Commissioner for the Independent Commission for Aid Impact

Commissioner for the Independent Commission for Aid Impact

Location: London

Salary: £381 per day, plus expenses


Vacancy Description

A Board of Commissioners is being recruited to ICAI for a single four-year term from 2019. As a Commissioner you will use your professional expertise, experience and senior leadership skills to set the direction for ICAI’s work, ensuring it delivers high quality, impartial scrutiny of the impact and value for money of UK aid. You will work as part of teams to generate credible assessments of UK aid spending. You will work independently to hold Government to account, reporting directly to Parliament.

Person Specification

To be successful in this role you will need to demonstrate successful leadership within your specialism with extensive experience in international development and in at least one of evaluation, audit or finance contexts as well as an understanding of public policy.

You will need to be able to demonstrate your capability and potential against the following criteria:

1. Demonstrably successful leadership experience in the public, private or voluntary sectors. We are seeking leaders who are inspiring, confident and empowering, and who take a collegial approach to delivery

2. A strong professional background. Ideally, this will include international development experience, but applications with experience in one or more of the areas of finance, evaluation or audit are also welcomed.

3. An ability to build and maintain relationships to command the confidence of a range of stakeholders including the UK Parliament, Government departments, aid beneficiaries and international development practitioners

4. Independence and objectivity whilst maintaining positive relationships and transparent engagement with a diverse range of stakeholders

5. Effective team working at Board level, and the ability to work collaboratively with their fellow Commissioners, ICAI secretariat staff and contracted suppliers.   The role is a ‘hands on’ one and you will be expected to work as part of a team at all stages of producing a review.

6. Effective communication skills; with experience of presenting with credibility to a broad range of domestic and international audiences, including Parliament, industry practitioners and beneficiaries, as well as Government ministers and senior officials.

7. Extensive experience and a proven track record of successfully overseeing and leading teams of technical experts and delivering projects to tight timescales. Specifically, an ability to:

  • clearly articulate direction and scope of projects;
  • ensure schedule and quality standards are maintained across reviews; and
  • ensure conclusions and recommendations are relevant and based on evidence.


How to Apply

For more information and how to apply please click here

The closing date for applications is 23 January 2019.

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