Social Accountability Coordinator, Public Integrity
- Job posted by Transparency International Secretariat
Transparency International (TI) is the global civil society organisation leading the fight against corruption. In collaboration with more than 100 chapters worldwide and an international secretariat in Berlin, Germany, TI raises awareness of the damaging effects of corruption and works with partners in government, business and civil society to develop and implement effective measures to tackle it.
Public Integrity is a traditional area of work of Transparency International that includes a wide range of issues – from lobbying & money in politics, to reduced political corruption, to public procurement and clean contracting. More recently TI, and particularly its national chapters, are increasingly testing approaches to improving citizen engagement as a means to increase institutions’ accountability and overall integrity.
A flagship project in this regard is the Integrity Pacts project, which aims to monitor public procurement processes in 17 EU-funded projects across 11 EU member states. In this project, 15 national partners (among which 11 TI National Chapters) are contributing to increasing transparency and accountability of large-scale public contracts through the implementation of Integrity Pacts which includes the intensive promotion of citizen engagement in the monitoring work. In addition, the Asia Pacific Regional Programme and the IMPACT grant also have a focus on enhanced public integrity through citizen’s engagement.
Main function: Work with chapters and other stakeholders to develop and implement TI’s strategic approach to citizen’s participation for public integrity, with a focus on public procurement.
Starting date: As soon as possible
Work hours: Full time (40 hours per week)
Duration: Until 31 December 2019, with the possibility of extension
Location: TI-Secretariat (TI-S), Berlin, Germany
Team: Global Policy and Advocacy
Job grade: III
The Social Accountability Coordinator will develop, coordinate and guide implementation of citizen engagement strategies for public integrity in the Secretariat and in the National Chapters. Learning from existing and developing initiatives in this space, they will work closely with TI-Secretariat colleagues, as well as other stakeholders, in embedding engagement strategies in overall advocacy plans with the view to achieve meaningful change in public integrity frameworks and behaviours.
Specifically the Social Accountability Coordinator is expected to:
- Develop and implement TI’s strategic approach to citizen engagement for public integrity, drawing on experience and lessons learned from the delivery of ongoing projects and work at the Secretariat and Movement level
- Identify, promote and facilitate the scaling-up of impactful approaches to citizen’s engagement for public integrity
- Guide and support TI (Secretariat, chapters and other stakeholders) in strategically designing and rolling out collective actions (e.g. advocacy, campaigns) around public integrity initiatives (e.g. public procurement)
- Promote TI’s citizen engagement for public integrity work in relevant external fora, and establish and nurture partnerships with external stakeholders on citizen’s engagement for public integrity
- Support projects that incorporate a relevant component of outreach to citizens and citizens’ participation for public integrity
- Support Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning related to citizen’s engagement for public integrity work
Knowledge, experience and skills:
- At least 5 years, preferably more, of relevant experience in implementing social accountability, citizen engagement and community monitoring approaches, either with local NGOs, or working in the field with an International NGO
- Proven ability to adapt approaches and ways of working to different local contexts and country-specific challenges
- Advocacy experience, or related (e.g. communications), preferably with an established network of contacts
- Knowledge of, or demonstrated interest in the field of anti-corruption; good understanding of and experience in the area of public contracting is a distinct advantage
- An undergraduate and, preferably, a post-graduate degree in social sciences or other similarly relevant areas
- Fluency in English; knowledge of Spanish, French or Italian an advantage
- Highly developed teamwork and intercultural communication skills
- Ability to work independently, without detailed guidance, whilst ensuring open, regular, and pro-active reporting and accountability to peers and line management
- Flexibility and readiness to adapt, combined with ability to prioritise
- Deep commitment to diversity
- Full alignment with and commitment to TI’s mission
Other information about the post and the location:
This position is based in Berlin, in Transparency International Secretariat (TI-S). There is no possibility of remote working, or working from home outside Germany. Candidates are therefore strongly advised to consider whether they are able to re-locate prior to applying. The successful candidate is also expected to travel up to 40% of their full-time work.
To learn more about Transparency International, visit our website at www.transparency.org
Level of Language Proficiency
Minimum Education Required
How To Apply
Qualified candidates should submit, preferably via email, a cover letter (mentioning the origin of the application, IDEALIST) and CV in English (in one pdf-file) to:
Deadline for applications is Sunday, 11 November 2018.
Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted and that due to the high volume of applications it is unfortunately not possible to provide individual feedback.