If you are a dynamic, experienced and highly collaborative leader, let’s change the world together. GBCHealth seeks a visionary, inspirational and strategic leader to drive impact and growth. Successful candidates will be outstanding communicators and coalition-builders, knowledgeable about business and health, with the standing, respect and authenticity to influence and partner with corporations, influencers and donors.
She/he must be entrepreneurial, flexible and adaptable, with superior business acumen that enables swift development and execution of ideas and plans. Strong consulting and project management experience is essential, along with the ability to inspire trust, confidence and collaboration across a diverse community of stakeholders. She/he will be a passionate advocate, catalyst and change agent, building and driving a small high-performing team, towards quality execution and financial sustainability.
Candidates must have 10+ years of experience and a track record of leadership in global health. An international perspective and strong networks are essential; some knowledge of African health sector ideal. Outstanding interpersonal, public speaking and communications skills are also key. The position is based in New York, requiring domestic and international travel, including Africa.
Position Summary and Responsibilities
Reporting to the GBCHealth Board of Directors, the President/CEO of GBCHealth articulates the organization’s vision and drives its strategic approach to fulfilling its mission to mobilize, harness and leverage the power, reach, assets and skills of the global business community to improve health and save lives. The President/CEO will work with the GBCHealth board to define the organization’s strategy and direction for 2021 - 2025.
The President/CEO is the external face of the organization and serves as an advocate, expert speaker and point of engagement with leading organizations in the private, nonprofit and international agency sectors. She/he is responsible for setting strategies, implementing board directives and overseeing all organizational operations including programming, fundraising and business development, staff management/development and financial oversight. Major responsibilities Include:
- Vision, strategy and board management (20%): Lead the development of a new four-year strategic plan to enhance the organization’s impact and effectiveness, particularly within the context of the current public health environment, and ever increasing need for close collaboration between public and private sectors. Actively engage the board to provide guidance and support in the areas most critical for organizational success (operational, financial, advocacy). In collaboration with current directors, strategically build the board to add depth in specific areas related to the organization’s evolving strategy and direction, recruiting and orienting two to three new Board members.
- Financial & operational leadership (25%): Build up financial resources to enable growth, impact and investment aligned with mission. Lead on revenue generation and fundraising, evaluating existing revenue sources, recruiting new donors and introducing new business opportunities and revenue streams. Ensure organizational stability and year-on-year growth of revenue and reserves. In collaboration with GBCHealth’s Vice President, be accountable for organizational budgeting and expense management, ensuring that cost, revenues and cash are in balance. Sustain a culture that drives performances and rewards productivity.
- Effectiveness as the focal point/backbone organization for health focused coalitions (25%): Direct, lead and motivate GBCHealth program staff to effectively design and deliver programs and activity streams, to support Focal Point roles with the Global Fund Private Sector Constituency and CAMA. Seek out and develop additional programmatic initiatives that will advance GBCHealth’s mission through these focal points (PSC and CAMA) and others.
- Effectiveness as a value added service provider to partners & members (30%): Through membership and partnership, engage with 50+ companies and organizations across a range of industries, sectors and geographies, particularly in Africa. Provide hands-on leadership to develop proposals and secure funding commitments to match the organization’s operational requirements and build reserves. Represent the organization in external settings, serving as the face of GBCHealth and a compelling advocate for its work. Sustain and enhance GBCHealth’s eminence through building productive relationships with other senior leaders of key stakeholder institutions (government, multilateral/UN agencies, international NGOs).
- Strategic and tactical, effectively balancing vision and execution
- Flexible, adaptable, agile leader; having a can-do, hands-on, problem-solving attitude
- Effective speaker with ability to inspire others, motivating action, generating confidence and trust in investors, partners, clients, Board, staff
- Strong consulting, relationship and project management skills; disciplined, proactive, self-starter
- Global mindset with international experience
- Comfortable and thrives in fast-paced, entrepreneurial, resources-constrained work environment
- Passionate about your work, persuasive, enthusiastic, energized
GBCHealth seeks a visionary and results-driven leader in global health with a demonstrated track record in strategic planning, human leadership, thought leadership and resource mobilization.
- 10+ years of relevant management experience, with a demonstrated record of leadership and success in the not-for-profit, business or public sector.
- Proven experience in building organizations that have set and achieved ambitious goals
- Exceptional strategic thinking skills, the ability to translate vision into execution and willingness to engage significantly in operational activities.
- Significant marketing and fundraising experience and high level of confidence and comfort making significant financial asks. Also, familiarity with the relevant donor community.
- Proven skills and experience in cross sector collaboration and leading multi-stakeholder partnerships.
- An established and extensive network of senior level contacts in the private and public sectors in both the developed and emerging markets (particularly Africa), with track record of influencing actions/outcomes.
- Extensive knowledge of the global health landscape, and a strong understanding of the key institutions and leaders within it.
- Solid understanding of the workings of private sector CSR/sustainability approaches, especially in the health realm.
