Job Opportunities

The International Budget Partnership (IBP) collaborates with civil society organizations in countries around the world to use budget analysis and advocacy as a tool to improve governance and reduce poverty. Established in 1997, IBP is based in Washington, D.C., with staff members posted in five other countries all over the world. In addition to the work partners do within their country to improve budget policies and execution, IBP and its partners conduct research and advocate at national and international levels for improvements in budget transparency, participation and accountability.

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Learning & Evaluation Consultant, Real-time Evaluation of the Open Budget Survey Dissemination Strategy

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The International Budget Partnership (IBP) is seeking a Learning & Evaluation Consultant (L&E Consultant) to undertake the real-time evaluation of the Open Budget Survey dissemination strategy. The consultant will work closely with IBP’s Open Budget Initiative, Communications, and Strategy and Learning teams. To learn more, download the full terms of reference.

Required Experience and Qualifications

The L&E Consultant will have:

  • Previous experience undertaking the real-time evaluation
  • Strong understanding of governance field and civil society advocacy work
  • Excellent understanding of evaluation approaches for research uptake and policy impacts
  • Previous experience in using realist approach, contribution analysis, QCA for evaluations
  • Excellent English writing skills (additional language skills from relevant countries a plus)
How to Apply

Interested candidates should submit the following to Suvarna Hulawale, IBP M&E Officer (shulawale@internationalbudget.org) by Tuesday, December 5, 2017, 5  p.m. EST:

  • CV (5 page maximum)
  • Brief (3 page maximum) concept note including:
    • Relevant prior experiences
    • Approach to the proposed real-time evaluation
    • Relevant methodological questions or considerations for this evaluation
  • One example of relevant previous work
  • Proposed budget, including consultant daily rate and number of proposed days

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Country Manager for Nigeria

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The International Budget Partnership (IBP) is looking to appoint a dynamic political strategist with a strong understanding of fiscal governance, a proven ability to engage and support effective civil society led campaigns and a deep understanding of the country’s political dynamics and broader accountability ecosystem to lead and oversee the implementation of its program strategy in Nigeria.  This exciting opportunity is a chance to effect change and impact lives by ensuring that public resources match public priorities.

Opportunity

The Country Manager for Nigeria will be part of a new multi-year multi-donor supported initiative called the Strengthening Public Accountability for Results and Knowledge (SPARK). Nigeria is one of seven priority countries where this program will be implemented and this position will spearhead the planning and implementation of the country strategy.

Through deep and sustained engagements within the country, IBP seeks to strengthen initiatives from civil society partners – both formal CSOs and organizations and movements led by citizens – aimed at improving fiscal governance and service delivery outcomes. This may include supporting pro-reform actors to strengthen the enabling environment for civil society engagements, or to release timely and relevant information that is requested and required for more effective citizen campaigns. It may also include direct engagements or other indirect support for accountability actors and mechanisms relevant to campaign issues or their root causes. Finally, it could also include producing evidence or narratives that support the efforts of citizen campaigns. This opportunity comes at a critical time as public budgeting has emerged as the central global challenge of the 21st century.

The culture of this global organization with a diverse workforce of approximately 45 mission-driven staff worldwide is one which welcomes innovation and creative ideas to bring new solutions.  IBP is a cutting edge, passionate and devoted organization which admires people who can bring new ideas to the table. Individuals who enjoy growing and have this desire to change things will see this position as a wonderful opportunity to contribute to their mission and really make a change. IBP’s culture is about flexibility and adaptability, teamwork and valuing employees and their family, a friendly and apolitical environment where ideas for improvement are welcomed.

Duties and Responsibilities

Essential duties of the job include, but are not limited to, the following:

Strategy and Learning

  • Leads strategic planning and priority setting in a manner that ensures that the IBP’s work in Nigeria best contributes to the realization of IBP’s mission and over-all strategy.
  • Leads and directs the implementation of the IBP’s in -country strategy, including identifying the key program partners, and planning and providing the optimum mix of support that partners require to increase the impact of their strategic engagement.
  • Oversees and facilitates planning, monitoring and evaluation, and learning processes that feed into adaptive country program strategies at country level in accordance with overall SPARK and IBP frameworks and processes, and in collaboration with SPARK and Strategy and Learning (SALT) teams.
  • Collaborates with SPARK action research partner institutions and in-country researchers to ensure action research is embedded in program activities and learning processes.

