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October 17, 2013

Job Offer: Network Director, Global Initiative for Fiscal Transparency (GIFT)

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The Global Initiative for Fiscal Transparency (GIFT) is a vibrant multi-stakeholder action network that is strengthening norms, incentives, technical assistance, and use of innovative technologies to foster more transparent, participatory, and accountable public fiscal decision-making processes worldwide.

The GIFT’s founders and Lead Stewards (equivalent of Governing Board) are:

  • Governments: Ministry of Planning, Brazil; Department of Budget & Management, Philippines
  • International Organizations: International Monetary Fund (IMF), The World Bank Group (WB)
  • Civil Society: International Budget Partnership (IBP)

After an incredibly successful thee year incubation period hosted by Innovations for Scaling Impact, and significant funds committed for the next three year expansion phase, GIFT is seeking to hire its first full-time Network Director, which will be housed for the upcoming year at the International Budget Partnership, based in Washington D.C. This is a once-in-a-career opportunity for an entrepreneurial leader to further advance and institutionalize a major global multi-stakeholder initiative in a high profile and critical global public policy issue area.

Network Director Leadership Responsibilities

  • Spearheading, coordinating and representing GIFT around the world
  • Further developing and implementing the GIFT strategy
  • Further developing and improving the overall governance of GIFT
  • Managing a small, highly qualified coordinating team, including individuals providing facilitation, technical expertise, coordination and communications
  • Ensuring the effective functioning of the GIFT working groups
  • Expanding and deepening the participation of GIFT General Stewards
  • Engaging and advocating with key external stakeholders of GIFT
  • Mobilizing additional resources for GIFT (fundraising and in-kind contributions) for greater impact and sustainability
  • Financial and project management of the GIFT Network

The Network Director will report to GIFT Lead Stewards and work actively with the GIFT General Stewards in the execution of these responsibilities. The position will be housed at the International Budget Partnership in Washington, D.C.

Skills and Requirements

The GIFT Network Director should have the following qualifications:

  • A relevant advanced degree from a highly reputable institution
  • 10-15 years of relevant experience at the international level and in multiple regions around the world
  • A significant track record in or relevant to global and cross-sector network development, coordination and facilitation
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Substantial expertise and a deep commitment to good governance and transparency around the world (technically competent in areas that are connected to fiscal/budget openness – experience with public financial management an advantage but not required.)
  • Experience with international norm building highly desirable
  • A publishing record (policy paper, technical reports, scholarly articles, blogs, tweets, etc.) an additional plus
  • Strong project management skills (reports, contracts, fund-raising, etc.)
  • Fluency in two or more languages highly desirable
  • Knowledge of new information technologies/platforms is highly desirable
  • Highly motivated, quick learner and self-driven
  • Ability and willingness to international travel expected
  • Position is based in Washington, D.C.


The compensation package will be highly competitive including salary, benefits, vacation, and potential yearly bonuses.

To Apply

To apply please send a letter of interest addressing the desired responsibilities and qualifications for this one-of-a-kind position, with curriculum vitae and name/contact details for up to five references toinfo@fiscaltransparency.net, with Network Director in the subject line. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until position is filled. Applications received prior to October 30, 2013 are guaranteed to receive full consideration.

GIFT and The International Budget Partnership are equal opportunity employers, and, as such, take 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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