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The Amsterdam Institute for Global Health and Development (AIGHD) is hiring a General Manager. Reporting to the Chair of the Executive Board of Directors and participating in the Executive Board, the individual is a key member of the Operational Management Team and a bold, strategic thinker. Applying leadership and people management skills, the individual manages the overall daily operations of AIGHD.
Specifically, the General Manager is responsible for a wide variety of key tasks including budgeting, partnerships and ensuring the smooth operation of day-to-day management of the organization. As an organization with a complex, international network of stakeholders which includes academic institutes, funding agencies and NGOs, the successful candidate’s flexible and pragmatic approach is vital for success.
The individual’s result-oriented approach and ability to motivate a workforce will guide our organization in building and maintaining relationships with partners, increasing staff engagement, strategically ensure financial sustainability and achieving our strategic targets. As part of this diverse portfolio, the individual must be able to make swift, informed decisions in consultation with the (chair of) executive board on behalf of the organization while maintaining a high level of professionalism in all situations. Candidates should have strong leadership and interpersonal skills, with a proven ability to work across cultures while effectively negotiating positive business outcomes.
Main areas of responsibilities and tasks:
Implementing strategy and direction
Building and leading the team
Allocating budget and reporting on finances
AIGHD offers an excellent job opportunity in a cutting-edge working environment in global health and development and a salary in line with prevailing sector standards. AIGHD has a fulltime workweek of 40 hours, 25 days leave annually, an attractive collective pension plan and a very comprehensive collective health insurance scheme. The position is based at the office of AIGHD in Amsterdam.
The Amsterdam Institute for Global Health & Development (AIGHD consists of 70 staff & researchers and phd students) is a research and education institute with a mission to address challenges in global health and development by conducting collaborative interdisciplinary research, generating insights and solutions, and educating the next generation of global health leaders.
AIGHD conducts collaborative, interdisciplinary research prioritizing infectious disease elimination, antimicrobial drug resistance, chronic care & ageing, urbanization & health, health markets, and economics of human development. It aims to educate and inspire the next generation of global health leaders at undergraduate, post-graduate and professional levels to shape a healthier and more prosperous future for all. AIGHD aspires to accelerate progress on global health objectives by sharing knowledge and insights with global agencies, governments, NGOs, and the scientific community.
Amsterdam Institute for Global Health and Development (AIGHD)
Paasheuvelweg 25, 1105 BP, Amsterdam