International Budget Partnership
- District of Columbia
The International Budget Partnership (IBP), the leading international organization working to advance budget transparency and accountability around the world, is seeking a creative strategist, tactician, and leader to design and implement an integrated strategic communications program that advances the organization and its mission.
IBP works closely with a community of skilled independent organizations in over 115 countries to ensure that governments raise and spend public funds in ways that benefit poor and marginalized communities, by providing a combination of financial and technical support and peer learning. Our partners have played a key role over the past decade in driving enormous improvements in budgeting practices around the world, and in using available information to ensure an increasing quality of life for poor citizens. In addition, we are well recognized and respected for our knowledge of fiscal processes, the quality of our applied research, and the reach of our extensive networks of donors, governments, parliaments, and auditors around the world.
We produce the Open Budget Survey – the only regular, independent, comparative survey of budget transparency and accountability around the world, which is widely used by civil society and the donor community. We also have been a key founder of several international multi-stakeholder initiatives, such as the Open Government Partnership and the Global Initiative for Fiscal Transparency.
For 20 years, IBP has led the field at the national and international level to ensure that public finances are used efficiently, effectively, and with full accountability in order to meet the needs and priorities of people and support equitable and sustainable development. But IBP is operating in an increasingly competitive and noisy environment. In order to increase engagement and expand the influence of IBP and our partners and the impact of our work, it is critical that we take our communications to a new level.
The Director of Communications will direct the communications team and work closely with IBP’s leadership to develop and oversee the strategic direction, design and planning, implementation, and evaluation of the organization’s communications — including print and digital communications, media relations, government and institutional relations, promotion and visual identity, and donor relations. The Director will be a member of IBP’s executive management team and report to the Executive Director.