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Location: Frankfurt am Main (Germany), (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 Strategic Affairs and Capacity Building

The Partnership Manager for the ISSB Capacity Building Program will develop and maintain relationships with capacity building partners and facilitate their ongoing contribution essential for the success of the ISSB’s (International Sustainability Standards Board) Partnership Framework for capacity building strategy and adoption of the IFRS Sustainability Disclosure Standards.

Key Responsibilities

  • Build and manage relationships with existing and prospective capacity building partner entities, to:
    • Identify, explore and manage opportunities for partners to contribute to the aims of the Partnership Framework in response to identified stakeholder requirements and track their respective contributions;
    • Identify additional members of the community of partners envisaged by the Partnership Framework to optimise geographical reach, stakeholder coverage and balanced contributions and secure their admission to the community of partners in accordance with process;
    • Facilitate communication and coordination with other partners/stakeholders as required to optimise capacity building effectiveness and avoid duplication of capacity building activity;
    • Manage interactions with partners in that capacity, include them in the ongoing development and implementation of capacity building strategy and brief them on developments/progress.
  • Maintain a particular focus on partner relationship development opportunities with entities based in and/or able to contribute meaningfully to capacity building in the global south.
  • Lead a process to periodically review and if appropriate update the Partnership Framework document.
  • Provide inputs as required to support the involvement of IFRS trustees, ISSB members and IFRS leadership in partner interactions.
  • Engage and coordinate with internal stakeholders (notably Communications, Integrated Reporting, Market Engagement, Regulatory Affairs, Technical) as required to ensure alignment/consistency of activity focus and optimise the programme’s efficacy.
  • Participate in relevant activity planning, monitoring and reporting as required.
  • Undertake other ad hoc tasks that arise in a fast-paced strategic affairs role.

Qualifications and experience


  • Significant relevant experience. (Note: the most important qualifications are related to the responsibilities mentioned above, and good candidates could be either established in their careers or newer in their professional journey.) 
  • Understanding of ESG standards/sustainability reporting fields.
  • International relationship management experience at C-suite level and previous exposure to relevant stakeholders.
  • Enthusiasm for entrepreneurial environments; comfort with fast-changing conditions.
  • Strong prioritisation, time management and organisational skills, with an ability to work effectively under pressure whilst still paying attention to detail.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and diplomatically with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders, including at senior level, to deliver positive outcomes in a timely manner.
  • Strong written and verbal communication in English.
  • Experience in using CRM software (Salesforce).
  • Understanding of and commitment to the mission of the ISSB and IFRS Foundation.
  • Willingness to undertake international travel as required.


  • Relevant graduate-level qualification
  • Additional language skills
  • Experience in using CRM software (Salesforce)

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: 2 January 2024

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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