Executive Opportunities

Position Title Organization Job/Reference Number Location Closing Date
Non-Executive Director Crown Commercial Service 2001-032L London with travel within the UK (2-3 times annually) 17/05/2020
Director of Audit Inspection and Supervision Financial Reporting Council 2003-056L London 22/04/2020
Director of Audit Market Supervision Financial Reporting Council 2003-055L London 22/04/2020
Managing Director, Government Ordnance Survey 2002-085L Southampton 23/04/2020
Head of Human Resources and Organisation European Stability Mechanism P2001-028BL Luxembourg 22/04/2020
Executive Director icddr,b 2001-071L Dhaka
Chief Executive Officer IITB-Monash Research Academy 2003-003AU Mumbai, India 10/4/2020
Deputy Chief Executive and Second Permanent Secretary HM Revenue and Customs HMRC 2PS 2020 London 05/04/2020
Head of HIV/AIDS The Global Fund 2001-067L Geneva 2/04/2020
Head of Health Finance Department The Global Fund 1907-054L Geneva 30/03/2020
Managing Director, Deputy General Counsel The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development 2002-041L London 22/03/2020
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

Crown Commercial Service
Non-Executive Director


London with travel within the UK (2-3 times annually)
2001-032L

​The Crown Commercial Service (CCS) plays a vital role in helping the public sector buy goods and services to deliver maximum value for the taxpayer. Using their commercial expertise, CCS helps thousands of public and third sector buyers in the UK to purchase everything from locum doctors and laptops to police cars and electricity. It is the biggest public procurement organisation in the UK and the collective purchasing power of its customers, combined with its first-class procurement knowledge, means it can get the best commercial deals in the interests of taxpayers.

An opportunity exists to appoint a new Non-Executive Director to the Board of CCS. Led by the Non-Executive Chair, Tony Van Kralingen, the CCS Board is responsible for oversight of the organisation, with emphasis on its strategic direction, management control, and corporate governance. Non-Executive Directors make decisions covering the strategy and direction of the organisation, adding value by offering counsel, advice, and challenge.

CCS is seeking an exceptional individual to join their Board as a Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Technology and Digital Transformation Committee to support progression of the organisation's transformation journey.  Providing scrutiny, governance and strategic leadership grounded in board level experience, he/she will bring a successful track record of leadership in demanding, customer-focused environments.  To complement their existing Board, CCS are particularly interested in hearing from individuals who bring recent experience in leading large-scale digital transformation in complex organisations.

CCS is committed to diversity throughout the organisation, and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates.

CCS has retained Russell Reynolds Associates to advise on 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 specification below.

The closing date for applications is 23:59, Sunday 17 May 2020.

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Financial Reporting Council
Director of Audit Inspection and Supervision


London
2003-056L

​The mission of the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) is to promote transparency and integrity in business. These are cornerstones to generating public trust and confidence in UK business and help attract investment in successful companies that provide jobs, create prosperity and generate economic growth. The FRC sets the UK Corporate Governance & Stewardship Codes which aim to make investors more accountable to their clients and beneficiaries. It also sets standards for accounting, auditing and actuarial work. As the UK's independent regulator and the UK statutory audit regulator for Audit it monitors, and takes action where necessary, to promote the quality of corporate reporting and audit. It also operates independent enforcement arrangements for accountants and actuaries. Following the publication of the Independent Review by Sir John Kingman, the FRC will be going through a period of significant change as the recommendations are implemented and a new regulator is created. As part of the organisation’s transformation, the Supervision Division is being restructured with a number of new roles.

The Director of Audit Inspection and Supervision will be responsible for delivering the supervision of audit firms and the FRC’s programme of audit inspections with the objectives of high-quality audit and audit market resilience; key elements of FRC’s statutory responsibilities as the UK’s statutory audit regulator for audit. As part of delivering effective forward-looking supervision of major audit firms, he/she will form a view on their audit quality, the steps needed to improve it and the risks they pose to audit market resilience; whilst prioritising and communicating the actions required of firms and holding them accountable for delivery. He/she will successfully manage the delivery of the FRC’s annual inspections of a sample of audits of public interest entities and certain other entities, including local public bodies, ensuring appropriate selection criteria for audits that balance risk and coverage.

