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The International Budget Partnership (IBP) is the global leader working with people and governments to make public budgets transparent and inclusive. We strive to reduce poverty, improve governance, and ensure human rights. For more than 20 years, and with support from the Open Societies, Ford, and Gates Foundations, private individuals, and the UK’s Department for International Development, we work with social movements and grassroots organizations, a wide range of networks, and expert researchers to give civil society a voice and inspire action. With democracies around the world under threat, we are at a pivotal moment and need champions for transparency and accountability.

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Country Manager for Indonesia

Team: SPARK
Reports to
: Director of Country Strategies
Supervises: Consultants, as appropriate
Location: Jakarta, Indonesia
Status: Exempt, Full-time
Travel: Extensive travel in country; more limited travel internationally
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Job Purpose and Summary

The International Budget Partnership (IBP) is looking to appoint a dynamic political strategist with a strong understanding of fiscal governance and a proven ability to engage and support effective civil society led campaigns to lead its work in Indonesia.

A bold new approach: the Strengthening Public Accountability for Results and Knowledge initiative (SPARK) is the new flagship program from IBP. The goal is to support and leverage public engagement around service delivery issues that affect citizens’ lives as an entry point to shaping budget processes and outcomes in the directions of justice, inclusiveness and democracy. The focus of work in Indonesia will be to better link budget expert groups with campaigns, communities, and activists working to advance a specific issue or service specific campaigns. At its core, SPARK is about building civil society capacity.

An exciting opportunity: This position offers the unique opportunity to design and implement a new country strategy in Indonesia under IBP’s global SPARK program. It offers the chance to effect change and impact lives by ensuring that public resources match public priorities. Indonesia is one of seven priority countries where the SPARK program will be implemented and this position will spearhead the planning and implementation of the new country strategy.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Strategy and Learning

  • Leads an analytical process to identify the best entry points for SPARK in Indonesia with a focus on reaching out beyond professional NGOs to grassroots movements and organisations and identifying the issues that they wish to mobilise around and we think are amenable to a budget advocacy approach.
  • Leads and directs the development and implementation of the SPARK 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 Indonesia 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.
  • Fluency in English and Bahasa (writing, reading and speaking) required.
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.
Essential Experience
  • Minimum 8-10 years of experience in fiscal governance, government budgeting or public policy, or related development field, in Indonesia.
  • Proven effective networker with considerable social influence able to convene broad reform coalitions of civil society, media and government in country.
  • Proven success at conducting or supporting grassroots advocacy campaigns that have led to policy change.
  • Substantial working knowledge of fiscal governance, government budgeting or public policy, or related development field, in Indonesia.
  • Proven ability to work with marginalized communities and the organizations that represent them.
  • Proven ability to understand of the complexities of power and political dynamics and how they relate to inequitable outcomes.
  • Experience in managing adaptive program implementation, including leading and directing program teams, managing program budgets and grant funding to civil society organizations, and proactively coordinating with other work units of a larger organization.
  • Experience of building relationships between accountability actors (like parliament, auditors and media) and poor and excluded communities.
Skills

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
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 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 Indonesia.

To Apply

SRI Executive has been retained by the International Budget Partnership to conduct a search for a suitably qualified individual to undertake the position of Country Manager for Indonesia. If this position is of interest to you and you meet the requirements, please forward a copy of your CV in Microsoft Word on or before September 14, 2018 to: Ms. Lea Vercoustre at LVercoustre@sri-executive.com.  Please  reference ’7827 – Country Manager Indonesia’ in the subject line.

SRI Executive will reply to you as soon as feasible after review of your application and if it is found to be aligned with the International Budget Partnership’s requirements.  Thank you for your interest.

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Communications Officer

Team: Communications
Reports to
: Director of Communications
Location: Washington D.C., USA
Status: Exempt, Full-time
Travel: Limited
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Job Purpose and Key Responsibility Areas

