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The Transparency International (TI) Secretariat is currently seeking a Programme Manager Public Resources. This role is responsible for developing and advocating for policy change to reduce corruption in the use of public resources, including clean contracting, civic monitoring, land, and social accountability. The Programme Manager Public Resources works closely with fundraising, projects, research, and communications to ensure that TI-S's work is evidence-based, relevant, and aligned with the organizational strategy.



Role Purpose:  The  Programme Manager Public Resources will be responsible for leading the advocacy and policy work in the projects contributing to the Protecting the Public´s Resources programme.

Team: Policy & Advocacy

Reporting Line: Head of Global Policy & Advocacy

Band:  salary according to TI-S internal salary structure; for this position corresponding to band PF3 a salary starting EUR 55,650 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.

Working Hours: full time [100%; 40 hours per week]

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

Job ID: TIS-P&A-PMPR-052022


Based in the Policy & Advocacy Team and reporting to the Head of Global Policy & Advocacy, the Programme Manager Public Resources will:

  • Responsible for the strategic and policy advocacy aspects of TI-S´s work on safeguarding public’s resources from corruption, including clean contracting, civic monitoring, land, and social accountability.
  • Provide expertise and guidance on the approaches and tools to protect public’s resources from corruption, including support to implementing partners, monitoring, evaluation, and learning as well as drawing on experience from the broader anti-corruption movement.
  • Support TI National Chapters and other TI stakeholders in their work to reduce corruption risks in COVID-19 emergency response public funding through tailor-made anti-corruption interventions.
  • Support TI National Chapters and other TI stakeholders in advocacy for the safeguard of public resources, with a focus on fragile states, through evidence generation, coalition building, exposure of corruption, and civil society led monitoring of the planning, allocation, and spending of public resources.
  • Leads the advocacy on expansion and application of Integrity Pacts in key investments across the globe and advocates for their inclusion into national strategies as well as their endorsement by multilateral institutions.
  • Design, research, draft, edit original materials, and utilize these materials for the development of relevant outputs, including policy briefs, recommendations, handbooks, audio-visual material, and position papers.
  • Oversee, facilitate, and implement capacity support on the topic of safeguarding public’s resources.
  • Facilitate sharing of best practices and lessons learned among TI stakeholders on safeguarding public’s resources, capturing these and translating them into actionable policy asks.
  • Lead representational role with external stakeholders relevant to the work on the safeguard of public´s resources in order to build and sustain strategic political, social and economic support for TI-S’s aims and outputs.
  • Facilitate knowledge- and experience-sharing with external experts and civil society to encourage the broader adoption of TI standards and approaches.
  • Generate ideas and develop concept notes/proposals to support the financial sustainability of TI`s work in safeguarding the public’s resources in alignment with organizational priorities. 
  • Act as internal focal point around safeguarding public’s resources; provide mentorship, input, and advice to others. Stay abreast of trends, updating strategies accordingly.  
  • Represent the organization at relevant fora; and design and guide the coordination of participation of partners and stakeholders. Build relationships and form alliances with external counterparts, communities of practice and stakeholders. 




In order to succeed in this role, candidates will need to meet the following criteria:

  • University degree and/or similar professional qualification in a relevant field.
  • 7+ years of relevant work experience in policy and advocacy, in particular in the field of anti-corruption, land, public procurement or public accountability, preferably in highly impactful initiatives.
  • Excellent analytical skills and ability to work on a variety of written outputs (i.e. policy briefs, recommendations, handbooks) in a clear, coherent, and structured way.
  • Previous experience of working with vast partnerships, including CSOs.
  • Excellent public speaking skills and ability to communicate effectively to different audiences.
  • Previous research and publications in the field of anti-corruption, including in the area of protection of public’s resources, a clear advantage.
  • Excellent analytical, writing, editorial and communication skills.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks across a wide range of issues and to work effectively under pressure.
  • English language skills to native level required; additional languages, in particular, Spanish, French, Arabic, and/or German an advantage.


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
  • 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



Interested candidates are invited to submit a CV and cover letter in English, merged into one PDF file, via our TI website Career Opportunities - clicking on the vacant position and the button ‘Apply Online’.

Closing date for applications is Tuesday, 15th of August 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.