Networking and Partnerships Development

  • Maintains current knowledge of public financial management and broader civil society space, governance and political economy issues within the country.
  • Identifies and cultivates opportunities for new partnerships and forms of engagement.
  • Represents IBP at the national, and where appropriate the regional level.
  • Manages relations with partners in -country, including facilitating linkages between and among grantees, broader civil society partners and other key governmental and non-governmental stakeholders.
  • Ensures that partners are provided with analytical support, technical assistance and learning facilitation in a timely manner. This includes workshops and meetings with program partners and technical advice for designing and completing technical and political analysis needed to strengthen their campaigning and engagement efforts

Financial and People Management

  • Supports partners in the processes of applying for, and overseeing the use of their SPARK grant resources, as appropriate and/or required.
  • Manages and monitors the annual budget for the Nigeria country strategy and conducts outreach for potential donor partners in/for the country, as may be designated by the Executive Director, to explore, negotiate, and secure funding support required to implement the IBP country strategy.
  • Leads and directs the work of in-country consultants, as appropriate, to undertake the effective implementation of the country strategy, including engagement with government actors, media, and other relevant stakeholders.
  • Ensures that the strategy reflects IBP’s shared values in all aspects of the work, and that colleagues and consultants perform their duties and functions in a collaborative, effective and supportive team environment.
Other Responsibilities
  • Participates in IBP all-staff retreats, and in all Spark Team meetings.
  • Develops terms of reference for independent contractors required in the implementation of the IBP country strategy, negotiates and secures approval for these terms of reference, and recruits and manages consultants for the IBP country strategy as appropriate.
  • Supports the Director of Country Strategies in managing all awards to IBP that support work in the country, whether for SPARK or other activities under the country strategy, including narratives for proposals, reports, and other communication materials as required.
  • Implements and complies with IBP administrative and financial protocols, policies and procedures.
Required Experience and Qualifications

Education

The ideal candidate must hold a Master’s Degree in Public Finance Management, Public Administration, Public Management, Public Health, Social Sciences or another relevant subject. Equivalent experience in a relevant field combined with specialized experience in similar organization/s, may be considered in lieu of a Master’s degree.

Relevant Experience 

  • Minimum 6 – 8 years of experience in fiscal governance, government budgeting or public policy, or related development field, in Nigeria.
  • Extensive experience working with and supporting civil society engagement, including providing technical assistance and support around public budgets, political economy and service delivery campaigns.
  • Proven effective networker and convener within civil society and government circles in country.
  • Experience in working/collaborating with government, oversight institutions, and the media.
  • Experience in managing adaptive program implementation, including leading and directing program team, managing program budgets and grant funding to civil society organizations, and proactively coordinating with other work units of a larger organization.
  • Exceptional written and verbal English skills; additional languages are an advantage.
Core Competencies

Political and Analytical Skills

Strategic thinker, superior political analytical skills; and strong experience in identifying and addressing challenges that relate to the successful positioning of CSO partners in the country context. This includes:

  • Deep understanding of the complexities of power and political dynamics in the country and how they relate to exclusionary fiscal governance and inequitable service delivery outcomes
  • Ability to constantly read and interpret the environment for opportunities that will advance IBP’s country strategy priorities in general, and the initiatives of CSO partners directed at realizing budget impacts and outcomes in particular
  • Ability to creatively adjust and refine IBP’s country strategy as may be required to take advantage of openings in the environment
  • Ability to advise CSO partners on effective strategies for campaigns and engagements, based on extensive knowledge of both successful and less successful approaches and experiences
  • Ability to identify potential problems and formulate alternative courses of action

Capacity Building and Engagement

Extensive experience in building capacity of CSOs and supporting CSO and citizen engagement in fiscal governance processes and issues. This includes:

  • Ability to support CSO partners in strengthening their own analytical and strategic capacities needed for their campaigns and other engagements.
  • Ability to engage with membership-based and grassroots organizations (unions, cooperatives, social movements) around service delivery and public resources issues.

