Alex Wilks is leaving his position as Coordinator of the Bretton Woods Project. In June he is moving to Brussels to run the European Network on Debt and Development (EURODAD). The application deadline for the new Bretton Woods Project Coordinator is 28 April.
Alex established the Project in 1995 in collaboration with a network of UK NGOs. It has continued to work closely with the original groups but has developed strong links with many other UK groups and with groups across the world. The Project is now recognised as a significant information clearinghouse and network hub on Bank/Fund issues.
Alex commented: “it has been fascinating and inspiring to be part of the large movement of groups monitoring and changing the international financial institutions. We have made a real impact. My new role will enable me to stay in touch with many of the NGOs, academics and officials I’ve been lucky enough to work with these last eight years. It will also give a chance to improve advocacy coordination across Europe and to focus on debt and structural adjustment, two vital issues.”
Following the recent independent strategic review which recommended continuity in most of its operations and outputs, no significant changes are expected in how the Project works. Candidates for the coordinator position are therefore being asked to demonstrate significant management, advocacy, writing and networking experience as well as knowledge of the International Financial Institutions. For more information, see the BWP jobs page.