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The TI Secretariat (TI-S) plays a key role in demonstrating and championing TI’s values and guiding principles at both an institutional level, and in the day-to-day conduct of those that represent it. Moreover, TI-S is committed to safeguarding an ethical, safe, respectful, and inclusive working environment for everyone that works with us.

The former TI-S Ethics Body consisted of one honorary, part-time role (Ethics Advisor) and a number of elected Ethics Counsellors. In 2018 an independent review of the ethics framework and relevant policies recommended, among other things, the introduction of a full-time professional Integrity function, responsible for developing, implementing, and managing TI-S ethics and integrity framework.


Role Purpose: The Integrity Manager is responsible for the development, monitoring, learning, and curation of the integrity systems within the organisation. The Integrity Manager plays a key role in implementing the code of conduct and its related set of policies, and in ensuring the correct use of the protocol for handling (suspected) violations.

Reporting Line: Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Board

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 and funding confirmed and there is interest in a stable and long-term cooperation.

Salary Band: salary according to TI-S internal salary structure; for this position corresponding to band PF3 a salary starting EUR 53,000.00 gross per year depending on relevant experience

Working Hours: 80-100% (32-40 hours per week)

Location: Transparency International Secretariat (TI-S), Berlin/Germany

Job ID: TIS-IM-2021



  • Lead and contribute to the design and implementation of an updated integrity infrastructure, and systematically review/update and disseminate the code of conduct and related set of policies to all staff to ensure that they are current, in line with best practice, understood, and widely used
  • Report, document and securely archive all notifications and reports of (suspected) violations, including subsequent investigations and outcomes
  • Conduct or supervise initial assessments of misconduct reports and/or fact finding investigations, and provide advice on any aftercare within a team or department, following an investigation
  • Develop and deliver trainings to staff and management on integrity-related matters together with relevant colleagues
  • Develop and conduct annual/multi-year integrity planning, monitoring, evaluation and reporting mechanisms that meet the vision and ambition of the organisation
  • Produce an annual review of the functioning of the integrity framework, identifying opportunities for continuous improvements – taking privacy and anonymity into account where relevant
  • Act as champion and central point of contact for questions from staff and management about misconduct prevention mechanisms, the code of conduct and related set of policies
  • Where violations occur, lead the response and investigations process in line with relevant policy, best practice, and legal codes, providing advice on proportionate, necessary and appropriate sanctions, and feedback and advice on integrity concerns and compromises to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), the Board Ethics Committee, managers, and all staff


  • University degree or professional qualification in social sciences or other relevant fields (e.g. Compliance, Ethics, Law)
  • 5+ years of professional experience in relevant areas of work, preferably within international non-profit contexts
  • Demonstrated expertise in monitoring and evaluation and organisational capacity development
  • Strong analytical skills with a sound understanding of (integrity) risk analysis and risk management approaches
  • Proven ability to hold investigative interviews and deliver clear case reports
  • Demonstrable experience in the management of whistleblowing/confidential disclosures, whistleblower management and investigations
  • Strong understanding of safeguarding practices, including PSEAH and survivor-centred principles
  • Knowledge of German or European Labour Law an advantage
  • Ability to interact effectively with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders with a high level of organisational awareness, sensitivity, accessibility and trustworthiness as well as independence and impartiality
  • Demonstrated superior problem solving, negotiation, consultation and conflict resolution skills
  • Professional language proficiency in English (working language of the organisation) essential; additional languages, in particular German, French and/or Spanish, an advantage
  • Interest in anti-corruption work and commitment to the values and principles of Transparency International
  • Willingness to travel, if needed


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 colleagues experts in the field of anti-corruption and 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
  • organisational access to the employee assistance programme PME offering support in various areas incl. well-being
  • 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
  • free health sessions (e.g. back pain prevention) as well as 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


Interested candidates are invited to submit a CV and cover letter (mentioning also the source of the application) in English, merged into one PDF file, via the online recruitment system clicking on the button ‘Apply Online’.

Closing date for applications is Tuesday, 10 August 2021.

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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