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Transparency International is seeking a highly driven, experienced Strategy Manager (m/f/d) to lead TI’s strategic planning and oversee strategy implementation at the Secretariat and across the Movement. Reporting directly to the CEO, the Strategy Manager will play a key role in driving an agile, rolling strategy process by strengthening strategic alignment of decision-making and collective action across the TI Movement.


Role Purpose: The Strategy Manager leads strategic planning, monitoring, and review processes in the TI Movement and the TI Secretariat, and oversees the operationalisation of the strategies to inform a coherent implementation from TI Secretariat project to TI Movement level.

Team: CEO Office

Reporting Line: CEO

Band: PF3, salary starting at €55,650 p.a.

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 organizational need continuing, performance proven and funding confirmed and there is interest in a stable and long-term cooperation.

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



Based in the CEO Team and reporting to the CEO, the Strategy Manager will:

  • Oversee the operationalisation of TI strategy at the TI Secretariat and the Movement to ensure a successful, aligned, and focused implementation of the strategic plans, including the design, set-up and implementation of organisational monitoring, evaluation and learning systems to assess and drive strategy implementation performance and progress – and ultimately to inform the decision-making of the CEO and executive team
  • Support the CEO and executive team with strategic insights, foresight and analysis to enable robust strategic and operational decision making
  • Identify and and lead key organisational initiatives to strengthen strategy implementation systems and processes, and monitor progress and effect on business excellence
  • Lead collaborative strategy development, review and mainstreaming processes for the TI Movement and the International Secretariat
  • Co-chair the TI Movement’s Strategy Reference Group with the CEO to align and anchor strategy across the Movement
  • Strengthen strategic planning, alignment and operationalisation capacities and facilitate learning in the TI Secretariat and Movement
  • Build relationships and form alliances with external counterparts, communities of practice and stakeholders to scan for innovations, trends and opportunities for collective action
  • 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:

  • 7+ years of progressive experience working in non-profits, foundations, and/or the development/humanitarian landscape
  • Master’s degree or equivalent in a relevant field
  • Extensive experience in strategy development and operationalisation, ideally within a global context
  • Experience in programme management and Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning
  • Multi-country work experience highly advantageous
  • Skilled at advising leadership and management teams, ideally with experience of advising boards
  • Track record of leading efficient organisational initiatives with a collaborative approach
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Very strong organisational and problem-solving skills and the ability to drive ambiguous situations towards clarity
  • High degree of adaptability and the ability to be reactive with priorities and planning
  • Strong alignment with Transparency International’s mission and values
  • Passion for the work performed by the organisation and a strong appetite for enabling and sustaining impact


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 March 15th, 2023.

Only applications duly completed and received through the online recruitment system will be considered.

Transparency International 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), nor does Transparency International require or need to know any information relating to the bank account details of applicants. Transparency International will also not ask you to join any group or account on social media or elsewhere.


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