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- Program Specialist, Fiscal Governance Program, USA

Program Specialist, Fiscal Governance Program
Open Society Foundations, New York

The Open Society Foundations’ Fiscal Governance Program’s (FGP) mission is to improve the generation, management and expenditure of public resources in ways that better promote equitable development, democratic accountability and human rights. The program works across the public resource chain—from revenue collection and budget allocations to expenditures and service delivery—to promote new global norms, strengthen independent oversight and accountability mechanisms, and increase government capacity to harness public resources for development. We have a thematic focus on natural resource governance, budgets and service delivery, taxation, and trade.

Job Profile

FGP is seeking a Program Specialist to perform a wide range of responsibilities that materially advance both portfolio and program strategies. You will be at the forefront of our grant making activities, developing relationships with our partners in the field and providing crucial programmatic support to our Program Officers.

Contributions include tracking organizations and developments in relevant fields, the design and processing of program grants, and the assessment of grants and portfolios. You may also take the lead on projects or issues – such as research initiatives, convenings, or advocacy efforts – as assigned. The position will be based in New York and will report to the Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Manager.

We’re seeking candidates that have:
• 3-5 years’ experience working with issues such as transparency, corruption, natural resource governance, trade, tax, public budgets, local governance, democracy or human rights and accountability
• Experience implementing systems in philanthropic organizations and/or not-for-profits
• Strong research and data analysis skills

For application instructions, as well as a more detailed description of the position and the types of candidates we are seeking, please visit:

We are strengthened by the diversity of our colleagues across the Open Society Foundations, and we welcome and actively seek applications from people of all cultures, backgrounds, and experiences.

Job posted on 7th August 2017
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