Executive Opportunities

Position Title Organization Job/Reference Number Location Closing Date
Director of Communications Gavi, The Vaccine Alliance 1903-004BL Geneva 04/29/2019
Chief Executive Genomics England 1903-063L London 04/22/2019

Gavi, The Vaccine Alliance
Director of Communications


Geneva
1903-004BL

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 of Communications, who will be a prominent member of the Gavi Leadership Team and play a strategic role in the organisation. The Director of Communications will lead an international team of communication professionals to continue to raise the profile of Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance and immunisation, by positioning them within an increasingly broader global health context. Including the ongoing development of Gavi's brand and narrative, strengthening of its digital engagement and the preservation of its reputation.

The Director of Communications will also be an excellent communicator with seasoned political judgement, scaling up public support and increase alliance partner while having in-depth knowledge of digital communications and campaigns. Ensuring a fully integrated and aligned 'campaign' approach that is targeted and effective with the many audiences Gavi seeks to reach.

Candidates for the role will be accomplished leaders of a communication function and accustomed to operating at the most senior levels in complex international organisations. They will bring an appreciation of Gavi's public-private partnership model. From whatever sectoral background they come, whether commercial, government, or third sector, they will display the resilience and leadership to thrive in a multi-stakeholder environment. While scale and global reach will be important qualifications, Gavi will place a particular premium on solutions-oriented leaders, who provide clear and practicable advice to colleagues.

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 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 1903-004BL in the subject line of your email.

The closing date for applications is April 29th 2019.

Job Specification Documents:

Genomics England
Chief Executive


London
1903-063L

Genomics England is leading the world in genomics research and medicine by sequencing the genomes of 1 million people and leading the analysis that will transform the way in which we understand genetic diseases. This pioneering work is already making a difference to the lives of people whose genomes have been sequenced: 1 in 5 rare disease patients have received a diagnosis and half of cancer patients are getting a result that qualifies them for a clinical trial or better treatment plan.

This is a pivotal time for Genomics England as it transforms itself from a project-based organisation to a self-sustaining service within the English health system. The organisation will become a destination employer at the centre of a new ecosystem of genomics research, working at unprecedented scale to secure our place as the global leader in the field.    

The Chief Executive is responsible for leading this transformation. S/he will bring the skills to be a hands-on entrepreneurial leader and team builder, as well as the ambassadorial qualities to promote the organisation and the field of genomic medicine at home and abroad. S/he will be a skilled communicator with the ability to manage complex relationships across the NHS, academia and the private sector. Above all, the Chief Executive will bring a passion and commitment to ensure that patients benefit from the transformative potential of genomic medicine.  

Genomics England has retained Russell Reynolds Associates to advise on this appointment. For more information about the position and additional details on qualifications, requirements, terms and conditions of service please review the position specification available via the link below.

To apply, please send your CV, cover letter and completed appendix forms to: responses@russellreynolds.com, including the role title and the reference number 1903-063L in the subject line of your email.

 The closing date for applications is Noon, April 22nd 2019.

Job Specification Documents:

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