Director, Economic Development
The Department for International Development (DFID) leads the UK’s work to end extreme poverty, building a safer, healthier, more prosperous world for all of us which is firmly in the UK’s national interest. We are ending the need for aid by creating jobs, unlocking the potential of girls and women and helping to save lives when humanitarian emergencies hit. In doing this, the Department works in partnership across Whitehall and with governments, civil society, the private sector and multilateral institutions, including the World Bank, United National agencies, and the European Commission.
Our Economic Development Division leads DFID’s work to support the transformation of developing country economies, their governance and interaction with the global economy, and international tax policy. It includes DFID’s work to manage the implications of Brexit and DFID’s policy and delivery on Trade and Development. This includes shaping a new development partnership with Europe.
- Drive the delivery of the Economic and Governance Strategy across DFID and government.
- Actively contribute to and influence cross-Whitehall strategy and policy thinking including on Prosperity, Trade, Investment and our future development relationships with Europe, including representing DFID in key senior officials’ groups and helping to shape UK Policy.
- Drive a strong commercial focus and build an environment in which robust standards and practices are applied by teams in setting, phasing and managing programme and administrative budgets.
- Ensure the Economic Development Division is managed to the highest standards of corporate, financial and policy delivery as part of the Economic Development leadership Team.
- Strong economic literacy and understanding of the global financial system.
- Excellent leadership skills, adept at building capability, developing talent and motivating diverse and high performing teams.
- The personal gravitas to be seen as a trusted adviser to Ministers, Non-Executive Directors and senior officials on international development and economic and governance development policy and practice with finely tuned judgement and political nous.
- The ability to build and maintain a diverse network across organisational boundaries, coupled with a solid understanding of how Whitehall works.
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Closing date: 23:59, Thursday 31st May 2018