Executive Opportunities

Position Title Organization Job/Reference Number Location Closing Date
Executive Director icddr,b 2001-071L Dhaka
Executive Director, Smart Power Africa Rockefeller Foundation Nairobi
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

icddr,b
Executive Director


Dhaka
2001-071L

​Headquartered in Dhaka, Bangladesh, icddr,b (formerly the International Centre for Diarrhoeal  Disease Research, Bangladesh) is an international public health research institution with a 58-year history of innovation. Its research agenda reflects the full spectrum of global health challenges affecting people living in poverty. In addition to world-class research, icddr,b provides vital humanitarian services, and has a strong record of knowledge translation, policy influence and training. icddr,b works with multiple government, academic and NGO partners in Bangladesh, ensuring a strong focus on local health issues and has long-standing ties with scientific collaborators in leading research institutions and universities across the world.

With the current Executive Director, Professor John Clemens, concluding his final term and due to leave the Centre in March 2021, the international Board of Trustees has launched a global search for the next Executive Director, with the intention that Professor Clemens' successor can join the organisation no later than February 2021. A proven leader, the successful candidate will bring a minimum of 15 years of successful experience as a senior scientist with international reputation and a credible body of peer-reviewed work related to one or more of icddr,b's research areas and a strong track record of mobilising resources, building relevant networks, and establishing strategic partnerships.

To apply, please send a full CV together with a supporting statement, briefly highlighting your experience and skills against the requirements of the role, together with any Grants raised and publications list, to responses@russellreynolds.com. Please quote the role title and assignment code 2001-071L in the subject heading of the email. All applications will be acknowledged.

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Rockefeller Foundation
Executive Director, Smart Power Africa


Nairobi

Over the course of the 20th century, The Rockefeller Foundation made great progress in the fight against global poverty by tackling some of the greatest issues of the times – building the infrastructure of public health and eradicating disease, and later transforming agriculture to confront the challenges of hunger, malnutrition, and food insecurity. By harnessing the power of scientific advancements, the Foundation helped catalyze pivotal moments in the persistent efforts to eradicate poverty over the last century. Today, it is at another critical tipping point – one where energy access and consumption provide the single best opportunity for fighting poverty across the world. 

The Executive Director, Smart Power Africa, will play a vital part in the Foundation's commitment to enable upward economic mobility for 200 million people by accelerating access to and consumption of reliable electricity in underserved, low-income communities by 2030.

Based in Nairobi, Kenya, the Executive Director will oversee the rollout of an ambitious platform of action aimed at transforming the pace, cost and impact of electrification in Africa by unleashing the full potential of distributed energy systems, especially mini-grids, within an integrated electrification framework. This will include building out an effective facility, Smart Power Africa (SPA), to support and drive scalable partnerships in the most promising markets in collaboration with committed national entities. It will also include coordinating with global and regional stakeholders to build an ambitious new multi-stakeholder Results-based Universal Electrification Fund for Africa in partnership with multilateral development banks, donors, philanthropic organizations and national governments.

The ED will bring a deep knowledge and networks across of the energy access and power space in Africa, and the right mix of leadership, entrepreneurial and management skills needed to drive this effort forward. This will include supervision of Directors and other team members, building a coalition of high-level partnerships at multiple levels, ensuring effective execution to deliver results on the ground. As a senior member of the Power Team they will be both an internal and external ambassador for the Foundation. 

The Rockefeller 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.

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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.

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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.

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