International Finance Project Manager vacancy

Join us as International Finance Project Manager and manage the Project’s advocacy work on international finance, targeting the IMF in particular

14 July 2017 | About us

  • Location: London, UK
  • Pay: £39,353 – £40,544 per annum (starting salary) plus contributory pension
  • Permanent Full-time (with a 6 month probationary period)
  • Closing date: Midnight GMT, Thursday, 6 August 2017
  • We are aiming to hold interviews early to mid August
  • Candidates should have the right to work in the UK

The purpose of this role will be to manage the Project’s advocacy work on issues relating to international finance, targeting the IMF in particular, and monitor Bank and Fund policies and programmes across a variety of areas.

The Bretton Woods Project is a watchdog and an advocate. The Project develops and maintains an information and evidence base that contributes to critical voices that seek to influence international financial institutions so they support development policies that are gender transformative, equitable, environmentally sustainable and consistent with international human rights norms.

The role

Currently work focuses on challenging the Fund’s assertion that it has abandoned the use of conditionality and analysing the evolution of Fund’s rhetoric and policies across several areas, including inequality, social protection, gender and domestic resource mobilisation.  The role involves strategic planning; developing in-depth knowledge of and evidence base on relevant policy issues; monitoring, analysis and writing on relevant IMF and World Bank policies and programmes. It also involves conducting advocacy, including at the highest levels of government and international institutions; writing accessible articles/briefings; supporting network strengthening; and monitoring international institutions and the role of UK institutions in the IMF.

It will also include providing technical support to the Project’s Gender Equality and Macroeconomics (GEM) project. More broadly it entails contributing to the Bretton Woods Project publications. The role involves significant contributions to the Project’s operations, including support to fund-raising and outreach, financial and human resource management and input into strategic decisions for the Project. The Project Manager may be required to line manage junior staff and to supervise consultants and volunteers.


The ideal candidate will have the ability to manage a project and budgets and deliver high quality outputs to agreed schedules. You will be educated to degree-level or hold equivalent experience in working with macroeconomics in the context of development and/or international finance issues; and some specific study or work-related knowledge of the International Financial Institutions, development finance, and/or international financial architecture.

You will have proven experience of researching, editing and producing short briefings and papers on development and finance issues aimed at various audiences as well as developing and conducting advocacy with government or international institution officials.

Strong analytical skills and ability to develop sound policy positions will ensure success as well as your ability to take initiative and show strategic leadership for project area. Commitment to social justice, human rights and environmental sustainability is also a key requirement.

Read more about how to apply on the ActionAid recruitment page.