Relationship Management

Strong interpersonal skills, including the sensitivity for building relationships and alliances across different groups, and the ability to thrive in and contribute to a culture of collaboration and teamwork in a diverse work environment. This includes:

  • Ability to establish, support, and grow networks of CSOs, including CSO networks for specific service sectors or issues, as well as multi-stakeholder networks where CSOs actively engage
  • Ability to effectively facilitate the connections between CSOs partners, and their networks, and other accountability actors from government, oversight institutions, the media, and other CSOs
  • Ability to support CSO partners gain the skills to build and strengthen relationships with other accountability actors

Leadership and Management Skills

Extensive management experience, covering the key areas of grant management, managing implementation of advocacy, research and networking undertakings, and managing staff and budgets. This includes:

  • Ability to effectively oversee the administration of grant awards to CSO partners
  • Ability to plan, execute and manage budgets for the country program
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; high-level ability to communicate effectively with partners, colleagues, consultants, and representatives of government and other multilateral organizations
  • Demonstrates a high level of organization; a strong ability to prioritize tasks to meet multiple deadlines
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision, while maintaining regular and frequent communication with other colleagues geographically dispersed
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office package, required; proficiency with other specialist software applications, desirable
  • Proficiency in language relevant to the country is required
Personal Attributes
  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility and a commitment to and passion for IBP’s mission
  • Highly flexible and adaptable to shifting environments and works very well under pressure
  • Motivated to learn and willing to contribute to learning initiatives 
Physical Demands
  • In-country travel may be extensive at times, more limited travel internationally
Terms of Appointment

This is a full-time position. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. IBP offers a generous vacation and leave program and competitive benefits. Candidates must be eligible to work in Nigeria.

How to Apply

SRI Executive has been retained by International Budget Partnership to conduct a search for a suitably qualified individual to undertake the position of Country Manager, Nigeria.  If this position is of interest to you and you wish to be considered for this position, please either apply online here or forward a copy of your CV in Microsoft Word format, along with any relevant documentation to Ms. Lea Vercoustre-Kutleša, Senior Researcher at SRI Executive at lvercoustre@sri-executive.com on or before December 6th, 2017.

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Country Manager for India

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The International Budget Partnership (IBP) is looking to appoint a dynamic political strategist with a strong understanding of fiscal governance, a proven ability to engage and support effective civil society led campaigns and a deep understanding of the country’s political dynamics and broader accountability ecosystem to lead and oversee the implementation of its program strategy in India. This exciting opportunity is a chance to effect change and impact lives by ensuring that public resources match public priorities.

Opportunity

The Country Manager for India will be part of a new multi-year multi-donor supported initiative called the Strengthening Public Accountability for Results and Knowledge (SPARK). India is one of seven priority countries where this program will be implemented and this position will spearhead the planning and implementation of the country strategy.

Through deep and sustained engagements within the country, IBP seeks to strengthen initiatives from civil society partners – both formal CSOs and organizations and movements led by citizens – aimed at improving fiscal governance and service delivery outcomes. This may include supporting pro-reform actors to strengthen the enabling environment for civil society engagements, or to release timely and relevant information that is requested and required for more effective citizen campaigns. It may also include direct engagements or other indirect support for accountability actors and mechanisms relevant to campaign issues or their root causes. Finally, it could also include producing evidence or narratives that support the efforts of citizen campaigns. This opportunity comes at a critical time as public budgeting has emerged as the central global challenge of the 21st century.

The culture of this global organization with a diverse workforce of approximately 45 mission-driven staff worldwide is one which welcomes innovation and creative ideas to bring new solutions. IBP is a cutting edge, passionate and devoted organization which admires people who can bring new ideas to the table. Individuals who enjoy growing and have this desire to change things will see this position as a wonderful opportunity to contribute to their mission and really make a change. IBP’s culture is about flexibility and adaptability, teamwork and valuing employees and their family, a friendly and apolitical environment where ideas for improvement are welcomed.

Duties and Responsibilities

Essential duties of the job include, but are not limited to, the following:

Strategy and Learning

  • Leads strategic planning and priority setting in a manner that ensures that the IBP’s work in India best contributes to the realization of IBP’s mission and over-all strategy.
  • Leads and directs the implementation of the IBP’s in -country strategy, including identifying the key program partners, and planning and providing the optimum mix of support that partners require to increase the impact of their strategic engagement.
  • Oversees and facilitates planning, monitoring and evaluation, and learning processes that feed into adaptive country program strategies at country level in accordance with overall SPARK and IBP frameworks and processes, and in collaboration with SPARK and Strategy and Learning (SALT) teams.
  • Collaborates with SPARK action research partner institutions and in-country researchers to ensure action research is embedded in program activities and learning processes.

Networking and Partnerships Development

  • Maintains current knowledge of public financial management and broader civil society space, governance and political economy issues within the country.
  • Identifies and cultivates opportunities for new partnerships and forms of engagement.
  • Represents IBP at the national, and where appropriate the regional level.
  • Manages relations with partners in-country, including facilitating linkages between and among grantees, broader civil society partners and other key governmental and non-governmental stakeholders.
  • Ensures that partners are provided with analytical support, technical assistance and learning facilitation in a timely manner. This includes workshops and meetings with program partners and technical advice for designing and completing technical and political analysis needed to strengthen their campaigning and engagement efforts.

