ABOUT THE ROLE
Transparency International Secretariat is currently seeking a Policy & Advocacy Specialist – Corrupt Money Flows (m/f/d) to join the Global Policy & Advocacy Team. The role will be part of the dynamic Global Anti-Corruption Consortium initiative as well as a new project aimed at tackling illicit financial flows. Thematically, they will primarily contribute to Transparency International’s work on dirty money.
Under the guidance of the Research & Policy Expert – Corrupt Money Flows, the Specialist will leverage research findings as well as evidence generated by cases uncovered by investigative journalists to develop progressive policy recommendations. They will generate ideas and help deliver advocacy strategies to turn these recommendations into meaningful commitments and actions. They will also work closely with national chapters to support their advocacy and/or enable them to join in global advocacy as part of assigned projects.
Salary Band: according to TI-S internal salary structure; for this position corresponding to band PF2 salary starting EUR 42,000 gross per year depending on relevant experience
Starting Date: As soon as possible
Contract Duration: Currently we can offer an employment contract limited for a duration of 2 years. There is a prospect of extension subject to organisational need continuing, performance proven, funding confirmed and interest in long-term cooperation
Working Hours: Full-time [100%; 40 hours per week]
Location: Transparency International Secretariat (TI-S), Berlin/Germany
MAIN ACCOUNTABILITIES OF THE ROLE
The Policy & Advocacy Specialist – Corrupt Money Flows will:
- contribute to the development of policy recommendations and influencing strategies to advance Transparency International’s advocacy and campaigns on dirty money
- track the work and activities of key targets, assessing and helping to create advocacy opportunities in this area
- help maintain or build relationships with key stakeholders
- create advocacy materials, including policy briefs, papers, speeches and articles
- coordinate national chapters’ participation in global policy and advocacy work on dirty money as well on support case-based advocacy planning
- contribute to the planning and tracking of progress, such as through fundraising concept notes and active engagement in organisational monitoring cycles
- communicate Transparency International's positions and messaging to internal and external audiences, as necessary
In order to succeed in this role, candidates will need to meet the following:
- university degree in public policy, political science, international affairs or another relevant field
- 5+ years of professional experience in anti-corruption, anti-money laundering, tax justice or a closely related field
- experience in advocacy, lobbying or public affairs a strong advantage
- excellent analytical skills, with demonstrated record of evaluating policies and designing recommendations
- strong interpersonal skills and ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders
- high level of intercultural competence, diplomacy and political sensitivity
- excellent verbal and written communication in English required
- strong organisational skills and ability to effectively manage priorities in a fast-paced and dynamic environment
- ability to work independently as well as part of a team
- demonstrated flexibility, initiative and creativity
- commitment to the values and principles of Transparency International
WHAT WE OFFER
Joining the Transparency International Secretariat candidates can expect:
- the opportunity to become part of the global movement against corruption and make a positive contribution to the work of TI in the field of transparency and accountability working on a wide range of relevant and challenging issues
- a role with purpose, working in a team of engaged and enthusiastic experts in the field of anti-corruption, driven and united by the desire to fight corruption and achieve significant and large-scale replicable impact
- a dynamic, flexible and international working environment with peers representing 45+ different nationalities
- a high degree of collaboration and autonomy in a lean and agile organisation with flat hierarchies, streamlined decision-making processes and a shared leadership culture with servant leadership philosophy
- opportunities to learn and grow, including regular Show & Tell meetings and visits by external experts
Staff at TI-S enjoy a competitive compensation & benefits package designed for staff well-being and work life balance, incl.:
- a relocation package incl. sponsorship of work permit if needed and financial contribution to German language classes
- generous time off with 30 days of annual leave per year and flexible working times around core hours
- the possibility of Work from Abroad for periods of time (currently for up to 10 working days at a time for a maximum of 20 working days per calendar year), currently being piloted in an ongoing effort to increase virtualisation of work and foster highly collaborative remote work using MS Teams throughout the organisation
- Sodexo Restaurant Checks with plenty of options nearby the office for reduced prices for meals
- selection of fruits and hot drinks, summer and winter parties, and ‚Social Fridays’ with complimentary snacks and drinks
- reduced membership fees with Urban Sports Club
- a centrally located office in a vibrant metropolitan city with excellent public transportation connectivity at the river Spree
HOW TO APPLY
Interested candidates are invited to submit a CV and cover letter in English, merged into one PDF file, via the online recruitment system clicking on the button ‘Apply Online’.
Closing date for applications is December 9th 2022.
Only applications duly completed and received through the online recruitment system will be considered.
The Transparency International Secretariat is committed to creating an inclusive work environment where diversity is valued and where there is equality of opportunity. We actively seek a diverse applicant pool and therefore welcome applications from qualified candidates of all regions, countries, cultures and backgrounds. Existing permission to work in Germany is not a selection criterion and TI-S supports successful candidates in the process for applying for a work permit, if needed. Selection of staff is made on a competitive basis and we do not discriminate on the basis of national origin, race, colour or ethnic background, religious belief, sex, gender identity and expression or sexual orientation, marital or family status, age or ability. We kindly ask applicants to refrain from including in their application information relating to the above as well as from attaching photos.
Please note that Transparency International does not charge any fees at any stage of its recruitment and selection process (whether at application, processing, testing, interviewing, traveling or otherwise). In addition, TI does not require or need to know any information relating to the bank account details of applicants.
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