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Location: Frankfurt am Main (Germany) or Montreal, Quebec (Canada)         
(office-based role, with flexible, hybrid office/home working offered)
Duration: Permanent
Salary: Competitive, plus benefits
Hours: Full-time

About the role

Reports to: Director of Strategic Affairs

The Strategic Affairs Manager will coordinate internal activities to support the management of key strategic organisational relationships, and lead the planning and delivery of the Foundation’s participation in key strategic events (such as those linked to multilateral developments) to support the organisation’s mission and standard-setting agenda.

The Strategic Affairs and Capacity Building team is growing rapidly, therefore roles and responsibilities will evolve; however, core responsibilities are outlined below.

Key responsibilities

  • Manage the internal process for handling key strategic relationships critical to the success of the Foundation, IASB and ISSB, and coordinate with internal colleagues and stakeholder leads across the organisation to ensure high-quality relationship management. This engagement will encompass a range of external stakeholders around the world, at a national, regional and international level, from industry and the accounting, investment, regulatory, standard-setting and sustainability communities.
  • Daily management of the Foundation’s international strategic affairs and capacity building strategy, including monitoring developments and coordinating activities that are relevant to the strategy.
  • Lead the planning and delivery of the Foundation’s participation in key strategic, multi-stakeholder events around the world, eg United Nations Conference of Parties (COP).
  • Undertake other ad hoc tasks as required in a fast-paced strategic affairs role.

Skills, experience and qualifications sought:


  • Previous experience in a relevant international event, project or relationship management role.
  • Demonstrable understanding of capital markets, corporate financial /  sustainability reporting matters and the landscape in which IFRS Standards operate.
  • Enthusiasm for entrepreneurial environments; comfort with ambiguity and fast-changing conditions.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and diplomatically with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders, including at a senior level, to deliver positive outcomes in a timely manner.
  • Strong project management skills, with the ability to manage complex projects and to maintain a high level of attention to detail, even when working under pressure.
  • Strong English written and verbal communication skills.
  • Demonstrable understanding of—and commitment to—the Foundation’s mission.
  • Willingness to undertake international travel as required.


  • Relevant graduate-level qualification.
  • Experience in using CRM software (eg Salesforce).
  • Proficiency in a language other than English.

The IFRS Foundation operates under a multi-location model with offices around the world; early mornings and late nights will be required from time to time. There is also flexibility in the time when you do your work during the day.

To apply

Please send a detailed CV/résumé to Please include the following information or your application may not be considered:

  • the job title/position you are interested in and the location of the job (in the subject line of your email); and
  • covering email/letter detailing how you meet the specified role requirements and your salary expectations.

Closing date:  22 September 2023

Interviews are held via video conference as part of our standard international recruitment process.

Due to the number of responses we receive, we are unable to respond individually to each application. If you do not hear from us within four weeks of the closing date you may assume that your application has been unsuccessful.

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