ABOUT TRANSPARENCY & ACCOUNTABILITY INITIATIVE (TAI)
The Transparency and Accountability Initiative (TAI) is a collaborative of leading funders of transparency and accountability programming around the world. Established in 2010, the initiative has evolved from a field building role to a platform for funder learning and action. Our members have over $500m invested in support of those fighting for a more open, just and equitable society, be that as anti-corruption watchdogs, open government champions, investigative journalists, facilitators of community participation or data rights advocates.
TAI sits at a unique crossroads in this field, serving as a thought partner, advisor, and facilitator of funder member collaboration and ally of those partner organizations leading change on the ground. We are committed to helping our members (Chandler Foundation, Ford Foundation, Hewlett Foundation, Luminate, MacArthur Foundation, Open Society Foundations and the U.K. Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office) be as impactful as they can be, including through influence on the broader funding community (see our 2020-24 Strategy).
The collaborative currently has seven members served by a Secretariat with three full-time staff.
More information on TAI is available at our website: www.transparency-initiative.org
TAI program is fiscally sponsored by the Proteus Fund who partners with foundations, advocates, and individual donors to advance democracy, human rights, and peace.
TAI is looking for a dynamic leader and advocate of good governance to work closely with the Executive Director (ED) and the funder member Steering Committee to deliver on our exciting strategy. The Deputy Director will lead on deepening engagements with funders and practitioners working on issues where transparency, participation and accountability are part of the solution – be that in regard to effective oversight of pandemic recovery spending, fostering a more just energy transition or access to more equitable health and education services. This is a senior role. This individual will influence funder thinking, practice and actions to respond to field needs. The Deputy Director will oversee research fellows, consultants and program support functions in combination with the ED.
This position can be virtual and based in the Americas, Europe or Africa. Other Secretariat staff are currently based in Washington, D.C.
In line with the 2020-24 TAI strategy, the Deputy Director will lead engagements related to the three pillars of the TAI strategy:
“Funder Landscape” (40%)
“What We Fund” (25%)
“How We Fund” (15%)
Strategic/Management Support (20%)
The Deputy Director will be passionate about the role that transparency, participation and accountability can play in support of the collective good. The right candidate will have a proven track record of influencing high level stakeholders and facilitating partnerships. An effective advocate for good governance, this person will be a strong and succinct communicator – both verbally and written. Entrepreneurial, with good problem-solving skills, the Deputy Director will be able to spot opportunities where TAI members (with support of the Secretariat) can make a difference. This person will have excellent people skills, an ability to motivate others, and enjoy working in a fast-paced, non-hierarchical, non-egotistical environment. A life-long learner, this person is intellectually curious, welcomes diverse perspectives and has strong analytic skills. This person has experience of non-profits, grant making and fundraising. Detail oriented, the Deputy Director will push for high standards of all collective products.
Additional Skills and Experience:
The salary range for US based candidates is US$121,000 to $134,000/year. Proteus Fund will ensure that candidates outside of the US are offered fair and equitable salary and benefits related to their area of residence.
Proteus Fund is an equal opportunity employer. We strongly encourage and seek applications from women, people of color, and bilingual and bicultural individuals, as well as members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities. Applicants shall not be discriminated against because of race, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, color, marital status, or medical condition.
Deadline for Applications is August 20th.