International Affairs Organization Design Tool (15 slides)
Determine how the international affairs function should be structured within your government agency.
International affairs organization design template
The international affairs organization design tool (15 slides in PowerPoint) provides a work plan and template to help design the international affairs delivery model and organization in a government agency. The template addresses the following elements:
- Scope of international affairs activities, objectives and desired outcomes
- The case for change—strengths, weaknesses and key challenges
- International affairs trends, strategic directions and priorities
- Key international affairs capabilities required
- Organizational design criteria
- Stakeholders and their responsibilities for international affairs
- Stakeholder expectations of international affairs
- Demand for international affairs support/workload trends
- International affairs activities, tasks, outputs and resources required
- International affairs delivery model options (see preview charts)
- Alignment of functions with the preferred service delivery model
- Key international affairs positions, and skills and competencies required.
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International affairs organization design models
Examples of international affairs delivery model options include:
Decentralized. Most international services are delivered at the sector/program level within the agency. A small international function at the corporate level plays mainly a coordination role.
Hybrid model. The corporate international affairs function is responsible for the overall strategy, broader research and policy advisory activities, and the implementation of specific initiatives or projects on a joint basis with programs and/or portfolio partners. Branches are responsible for international activities that are closely related to domestic programs, or require specialized technical expertise of program staff.
Centralized model. All or most international services are delivered at the corporate level. Sectors/branches are clients of international affairs.