Financial and People Management

  • Supports partners in the processes of applying for, and overseeing the use of their SPARK grant resources, as appropriate and/or required.
  • Manages and monitors the annual budget for the India country strategy and conducts outreach for potential donor partners in/for the country, as may be designated by the Executive Director, to explore, negotiate, and secure funding support required to implement the IBP country strategy.
  • Leads and directs the work of in-country consultants, as appropriate, to undertake the effective implementation of the country strategy, including engagement with government actors, media, and other relevant stakeholders.
  • Ensures that the strategy reflects IBP’s shared values in all aspects of the work, and that colleagues and consultants perform their duties and functions in a collaborative, effective and supportive team environment.
Other Responsibilities 
  • Participates in IBP all-staff retreats, and in all Spark Team meetings.
  • Develops terms of reference for independent contractors required in the implementation of the IBP country strategy, negotiates and secures approval for these terms of reference, and recruits and manages consultants for the IBP country strategy as appropriate.
  • Supports the Director of Country Strategies in managing all awards to IBP that support work in the country, whether for SPARK or other activities under the country strategy, including narratives for proposals, reports, and other communication materials as required.
  • Implements and complies with IBP administrative and financial protocols, policies and procedures.
Required Experience and Qualifications

Education

The ideal candidate must hold a Master’s Degree in Public Finance Management, Public Administration, Public Management, Public Health, Social Sciences or another relevant subject. Equivalent experience in a relevant field combined with specialized experience in similar organization/s, may be considered in lieu of a Master’s degree.

Relevant Experience

  • Minimum 6 – 8 years of experience in fiscal governance, government budgeting or public policy, or related development field, in India.
  • Extensive experience working with and supporting civil society engagement, including providing technical assistance and support around public budgets, political economy and service delivery campaigns.
  • Proven effective networker and convener within civil society and government circles in country.
  • Experience in working/collaborating with government, oversight institutions, and the media.
  • Experience in managing adaptive program implementation, including leading and directing program team, managing program budgets and grant funding to civil society organizations, and proactively coordinating with other work units of a larger organization.
  • Fluency in English and Hindi (writing, reading, and speaking) required. An additional regional language fluency is desirable.
Core Competencies

Political and Analytical Skills

Strategic thinker, superior political analytical skills; and strong experience in identifying and addressing challenges that relate to the successful positioning of CSO partners in the country context. This includes:

  • Deep understanding of the complexities of power and political dynamics in the country and how they relate to exclusionary fiscal governance and inequitable service delivery outcomes
  • Ability to constantly read and interpret the environment for opportunities that will advance IBP’s country strategy priorities in general, and the initiatives of CSO partners directed at realizing budget impacts and outcomes in particular
  • Ability to creatively adjust and refine IBP’s country strategy as may be required to take advantage of openings in the environment
  • Ability to advise CSO partners on effective strategies for campaigns and engagements, based on extensive knowledge of both successful and less successful approaches and experiences
  • Ability to identify potential problems and formulate alternative courses of action

Capacity Building and Engagement

Extensive experience in building capacity of CSOs and supporting CSO and citizen engagement in fiscal governance processes and issues.  This includes:

  • Ability to support CSO partners in strengthening their own analytical and strategic capacities needed for their campaigns and other engagements.
  • Ability to engage with membership-based and grassroots organizations (unions, cooperatives, social movements) around service delivery and public resources issues.

Relationship Management

Strong interpersonal skills, including the sensitivity for building relationships and alliances across different groups, and the ability to thrive in and contribute to a culture of collaboration and teamwork in a diverse work environment.  This includes:

  • Ability to establish, support, and grow networks of CSOs, including CSO networks for specific service sectors or issues, as well as multi-stakeholder networks where CSOs actively engage
  • Ability to effectively facilitate the connections between CSOs partners, and their networks, and other accountability actors from government, oversight institutions, the media, and other CSOs
  • Ability to support CSO partners gain the skills to build and strengthen relationships with other accountability actors

Leadership and Management Skills

Extensive management experience, covering the key areas of grant management, managing implementation of advocacy, research and networking undertakings, and managing staff and budgets.  This includes:

