Executive Opportunities

Position Title Organization Job/Reference Number Location Closing Date
Chief Executive Be the Business P2005-062L London 13/07/2020
Vice President, Office of the Compliance Advisor Ombudsman (CAO) International Finance Corporation (IFC) and The Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA) 2006-012L Washington DC 31/07/2020
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

Be the Business
Chief Executive


London
P2005-062L

Be the Business is the movement for economic recovery, believing that for too long, the UK has struggled to engage and persuade hundreds of thousands of firms to become more ambitious and adept at growing their business. That can't be true for the recovery and the renewal of the UK economy. We must now mobilise and support millions of business owners and managers around the country to adopt winning strategies to restart, recover and rebuild. 

The CEO of Be the Business must take on this challenge. They will have all the backing they need to succeed: an advisory Board of Britain's leading business people; dozens of large corporate partners offering resource and expertise; funding and policy support from Government; ambassadors in every region of the country; and a superb and inspired team of 40 people hired in the past three years for this endeavor.

It will be the CEO's job is to show this can be done. And through high impact interventions on the ground, point the way forward for business and policy leaders to see the answers and deliver them at scale. S/he will relish the chance to make innovative interventions with real businesses and then take the answers to the highest offices in the land and persuade them of new opportunities. The CEO will spend equal time with business owners of small and varied firms, FTSE CEOs, Cabinet Ministers and City Mayors. The movement the CEO will lead will make sure that recovery is for all and spreads from the bottom up, not the top down.

Candidates for this high profile role will have a track record of leadership and of influencing to effect change, and a proven ability to deliver, both directly and through others. The Chief Executive needs to be a first class communicator, a diplomat who is able to speak truth to power. Above all s/he must be a visionary, with a passion to deliver change.

Be the Business is committed to improving the diversity of British businesses and to leading from the front in its own attitude towards diversity and inclusion. It welcomes and encourages applications from a diverse range of candidates.

The closing date for applications is 13th July 2020.

Be the Business 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 view the position specification via the link below.

To apply, please send a full CV together with a supporting statement, briefly highlighting your experience and skills against the requirements of the role, to responses@russellreynolds.com. Please quote the role title and assignment code P2005-062L in the subject heading of the email. All applications will be acknowledged.

Position Specification

International Finance Corporation (IFC) and The Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA)
Vice President, Office of the Compliance Advisor Ombudsman (CAO)


Washington DC
2006-012L

The Office of the Compliance Advisor Ombudsman (CAO) is the independent recourse and accountability mechanism of the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA) for social and environmental concerns raised by people and communities affected by projects supported by IFC or MIGA. The CAO is organized as a Vice Presidency Unit (VPU), independent from the IFC's and MIGA's line of management of operations, headed by the Vice President, CAO (the CAO VP), who reports directly to the President of the World Bank Group.  The CAO VP acts as an independent advisor to the President on matters of environmental and social impacts raised by communities to the CAO.  The mandate of the CAO is to address complaints by people affected by IFC/MIGA supported projects in a manner that is fair, objective and constructive, and to enhance the social and environmental outcomes of projects in which those institutions play a role.

The CAO's mandate, scope of work, organization and qualifications are articulated in the position specification below.

To apply, please send a full CV together with a supporting statement, briefly highlighting your experience and skills against the requirements of the role, to responses@russellreynolds.com. Please quote the role title and assignment code 2006-012L in the subject heading of the email. All applications will be acknowledged. The closing date for applications is July 31st 2020.

Position Specificiation

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.

Position Specification

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.

Position Specification

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.

Position Specification

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