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The Elders is an independent group of eminent global leaders, brought together by Nelson Mandela in 2007, who work together for peace and human rights worldwide. The Elders are assisted by a small team based in London.

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  • Programme Director

    We are currently seeking an exceptional individual to take on a new role in the Senior Management Team, created to strengthen our capacity for effective programme development and enhance our mission impact. Reporting to the Chief Executive, the Programme Director will be responsible for designing and implementing practical programmes to maximise The Elders’ convening power and amplify their voices on behalf of the poor and marginalised.

    The successful candidate will pick up a broad portfolio of programme work and must have an extensive range of skills. S/he must be able to demonstrate significant strategic and operational programme management experience, outstanding people management skills and a track record of delivering transformational change. S/he will have strong policy and analytical acumen as well as keen political antennae and the ability to work effectively in a variety of cultural environments. S/he must have the strategic skills to play a significant role as a member of the Senior Management Team and as a key advisor to the Chief Executive. In addition, the role requires an individual with the ability and gravitas to build and influence effective alliances that will further promote The Elders’ work. Perhaps most importantly, s/he will demonstrate a strong commitment to ethical leadership and the vision, mission and values of The Elders.

    To apply or to download further information on the required qualifications, skills and experience for the role, please visit quoting reference 1877.

    The closing date for applications is 9am (GMT) on Friday 9 January 2015.

The Elders are independent global leaders, brought together by Nelson Mandela, who offer their collective influence and experience to support peace building, help address major causes of human suffering and promote the shared interests of humanity.

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