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$90,000 - $110,000 per year
Contract, Full-time
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The organisation

Worldwide mental health conditions are increasing and depression alone is on track to be the leading disease burden by 2030. The world is not yet equipped to handle this growing crisis, especially in low and middle income countries. The global COVID-19 pandemic has only increased the urgency to improve access to, and investment in, mental health care for all.

United for Global Mental Health is dedicated to creating a world that enables good mental health for all. We focus on what will make the most difference to global mental health, and we build whatever it takes to make that happen.

We ​unite: c​ampaigners, practitioners, national organisations, businesses, people with lived experiences, funders, researchers, governments, and international bodies so that they can learn, collaborate and make greater progress together.

We ​incubate​: Designing and setting up the initiatives that will make the most impact on global mental health and helping them to grow and ultimately flourish independently.

The role

We are searching for a Director to lead the organisation in its work to improve independent monitoring and accountability on mental health around the world. The aim is to increase political and financial support for mental health at global and national levels and ensure policies are enacted in line with global and nationally set targets and indicators. This role will develop and lead the strategy and direction for independent Monitoring and Accountability (M&A), working with colleagues internal and external to UnitedGMH to achieve results that positively impact mental health on the ground. 

About you

You are a driven individual who is passionate about mental health and determined to make a difference to the lives of as many people as possible. You will have a proven knowledge and understanding of global health and (preferably) mental health independent monitoring and accountability; a network of contacts in relevant areas at national and global level; and an ability to develop and execute strategies to achieve change at the highest levels of government and international organisations working with a wide variety of stakeholders. You will be familiar with the current and potential ways to monitor progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals and other targets and indicators for global health and (ideally) mental health. You will have a proven track record in developing and executing initiatives to improve accountability involving a wide range of stakeholders and garnering international and national level engagement and support. 

 

Duties:

Management and Administration

  • Senior Management: support the CEO and the team to ensure the Charity's operations and  resources are managed in accordance with policies and procedures, ensuring compliance with legal requirements and good practice in all aspects of the Charity’s work. 

  • Lead monitoring and accountability for the work of UnitedGMH as a whole, internally and externally, in line with our reporting requirements and in support of greater transparency and accountability to the mental health community and our stakeholders.

  • UnitedGMH and American Friends of Mental Health Board engagement: support the CEO and the team in reporting to the UnitedGMH board and the American Friends of UnitedGMH.

  • Line manage: independent monitoring and accountability staff and consultants.

  • Strategy: support the CEO and team in the overall development of the charity’s strategy; and lead the development, implementation and evaluation of the charity’s strategy for partnerships, campaigns and communications.

  • Reporting: support the CEO and team to ensure the development of papers for board meetings, donor reports and annual charity reporting and ensure timely submission.

  • Financial Management: support the CEO and team to ensure the development of the annual budget and ensure effective monitoring and management of resources; lead and oversee the budget and reporting for M&A work.

Independent Monitoring & Accountability

  • Strategy: Ensure the development, implementation, monitoring and reporting of key M&A strategies and activities against agreed outcomes in order to support the global mental health community to increase political support at global and national level for mental health and greater progress to deliver up to date policies and high quality services at national and local level. 

  • Countdown 2030 for Global Mental Health: supported by the UnitedGMH team and external stakeholders, lead the development and ongoing work of the Countdown 2030 for Global Mental Health; develop the follow up to the pilot phase (ending July 2020) with the aim of developing and delivering a global mechanism available to all. 

  • Annual independent M&A report: supported by the UnitedGMH team and external stakeholders, lead the development and ongoing work for an annual independent M&A report for mental health; develop the concept, partnerships and funding for the exercise and lead the team to deliver the pilot report in 2021 with annual reports thereafter. 

  • Global Mental Health Action Network: support the Policy, Partnerships and Campaigns Director/Principal to develop and lead the network; and provide independent M&A expertise and lead relevant initiatives with partners to achieve change at global and national level. 

  • Health economics, data modelling and statistics: lead relationship building and oversee relevant experts in the fields of health economics, data modelling and statistics. 

  • Representation: Oversee strategic relationships with mental health M&A policy experts, advisors and partners to ensure the charity operates on the cutting edge of global mental health M&A developments, including oversight of the strategic partnership with Countdown 2030 partners.

  • Management: Oversee independent M&A staff and all related work of the charity, consultants and associated partners.

Fundraising

  • Strategy: Ensure the charity has a clear and regularly updated strategy for fundraising for IM&A work developed in collaboration with the Fundraising manager; secure sufficient funding to cover the IM&A area of work; and support the organisation to secure sufficient funding for its work as a whole. 

  • Identify new funding opportunities and lead on pitches to donors with the support of the team. Ensure the charity fulfills all reporting requirements and manages donor stewardship effectively.

  • Relationship management: Maintain and strengthen relationships with UnitedGMH donors.

Representation

  • Represent UnitedGMH as required both in private and public settings..

  • Relationship building and management: actively build relationships with key stakeholders particularly as related to IMA work.

Other duties that may be required by the CEO and board of trustees.

 

Essential attributes and experience

  • Extensive management-level experience relevant to the role

  • An entrepreneurial and enterprising approach to work

  • A team player with the ability to work well with colleagues and partners across different backgrounds and disciplines 

  • An ability to inspire and lead teams internal and external to your organisation

  • Knowledge and understanding of global health with a network of contacts

  • An ability to develop and execute strategies to achieve change at the highest levels of government and international organisations working with a wide variety of stakeholders

  • Experience of working in global health and/or international development at global and country level

  • A proven ability to build and develop partnerships and initiatives to promote collaborative working 

  • A proven knowledge and understanding of health economics, data modelling and statistics and ability to convey complex information using data.

  • Successful track record in developing and executing programme funding proposals and securing 5 figure fundraising gifts

Desirable attributes and experience

  • A second language in addition to English

  • A proven track record in developing and executing strategies to achieve independent monitoring  and accountability mechanisms and initiatives

  • Knowledge and understanding of mental health, a network of mental health contacts around the world, and an ability to develop and execute strategies to achieve change on mental health at the highest levels of government and international organisations working with a wide variety of stakeholders.

  • Familiar with, and a champion of, policy and practice informed by global and national experts including People With Lived Experience of mental health conditions. 

  • Experience of working in mental health and/or international development a country level

  • Successful track record in developing and executing programme funding proposals and securing 6 figure fundraising gifts

Applications will be reviewed and interviews conducted on a rolling basis so please do not hesitate to register your interest. 

This is a global remote role and you must already have the right to work in the country where you are based.

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Refreshed on: 29 June 2021
Closing date: 30 July 2021
Tags: Policy/Research, Senior Management

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