – Head of Design & Learning

"Every member of the Mastercard Foundation has been given a gift – an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of others. We are honoured, we feel privileged, and we take our responsibility seriously. Our goal is to help 30 million young people to secure dignified and fulfilling work by 2030."

Mastercard Foundation is a private, not-for-profit Foundation operating in over 31 countries with key hubs based across the African continent and in Toronto, Canada. Our vision is a world where everyone can learn and prosper. This means promoting inclusive prosperity on the continent for disadvantaged young people and their families. Achieving our vision will require us to program holistically and to work with others effectively.

Mastercard Foundation seeks to appoint its first Head of Design & Learning. Based in Kigali, Rwanda and reporting to the Chief Program Officer, the Head of Design & Learning delivers enterprise-wide impact through primary responsibility for portfolio design, program integration and innovation, institutional learning, employee innovation, and technical expertise. They will incorporate research-based insights into program design and will ensure continuous learning by assessing the performance and impact of programs and projects, supporting knowledge creation, capture and dissemination. They will cultivate a network of partners and will facilitate co-creation of programs to drive the optimism for Africa's future and scalable impact in Mastercard Foundation's target countries.

Mastercard Foundation has retained Russell Reynolds Associates to assist with this appointment. To apply, please send a CV and supporting statement highlighting briefly your motivation, experience and skills against the requirements of the role to responses@russellreynolds.com, including "1912-009L Head of Design & Learning" in the subject line of your email, or visit www.rraresponses.com. The closing date for the receipt of applications will be 10 February 2020.

Position Specification

Mastercard Foundation
Head of Program Planning


Kigali, Rwanda
1912-008L

"Every member of the Mastercard Foundation has been given a gift – an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of others. We are honoured, we feel privileged, and we take our responsibility seriously. Our goal is to help 30 million young people to secure dignified and fulfilling work by 2030."

Mastercard Foundation is a private, not-for-profit Foundation operating in over 31 countries with key hubs based across the African continent and in Toronto, Canada. Our vision is a world where everyone can learn and prosper. This means promoting inclusive prosperity on the continent for disadvantaged young people and their families. Achieving our vision will require us to program holistically and to work with others effectively.

Mastercard Foundation seeks to appoint its first Head of Program Planning. Based in Kigali, Rwanda and reporting to the Chief Program Officer (CPO), the Head of Planning provides strategic planning support to the CPO, coordinating program strategy and operations across countries. They hold primary responsibility for ensuring that the implementation of Young Africa Works is being planned for and adequately resourced, and that the Foundation has and maintains the right strategic Partnerships to achieve it, whilst also overseeing, managing, and closing-out the portfolio of previous programs outside of Young Africa Works and Scholars.

Mastercard Foundation has retained Russell Reynolds Associates to assist with this appointment. To apply, please send a CV and supporting statement highlighting briefly your motivation, experience and skills against the requirements of the role to responses@russellreynolds.com, including "1912-008L Head of Program Planning" in the subject line of your email. The closing date for the receipt of applications will be 10 February 2020.

Position Specification