The Communications Officer works closely with leaders and staff across the organization to build awareness of and support for IBP’s work. As part of IBP’s Global Communications Team, you will provide editorial oversight for IBP’s written communications by working with technical staff, external authors, and partners to ensure written research and related communications products adhere to IBP’s high standards and are aligned with IBP’s overall communications strategy. You will also help raise awareness of and engagement with IBP’s work among key and new audiences by writing and promoting accessible high-level content about complex topics. You will collaborate with the Director of Communications, team members, and IBP offices to develop, implement, and maintain a dedicated editorial strategy and plan that helps advance IBP’s overall communications objectives.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Participates in developing the program strategy for and priority activities of the Global Communications Team, helping to ensure that communications priorities advance IBP’s mission.
  • Writes, edits, and proofreads IBP print and digital content, in accordance with the Global Communications Team protocols, standards and priorities, including completing research as may be required to complete these tasks and gathering and reporting on topical content related to IBP’s work.
  • Helps build thought-leader profiles for key IBP staff by creating high-level content for various channels.
  • Coordinates with other IBP colleagues on communications support needed by their programs, including advising on appropriate formats for content, and packaging and disseminating their research, advocacy, and promotional content.
  • Engages with news media on reactive and proactive pitches, as needed.
  • Helps build communications capacity for partners and staff, as needed.
  • Collaborates and coordinates with all other IBP teams as may be required to support, document, and evaluate IBP Program implementation as appropriate or required, including participating in periodic review meetings and initiatives to work through process improvements for communications program protocols.
Other Responsibilities
  • Coordinates, supports, or contributes to various IBP communication projects, as necessary;
  • Complies with IBP-wide administrative protocol, policies and procedures.
Education
  • Bachelor’s Degree in journalism, communications, English, or a related public policy field preferred
Experience
  • Minimum 6 years’ experience with substantive editing, writing, and copyediting — preferably in public policy or a technical field
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience applying the theories, approaches, and tools for communications and advocacy to developing written content that promotes organizations and their work;
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience coordinating the production and publication of research, advocacy and promotional content
  • Experience working with and pitching stories to news media desirable
  • Experience supervising staff and interns
  • Basic understanding or knowledge of public finance fundamentals and issues or economic development desirable
Skills
  • Excellent English writing and editing skills and the ability to communicate concepts and ideas in a compelling and persuasive manner
  • Language skills – proficiency in Spanish, French or other languages is a plus
  • High-level attention to detail
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to thrive in and contribute to a culture of collaboration and teamwork in a diverse work environment
  • Demonstrates a 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 and works well under pressure
  • Motivated to learn and willing to contribute to learning initiatives
Physical Demands
  • Duties are generally carried out in a normal business office environment – i.e., working at a computer while sitting at a desk for extended periods of time
  • The position supports occasional event or publication 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 “Communications Officer” in the subject area. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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Operations Assistant

Team: Operations
Reports to
: Senior Operations Officer
Location: Washington D.C., USA
Status: Non-Exempt, Full-time
Travel: None
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Job Purpose and Key Responsibility Areas

The Operations Assistant serves as IBP’s initial point of contact as the receptionist and provides general office assistance to ensure a smooth and productive work environment.  This person will open and close the office daily, which includes, but is not limited to, unlocking and locking office doors, making morning coffee, and securing mail and newspapers from lobby of building.  This position will also handle surge capacity needs for processing payment requests, assembling information packets, and additional event support, in addition to providing day-to-day on-site support for computer, printer, and AV related needs.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Office Duties

  • Serve as primary receptionist from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. on weekdays, answer incoming calls, greet and announce visitors.
  • Set up, clean up and break down for meetings (set up chairs, tables, handle catering delivery, etc.)
  • Schedule messenger deliveries and maintain log to track messenger requests.
  • Receive and sign for office deliveries and distribute as appropriate.
  • Assist in providing training on office protocols, phone system, and other administrative areas.
  • Help organize on-site meetings and manage available conference rooms.
  • Maintain staff phone extension listing and mailboxes.

Information Technology 

  • Administer group calendars in Outlook.
  • Place equipment/office service calls, as needed.
  • Provide data entry support for finance and operations, as needed
  • Support Audio-Visual systems troubleshooting and/or set-up for conferences.
  • Provide first-level contact and problem resolution for all DC staff with hardware, software and application problems.
  • Resolve as many user-reported problems as expertise permits using available tools and following policies and procedures for the handling of support cases. Escalate more complex problems to the supervisor.
  • Monitor IT help-desk email queue and process first-in first-out based on priority. Troubleshoot minor equipment malfunctions and correct them as directed by computer operation manuals, supervisor, or external IT support.

