Executive Director [CLOSED]

[This position closed on March 18th, 2018] GNDR is currently looking for an outstanding individual to be the successor to its founding Executive Director and lead its secretariat and global network. You will lead our organisation through the next phase of our journey, be responsible for the overall development, leadership and management of GNDR, and serve as the head of GNDR’s international Secretariat. This is a Full Time position.

The Global Network of Civil Society Organisations for Disaster Reduction (GNDR) is searching for a successor to its founding Executive Director to lead its secretariat and global network. You will be working to reduce disaster risk around the world and increase community resilience. We are looking for a strategic leader and communicator with a commitment to the role of civil society in building disaster resilience and strengthening Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) at the grassroots level. This is an exciting opportunity to lead a growing network with a vital role to play in a world facing climate change and other geopolitical disruptions.

The GNDR network has over 850 members in more than 140 countries. Our members seek candidates with global familiarity with DRR (especially the Sendai Framework and Agenda 2030) and rich experience with consortia or networks. GNDR is going through a period of growth and change so the successful candidate will also show strong skills in leading people and organisations as well as building and sustaining relationships.

The Executive Director will be based in Teddington, London, UK and the salary range is £65,000 - £86,000 per year. Fluent English is required, with Spanish and French desirable. The main duties and responsibilities of the job as well the skills, qualifications and experience needed are set out in the document linked below.

Recruitment for this role is being handled by Mission Talent and further information can be found here:

Applications must be addressed to Mission Talent via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. stating '/GNDR-ED+YourSurname' in the subject line.

To apply for this role, kindly attach your CV (in English) and a motivation letter (of 350 words or less) which summarises how your profile aligns with the key requirements, skills and abilities of this role. Please send these as .docx or .rtf files only. The deadline is March 18th 2018.

Closing date for applications is 18th March 2018.


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