The Open Contracting Partnership is a silo-busting collaboration between government, business, civil society and technologists to transform government contracting and deal-making and drive systemic change using open data and radical transparency. We work across sectors and along the whole process of government contracting to use open data and improved oversight to save governments money and time, deliver better goods and services to citizens, deter corruption and create a better business environment for all.

OCP is a fiscally sponsored organization by the Fund for the City of New York (FCNY) through its Partner Project Program. FCNY provides fiscal, administrative and human resource functions to OCP. We have a team in Washington, DC and staff in other locations worldwide.

We are looking for a motivated, talented professional to join us as Data and Partner Support Manager. You will join a savvy, hard-working global team fostering innovation on, and implementation of, open contracting around the world.

Our Partner Support work aims to equip partners and stakeholders with the knowledge and skills that they need to publish or use open contracting data in order to achieve goals like improving competition or deterring corruption. Working with them to improve their publication and use of data is a key component of our in-country engagements led by our program managers. You will love travelling, supporting and working with partners, and you will ensure we make high-quality interventions that build on good practice in adult learning. On a regular basis, this will involve in-country training on open contracting data for public servants, government vendors and civil society groups; improving our online guidance and exercises for self-study; and working with our remote OCDS Helpdesk to provide a consistent support experience. This role will involve significant amounts of overseas travel so don’t apply if you are not able to travel frequently and flexibly.

This is a full-time position, working with our small but superb team around the world. Ideally, you will be based in either the US (at our DC office in the Wonder Bread Factory office building) or the UK, but we are committed to diversity and are potentially able to support other locations in discussion with the right candidate. This role will work with our Head of Data Products and Services daily and will ultimately report to our Director of Data and Engagement who oversees all our support interventions.

We offer opportunities for professional development and travel, an excellent benefits package, and compensation that is commensurate with reputation, experience and location. We also offer a generous matched pension contribution of up to 10% subject to the rules of our pension scheme as set by policies of our fiscal sponsor (the Fund for the City of New York).

Skills and responsibilities

1. With respect to partner support, this role will:
  • Travel frequently to provide localized, tailored support interventions to build partners’ capacity and confidence to decisively change the status quo through open contracting
  • Develop, deliver and evaluate in-person and online support interventions:
    • Work with partners and the team to understand training and learning needs
    • Research, design and develop content, curricula and learning outcomes to meet those needs
    • Deliver learning projects and programs, including workshops, training, co-creation events, one-on-one co-working, and webinars
  • Think systematically about how to scale lessons and insights from partners including: 
    • Systematize and expand our approach to partner support, including opportunities for possible mentorship, incubation, train-the-trainer or certification programs for partners
    • Explore integration of our training or support programs into wider curricula or support interventions in public contracting through public service colleges, international development institutions, the OECD, the UN, etc.
    • Work with the whole team to improve the effectiveness of our guidance for: implementing open contracting, using contracting data, developing use cases, and measuring indicators and data quality
  • Assist the OCDS Helpdesk in answering enquiries from publishers and users of OCDS data, via email or teleconference

2. Regularly reflect and review the quality of our support, and publicly communicate on this.

3. As part of a small multi-disciplinary team, this role will also support and enrich the broader team’s work, including:
  • Work with policy and technical teams to integrate partner support concepts and practices into our products and services
  • Build the team’s capacity to tailor and deliver effective curricula
  • Advise program managers on the training and support aspects of a program’s design


  • Location:
    Candidates in the UK or remote will also be considered.
  • Salary:
    , Compensation is commensurate with experience and up to USD$85,000, plus pension/401K matching up to 10% and good health insurance and leave policies.
  • Deadline:


Minimum qualifications

We want to be surprised, intrigued and excited by applicants. We expect that the Data and Partner Support Manager will be an experienced data and development professional.

  • Ability to travel overseas regularly (for up to two weeks every month)
  • Understanding of open data, data standards and/or public contracting
  • Excellent trainer and facilitator 
  • Qualification in a relevant field, or equivalent experience in adult learning, teaching, education or training
  • Good soft skills to promote strong collaborative relationships with clients
  • Ability to write engaging content on complex subjects for different audiences
  • Ability to learn new and complex areas quickly 
  • Excellent written and spoken English
  • Legal ability to work in the location where based

Preferred qualifications

  • Experience designing mentorship, incubation and train-the-trainer programs
  • Experience in leading action learning in the open government space
  • Fluency in other languages, especially Spanish and French