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ABOUT THE ROLE

The Transparency International Secretariat is currently seeking a Project Associate (m/f/d) to join the Projects Team, to support a new project on Inclusive Service Delivery in Africa as well as other projects as assigned, depending on current needs within the team.

All 4 Inclusive Service Delivery Africa is a Global Affairs Canada grant over four years, from 2022 to 2026, focused on five African countries, including Democratic Republic of Congo, Ghana, Madagascar, Rwanda and Zimbabwe. The aim of the project is to improve access to health and education services for groups at risk of discrimination, particularly women and girls. The Project will investigate and address internal weaknesses in the design and implementation of anti-corruption legislation, policies and procedures in the education and health sectors. Based on data collected locally, national partners will contribute by investigating and addressing identified weaknesses in public administration; coordinating civil society and media efforts to press for adjustments to government’s anti-corruption norms and practices; and informing and empowering women and girls so that they can exercise their rights as users and beneficiaries of public services. Complementing these activities at local and national level, the project will promote knowledge development, exchange, and sharing of best practices across the region, and link local/national activities with regional/international advocacy efforts to amplify results and mitigate risks related to unsafe civic space that may result from speaking out.

OVERVIEW OF KEY DIMENSIONS

Role Purpose: Project administration support for the implementation of projects, particularly on Inclusive Service Delivery Africa, as well as other projects

Team: Projects Team

Reporting Line: Subteam Lead Regional Initiatives

Salary Band: PF1

Starting Date: as soon as possible

Contract Duration: 2 years, with possibility of extension depending on funding

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

Location: Transparency International Secretariat (TI-S), Berlin – with occasional international travel as needed

Job ID: TIS-Pr-PAISDA-0922

MAIN ACCOUNTABILITIES OF THE ROLE

The Project Associate will:

  • Proactively support day-to-day project implementation of the Inclusive Service Delivery Africa Project as well as other projects as assigned, and ensure consistency with TI-S processes and procedures
  • Support the organisation of events/meetings and related logistics; contribute to appropriate information management including preparing documentation before and after events
  • Support the coordination of work and information flow between the projects and other internal teams (e.g. Finance, Communications, Governance and Legal) ensuring process integrity, as well as coordinating regular updates within the team and inducting new team members
  • Support the preparation of project outputs, including narrative/accountability reports, trainings, events, presentations, publications, communications materials, web content, etc.
  • Support project documentation and information management, including maintaining up to date, organised and accurate filing systems and contact lists, stakeholder maps, project team meeting records, risk registers, etc.
  • Support financial administration of the projects (e.g. monitoring budgets, contracting support, organising funding transfers, reimbursements, invoices etc.)
  • Respond to requests for information, researching in order to provide sufficient responses or escalating where needed
  • Carry out desk research on specific topics to provide input supporting the development of new proposals, concept notes, briefing notes, reports, etc.
  • Contribute to the overall functioning of the team by providing proactive and ad hoc support where necessary

CANDIDATE PROFILE

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

  • University degree in social sciences, administration, journalism, economics, management, or another relevant field
  • 2+ years of relevant experience - preferably with an International NGO or International Organisation - working on administrative support, project management or related
  • Experience in organising events with diverse international partners required
  • Solid understanding of budget/financial management processes (working in collaboration with Project Accountants)
  • Experience with donor funded projects (especially Global Affairs Canada, European Commission, or US Department of State) in the civil society field a strong advantage
  • Experience and understanding of relevant regional (e.g. Subsaharan Africa) and/or thematic (e.g. corruption in service delivery, particularly health or education) contexts an advantage
  • Excellent organisational skills and ability to effectively manage priorities in a dynamic and fast paced environment
  • Strong interpersonal and team working skills and ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders
  • Strong written communication skills; professional language proficiency in English, additional relevant languages – in particular French – a strong advantage
  • Strong IT literacy, in particular MS Excel
  • Demonstrated interest in good governance and corruption related issues and advocacy
  • 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 October 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.

DISCLAIMER

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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