  • Ability to effectively oversee the administration of grant awards to CSO partners
  • Ability to plan, execute and manage budgets for the country program
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; high-level ability to communicate effectively with partners, colleagues, consultants, and representatives of government and other multilateral organizations
  • Demonstrates a high level of organization; a strong ability to prioritize tasks to meet multiple deadlines
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision, while maintaining regular and frequent communication with other colleagues geographically dispersed
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office package, required; proficiency with other specialist software applications, desirable
  • Proficiency in language(s) relevant to the country is required
Personal Attributes
  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility and a commitment to and passion for IBP’s mission
  • Highly flexible and adaptable to shifting environments and works very well under pressure
  • Motivated to learn and willing to contribute to learning initiatives
Physical Demands
  • In-country travel may be extensive at times, more limited travel internationally
Terms of Appointment

This is a full-time position. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. IBP offers a generous vacation and leave program and competitive benefits. Candidates must be eligible to work in India.

How to Apply

SRI Executive has been retained by International Budget Partnership to conduct a search for a suitably qualified individual to undertake the position of Country Manager, India.  If this position is of interest to you and you wish to be considered for this position, please apply online here or forward a copy of your CV in Microsoft Word format, along with any relevant documentation to Ms. Lea Vercoustre-Kutleša, Senior Researcher at SRI Executive at lvercoustre@sri-executive.com on or before December 6th, 2017.

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A/P and Payroll Specialist

Team: Finance
Reports to
: Chief Financial Officer
Location: Washington D.C., USA
Status: Exempt, Full-time
Travel: None required
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Job Purpose and Key Responsibility Areas

The Accounts Payable and Payroll Specialist is responsible for processing cash disbursements as well as payroll preparation, recording, and management, and may provide general accounting back-up for the Finance team, as required.

Essential Duties
  • Processes full cash disbursement cycle transactions timely, accurately, and according to established policies and procedures, verifying that proper approvals and supporting documentation are attached to each cash disbursement request and resolving any discrepancies with vendors
  • Prepares timely and accurate payroll data on domestic and international employees; prepares regular leave reports for all employees and administers employee retirement data
  • Resolves payroll questions for employees, as requested
  • Ensures that all A/P and Payroll information is current on the accounting software (through journal entries, etc)
  • Generate financial reports, reconciliations and projections for AP and Payroll transactions and accounts
  • Coordinates with Human Resources on compensation and benefits information for new and existing employees, and ensures payroll data reflects all updated compensation and benefits information
  • Prepares documents for annual and project audits as well as any compliance requirements (for example, quarterly 941, 1099s, 990) relevant to above duties, as necessary and assigned
  • Assist with special projects and other duties as assigned
Other Responsibilities 
  • Participates in IBP all-staff retreats and in all Finance team meetings
  • Supports and collaborates with other Finance and Operations team colleagues when necessary
  • Implements internal control policies and procedures as directed by the Chief Financial Officer; reviews procedures periodically with the Finance team to ensure effectiveness
  • Complies with IBP-wide administrative protocol, policies and procedures
The right individual will share the following values:
  • Transparency and Accountability– We hold ourselves accountable to our partners, donors, and other stakeholders, and deliver on our commitments in a transparent manner.
  • Democracy and Human Rights – We believe that the diverse backgrounds and points of view of our staff enrich our organization and our work. These values drive us to focus on strategies that we believe will improve the lives of all people, particularly the poor and marginalized.
  • Collaboration– We see ourselves as consensus builders who are strong but reasonable, and passionate yet humble.
  • Independence– Our strategies and our advocacy are evidence-based, and the strength of our work derives from independent, uncompromised research as well as thoughtful analysis.
  • Integrity and Ethical Behavior– We are committed to using our financial resources wisely and prudently for activities that generate value and impact, as well as being mindful of the environmental impact of our operations.
  • Learning– We endeavor to understand and document our successes and failures and use both as opportunities to learn about ourselves and our work.
  • Excellence – We encourage continuous learning among both our partners and our staff so that they can develop their knowledge and skills, grow professionally, and excel in their work.
  • Optimism– We believe that there is room to enjoy the relationships that we develop through our work and to approach challenges with a positive attitude. Optimism, joy, and a sense of humor are important creative forces that allow us to continue pushing for change.
Education
  • Associate degree, required.  Bachelor degree, desirable.
Experience
  • Minimum 3 years of working experience with Accounts Payable and Payroll, including:
    • AP / AR, journal entries, debits / credits
    • Data entry
    • Time and attendance systems
    • Payroll taxes at the federal, state and local levels
  • International payroll experience, preferred
Skills
  • Knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles and internal controls
  • High proficiency with Microsoft Office applications, including excellent Excel skills; proficiency with accounting software, required, preferably MIP
  • Strong professional judgment in handling information with discretion and confidence
  • Works at a very high level of accuracy; extremely detail-oriented
  • Demonstrates adaptability and the ability to meet multiple deadlines by maintaining a high level of organization
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills including an excellent customer service demeanor
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to thrive in and contribute to a culture of collaboration and teamwork in a diverse work environment
Attributes
  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility and a commitment to and passion for IBP’s mission and values
  • Highly flexible and adaptable to shifting environments and works very well under pressure
  • Motivated to learn and willing to contribute to learning initiatives (including process improvements that deliver increased effectiveness and efficiency)
  • Professional and reassuring in communication style with colleagues, partners, and vendors
Physical Demands
  • Duties are generally carried out in a normal business office environment – i.e., working on a computer while sitting at a desk for extended periods of time.
To Apply