The FRC has retained Russell Reynolds Associates to advise on these appointments. For further information about the positions, including the performance and personal competencies required for each of them, please visit: www.rraresponses.com

The FRC believes that equality of opportunity and diversity is important in the work that it does and is strongly committed to being an inclusive employer. The organisation’s values of being fair and independent supports this commitment.

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. Please state if you require sponsorship.

The closing date for applications is 23:59 on Wednesday 22 April 2020.

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Financial Reporting Council
Director of Audit Market Supervision


London
2003-055L

​The mission of the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) is to promote transparency and integrity in business. These are cornerstones to generating public trust and confidence in UK business and help attract investment in successful companies that provide jobs, create prosperity and generate economic growth. The FRC sets the UK Corporate Governance & Stewardship Codes which aim to make investors more accountable to their clients and beneficiaries. It also sets standards for accounting, auditing and actuarial work. As the UK's independent regulator and the UK statutory audit regulator for Audit it monitors, and takes action where necessary, to promote the quality of corporate reporting and audit. It also operates independent enforcement arrangements for accountants and actuaries. Following the publication of the Independent Review by Sir John Kingman, the FRC will be going through a period of significant change as the recommendations are implemented and a new regulator is created. As part of the organisation’s transformation, the Supervision Division is being restructured with a number of new roles.

The Director of Audit Market Supervision will lead the FRC’s thematic work across audit firms on supervision of audit quality and audit market resilience; a key element of FRC’s statutory responsibilities as the UK’s statutory audit regulator for audit and a recommendation of the Kingman Review. He/she will design and deliver work across audit firms to mitigate risks to audit quality and market resilience by assessing and improving firms’ systems of audit quality control, as well as financial resilience, recovery planning, risk management and culture. He/she will develop and apply the Audit Firm Governance Code. The Director of Audit Market Supervision will also be responsible for implementing reforms to audit market structure, including operational separation of audit practices.

The FRC has retained Russell Reynolds Associates to advise on these appointments. For further information about the positions, including the performance and personal competencies required for each of them, please visit: www.rraresponses.com

The FRC believes that equality of opportunity and diversity is important in the work that it does and is strongly committed to being an inclusive employer. The organisation’s values of being fair and independent supports this commitment.

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. Please state if you require sponsorship.

The closing date for applications is 23:59 on Wednesday 22 April 2020.

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Ordnance Survey
Managing Director, Government


Southampton
2002-085L

​Ordnance Survey (OS) is the National Mapping Service of Great Britain. It creates, maintains, distributes and serves definitive and authoritative location data, products and services. Its digital products and services are relied on by government, businesses and individuals, and support innovation across a variety of markets and new technologies. Location data has the power to create new and exciting opportunities as we move towards a connected digital society. OS uses its valuable data and expertise, built on over 229 years of experience, to contribute to the future success of Great Britain and other nations.

The future of OS is exciting as the company has embarked on achieving high levels of commercial growth alongside its agreement with Government and the Consumer business. This will see OS operate globally, continue innovating and leading the way in the geospatial industry.

OS is now seeking to appoint a Managing Director, Government to support the organisation's fulfilment of its public task – creating, maintaining and disseminating consistent, definitive and authoritative geospatial and cartographic data in the national interest. She/he will be responsible for delivering the new Public Sector Geospatial Agreement (PSGA) and for developing commercial opportunities outside of the contract through other government customers. The new PSGA replaces the current Public Sector Mapping Agreement and One Scotland Mapping Agreement. Through this contract, the MD Government will ensure OS's public sector partners have access to the very best geospatial data available for their current and future needs, and ensure OS remains a key contributor to the data infrastructure of the country.

The MD Government will report directly to the Chief Executive and will be a key member of the executive team. She/he will design and implement a business plan to deliver on the agreed outcomes of the PSGA and to create the necessary structures and processes to develop strong customer relationships, drive operational efficiency and improve customer service. She/he will drive commercial value for the organisation by ensuring the timely delivery of products and milestones to the agreed quality and cost.

OS 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 click the link below to the position specification.

The closing date for applications is 23:59 on Thursday 23 April 2020.

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European Stability Mechanism
Head of Human Resources and Organisation


Luxembourg
P2001-028BL

​The ESM intends to appoint a Head of Human Resources and Organisation.

