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Location: Frankfurt, Germany; London, UK; or Montreal, Canada
Duration: Permanent
Salary: Competitive, plus benefits
Hours: Full time

About the Role

Reports to: Director Strategic Affairs and Capacity Building

You will coordinate and support the development and delivery of the ISSB capacity building programme, managing capacity building partners in line with the ISSB’s Partnership Framework for Capacity Building and facilitating their ongoing contribution, which is essential for adoption of the IFRS Sustainability Disclosure Standards.

The team
This role sits in the Strategic Affairs & Capacity Building team.

Key responsibilities

  • Build and manage relationships with existing and prospective capacity building partner entities, identifying, exploring and managing opportunities for partners to contribute to the aims of the Partnership Framework in response to identified stakeholder requirements and tracking their respective contributions.
  • Maintain a particular focus on partner relationship development opportunities with entities based in and/or able to contribute meaningfully to capacity building in developing and emerging economies. 
  • Support development, maintenance and update of one or more components of a suite of foundational capacity building resources, both generic and bespoke (e.g. training courses, getting started guidance, frequently asked questions etc.), informed by stakeholder requirements.
  • Participate in stakeholder outreach activities (such as delivery of online and in-person training programmes, webinars), with a range of audiences (with geographical, thematic and/or stakeholder constituency focus), to:  
  • Raise awareness relating to IFRS Sustainability Disclosure Standards;  
  • Understand market dynamics and challenges on the pathway to adoption;  
  • Identify pertinent stakeholder concerns and capacity building requirements and ensure they feature in discourse on potential capacity building responses.  
  • 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, Fundraising, etc.) 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 role.

Experience and qualifications sought


  • 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 – preparer/ audit/ related experience is particularly welcome.
  • International relationship management experience and previous exposure to relevant stakeholders.
  • Enthusiasm for entrepreneurial environments; thrives in a fast-paced environment.
  • 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.
  • Understanding of and commitment to the mission of the ISSB and IFRS Foundation. 
  • Willingness to undertake international travel as required.


  • Additional language skills
  • Relevant graduate-level qualification
  • 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. Flexible working hours available.

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
  • cover email or letter detailing how you meet the specified role requirements and your salary expectations.

We reserve the right to close the advert earlier and interview candidates prior to the close date.

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.

Closing date: Ongoing

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