Executive Opportunities

Position Title Organization Job/Reference Number Location Closing Date
Deputy Executive Director, Field Results Group UNICEF 1902-047L New York 03/29/2019
Vice Rector Academic Affairs University of Luxembourg 1902-008BL Luxembourg 03/17/2019
Secretary-General Science Europe 1902-005BL Brussels 03/15/2019

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.

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University of Luxembourg
Vice Rector Academic Affairs


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 March.

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Science Europe


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.

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