The European Stability Mechanism (https://www.esm.europa.eu/careers) is the permanent crisis resolution mechanism for euro area countries. It has launched five financial assistance programmes, provided financial support, monitored repayment capacity, and engaged with partner institutions for programme design in areas of financial interest.

The ESM is a unique place to work with around 190 individuals committed to making a difference to the future of the euro area. It recruits talented professionals of any nationality from both the private and public sector. The ESM maintain a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion and believe in their creative power which is achieved when people from various backgrounds are united in their efforts.

The Head of HR is responsible for developing and managing the ESM's overall HR function and providing guidance to the team on the different HR disciplines (e.g. recruitment and retention, performance management, compensation and benefits, HR administration, HR budget planning and monitoring, HR legal advisory, and HR data management, analytics and reporting). The Head of HR provides advice and comprehensive HR services to all members of staff. (S)he is also the first point of contact for ESM Management on people management issues, and positions the division as a strategic partner in all HR related matters.

The ESM 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.

The closing date for applications is 23:59 on 22nd of April 2020.

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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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IITB-Monash Research Academy
Chief Executive Officer


Mumbai, India
2003-003AU

​Established in 2008, the IITB-Monash Research Academy is an Australian-Indian research collaboration located at the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IITB) campus in Mumbai, India. With a focus on PhD training on a sizeable scale, the Research Academy brings a solutions-driven approach to addressing global problems. With strong industry involvement, it is taking the lead in solving some of the greatest challenges of our time.

IITB and Monash University's joint venture PhD program is unique in terms of size and scale with close to 200 PhD students, 400 researchers and 400 research projects.  Through collaborative research projects, the Research Academy produces a highly talented pool of graduates who are currently taking on world challenges in fields as diverse as novel approaches to drug delivery and sustainable forms of energy production.

The Research Academy is seeking an outstanding and dynamic leader with exceptional industry experience and networks, and with a record of strong and successful engagement with industry, government and business for appointment as CEO. The successful incumbent will oversee this unique facility while developing and leading a plan for sustained growth. The CEO will provide strong leadership and will develop and implement a strategy for the Research Academy that builds financial sustainability and quality outcomes in research and education. The CEO will enhance and promote the international standing of the Research Academy as a centre of cross-discipline research and teaching excellence. The position is primarily based at IITB in Mumbai.

IITB-Monash Research Academy has retained Russell Reynolds Associates to advise on this appointment. For further information about the position and how to apply, please contact Russell Reynolds Associates on IITB-Monash@russellreynolds.com  or +91 (22) 6733 2231. Alternatively, please email your covering letter, resume and a statement addressing the selection criteria to IITB-Monash@russellreynolds.com. Applications close at 5pm IST on Friday, 10 April 2020.  

HM Revenue and Customs
Deputy Chief Executive and Second Permanent Secretary


London
HMRC 2PS 2020

​HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) is one of the largest government departments and one of the UK's biggest organisations. Almost every individual and business in the UK is a customer of HMRC. We collect the taxes that pay for the UK's public services and provide financial support for families.

Our strategic objectives to ensure we are a trusted, modern tax and customs department are to; collect the right tax and pay out the right financial support, make it easy to get tax right and hard to break the rules, treat everyone fairly and protect society from harm and make HMRC a great place to work. We will deliver these objectives with our values of professionalism, integrity, respect and innovation.

HMRC is seeking its next Second Permanent Secretary, who will hold a pivotal leadership role, responsible for implementing the departmental strategy through the transformation and delivery of HMRC's operational and compliance services. You will lead over 50,000 of our people. You will be a pivotal leader in HMRC at a time of critical importance for our organisation and will have oversight of our major transformation portfolio, from the introduction of digital services for businesses to the department's move to a network of Regional Centres.

As Deputy Chief Executive you will be a key member of HMRC's Executive Committee. You will demonstrate and champion HMRC's values and play a primary role in the collective leadership of the Civil Service as a whole, personifying inspiring, confident and empowering leadership.  Together with the First Permanent Secretary you will be influential in role modelling and championing respect, inclusion and systems leadership both within HMRC and across the civil service, creating the culture and conditions where collective and problem led leadership can flourish in tackling complex challenges across organisational boundaries.

