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March 02, 2012

Job Offer: Campaign Coordinator, Global Movement for Budget Transparency and Accountability

The government’s budget affects the life of every citizen, especially those that are poor or marginalized. Yet, in many countries citizens have very little access to information about how the government plans to raise and spend public resources, let alone how effectively they have been used. For this reason, civil society organizations from over 50 countries recently came together to launch an international advocacy initiative and sign a Declaration of Principles to secure greater access to information and accountability for public funds (see www.Makebudgetspublic.org).

The Steering Committee of this nascent global movement, currently based at the International Budget Partnership, is looking to recruit a Campaign Coordinator to shape and lead a global campaign to secure greater public access to budget information and accountability for public funds.  This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced civil society advocate to play a formative role in developing and leading a global campaign to open budgets to public scrutiny and transform the lives of citizens throughout the world.

The main duties of the Campaign Coordinator include:

  1. Supporting and leading the development, implementation, and realization of the Movement’s Global Action Agenda and Declaration of Principles.
  2. Identifying and pursuing opportunities for launching a cross-country campaign and linking this agenda to other global, regional, and sector initiatives, as well as supporting working groups and their sector-specific campaigns.
  3. Supporting the Steering Committee’s work by providing strategic advice, and facilitating communication and coordination among and between the Steering Committee, working groups, and movement members. 
  4. Encouraging the broad and active participation of members through targeted outreach to civil society groups and networks at the local, regional, and international levels.
  5. Helping in the development and setting up of effective governance structures and operating principles.
  6. Developing and implementing plans with the Steering Committee to raise resources for the advocacy work of the Movement.


  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in the field of governance, citizen engagement, and action, preferably in the field of transparency and accountability initiatives.  
  • Extensive experience in developing and designing international civil society campaigns and joint action. 
  • Experience in undertaking high-level advocacy and outreach to governments, international financial institutions, and donors.
  • Strong familiarity with international and local civil society networks working on governance-related issues.
  • Extensive experience of working within and managing civil society coalitions and networks.
  • Senior management experience, including strategic planning, fundraising, budget oversight and managing relations with Boards of Directors or equivalent groups.
  • Advanced degree or equivalent experience in international affairs or other relevant field, such as political science, economics and public finance, public policy, or social development.
  • Ability to travel extensively.
  • Excellent communication skills in English (both in written and verbal communications), and fluency in at least another major language is preferred.

To apply:

Send a resumé and cover letter via email to Ghafur@cbpp.org

Please indicate “Campaign Manager” in the subject line of your email.  Resumés will be accepted until the position is filled. 


The Global Movement for Budget Transparency and Accountability is an equal opportunity employer, and, as such, takes affirmative action to insure that discrimination does not occur against an employee or applicant on the basis of race, creed, color, age, sex, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, religious or political affiliation, disability, or any other classification protected from discrimination under applicable law.

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