The INTOSAI Development Initiative (IDI) supports Supreme Audit Institutions (SAIs) in developing countries, in their efforts to sustainably enhance performance, independence and professionalism. The IDI provides this support by facilitating and coordinating effective SAI capacity development programmes, developing and disseminating global public goods, strengthening regional bodies, networks and communities, and mobilizing scaled up and more effective support to SAIs. IDI is a part of INTOSAI.

INTOSAI is the global professional organization of Supreme Audit Institution (SAIs) and comprises a membership of currently 194 SAIs, of which approximately 140 are from developing countries.

The Office of the Auditor General of Norway (OAGN) has hosted the IDI since 2001. The IDI is organized as a foundation according to Norwegian law, and is thereby bound by Norwegian laws and regulations. The organization comprises the IDI Board, the IDI Secretariat and the INTOSAI-Donor Secretariat. The IDI is collocated with the OAGN in Oslo, Norway.

The INTOSAI-Donor Cooperation (Cooperation) is a strategic partnership between the International Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions (INTOSAI) and 23 development partners to scale up and strengthen support to Supreme Audit Institutions (SAIs) in developing countries. The Cooperation provides a global forum to inform and strengthen stakeholders' policies and priorities for working with SAIs. It also seeks to influence behaviours to ensure that the objectives of the INTOSAI-Donor MoU are achieved; i.e. that support to SAIs is country-led, that additional resources are mobilized in support of SAI strategic plans, and all forms of support are provided in a harmonized and coordinated manner. By working together in a coordinated approach, the Cooperation increases efficiency and impact on the ground and avoids gaps and overlaps. The Cooperation is supported by the INTOSAI-Donor Secretariat, hosted within the IDI.

Communication Manager

Are you interested in working to help promote good governance and accountability in the developing world?

Do you have an interest, and experience, in communicating the results of development cooperation work?

Are you excited by the prospect of working for a small international organization with a global reach?

Then you should apply for this position at the INTOSAI Development Initiative.

The INTOSAI Donor Cooperation Communication Manager is going on maternity leave and we are seeking her replacement for the next seven months (with the possibility of an extension).

The Communications Manager (CM) is responsible for leading on implementation of the INTOSAI Donor Cooperation’s communications strategy, development and maintenance of the INTOSAI-Donor Cooperation Portal, and incorporating the SAI Capacity Development Database.

Job description

  • Ensure that the annual communication plans are implemented, in collaboration with others. This will include different activities, like writing articles for publications, preparing materials for events, preparing brochures, logos etc.
  • Manage the Cooperation’s website and set up and manage relevant social media accounts.
  • Have the main responsibility for the Cooperation’s newsletter, and in future the INTOSAI-Donor Cooperation Portal.
  • Provide advice to other members of the Secretariat to ensure technical content is presented in a way that is appropriate and easily understood for the relevant target audiences.
  • Take responsibility for maintaining, and overseeing the process of periodically updating, the SAI Capacity Development Database.
  • Support the Head of Admin and IDS in internal IDI budget management and reporting.
  • Build and maintain effective relations with a range of stakeholders including the INTOSAI-Donor Steering Committee, INTOSAI regions, and SAIs.
  • Some tasks related to information management and support the Head of the INTOSAI Donor Secretariat in internal IDS budget management and reporting.


  • Educated to at least Bachelor’s degree level (essential)
  • Fluency in English, oral and written (essential)
  • Proficiency in one additional language from Arabic, French, or Spanish (desirable)
  • Experience with external stakeholder communications (essential)
  • Website and database maintenance experience (essential)
  • Working experience from an SAI or INTOSAI body (desirable)
  • Working in capacity development in an international context (desirable)
  • International cooperation (desirable)

Personal qualities

  • Non-judgmental, empathetic, understands and appreciates social and cultural differences
  • Enjoy working in teams
  • Professional and results oriented approach
  • Ability to work in an international environment
  • Exhibit strong ethical behaviour and track record
  • Have strong competence in all forms of communication
  • Have a willingness and ability to undertake some international travel
  • In addition, it is desirable for the candidate to have some knowledge and experience from SAIs or INTOSAI: Knowledge of INTOSAI and its functioning (desirable)
  • Knowledge of the operations, environment and challenges of SAIs, particularly in developing countries (desirable)
  • Knowledge of the INTOSAI-Donor Steering Committee and its functioning (desirable)
  • Knowledge of the challenges of strengthening public financial management and good governance in developing countries (desirable)
  • Competence in the use of performance measurement frameworks, such as the SAI PMF, in the public sector (desirable)
  • Knowledge of the donor community and their work in strengthening SAIs, managing fiduciary risk and using country systems (desirable)

We offer

  • Contract to end of 2018, renewable subject to IDI’s continued hosting of the INTOSAI-Donor Secretariat
  • Based in Oslo
  • Salary – In the range between 516 000 – 577 400 NOK, subject to taxation in Norway
  • Pension
  • IDI complies with Norwegian Government regulations for leave, flexible working hours and other benefits

Contact info

Apply for position before deadline 28.02.2018.

Start date as soon as possible and latest 1 May 2018.

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