HMRC has retained Russell Reynolds Associates to advise on this appointment. For further information about the position and additional details on how to apply, please visit follow the position specification in the link below.

The closing date for applications is 23:55 Sunday 5th April 2020.

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The Global Fund
Head of HIV/AIDS


Geneva
2001-067L

​The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (the Global Fund) intends to appoint a Head of HIV/AIDS. S/he will play an important role in delivering the Global Fund's strategic objectives, and will be the Global Fund's lead voice of authority on responding to and ending the HIV epidemic.

The Global Fund is a 21st-century partnership organization designed to accelerate the end of AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria as epidemics. Founded in 2002, the Global Fund is a partnership between governments, civil society, the private sector and people affected by the diseases. The Global Fund raises and invests over US$4 billion a year to support programs run by local experts in more than 100 countries. Programs in countries supported by the Global Fund have saved more than 32 million lives.

The Head of HIV/AIDS will leverage the Global Fund's investment scale and unique country-level insights to shape the global HIV/AIDS health agenda. S/he will set the vision and strategy for how the Global Fund's approximate US$4 billion in annual investments contribute to the end of HIV/AIDS.  They will drive and mainstream the technical innovations necessary to end HIV/AIDS, while ensuring everyone, including key populations and adolescent girls and young women (AGYW), has equitable access to quality services. They will ensure the vision and strategy are effectively operationalized at scale and in line with Global Funding processes, and the HIV and broader health communities.

The Global Fund 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.

The closing date for applications is 23:59 on 2 April 2020.

 Position Specification

The Global Fund
Head of Health Finance Department


Geneva
1907-054L

​The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (the Global Fund) intends, to appoint a Head of their newly configured Health Finance Department. S/he will play an important role in delivering the Global Fund's strategic objectives, accelerating progress toward ending the epidemics of HIV, TB and

Malaria, and ensuring the development of sustainable systems for health. The Global Fund is a 21st-century partnership organization designed to accelerate the end of AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria as epidemics. Founded in 2002, the Global Fund is a partnership between governments, civil society, the private sector and people affected by the diseases. The Global Fund raises and invests over US$4 billion a year to support programs run by local experts in more than 100 countries. Programs in countries supported by the Global Fund have saved more than 32 million lives.

The Head of the Health Finance Department will play an important leadership and coordination role within the Global Fund to achieve a step-change in the capabilities and capacities devoted to domestic health financing. S/he will lead the Global Fund in playing a catalytic role in unlocking domestic funding from grant recipient countries, working alongside partners, such as the World Bank and Gavi, through the Sustainable Finance Accelerator.

The Global Fund has retained Russell Reynolds Associates to assist 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 specification below.

The closing date for applications is 23:59 on 30 March 2020.

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The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
Managing Director, Deputy General Counsel


London
2002-041L

​The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD, the Bank) seeks to appoint a new Managing Director, Deputy General Counsel (DGC).

Reporting to the General Counsel, the DGC will be an accomplished leader and legal professional and will serve as a critical member in the leadership of the Office of the General Counsel. The successful candidate will bring a sophisticated understanding of the legal complexity inherent in multi-jurisdictional development financing operations, and will provide effective, forward-thinking legal and policy advice on all corporate and administrative affairs, treasury, and corporate recovery legal matters. The ideal candidate will also have significant experience in capital markets, cross-border project financing and/or banking transactions. The DGC will play a critical role in wider institutional leadership and will serve as a member of senior management committees and ad-hoc working groups. 

The EBRD, which has global membership, is active operationally in about 40 countries and territories across Europe, Central Asia and the Southern and Eastern Mediterranean, supporting them in realising their potential as market-oriented economies. The EBRD invests in excess of €10 billion each year in project financing for banks, industries, and businesses. It is an active investor in strategic sectors fostering sustainable long-term growth and a pioneer in Green and Climate Finance. The Bank's investments and policy work contribute to transition resilience, market integration, and tackling critical global and regional challenges. 

The term of appointment is for a fixed-term of four years.

EBRD has retained Russell Reynolds Associates to assist with this appointment. For further information on the position and additional details on qualifications, requirements, and how to apply, please follow the link to the position specification below. 

The closing date for applications is 23:59 on 22 March 2020.

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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. 

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.

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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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