- Demonstrated international experience; African links a plus.
- Excellent communications, presentation and networking skills and perfect command of written and spoken English; fluency in French a plus.
PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), a global network of firms delivering world-class consulting services, has been retained by GBCHealth to lead the candidate recruitment process. Your application requires a cover letter indicating why you are applying and your fit to the role, and a resume or CV. Candidates are encouraged to submit their applications as soon as possible, as applications will be reviewed and shortlisted as they are received.
Qualified candidates should apply by visiting www.pwc.com/ng/executive-search
GBCHealth is an Equal-Opportunity Employer and seeks a diverse pool of candidates for this position. Salary is commensurate with experience. The position is based in New York. Relocation costs are not covered.
For more information about GBCHealth, visit the website at www.gbchealth.org
About the Organization
GBCHealth is a nonprofit alliance of companies and nongovernmental organizations that engages the private sector to help address the world’s highest priority unmet health needs, with particular focus on developing and emerging countries. Founded in 2001 as the Global Business Coalition on HIV/AIDS, GBCHealth is at the forefront of supporting and leading cross-sector collaboration between companies and health agencies, and works closely with the United Nations, governments, multilateral organizations and civil society. As evidenced during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the GBCHealth team reacts quickly and efficiently to trends in health and development, connecting the right partners through coalitions, communication, advocacy and events to ensure that productive conversations are taking place to move issues closer to actions and solutions.
A focus on partnerships and fostering relationships, building solutions to development challenges: GBCHealth has strong relationships and partnerships with some of the most important stakeholders in the global health space. From corporations at the cutting edge of new innovations to combat infectious diseases to large multilateral institutions and local partners, our partners look to us to build a neutral space to come together and push important policy agendas forward. GBCHealth serves as the focal point for a number of private sector groups, and is working to help companies navigate in the COVID-19 era. Our work with the Global Fund Private Sector Constituency over the last 14 years is one of the cornerstones of GBCHealth’s global engagement on AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria, providing opportunities to stimulate global and local cross-sector partnerships to influence policy and drive action. GBCHealth also serves as the backbone organization for the Corporate Alliance on Malaria in Africa (CAMA), a coalition of companies committed to malaria eradication in sub-Saharan Africa.
A global vision with regional roots: Following strategic steps to expand the reach of GBCHealth to make a meaningful impact on Africa, the continent with the highest disease burden and greatest health challenges, GBCHealth co-founded the African Business Coalition for Health (ABCHealth) in partnership with Nigerian-based Aliko Dangote Foundation. While GBCHealth is at the epicenter of global health through its presence in New York City and Geneva, our regional staff located in West Africa allow us to work with local partners on the ground and offer stakeholders critical perspectives and connections from the countries they are aiming to serve. Launching, and now partnering with, ABCHealth means that we have a wide-ranging reach across the continent of Africa and can help local companies to amplify their work at an international level. This area of strategic focus is and will continue to be a foundation for strengthened relevance, impact and growth for GBCHealth in the years ahead.
Engaging the private sector in meaningful ways: GBCHealth was ahead of the curve when it came to engaging corporations in critical conversations around their role as a conduit of good health and wellbeing for their employees, greater community, and the world at large. We continue to play an integral role in translating the work and importance of businesses to stakeholders in other sectors who may need help understanding the importance of private sector input in the work they do, and for businesses who want support in navigating the global health landscape, ensuring meaningful and integrated contributions and solutions. GBCHealth is partnering with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) on the Demographic Dividend to encourage important partnerships in health, empowerment, education and employment to reduce vulnerability and support young people and women in west and central Africa, brokering country-level partnerships with government ministries and others.
COVID-19, pandemics and business engagement: The COVID-19 pandemic is affecting the world in unprecedented ways, with serious implications for global public health programs. COVID-19 threatens our collective progress towards the eradication of HIV, tuberculosis (TB) and malaria. Severe disruptions to routine healthcare services due to lockdowns, diversion of healthcare workforce to the COVID-19 response, and disruption of travel and supply chains have an immediate impact on our collective ability to prevent, diagnose and treat these three infectious diseases. The private sector has been an indispensable advocate, partner and stakeholder in addressing these epidemics. Businesses are instrumental in addressing COVID-19 in a myriad of ways, including raising funds and supporting national responses, investing directly in primary healthcare, taking critical steps to protect their employees and communities, and leveraging their capabilities in communications, manufacturing and supply of health products - including innovation in new treatments and vaccines – to address the pandemic. Given our nearly two decades of work on these communicable diseases, we believe it is important to draw attention to the escalating issues around prevention and treatment, and to highlight the work that is being done by the private sector through cross-sector partnerships to help mitigate increasing risks. The current pandemic only reinforces the strong business case for private sector engagement in health. We see opportunities to help the business community navigate within this new landscape, helping them to prepare and protect their employees, their communities and their businesses, within this pandemic and from the threat of future pandemics.