Transparency International (TI) is the global civil society organisation leading the fight against corruption. In collaboration with more than 100 National 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.
Our Advocacy and Legal Advice Centres (ALACs) are based in the National Chapters and provide support to victims and witnesses and whistle-blowers of corruption in almost 70 countries throughout the world, helping them to articulate and pursue their corruption related reports. Action taken at country level ranges from provision of legal advice, working with investigative journalists and, in some cases, strategic litigation where they believe it will set important precedents or has significant public interest. As well as supporting people to pursue their cases, Transparency International also uses the information gained to identify systemic weaknesses, which then become the subject of advocacy.
Main function: Coordination of the work of Advocacy and Legal Advice Centres (ALACs)
Starting date: As soon as possible
Work hours: Full time (40 hours per week)
Duration: 2 years
Location: TI-Secretariat (TI-S), Berlin/Germany, with international travel
Team: Strategy & Impact
Job grade: III
We are looking for an exceptional individual to breathe a new dynamic into the work of the ALACs. You are expected to provide central coordination to the ALACs’ work along the following lines:
- Implement, strengthen and strategically grow the ALAC network, implement capacity development strategies, and sustain a vibrant community of practice
- Support the ALAC network in leveraging their work to mobilise people to advocate for change and to get involved in fighting corruption
- Develop sustainable and productive pro bono relationships with international and regional law firms to maximise the provision of free, high quality legal assistance to international cases on corruption; and support the set-up of nationally-based ones
- Lead on/support the analysis of corruption issues and cases identified via the ALAC network to prepare high quality and articulate recommendations that add value to decision makers globally, regionally, or nationally
- Support the carrying out of strategic outreach, advocacy, policy influencing and campaigning work towards relevant targets on global and regional issues and cases that emerge from the ALAC work
- Contribute to identifying funding opportunities, engage with relevant donors and develop appealing funding proposals together with National Chapters, local partner organisations and allies
Knowledge, experience and skills:
- An undergraduate and, preferably, a post-graduate degree in Law, social sciences or other similarly relevant areas
- At least 5 years, preferably more, of relevant experience in Law, international policy, human rights, or development, and experience and knowledge related to civil society law and the functioning of community legal aid networks an advantage
- Some advocacy experience, or related (e.g. communications, lobbying)
- Fluency in English; knowledge of any other language would be an advantage
- Highly developed teamwork and intercultural communication skills
- Deep and unwavering commitment to diversity
- Flexibility and readiness to be thrown off routine with last minute asks, and ability to prioritise as second nature
- Ability to work independently, without detailed guidance, whilst ensuring open, regular, and pro-active reporting and accountability to peers and team manager
- Full alignment with and commitment to TI’s mission – that of a world without corruption
This position is with the Transparency International Secretariat (TI-S) based in Berlin/Germany. There is no possibility of remote working, or working from home outside Germany. Candidates are therefore strongly advised to consider whether they are able and willing to re-locate prior to applying.
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 the following documents/information in English and preferably via email in one pdf-file to ALACCoordinatorJob@transparency.org:
- A cover letter supporting their application as having the necessary experience and competencies to perform the required responsibilities (as per above) (and mentioning the source of the application, IDEALIST)
- The Curriculum Vitae
- The names of two references with first-hand knowledge of the candidates’ professional experience and expertise
Deadline for applications is Monday, 24 September 2018.
Please note that due to the high volume of applications only short-listed candidates will be contacted.