Administration 

  • Assist with production of documents, reports and other materials, and distribution of materials.
  • Maintain inventory of office/kitchen supplies.
  • Verify receipt and delivery of supplies, research and resolve problems with supply orders, reconcile invoices with items delivered.
  • Perform miscellaneous office duties including typing, filing, faxing and collating.
  • Arrange office-wide celebrations and other selected staff internal events.
  • Reconcile corporate accounts for travel.
  • Participate in Operations team meetings by reporting issues such as service complaints, open tickets, and escalations.
  • Provide accurate and timely logging of problems and resolution for problems.
  • Other duties, as assigned.
Education
  • Some college experience desired but not required. High School Diploma or GED is required.
Experience/Skills/Attributes
  • Experiece handling a multi-line phone system with computer interface.
  • History of providing excellent customer service.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, Office 365 and SharePoint.
  • Willingness and ability to learn new processes and technology.
  • Demonstrated history of being punctual, reliable and regular attendance.
  • Must be a self-starter with a can-do attitude and willingness to assist others.
  • Demonstrated verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills; attention to detail and accuracy; and time management and organizational skills.
  • Experience in troubleshooting computer/technology issues.
Physical Demands
  • Able to lift equipment that may weigh up to 40 lb. (move office furniture for meeting set-up/breakdown).
To Apply

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

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Program Officer, Strategy and Learning

Team: Strategy and Learning Team (SALT)
Reports to
: Head of Strategy and Learning
Location: Washington D.C., USA
Status: Exempt, Full-time
Travel: Occasional
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Job Purpose and Key Responsibility Areas

The Program Officer for the Strategy and Learning Team (SALT) is an opportunity for a well-rounded individual with strong skills related to facilitating organizational and program learning processes, analytical thinking, and written and oral communication, to contribute to IBP’s efforts to become a more effective learning organization.    

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Contribute to the design and facilitation of program learning, including:
    • Facilitate learning processes, including developing theories of change, critical reflection, mapping of outcomes, and drawing out lessons learned
    • Gather and support the integration of relevant and actionable evidence, lessons and insights for program design and adaptation
  • Engage analytically with IBP staff to strengthen organizational and programmatic strategies, program learning and adaptation, and other organizational learning processes:
    • Develop and ask questions that help program staff think critically about the change processes they are engaged in, in particular how programmatic efforts connect to desired outcomes
    • Support program teams to embed systems thinking in their planning and evaluation
    • Support development of analytical tools, resources and capacity building
  • Support and facilitate organizational learning across IBP, including:
    • Support the design of assessment and learning frameworks, resources and capacity building approaches
    • Support the design and facilitation of learning events and activities, such as workshops, staff retreats, external speakers or panels, and other related activities
    • Develop and contribute to written products (e.g. blogs, newsletters, reports, case studies) that capture evidence, insights or questions for IBP and external audiences
    • Contribute to an organizational culture that prioritizes and supports curiosity and learning
    • Linking and translating learning priorities and insights across teams
  • Support implementation of an action research partnership for IBP’s country work, including reviewing and contributing to action research plans, uptake of action research insights, documentation of program learning, and sharing with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Develop terms of reference for independent consultants required in the implementation of IBP’s learning agenda, and recruits and manages consultants, as required.
Other Responsibilities
  • Represent IBP at international workshops and conferences, as required and/or designated
Education
  • Master’s degree in political science, public administration, development or other relevant field preferred.
Experience
  • Minimum of 2-5 years’ experience across learning and/or M&E in the governance field.
  • Experience with program design and/or implementation that builds in learning and adaptation preferred.
  • Experience with design, commissioning and/or implementation of research and/or evaluation preferred.
Skills
  • Demonstrated ability to design and facilitate strategy and learning processes.
  • Demonstrated familiarity with monitoring, evaluation and learning methodologies that enable program adaptation
  • General knowledge of key concepts, trends and evidence in the governance field, particularly around budgets and fiscal governance.
  • Strong analytical skills, critical thinking, and framing of questions that spark reflections and new perspectives; familiarity with power mapping, political analysis and/or systems thinking a plus.
  • Excellent English written and verbal communication skills; high-level ability to communicate complex and technical content effectively with colleagues, partners and other relevant stakeholders; additional languages a plus.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to thrive in and contribute to a culture of collaboration and teamwork, within an organization and with outside partners and stakeholders.
Attributes
  • Curious, innovative and creative; a critical and independent thinker;
  • Team oriented and collaborative, but able to work independently with little supervision;
  • Highly flexible and adaptable to shifting environments and works well under pressure; and
  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility and a commitment to and passion for IBP’s mission.
Physical Demands
  • International travel will occasionally be required.
To Apply

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

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Head of Tax Work

Team: Cross-functional – Will work with IBP country, policy, training, and learning teams
Reports to
: Executive Director
Supervises: Intermediate and junior tax staff, as hired
Location: Washington D.C., USA
Status: Exempt, Full-time
Travel: Significant portion of time
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Job Purpose and Summary

This newly-created position will have responsibility for developing and managing a new high priority and cross organizational initiative at the International Budget Partnership (IBP). Based on an in-depth scoping of the field, IBP is looking to establish an initiative that will ensure that developing countries raise the additional resources required to drive development in ways that promote greater equity; and that meaningful opportunities are created by country governments to engage civil society in these decisions.

