Global Fund Advertises for new Executive Director
Bernard RiversArticle Type:
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ABSTRACT The Global Fund has issued advertisements for a new Executive Director to take over from Dr. Richard Feachem, who is not applying to have his contract renewed.
The Global Fund has issued advertisements for a new Executive Director to take over from Dr. Richard Feachem, who, as previously reported, is not applying to have his contract renewed. The position is not posted in the “Jobs” section at the Fund’s own web site, but the ad can be seen at places such as http://economsit.com/classifieds/view_classified.cfm?sitd=4682.
The post, described as “one of the most exciting opportunities in international health and development”, requires “very high calibre” candidates with strengths in leadership and strategic management, international experience with health and development, and experience working with boards of directors. The latter point is reinforced when the advertisement states that “an absolute prerequisite” is demonstrated potential for enjoying excellent relations “with country partners, with key international partners, such as the UN, with the Board, and with staff of the Secretariat.”
The position becomes vacant in January 2007, and the closing date for applications is 21 July 2006. The Terms of Reference for the position are publicly available at www.theglobalfund.org/en/files/boardmeeting13/GF-B13-14_Report_of_the_Executive_Director_Transition.pdf.