Send a cover application letter and resume by email to applications@internationalbudget.org. Please put “A/P and Payroll Specialist” in the subject area. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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Capacity Building/Training Program Officer

Team: Training, Technical Assistance and Networking (TTAN)
Reports to
: Manager for Training, Technical Assistance and Networking (TTAN)
Location: Washington D.C., USA
Status: Exempt, Full-time
Travel: Moderate
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Job Purpose and Summary

The Program Officer will work as part of the Training, Technical Assistance and Networking (TTAN) Team to ensure that IBP responds in a collaborative, effective and timely manner to learning and capacity building needs articulated by the civil society organizations (CSOs) with which IBP partners. The Program Officer will work most closely with IBP partners in Sub-Saharan Africa but will also be involved in projects that involve partners in other regions of the world.

Essential Duties

The Program Officer will be expected to:

  • Participate in developing the program strategy for and priority activities of the Training, Technical Assistance and Networking (TTAN) Program, assist in developing TTAN’s annual work plans and budgets, and collaborate with colleagues to ensure that the TTAN Program contributes in the most collaborative and effective way possible to the realization of IBP’s mission
  • As part of the TTAN team, conceptualize, develop, implement and assess initiatives intended to provide learning and capacity building opportunities to partners in IBP’s Learning Network. Take specific responsibility for liaising with designated partners, for the most part in Sub-Saharan Africa, which includes negotiating with them about their learning and capacity building needs; identifying the best approaches and formats for meeting those needs; mapping out and enabling the horizontal exchanges, technical assistance and/or other support that the IBP provides the partners; and take responsibility for follow-up to and evaluation of any such initiatives.
  • Coordinate closely with other IBP colleagues to conceptualize, develop, realize and assess capacity building support required for the effective implementation of other IBP programs, mainly the Catalyst/SPARK Program and the Open Budget Initiative. This includes negotiating the capacity building needs of program partners and/or program staff, as appropriate; identifying the best formats for realization of capacity building to meet specific objectives; mapping out and enabling the delivery of technical assistance and other appropriate capacity building interventions support that TTAN or IBP more broadly will provide; and assist with the evaluation of the same.
  • Conceptualize, develop and monitor training initiatives; develops curricula and training materials and resources consistent with principles of adult education and learning.
  • Assist in developing TTAN’s Budget Learning Resource Center, and in conceptualizing and realizing a platform for the delivery of learning programs around public finance management and civil society budget work.
  • Closely monitor and report on the progress of implementation of TTAN priority activities to the Manager for Training, Technical Assistance, and Networking (TTAN).
  • Facilitate relations with capacity building partners of IBP, including through representing IBP in relevant meetings and conferences.
  • Collaborate and coordinate with all other IBP teams as may be required to support, document, and evaluate TTAN program implementation, including participating in periodic review meetings and initiatives to work through process improvements for the TTAN program and partner support protocols.
  • Take on other TTAN-related tasks as requested by the TTAN Program Manager
Other Responsibilities
  • Participate in IBP all-staff retreats, and in all TTAN team meetings.
  • Contribute to drafting terms of reference for consultants, and support the execution and monitoring of consultant performance.
  • Coordinate closely with the IBP Administrative team for all administrative and logistical needs.
  • Comply with all IBP administrative and financial protocols, policies and procedures
Education
  • Bachelor’s degree in economics, public policy, social science or a related development field, required; Master’s degree, preferred.
Experience
  • Minimum of 2 to 5 years’ experience working with CSOs or social movements, at least some of that time in Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Minimum of 2 to 5 years’ experience conceptualizing and implementing projects related to public finance management, preferably in developing countries
  • Experience with adult education/popular education work, specifically in conceptualizing, delivering, facilitating and monitoring training programs for civil society organizations
Knowledge and Skills
  • Language skills – Fluency to English required; French highly desirable
  • Proven ability to conceptualize, develop plans for and carry projects through to completion
  • Solid strategic thinking capabilities and the ability to analyze the political contexts within which CSOs work
  • Understanding of organizational development
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal and cross-communication skills, and the ability to thrive in and contribute to a culture of collaboration and teamwork in a diverse work environment
  • Ability to work well independently with minimal supervision while maintaining regular communications with colleagues
  • High level of organization; a strong ability to prioritize tasks to meet multiple deadlines
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office package, required; proficiency with other specialist software applications, desirable
Attributes
  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility and a commitment to and passion for IBP’s mission
  • Highly flexible and adaptable to shifting environments; work well under pressure
  • Motivated to learn and willing to contribute to learning initiatives
Physical Demands
  • International travel may be extensive at times
  • The position supports occasional event or publication preparation which may require lifting or moving of items that weight up to 30 lbs.
To Apply

