Executive Opportunities

Position Title Organization Job/Reference Number Location Closing Date
Vice Rector Academic Affairs University of Luxembourg 1902-008BL Luxembourg 03/17/2019
Secretary-General Science Europe 1902-005BL Brussels 03/15/2019
Director Financial Sector Deepening Kenya 1902-016L Nairobi, Kenya 03/11/2019
​Board Commissioner The Crown Estate ​P1804-102L ​London, UK ​03/08/2019
Chief Technology and Knowledge Officer Gavi, The Vaccine Alliance ​1901-014P Geneva, Switzerland 02/22/2019
Master University College, Oxford 1810-092L ​Oxford, United Kingdom​ 02/22/2019
Director Vaccine Supply and Demand ​Gavi, The Vaccine Alliance ​1901-013IN ​Geneva, Switzerland ​02/15/2019

University of Luxembourg
Vice Rector Academic Affairs


Luxembourg
1902-008BL

Founded in 2003, the University of Luxembourg is the first and only university of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. Multilingual and international, it is a modern institution with a friendly atmosphere. The primary focus of the University is research and the bulk of the degrees offered are at masters and doctoral level. It undertakes work in a broad range of disciplines and was ranked joint first for its international outlook in the THE World University Rankings 2016 and this is reflected in the composition of both staff and student bodies.

The University has three academic faculties devoted to first-rate teaching and research: the Faculty of Science, Technology and Communication; the Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance; and the Faculty of Language and Literature, Humanities, Arts and Education. It also has three interdisciplinary centres, which foster research excellence and knowledge transfer: the Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust, the Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine and the Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History.

The Vice-Rector for Academic Affairs of the University oversees all Learning-and Teaching-related activities (Bachelor, Master, lifelong learning). He/She also is responsible for all aspects of students' experience at the University of Luxembourg. Reporting to the Rector, the Vice-Rector for Academic Affairs will have a decisive and forward-looking role in defining the vision and strategy for the institution's L & T activities and will be key in introducing new student centered teaching methods. As a member of the senior management team, he/she will provide strategic leadership for the L & T activities across all three academic faculties and three interdisciplinary centres. Key responsibilities will also include evaluation and improvement of learning and teaching quality. The candidate will also be an ambassador for the organisation.

Candidates should demonstrate the ability to work "up, down and across" the organisation and bring the empathy and sensitivity to build constructive relationships with academic and managerial colleagues across all faculties. They should have the stature and the credibility to build and maintain a wide range of internal and external relationships with academic communities, civil society and other stakeholders and partners, promoting the University's excellence and enhancing its reputation. Furthermore, they should bring a performance-oriented working style and innovative and visionary thinking with regard to strategic planning activities.

The successful candidate for this role will be a full professor of international stature, with extensive leadership experience in leading academic affairs, including enhancing students' experience, in higher education institutions. He/she will also have expertise in setting-up and managing quality assurance systems in higher education and will demonstrate confirmed proficiency in English and French.

The University of Luxembourg has retained Russell Reynolds Associates to assist with this appointment. For further information on the position and additional details on qualifications, requirements and 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 1902-008BL in the subject line of your email.

The closing date for applications is 17th of March

Job Specification Documents:

 

Science Europe
Secretary-General


Brussels
1902-005BL

Science Europe (http://www.scienceeurope.org) is the association of public European Research Funding Organisations and major Research Performing Organisations (RPO) from 27 countries. Based in Brussels and established in 2011, the organisation's mission is twofold: active advocacy and collaboration between Member Organisations (MOs). The organisation has established itself as a recognised and respected 'third voice' in the European Research Area, alongside national governments and the European institutions, and impacts political decisions concerning science and research. The organisation also promotes exchange, sharing of best practices and co-operation between its Member Organisations (MOs) in terms of both policy and activities. Science Europe is based in Brussels (Belgium).

Together with the Governing Board (GB), the Secretary General will develop the strategy and policy for Science Europe, taking into consideration the input from the member organisations. The Secretary General will translate Science Europe' strategy into an action plan and will lead its implementation through the organisation of working groups, task forces, and high-level networks. The Secretary General will lead the Science Europe Office and will proactively monitor European and international developments in science and research policy and provide policy expertise. S/he will be the 'spokesperson' of Science Europe towards the European institutions and other stakeholders and will advocate and promote Science Europe's vision, strategy, and policies.

