OSF Consultancy - Anti-Corruption

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Full Time Temporary Contract



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224 West 57th Street
New York
New York
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OSF Consultant on Anti-Corruption

Project Description

The Open Society Foundations is seeking a full-time consultant for May 2018-December 2018 to support the development and implementation of several new anti-corruption initiatives across the Open Society Foundations network.


OSF’s Fiscal Governance Program is currently facilitating a foundation-wide effort to strengthen OSF’s strategic coordination and collaboration around work on anti-corruption across our various thematic and regional programs and foundations.

As part of this effort, FGP will be working with a group of OSF colleagues to organize a large network-wide convening on anti-corruption in September 2018, which will provide space for OSF colleagues to explore more ambitious cross-network collaborations in several areas of interest, and ultimately to develop actionable objectives, strategies and budgets for this work.  We are seeking a consultant to help us plan and execute this convening, as well as provide follow up support through the end of the year.

Substantive areas of focus for the September convening and potential new areas for OSF engagement on anti-corruption include: work to strengthen civic mobilization around corruption—particularly among youth—in countries where public integrity is a growing political concern; better connecting OSF’s global work on western enablers of grand corruption to specific countries and cases; intensifying our efforts on corruption in the public health and education domains; deepening our engagement on issues of open contracting and procurement and; exploring opportunities to strengthen our narrative framing of anti-corruption advocacy to maximize its impact.  


The consultant will report to FGP’s director and ultimately a larger working group of OSF colleagues (which the consultant will help to assemble) to oversee all aspects of the September meeting’s organization and execution. Responsibilities include:

·      helping scope and run to ground potential opportunities for new/more ambitious OSF interventions on anti-corruption;

·      setting up and facilitating a series of OSF thematic working groups to build out concrete proposals on new anti-corruption initiatives leading up to the event;

·      working with FGP’s director and the OSF working group, an outside facilitator and other relevant OSF colleagues to build out an agenda for the meeting;

·      overseeing the planning and implementation (via support staff) of all relevant logistics for the event (the meeting will likely take place outside of the U.S. at one of OSF’s local/regional foundation offices);

·      follow up work after the convening related to the finalization of workplans/proposals for relevant new interventions, and the submission of budget requests to support them and;

·      Any other forms of support that may emerge as necessary to workplanning and convening on anti-corruption


·      7-10 years of progressively responsible experience working in the areas of anti-corruption and governance

·      Demonstrated leadership experience and understanding of governance and political economy concerns in a range of geographic environments

·      Knowledge of key organizations and arguments in the anti-corruption and governance field

·      Experience working with or in non-governmental organizations

·      Project management experience, with grant making experience a plus

·      Excellent written and oral English skills required, with fluency in one additional language a major plus

·      High level of emotional intelligence including the ability to grasp and work within a complex organizational environment, to show sensitivity and respect for people working in different roles, and to empathize with different points of view

·      Exceptional collaboration skills including the ability to identify opportunities from working with others and to innovate and increase impact based on synthesis of different topics and portfolios

·      Excellent strategic and analytical skills including the ability to combine external and internal inputs into a compelling strategy and theory of change

·      Superior adaptability with the ability to work in conditions of change and ambiguity, and to stretch oneself to adopt new skills for changing circumstances and challenges

·      Willingness to undertake international travel

·      Authorization to work in the United States of America

Application Process and Deadline:  To apply, please send your resume and a cover letter to Jessica Lowing at Jessica.lowing@opensocietyfoundations.org.

The deadline to apply is May 30, 2018.

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

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