Send a cover application letter and resume by email to applications@internationalbudget.org. Please put “Capacity Building Training Program Officer” in the subject area. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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Human Resources Generalist

Team: Operations
Reports to
: Director of Operations
Location: Washington D.C., USA
Status: Exempt, Full-time
Travel: Minimum
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Job Purpose and Summary

The Human Resources Generalist (HRG) will work as part of the Finance and Operations team to provide high touch day-to-day HR support for the assigned employee population and work as a strategic partner with Director of Operations to help align organizational objectives with employees and supervisors.

Essential Duties

Our employees are very important to us and we strive to provide a supportive environment. The HRG should take an active role in learning organizational and employees’ issues. We would like the HRG to demonstrate the following proficiencies:

HR Administration:

  • Oversees international and domestic benefits administration.
    • Update and execute the benefits programs for IBP US and international staff, on an annual basis.
    • Support the relationships with HR-related external partners.
  • Oversees international and domestic compensation administration, including but not limited to cost of living adjustments and promotion and performance based increases.
  • Maintain HR compliance.
    • Respond to and develop solutions to inquiries on HR related policy and procedures.
    • Manage HR related documents and retention policy for US and non-US duty stations.
    • Ensure policies, processes and systems comply with both US and country specific employment law.
    • Develop and report HR related business metrics (e.g. attrition and retention, recruiting statistics, et cetera).

Talent Management:

  • Recruitment
    • Work with hiring managers on developing/updating job descriptions.
    • Partners with hiring managers to develop an optimal recruitment strategy.
    • Implement effective recruitment strategy and oversees selection/hiring process ensuring compliance with all legal and regulatory statutes.
  • Onboarding, off-boarding
    • Lead new hire orientation and employee off-boarding process.
    • Monitor employee experience from onboarding through performance to organizational exit.
  • Employees relations
    • Act as primary point of contact for employee relations matters ensuring the optimal outcome for both the employee and the company.
    • Coaching employees on effective methods of working with team members and supervisors.
    • Conduct investigations and counseling aligned with the IBP culture and in accordance with laws.
    • Suggest, design, and participate in community life activities.
    • Identify activities that support staff relations within and between IBP offices.
    • Be sensitive to an international audience; understand working habits, practice, and culture.
    • Work closely with management and employees to improve work relationships, build morale, increase productivity and retention.
    • Provide support on relationship management, including tips on proactive communications, conflict resolution, and/or managing sensitive issues.
    • Proactively engage and monitor staff morale as well as resolve issues that can be counterproductive in IBP’s culture and morale.
  • Performance management
    • Administer performance appraisal process and deadlines.
    • Support supervisors/employees with the PIP process.
    • Support supervisors and staff on successful performance management throughout the year.
    • Monitor and advise the manager when there are employee performance difficulties.
    • Review goals set by staff to ensure they comply with the SMART format and demonstrate adherence to the organizational goals.
  • Training & development
    • Develop HR related trainings and informational presentations to explain HR processes, such as recorded short-topical training, webcasts or in person training.
  • Workforce planning
    • Provide guidance and input on business unit restructures.
  • Succession planning
    • Lead performance management related training (goals setting, receiving/giving feedback, performance review calibration, et cetera).

