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Our purpose is clear: to empower the humanitarian community to improve humanitarian response. We make this happen by supporting and championing the outcomes of robust research and proven innovations.
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Closing date: Thursday, 2 April 2020

Planned interview date: Thursday, 16 April 2020, London

Are you an experienced and dynamic leader with a track record of managing fast paced and high achieving teams? Can you lead an organisation smoothly through significant growth and change? Are you committed to improving humanitarian outcomes? Can you inspire others, develop talent, and communicate with impact?

We are looking to recruit an Interim Chief Executive Officer to lead our organisation during the maternity leave for our CEO. We are looking for an exceptional individual to provide effective leadership and oversight of our organisation through a period of exciting growth whilst ensuring we continue to deliver against our ambitious strategy.

Elrha is a leading actor in the humanitarian system focused on research and innovation. We work to improve outcomes for those affected by crises by ensuring that humanitarian practice is based on evidence of what works, and tools and techniques used are continually improved through research and innovation. We fund and support research and innovation projects around the world, working in partnership with humanitarian organisations, the international research community, the private sector and other actors engaged in research and innovation.

Elrha has recently secured major new funding to expand our programmes and our global reach. The interim CEO will lead the organisation through a period of exciting growth and expanded delivery.

We are looking for an individual with substantial experience in leading organisations in the not-for-profit sector. You will be able to inspire and support a high-achieving team through a period of significant growth whilst ensuring we continue to meet our strategic goals and be fully responsible for enabling the organisation to deliver our ambitious workplan.

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To be successful you will need to have significant experience in similar leadership roles with a track record of managing growth and delivering results in a fast-paced environment. Motivated by Elrha’s vision and values you will bring the ability to combine long term vision with an eye for detail, inspiring confidence in staff and colleagues alike. You will be flexible and hands-on and will have exceptional interpersonal skills.

Please include your salary expectations for the position in your personal statement.

We are committed to the safeguarding and protection of children in our work. We will do everything possible to ensure that only those who are suitable to work with children are recruited to work for us. This post is subject to a range of vetting checks including a criminal records disclosure.

If you share our mission, are passionate about making it happen and strongly believe you can contribute then join us and we’ll give you every opportunity to succeed. We look forward to hearing from you.

Please note that the application link will take you to Save the Children’s job portal.  This is because Elrha makes use of the same portal.

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