IBP Program Officer (Asia) – Open Budget Initiative Program
The International Budget Partnership (IBP) is based at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities in Washington, D.C. The IBP provides a range of services to help nonprofit organizations analyze and influence public budgets in developing and transition countries. The IBP is seeking a Program Officer (Asia) to provide support to the Open Budget Initiative (OBI) Program. The OBI is a research and advocacy program that seeks to increase public access to budget information and inclusive and accountable budget processes and practices. The Program Officer will report to IBP’s Director of International Advocacy and Open Budget Initiative, and the Supervisor of IBP’s Open Budget Survey.
- Provide project management support for the various research activities related to the biennial Open Budget Survey, including identifying research partner in countries covered by the Survey, supervising research assistants and interns, disseminating project data to and collecting project reports from research partners;
- Design and deliver training modules and presentations on budget transparency and accountable and inclusive budget processes and practices with a focus on Asia.
- Provide technical assistance to a subset of research institutions that are part of a network of organizations in approximately 100 countries to collect and fact-check data on government budgets with a focus on Asia;
- Provide technical assistance to research partners, and officials from donor agencies and governments;
- Write reports and articles on the Open Budget Survey with a focus on Asia;
- Conduct qualitative and quantitative social science research on budget transparency reforms, and produce case studies and impact assessments;
- Work with IBP partner organizations to develop and implement advocacy strategies to promote budget transparency reforms with a focus on Asia.
Skills and requirements:
- Master’s degree in Public Policy or equivalent course
- Excellent writing skills and fluency in English
- 2 years professional experience conducting and documenting the results of social science research
- 2 years professional experience working on issues related to the Asian region
- 2 years professional experience in developing and delivering training and presentations
- 2 years of experience in public financial management
- Proficiency in statistical analysis using STATA or SPSS
Salary: Commensurate with experience, excellent benefits, including two health and dental insurance options, life and long term disability insurance, retirement, flexible spending accounts and generous vacation, sick leave, and holiday schedules.
To apply: Send a resume and cover letter via e-mail to email@example.com. Applications will be accepted until Friday, September 27, 2013. Please put IBP Program Officer (Asia) in the subject area.
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