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Director of Partnership Development

Washington, D.C. / Flexible
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The International Budget Partnership (IBP) is an independent, non-profit organization headquartered in Washington, D.C, with offices in India, Kenya, and South Africa. We work with non-profit organizations globally to shape the fiscal transparency and accountability field, ensuring public budgets are open to public engagement and are used to transform the lives of poor and marginalised communities. We are now at a pivotal moment in our organization's development and are seeking to strengthen the impact of our work still further with the appointment of a Director of Partnership Development.

This is an exceptional opportunity to be part of driving real change and transforming people's lives in a newly created position. Reporting to the Executive Director, the new Director will join IBP at a time when we are reviewing our next five year strategy and will play a key role in shaping the vision and direction of the organization in collaboration with senior colleagues, as well as developing and building a geographically dispersed team.

A strategic and inspirational leader, you will lead IBP's work to build independent civil society organizations with the ability to monitor and influence budget processes and policies in developing countries. You will also oversee efforts to broaden a dynamic international peer learning network of institutions and work with senior colleagues in the development of our grant making and technical assistance project and in securing resources for IBP's work from diverse donors.

With your experience of delivering innovative and impactful programs on governance across countries and regions, you bring sound knowledge of civil society advocacy initiatives internationally. Collaborative in approach, your communication and relationship building skills will enable you to work successfully with high level representatives from civil society and private sector organizations, governments and the international donor community.

Public financial management experience and knowledge is desirable; a passion for true transparency and accountability is essential.

Please note that the appointee will preferably be based in Washington, D.C. but other locations will be considered. International travel will be up to around 25%.

For further details please download the appointment brief below.

Closing date: 25th January 2017

Prospectus interviews: 2nd-14th February 2017

IBP interviews : Late February/early March 2017


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