Chief Development Strategy Officer

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  • LocationLondon or Washington, DC.

We are recruiting for a Chief Development Strategy Officer (CDSO) to serve as a member of the executive team and report to the Chief Executive Officer.

The CDSO will be the primary responsibility holder for ensuring that grants and investments brought forward for consideration are deeply grounded in the best evidence and practice of economic development. Because rigorous evidence of impact is at the heart of GIF’s mission and mandate, the CDSO should be both conversant with and committed to the application of rigorous analytical techniques to measure and assess impact.

As a member of a high performing executive team, the CDSO will ensure that GIF is a dynamic, efficient and highly effective organisation that continually learns from experience, and continually improves policies, procedures and outcomes. The postholder will communicate the GIF mission and vision externally, including with current and future partners and networks, and act as an ambassador for GIF.

The ideal candidate brings many attributes to the position, including: 12+ years experience in the field of development, with a track record of increasing responsibility, strategic vision, and authority; proven leadership record in sourcing, financing, supporting and scaling commercially viable institutions and/or cost-effective public sector programs that contribute to social outcomes; and experience with evidence-based decision-making and social impact evaluation.

This role may be based in either London or Washington, DC. Women and citizens of the Global South are particularly encouraged to apply.

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