The Secretary General will have strong leadership skills and networking skills. S/he should have at least a Master's degree education level or equivalent and have at least 10 years of relevant professional experience, preferably within research at national level and/or in public research policy in the university sector or in wider government. An experience within the academic research area is an asset, as is familiarity with the research policies/programs of the European Union and member state institutions. The ideal candidate will have experience in budget and people management; and an excellent level of English (spoken and written). Operational knowledge of one or more EU official languages is a plus.

Science Europe has retained Russell Reynolds Associates to assist with this appointment. For further information on the position and additional details on qualifications, requirements and 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 1902-005BL in the subject line of your email. The closing date for applications is 15 March 2019.

Job Specification Documents:

Financial Sector Deepening Kenya
Director


Nairobi, Kenya
1902-016L

The Kenya Financial Sector Deepening (FSD) programme, FSD Kenya, is seeking to appoint a Director to lead the organisation.

FSD Kenya was established in early 2005 to support the development of inclusive financial markets in Kenya. FSD understands financial inclusion as being about harnessing the power of markets to improve people's lives.  It operates as an independent trust under the supervision of professional trustees, KPMG Kenya, with policy guidance from a Programme Investment Committee (PIC). Current funders include the Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA) and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

Exceptional gains have been made in expanding access to finance over the last decade in Kenya. Headline indicators show that today, over three quarters of the population have access to the formal financial system, compared with under a quarter in 2006. But this is yet translate into major impacts on the livelihoods of the poor.  Building on the strong foundations laid, FSD Kenya is today focused on how to create real value for low-income people through better financial solutions.   We are seeking a new Director to lead our work at the cutting-edge of building inclusive finance

Candidates for the role will be deeply committed to international development and able to deliver results in this complex and dynamic environment. They will combine deep knowledge and understanding of the challenges facing financial systems in emerging economies, with in-depth understanding of research and data analysis, and a strong track record of impact in the field. The Director will bring strong relationship management experience

with the ability to effectively engage with partners. This will be combined with demonstrated ability to lead and inspire a high performing organisation. S/he will be a compelling articulator of FSD's work to a range of external audiences, as well as willing and able to be hands-on in the management of its technical activities.

FSD Kenya has retained Russell Reynolds Associates to assist with this appointment. For further information on the position and how to apply, please review the position specification available via the link below.

The Selection Committee would welcome all applications and will review the field of candidates after 11 March. To apply, please send your CV and supporting statement to: responses@russellreynolds.com. Please include the role title and the reference number 1902-016L in the subject line of your email.

Job Specification Documents

The Crown Estate
​Board Commissioner


​London, UK
​P1804-102L

The Crown Estate is a £14bn UK real estate business with a portfolio unlike any other. It includes some of central London’s best places to work, shop and visit as well as brilliant destinations across the country (including retail assets and Windsor Great Park). We also have a substantial rural and coastal portfolio and play an active role in the UK’s world-leading offshore wind sector. We actively manage our portfolio to deliver strong returns for the nation’s finances, contributing over £2.7bn in the last 10 years. We take a long term view, working alongside our customers, partners and communities to create great experiences. We call this creating brilliant places through conscious commercialism.

We are seeking an exceptional individual to join our Board and help shape the business to be more customer-focused, services-based and digitally enabled. We are moving from a “bricks and mortar” model to one that delivers services and experiences to build deep relationships with customers and community, delivering value for all our stakeholders, and seizing the opportunities that demographic, social and technology trends create.

The successful candidate will have:

  • Experience of working at a strategic level in an organisation that has innovation, customer-focus and digital transformation at the core of its plans
  • Understanding and track record of enhancing the customer experience at scale
  • Proven track record of identifying and executing on new business opportunities
  • Knowledge of how to harness digital technology
  • Commercial and business acumen that will make a real contribution across a range of strategic and operational discussions

 

For further information about The Crown Estate please visit www.thecrownestate.co.uk.

The Board of The Crown Estate embraces diversity and promotes equality of opportunity; we welcome qualified applicants from all backgrounds.

Russell Reynolds Associates has been appointed to support this appointment for The Crown Estate.

For further information about this role please follow the link to the Candidate Information Pack below.

Closing Date 23:00hrs, Friday 8th March 2019

Job Specification Documents




Gavi, The Vaccine Alliance
Chief Technology and Knowledge Officer


Geneva, Switzerland
​1901-014P

This is an opportunity to join the senior leadership team at the world’s leading vaccines and immunisation organisation.

Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance is a public-private partnership committed to saving children's lives and protecting people's health by increasing equitable use of vaccines in lower-income countries. The Vaccine Alliance brings together developing country and donor governments, the World Health Organization, UNICEF, the World Bank, the vaccine industry, technical agencies, civil society, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and other private sector partners. Gavi uses innovative finance mechanisms, including co-financing by recipient countries, to secure sustainable funding and adequate supply of quality vaccines. Since 2000, Gavi has contributed to the immunisation of nearly 700 million children and the prevention of 10 million future deaths.

Gavi is seeking to appoint a new Chief Technology and Knowledge Officer, who will be a prominent member of the Senior Management Team. S/he will champion the Technology function and oversee technology change delivery, on-going IT services and future technology strategy.

Candidates for the role should bring a demonstrable track record of successful IT operational excellence, cost control, and innovation. Beyond classic CIO responsibilities, s/he should be experienced with SAP deployments as well as Data Solutions and CyberSecurity. Experience of operating in Gavi-eligible countries will be a distinct advantage.

Gavi is committed to diversity within its workforce and encourages applications from all qualified candidates.

The Gavi Alliance 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.

To apply for this post please send a copy of your CV and a Statement of Suitability to responses@russellreynolds.com, including the role title and reference 1901-014P in the email subject line.

The closing date for applications is 22 February 2019.

Job Specification Documents:


University College, Oxford
Master


​Oxford, United Kingdom​
1810-092L

The Governing Body of University College intends to elect a new Master as head of the College to succeed Sir Ivor Crewe who leaves office at the end of July 2020.

Founded in 1249, University College (or ‘Univ’ as it is known) is one of the oldest educational foundations in Oxford. It combines an ancient heritage with a thoroughly modern approach to fostering excellence in teaching and research. Its overriding focus is on academic endeavour at the highest standard. This is achieved through a strictly merit-based admission of students; tutorial teaching of undergraduates; a closely integrated graduate community; and a strong commitment to research in the Humanities, Sciences, and Social Sciences.

Univ has been innovative in many ways. In widening access, through its Opportunity Programme, undergraduate bursaries, and postgraduate scholarships; in enhanced support for the tutorial system; and in research, including, for example, the establishment of the Blockchain Research Centre.

The Master chairs Univ’s Governing Body, with which ultimate decision-making authority rests. In so doing, the Master both contributes to the strategic decisions the College takes and facilitates the debate and discussion necessary to the achievement of a consensus. The Master is also the outward-facing leader of the College, within Oxford and to the wider world.

Univ seeks applications from suitably qualified women and men who have achieved recognition for their achievements. Candidates will demonstrate an affinity for the academic purpose of the College and possess the intellectual stature to command the respect of the Fellowship. They will be accomplished leaders and experience of fundraising and development will be an important advantage.

Russell Reynolds Associates are assisting Univ with this appointment. For further information about this role and details of how to apply, please follow the link to the position specification below.

Applications are invited by 22nd February 2019.

Closing Date Friday 22 February 2019

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​Gavi, The Vaccine Alliance
Director Vaccine Supply and Demand


​Geneva, Switzerland
​1901-013IN

Gavi is a public-private partnership committed to saving children's lives and protecting people's health by increasing equitable use of vaccines in lower-income countries. The Vaccine Alliance brings together developing country and donor governments, the World Health Organization, UNICEF, the World Bank, the vaccine industry, technical agencies, civil society, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and other private sector partners. Since 2000, Gavi has contributed to the immunisation of nearly 700 million children and the prevention of more than 10 million future deaths.

Gavi is seeking to appoint a new Director Vaccine Supply and Demand. This individual will lead a large team with 3 units: Vaccine Implementation, Market Shaping, and Forecasting & Grant Operations, thus strategically planning for and enabling the equitable uptake of vaccines in Gavi supported countries. S/he will contribute to achieving Gavi’s mission by shaping the markets for vaccines and other immunisation products and working with partners to enable implementation of these programmes in the countries that Gavi serves. This includes incentivising the development, supply, pricing of quality vaccines and leading the design and implementation of vaccine programmes.

Candidates for the role should bring a demonstrable track record of successfully planning and implementing vaccine delivery. They would bring experience in marketing, supply chain, or commercial functions, and will be able to operate with credibility in high-level policy settings, whilst galvanising, inspiring, and developing colleagues across Gavi. They will have acute analytical skills, basing their decisions on sound evidence. There is a preference for experience in Gavi-eligible countries.

Gavi is committed to diversity within its workforce and encourages applications from all qualified candidates.

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

To apply for this post please send a copy of your CV and a Statement of Suitability to responses@russellreynolds.com, including the role title and reference 1901-013IN in the email subject line.

Closing Date: 15 February 2019

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