The program has received start-up support from the Gates Foundation and will focus primarily on building civil society tax analysis and advocacy capacity initially in a small number of developing countries, as well as on persuading international actors and country governments of the benefits of effectively including civil society in tax policy decision-making. This work responds to the growing global consensus of the importance of tax policy for advancing democratic governance, addressing social inequalities, and combating climate change.

This is an opportunity for a tax policy expert and civil society advocate with the vision and ambition to establish a new program in the leading international civil society organization focusing on fiscal accountability. The successful candidate will steer the direction of this new programmatic vision, working across the organization, to ensure that tax policy in developing countries contributes to financial sustainability, equity, and poverty reduction.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Author and lead IBP’s strategy for work on tax
  • Ensure that strategic planning and priority setting for the tax initiative best contributes to the realization of IBP’s mission and overall strategy
  • Manage research, training, and advocacy projects that make up the tax initiative, as well as other tax staff
  • Lead outreach and communications with partner NGOs and international institutions working on tax
  • Monitor progress and effectively address challenges encountered during implementation of the tax initiative
  • Work with the Strategy and Learning Team to develop a framework, including a monitoring and evaluation plan, to guide and evaluate the initiative
  • Work with the Executive Director and Development Director in securing further resources needed for IBP to build its tax work
  • Coordinate with all other IBP teams as may be required to advance the impact of the tax initiative across the organization
  • Develop terms of reference for independent contractors required in the implementation of the tax initiative, negotiate and secure approval for these terms of reference, and recruit and manage consultants
  • Oversee the implementation of all grants and awards to IBP for work falling within the priorities of the tax initiative, support the Executive Director with reports to funding partners
  • Support the Executive Director and other IBP leadership in managing relations with the Board of Trustees and external stakeholders, as appropriate
Education
  • Master’s degree in economics, political science or related fields, required.
Experience
  • Global perspective and understanding of tax policy and systems, including in developing countries
  • 8 to 10 years of experience working in the tax field, including time working in civil society and/or government, and international institutions
  • Experience in developing, implementing and managing programs that support civil society organizations to engage and advocate for greater transparency, accountability, and participation in policy decisions
  • At least five years’ experience in designing, managing and executing tax-related policy research
  • Exposure to international and country-based tax actors and networks
Skills
  • Strategic thinker, exceptional analytical and data analysis skills; strong experience in identifying and addressing problems
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; high-level ability to communicate effectively with partners, colleagues, consultants, and representatives of government, multilateral organizations, and other donors
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to thrive in and contribute to a culture of collaboration and teamwork in a diverse work environment
  • A high level of organization; a strong ability to prioritize tasks to meet multiple deadlines and to develop a new area of work
  • Ability to establish, maintain and grow networks
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office package required; proficiency with other specialist software applications desirable
Attributes
  • Vision and ambition to build a new initiative in a leading international NGO, specializing in public finance accountability.
  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility and a commitment to and passion for IBP’s mission
  • Highly flexible and adaptable to shifting environments and works well under pressure
  • Motivated to learn and willing to contribute to learning initiatives
Physical Demands
  • Duties are generally carried out in a normal business office environment – i.e., working while sitting at a desk, at a computer, for extended periods of time
To Apply

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

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Institutional Giving Manager

Team: Development
Reports to
: Director of Development
Location: Washington D.C., USA
Status: Exempt, Full-time
Travel: International and national, as required
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Job Purpose and Summary

