Chief Executive Officer
Publish What You Fund is the global campaign for aid transparency. Launched in 2008, they envisage a world where aid and development information is transparent, available and used for effective decision-making, public accountability and lasting change for all citizens.
Established 10 years ago, Publish What You Fund's model combines independent research with intelligent, long-term advocacy. Their flagship report, the Aid Transparency Index, and close relationships with aid donors around the world have been essential to this.
The organisation has been pioneering in encouraging donor governments and civil society organisations to support their mission which has led to more and better quality aid and development finance information, only 5 years after the first Aid Transparency Index was published. However there is still work to do and they are now seeking a dynamic and inspirational leader to drive the organisation forward at an exciting time in its development.
Chief Executive Officer
Publish What You Fund
This is an exciting and fast-paced role that will require a charismatic, forward-thinking leader with excellent fundraising, advocacy and leadership skills.
A role that will require someone to be strategically minded whilst able to deliver operationally, this is a key moment for the organisation going forward, with strong potential for growth and the ability to influence its positioning for the future.
As an outward facing role, you will have the ability to not only build robust relationships across a complex stakeholder map, but raise our international profile and enhance the impact of our work, including as we increase our work in developing partner countries to inform our advocacy.
Most importantly, you will bring integrity, an appetite and enthusiasm for growth, and will be aligned with the goals and vision of Publish What You Fund.
To be successful in this post you will need significant experience in the charity/development sector, including experience in a leadership position, with expert knowledge of the aid and development sector. A demonstrated interest in transparency, accountability and open data would be desirable.
You will also need strong interpersonal skills, with a proven experience in negotiating, influencing and networking to build strong internal and external relationships. You will need a demonstrable track record in fundraising/relationship development with funders.
You will need the confidence and credibility to build and lead relationships with senior influencers worldwide, as well as the humility to learn from your colleagues and partners.
Publish What You Fund is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and post holders to share this commitment.
To register your interest in this role, please submit your CV via the "Apply Now" Button below. Please upload your CV in Word format and include a supporting statement in support of your application; this should describe how your experience and skills meet the requirements of the job description and person specification.
A Prospectus consultant will review and assess all submitted CVs and supporting statements in order to determine each applicant's suitability and aptitude for the role. Selected candidates will be contacted to discuss the role in more detail. As part of the selection process, candidates may be invited to meet with a consultant at the Prospectus offices.
Published closing date: 20 May
Preliminary interviews with Prospectus: 21 May - 29 May
Interviews with the Publish What You Fund: 5 June - 07 June
If you wish to have an informal discussion about the opportunity, please contact our advisors Alex Williams or Anna Mandl at Prospectus on 020 7400 6373, or e-mail:
Alex.Williams@prospect-us.co.uk or Anna.Mandl@prospect-us.co.uk