Global Health and Development Director

Rethink Priorities
Location Remote
Application deadline 25 February 2024
Contract type Permanent
Hours Full-time
Salary USD$125,250
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Rethink Priorities is seeking a Director to join its Global Health and Development (GHD) Department, working closely with all team members and managing senior managers.

About the organisation

Rethink Priorities is a research and implementation group that identifies pressing opportunities to make the world better. They act upon these opportunities by developing and implementing strategies, projects and solutions to key issues. They do this work in close partnership with foundations and impact-focused non-profits. Their work covers important and neglected cause areas, including animal welfare, artificial intelligence, climate change, global health and development, and other work to safeguard a flourishing long-term future.

Brief description of the role

The Department typically carries out short research projects, often commissioned by philanthropic organisations and other relevant actors in the global health and development space. This position is ideal for someone who is interested in: overseeing secondary research on a wide range of topics; the potential to have a positive impact through their work; working in a collaborative environment; having project lead/management responsibilities.

Key roles and responsibilities

In their daily work, the Director of Global Health and Development (DGHD) will perform the following responsibilities and tasks:

  • Oversee the team as they conduct secondary research, leading and coordinating various projects.
  • Lead the team’s fundraising execution and maintain relationships with various stakeholders.
  • Help optimise the GHD department’s strategy and execution at all levels of the department, to ensure progress towards the organisation’s overall vision and outstanding deliverables.

Experience and skills

Demonstrated experience having the following skills / competencies: Impact focus, research rigor, strategic and critical thinking, reasoning transparency, time and self-management, collaboration and teamwork, written and verbal communication, outreach / networking, project management, fundraising and budgeting, organisational communication, workflow management, adaptability, performance management, culture.