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The Transparency International Secretariat is currently seeking a Finance Associate (m/w/d) to join the Finance Team and work on the Building Integrity and National Accountability in Lebanon (BINA) project.

To advance anti-corruption work in different fields, TI is implementing multi-country projects in different regions of the world. The project Building Integrity & National Accountability in Lebanon aims to improve governance and promote reform in Lebanon and is being implemented in partnership with the Lebanese National Chapter of TI (“Lebanese Transparency Association, LTA”) the “Lebanese Centre for Policy Studies” (LCPS) and up to 25 civil society organisations in Lebanon. 

The Finance Associate BINA will support the project accountant with regards to contractual and financial compliance matters on the project. We're looking for someone who is numbers-savvy with great organisational skills, initial experience in finance and bookkeeping and ideally, an understanding of French or Arabic.


Role Purpose: The Finance Associate provides general administrative and coordination support in day-to-day operations within the Finance Team, working closely with the project accountants.

Team: Finance

Band:  Salary Band PF1 (Associate), starting salary €35,000 p.a.

Starting Date: as soon as possible

Contract Duration: Currently we can offer a temporary 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.

Working Hours: full-time, 40 hrs/wk

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

Job ID: TIS-FIN-FA-BINA-122022


Based in the Finance Team, the Finance Associate - BINA will: 

  • Support the coordination of work and information flow between Finance and Project teams, ensuring process integrity 
  • Proactively support day-to-day finance and administration operations; ensure consistency with TI-S processes and procedures
  • Ensure financial and MEL information received from project partners is accurate and complies with donor regulations
  • Ensure processes are up-to-date and meet the needs of the team, suggest improvements where necessary 
  • Contribute to team-related projects, carry out desk research and provide input into the development and implementation of policies, guidelines and procedures in line with best practice  
  • Support organisational travel arrangements where necessary 
  • Support information management for the team, including maintaining up to date, organized and accurate filing systems  
  • Respond to requests for information, researching in order to provide sufficient responses or escalating where needed  
  • Contribute to the overall functioning of the team by providing proactive and ad hoc support where necessary


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

  • Completed qualification (e.g. apprenticeship, vocational education, undergraduate degree) in a relevant field
  • 2+ years of professional experience in finance, administration and related tasks 
  • Experience with international organisations and multi-cultural work environments an advantage 
  • Professional language proficiency (written and spoken) in English (working language of the organisation) required, French and/or Arabic highly advantageous
  • Excellent organisational skills with the ability to manage multiple tasks across a wide range of issues and ability to work effectively under pressure 
  • Ability to communicate effectively with both internal stakeholders and external partners, service providers and other institutions
  • Good knowledge of MS Office (in particular Excel) 
  • Ability to handle confidential information
  • Commitment to the values and principles of Transparency International 
  • Willingness to travel to Lebanon from time to time



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 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


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 January 31st, 2023.

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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