Reporting to the Director of Development, this position is an integral member of the Development team and works closely with International Budget Partnership (IBP) program staff to oversee the organization’s fundraising activities among private foundations and government institutional donors.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • In close partnership with the Director of Development, take responsibility for developing fundraising and cultivation strategies for assigned prospects and donors. Implements and manages strategies toward the successful management of IBP’s institutional donor portfolio, and contributes to the development of departmental and high-level donor strategies.
  • Help guide strategic engagement of institutional donors, including input into conversations around how and when to engage donors and at what level.
  • Write, edit and coordinate production of concept notes and proposals, ensuring compliance with foundation interests and guidelines and promoting coordination across programs, program operations, and other development staff. Coordinates with Finance & Operations to develop budgets and budget narratives to submit with concept notes and proposals. As required, oversee the work of outside grant writers assisting in the production of proposals.
  • Working collaboratively with Program, Operations and Finance staff, write, edit and oversee the production of all donor reports and other written correspondence with institutional donors as required.
  • Conduct targeted research to identify new institutional prospects, and synthesize opportunities for alignment with goals for organizational and program growth.
  • Working with the Executive Director, Director of Development and key Program staff, ensure excellence in stewardship of IBP’s institutional donors, maintaining and building on existing relationships through regular communications, meetings, briefings and events.
  • Monitor trends in the field and integrate findings into fundraising strategies. Keeps abreast of programmatic developments for application in fundraising strategies and donor relations. Advise program staff on cultivation strategies for foundation donors.
  • Prepare backgrounders and brief members of the executive leadership team for donor/prospect meetings.
  • Manage grants calendar and ensure internal/external deadlines are met, and support broader development and program teams in working towards meeting these deadlines.
  • Represent IBP in relevant meetings and conferences.
  • Other duties as assigned
Other Responsibilities
  • Participate in IBP all-staff retreats and in team meetings.
  • Coordinate closely with the IBP Operations team for all administrative and logistical needs.
  • Comply with all IBP administrative and financial protocols, policies and procedures.
Education
  • Bachelor’s degree required
Experience
  • Minimum of five years institutional fundraising experience with an international non-profit organization required. The ideal candidate will have a demonstrated track record of successfully identifying, soliciting and stewarding a portfolio of both private foundation and bilateral government donors.
Knowledge and Skills
  • Language skills – Fluency in English required.
  • Excellent writing skills with demonstrated ability to write in a clear, structured, articulate and persuasive manner.
  • Knowledge of standard development practices and techniques, donor cultivation, donor relationship management, proposal and report writing, and prospect research.
  • Superb research, organizational, project management, time management, and communications skills.
  • Proven ability to conceptualize, develop plans for and carry projects through to completion.
  • Ability to successfully interact with donors, program staff, other development officers, and institutional leaders.
  • 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.
  • Has the capability to assess complex situations and make decisions and/or recommendations across departments and functions.
  • Ability to work well independently with minimal supervision while maintaining regular communications with colleagues.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office package, required.
  • Experience with donor/CRM databases is a plus.
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
  • Willingness and ability to travel internationally and nationally as required.
Physical Demands
  • Duties are generally carried out in a normal business office environment – i.e., working while sitting at a desk, at a computer, for extended periods of time.
To Apply

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

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Development Associate

Team: Development
Reports to
: Director of Development
Location: Washington D.C., USA
Status: Non-Exempt; Full-time
Travel: Minimal
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Job Purpose and Summary

Reporting to the Director of Development, this position will play an important role in supporting the International Budget Partnership’s growing Development team.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Prospect research and relationship mapping that supports the development and management of donor portfolios, including individuals and institutional prospects.
  • Provide support to the Executive Director, Director of Development and program directors for donor meetings, including background research and prospect bios.
  • Provide general development writing support, including working with the Director of Development and the Communications team to develop and implement a consistent, engaging donor communications stream.
  • Help to plan and execute small scale donor events, including development of invitation lists, invitations, management of RSVPs, attendee bios and event logistics
  • Ensure that IBP’s CRM database, Salesforce, is up to date and utilized effectively as a moves management tool, supporting the entering and tracking of all action items, donor meeting and call reports, ticklers and deadlines. Ensure that all donations are entered accurately and acknowledged.
  • Assist with the production of high quality proposals, reports and other cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship materials as needed.
Other Responsibilities
  • Participate in the IBP all-staff retreat, and in all team meetings.
  • Coordinate closely with the IBP Operations team for all administrative and logistical needs.
  • Comply with all IBP administrative and financial protocols, policies and procedures.
Education
  • Bachelor’s degree required.
Experience
  • 2 – 3 years related work experience required.
Skills
  • Meticulous attention to detail and excellent written and oral communications skills.
  • Knowledge and experience using donor databases.
  • Previous prospect research experience preferred.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to thrive in and contribute to a culture of collaboration and teamwork in a diverse work environment
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office package required.
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
  • Self starter
Physical Demands
  • Duties are generally carried out in a normal business office environment – i.e., working at a computer while sitting at a desk for extended periods of time
  • The position supports occasional event or publication 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 “Development Associate” in the subject area.

This position is based in the Washington, D.C. office.  We will not sponsor applicants for work visas for this position. 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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