District of Columbia, United States (On-site)
$140,000 - $175,000 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

About the opportunity

Global Integrity is a US-registered non-profit that works with government and civil society partners around the world, supporting their efforts to address complex social challenges relating to corruption, the use of public resources and the delivery of public services. With an operating budget in 2021 of $3.5m and headquarters in Washington DC, Global Integrity has a diverse, global team of 12 staff members in North and South America, Africa, and Europe. 

Global Integrity is seeking a new Executive Director with the passion, creativity, and determination required to sharpen its vision, broaden partnerships, strengthen implementation, support learning, and enhance its overall impact. The incoming Executive Director will be well-versed in learning-centered and adaptive approaches to addressing complex social challenges relating to the use of public resources and the delivery of public services; and be an advocate for locally-led approaches to addressing these challenges. They will have much to build on - a strong team, an excellent reputation, and great relationships - as well as plenty of scope to lead the evolution of the organization and further elevate the organization’s impact and influence.

Role and responsibilities

The Executive Director reports to the Board of Directors - chaired by Ania Calderon - and provides leadership and support across all aspects of the organization’s work, including:

  • Strategy, learning, and thought leadership:  Responsible for defining and pursuing the strategic direction and priorities for Global Integrity in close consultation with staff and partners; enables adaptive approaches grounded in evidence, learning, and reflection; and leverages Global Integrity’s work to inform and influence thinking, policy, and practice in governance and anticorruption efforts.

  • Partnership development and fundraising: Responsible for the overall ethos of Global Integrity’s partnership approach and fundraising efforts; initiates and sustains continued engagement with government, civil society, and private sector partners and maintains relationships and active conversations with Global Integrity donors.  

  • Management, operational oversight, and governance: Responsible for team leadership and organizational development throughout the organization while modeling core Global Integrity values like humility and openness; directly manages the work of 3-4 senior colleagues (GI’s Management Team); partners with the Managing Director for Finance and Operations on oversight of the financial management and operations functions; and works closely with the Board to enable effective support and oversight of the organization 

For the full list of responsibilities, please refer Global Integrity’s website, https://bit.ly/39WICub


Candidate profile

We are keen to attract a diverse pool of candidates. This includes candidates from the Global South with lived experience of the challenges we seek to address, as well as candidates who may have experience in areas beyond the governance and development agenda. We are especially interested in candidates with the following:

  • A minimum of 12 years of progressive experience, including at senior management levels, in the field of global development and public policy with a strong understanding of global governance and development agendas and a diverse, global network of relationships in the governance space including partners in the Global South, funders, and policy-makers. 

  • A reputation as an effective communicator (English required; fluency in additional languages is a strong plus) with experience contributing to the evolution of policy and practice through presentations, publications, and participation in events, as well as, through active and timely engagement in conversations about key governance and development  issues;

  • Demonstrated ability to articulate an organizational vision and craft a strategy, and to inspire, lead, and engage a diverse, equitable and inclusive team to implement strategies effectively and adaptively; experience with remote or geographically dispersed teams a strong plus;

  • A track record of effective fundraising in the non-profit space, ideally supported by a strong understanding of the funding landscape and existing relationships with relevant players including bilateral and multilateral donors, and private foundations;

To further strengthen our diversity, we are particularly eager to receive applications from candidates from under-represented groups, including women, People of Color, and people from the Global South.


Key details about the position

  • Indicative compensation: $140,000-$175,000

  • Location: We have a preference for candidates who would be based in Washington DC, but are open to applicants who wish to work remotely and would be able to travel to Washington DC regularly (eg. two weeks per quarter).

  • Visa sponsorship: We are open to sponsoring a visa application for an extraordinary candidate with the potential to secure an O-1 visa in the United States.

  • Benefits: Global Integrity offers a competitive benefits package including health and disability benefits, as well as a modest life insurance policy, and currently pays 100% of the premiums associated with those benefits. The organization also provides generous paid time off, contributes to employees’ retirement accounts and provides for a transit benefit.

Refreshed on: 21 July 2022
Closed date: 05 August 2022 at 23:59
Tags: Senior Management, Operations

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