Deputy Director-General

  • Executive-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 20 June 2019

Job Description

As the Deputy Director-General’s second term comes to an end, we are 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 the implementation of the strategic direction of work in these areas, overseeing the implementation / application of the Foundation’s results based management processes, and ensuring financial resources are utilised efficiently and effectively.

They will work closely with the Director-General in developing and implementing the Foundation’s Strategic Plan and annual work plans in line with its strategic planning cycle, as approved by the Board; ensuring the Foundation is provided with the necessary business planning, programmatic design and implementation, financial security and effective human resource management to develop and maintain its mission and building relationships with key strategic partners and expanding the Foundation’s funding base.

About the Organization

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.

We are a unique, stand-alone organisation established by, funded and reporting to Commonwealth governments.

As the Commonwealth’s agency for civil society, we work across the spectrum of civic voices to strengthen their capacity to engage in governance for sustainable development.

We are dedicated to strengthening people’s participation in all aspects of public dialogue, to act together and learn from each other to build democratic societies.

Ultimately, the Foundation seeks to ensure that policy and government institutions are more effective contributors to development through the influence of civic voices.

More information

Job Description - Deputy Director General.pdf

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