DfID comms boss Bader quits post

The Department for International Development is on the hunt for a new director of comms and knowledge sharing following the departure of Owen Bader, who has left to join US think tank Center for Global Development.

The DfID’s chief comms post has responsibility for 130 people, covering internal and external comms, IT and publications, as well as a civil society department, which is responsible for relationships with NGOs, and a social and scientific research department.

The director reports to DfID’s director-generals – Masood Ahmed, Mark Lowcock and a third D-G, the position for which is currently vacant.

The DfID manages Britain’s aid to poor countries, co-ordinates initiatives to tackle extreme poverty and promotes sustainable development.

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