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Country Manager - India - NGO (8-20 yrs)

Delhi/Delhi NCR Job Code: 726792




Location: NEW DELHI


The International Budget Partnership (IBP) collaborates with civil society around the world to use budget analysis and advocacy as a tool to improve effective governance and reduce poverty.IBP focuses on government budgets because they are at the core of development. Budgets are the government's most powerful tool to meet the needs of its people, especially those who are poor and marginalized. Whether it's about health, education, or pensions, the most well-meaning public policy has little impact on poverty until it is matched with sufficient public resources, and those resources are used effectively to provide public services.


Despite advances in civil society engagement in budget processes, the poor and marginalized remain largely excluded from discussions on how public funds are spent. IBP believes that budget analysis and advocacy performed by professional NGOs is important, but not sufficient in the absence of more active citizen collective action and engagement. Furthermore, getting access to budget information or creating spaces for citizen participation have limited impact if they don- t connect to the tangible priorities and needs of citizens.

A Bold New Approach:

Strengthening Public Accountability for Results and Knowledge initiative (SPARK) is the new flagship programme 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 India 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. This project is currently being planned and implemented in India, Ghana, Nigeria, Senegal, Indonesia, South Africa, and Kenya.

- Together with the partners, IBP aims to play a catalytic role in improving how public money is used to deliver services and transform lives.

- To know more about the organizational strategy please visit the link: http://bit.ly/IBPstrategyBrochure

Reason for the hire:

- 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 India.

- This position offers the unique opportunity to adapt and implement a new country strategy in India under IBP's global SPARK program. It offers the chance to effect change and impact lives by ensuring that public resources match public priorities. India 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.

- IBP is a cutting edge, passionate and devoted organization which admires people who can bring new ideas to the table. This is a wonderful opportunity to contribute to their mission and really make a change.

Roles and Responsibilities:

- Strategy and Learning

- Networking and Partnerships Development

- Financial and People Management

- Other Responsibilities

Must Haves:

- Minimum 8 years of experience in fiscal governance, government budgeting or public policy, or related development field, in India.

- Excellent written and verbal communication skills, high-level ability to communicate effectively with partners, colleagues, consultants, and representatives of government and other multilateral organizations.

- Proven effective networker with considerable social influence able to convene broad reform coalitions of civil society, media and government in the 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 India.

- 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.


- Ability to understand the complexities of power and political dynamics and how they relate to inequitable outcomes.

- Experience of building relationships between accountability actors (like parliament, auditors and media) and poor and excluded communities.

Interested candidates can apply along their CVs  with three references and a cover note  or contact us at Tel: +91 11 43493323. The last date of application is 20th August 2019. Please note only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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