International Human Resources:

  • Support relationships with selected third party contractors in non-US jurisdictions in areas of employment policies, in-country benefits programs, payroll, et cetera.
  • Support the recruitment and selection of local employees, ensuring that staffing requirements are satisfied in the most timely and cost effective manner.

Other duties as assigned.

Education
  • Minimum requirement of Bachelor’s degree, preferably in human resources management or related field.
Experience
  • 5 – 7 years’ relevant experience in human resources required.
  • Appropriate HR certification required.
  • Experience working in an international organization.
  • Language skills – Fluency in English required; fluency in another language is a plus.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Extremely organized and detail oriented with strong time management and follow-through skills.
  • Excellent computer skills: Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, webinar software(s) and HRIS administration experience.
  • Able to work within a team structure; be self-guided, self-motivated; be creative, take initiative, and possess excellent interpersonal communication skills.
  • Building expertise in a specialist area of Human Resources.
  • Ability to handle sensitive information confidentially.
Knowledge and Skills

A high-touch HRG is only part of the picture and it is necessary to understand that a high degree of organization and forethought is essential to be successful.

  • Able to prioritize and effectively communicate needs to Director of Operations and Executive Team.
  • Proven ability to develop and maintain effective relationships across the organization.
  • Strong interpersonal and cross-communication skills, and the ability to thrive in and contribute to a culture of collaboration and teamwork in a diverse work environment.
  • Able to be a proactive, self-starter, who understands the details at an organizational level.
  • Must be flexible in order to respond quickly and positively to shifting demands and opportunities; ability to work under tight deadlines and handle multiple, detailed tasks.
  • Able to plan, organize, manage and/or carry out multiple related activities simultaneously (project management skills a very strong plus).
  • Understand and have a working knowledge of international laws.
  • Proactively research and learn as much as you can about the changes and best practices in the HR profession including: organizational development, talent management, learning, management and leadership development, or coaching; strive to be a specialist in one of these areas.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Solves problems and is decisive.
Attributes
  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility and a commitment to and passion for IBP’s mission.
  • Highly flexible and adaptable to shifting environments; work well under pressure.
  • Motivated to learn and willing to contribute to learning initiatives.
Demands
  • International travel
To Apply

Send a cover application letter and resume by email to applications@internationalbudget.org. Please put “Human Resources Generalist” in the subject area. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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Open Budget Initiative Intern

Team: Open Budget Initiative (OBI)
Reports to
: Open Budget Survey Supervisor
Status: Paid Hourly, Full-time (40 hours per week)
Location: Washington D.C., USA
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Job Purpose and Summary

The Intern supports the research and communications work performed by the OBI team, including the Open Budget Survey (OBS), the Open Budget Survey Document Availability Tracker (Tracker), and other reports and analyses of budget transparency.

Essential Duties
  • Edit the narrative responses provided by researchers in the Open Budget Survey questionnaires for clarity and grammar.
  • Assist in editing and fact-checking the Open Budget Survey country summary reports.
  • Provides general support for IBP OBI team as necessary, including assisting the team in preparing PowerPoint presentations and providing research support on other reports and analyses of budget transparency.
Other Responsibilities
  • Participates in IBP staff meetings and retreats, and in all OBI team meetings.
  • Supports OBI special events, as needed.
  • Assists the team Operations Officer with logistical tasks, as needed.
  • Complies with IBP-wide administrative and financial protocols, policies and procedures.
Education
  • Bachelor’s Degree in English literature, international affairs, political science, communications, and/or public policy.
Skills
  • Native English speaker.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to manage projects and time effectively, work collaboratively in a diverse international environment, and proficiency with Microsoft Office package.
  • Fluency in Spanish, French, or other language is a plus.
  • High-level attention to detail, accuracy, quality, and timeliness.
Attributes
  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and a commitment to and passion for IBP’s mission.
  • Highly flexible and adaptable.
  • Motivated to learn and willing to contribute to learning initiatives.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Professional and reassuring in communication style with colleagues, partners, and vendors and other service providers.
Physical Demands
  • Duties are generally carried out in a normal business office environment – i.e., working while sitting at a desk for extended periods of time.
  • The position supports occasional document and/or event preparation which may require lifting or moving of items that weigh up to 30 lbs.
To Apply

Send a cover application letter and resume by email to applications@internationalbudget.org. Please put “Open Budget Initiative Intern” in the subject area. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
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International Budget Partnership is an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. 

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