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Consultancy Opportunity: Opening government 2.0

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In 2011, the Transparency & Accountability Initiative (T/AI) published “Opening Government”, a short, accessible summary of the state of the art and the practical steps that OGP participants and other governments can take to achieve openness on a wide range of open government fields.

This was the first document of its kind to compile good practice in transparency, accountability and citizen participation across 20 areas of governance, ranging from broad categories such as access to information, service delivery and budgeting to more specific sectors such as forestry, procurement and climate finance.

In 2013, T/AI aims to publish “Opening Government 2.0”, updating existing chapters, adding new ones, and using the process of development to stimulate discussion and sharing with interested groups.

We are looking for a consultant to manage this process.

The ideal candidate will:

  • Be able to start as soon as possible, ideally in December 2012, and then be able to dedicate time consistently until September 2013. (Our initial estimate is for 8-9 full days per month.)
  • Be well-versed in Open Government issues, and the broad range of approaches to improving transparency, participation accountability being used across the world.
  • Understand the different perspectives of civil society, government and the private sector, have strong experience in navigating amongst them and in producing products that are of practical use to these stakeholders.
  • Have strong project management skills. The consultant will be expected to work with the lead authors of each chapter, and manage a process of development/review that involves key stakeholders and builds as much engagement as is feasible in the time frame.
  • Have experience in final editing and production for hard copy printing, and for on-line presentation, including liaison with managers of relevant websites for dissemination.
  • Ideally, be based in the UK to ease liaison with T/AI’s director, though there may be flexibility here if needed.

Download the Terms of Reference

Please send a CV and letter to, including your reasons for interest in the consultancy and cost estimate for the work.

Deadline is Friday November 30th 2012, but early responses will be appreciated. 

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