VACANCY – Deputy Director-General

VACANCY – Deputy Director-General
  • PublishedJune 18, 2019

The Commonwealth Foundation is an international organisation established by Heads of Government in support of the belief that the Commonwealth is as much an association of peoples as it is of governments.  The Foundation supports people’s participation in democracy and development, working across a spectrum of civic voices to strengthen their capacity to engage in governance for sustainable development.


As the Deputy Director-General’s second term comes to an end, the Commonwealth Foundation is looking for a senior manager capable of building on success and leading the programmatic and grant-making priorities of the Foundation.

With an annual budget of £3 million, the role has responsibility for the operational management of the Foundation’s programmatic and grant-making priorities.  This includes leading implementation of the strategic direction of work in these areas, overseeing the implementation / application of the Foundation’s RBM processes and ensuring financial resources are utilised efficiently and effectively.


We are looking to encourage applications from experienced senior managers throughout the Commonwealth.  Candidates must be committed to the Foundation’s vision to support civic voices. The best candidates will have worked in international development with experience in management at a senior level in a multilateral / international development organisation including responsibility for financial management and governance; have wide experience of working in developing country (ies), have the ability to demonstrate knowledge of contemporary approaches to international development issues in a Commonwealth setting; and have extensive experience in designing and managing development programmes and projects in the field of participatory governance and SDG 16.


The salary is £75,000 to £80,000 pa plus a full range of benefits, including relocation and housing allowances for non UK residents.  Commonwealth nationality is essential.

Closing date for application is Friday 12 July 2019, 1pm GMT.

Other key information can be found at https://commonwealthfoundation.com/job_vacancy/deputy-director-general/

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