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Transparency International is a global movement with one vision: a world in which government, business, civil society and the daily lives of people are free of corruption. With more than 100 chapters worldwide and an international secretariat in Berlin, we are leading the fight against corruption to turn this vision into reality.


The Transparency International Secretariat is currently seeking a Fundraising Coordinator (m/f/d) for Institutional Giving, with a special focus on EC funding. As a member of the Fundraising Team, the Fundraising Coordinator will play an important role in the implementation of the institutional giving strategy, including the diversification and growth of income form this segment.

The role will require a deep knowledge of proposal design and development and a real desire to work in a complex international environment. A strong character that is able to reflect on concepts, processes, and work performance and then adjust their thinking and advice will be important. Good existing contacts, or the ability to build new relationships and to communicate effectively with donors is essential.

Collaboration and partnership will be a key feature of the working environment, and so will the ability to be self-motivated and driven to achieve success. The Fundraising Team works to support the delivery of TI-S’s priorities within the context of our global strategy 2030 - Holding Power to Account. 


Role Purpose: The Fundraising Coordinator (m/f/d) will develop proposals for institutional donors and grant making foundations, taking responsibility for and partnering in proposal design and development, submission and reporting, with a particular focus on the European Commission.

Team: Fundraising

Reporting Line: Head of Fundraising

Band: salary according to TI-S internal salary structure; for this position corresponding to band PF2 salary starting EUR 42,000 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. 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]

Location: Transparency International Secretariat (TI-S), role will may be based in Brussels/Belgium or  Berlin/Germany  (tbc)


Based in the Fundraising Team and reporting to the Head of Fundraising, the Fundraising Coordinator will:        

  • Develop highly competitive grant proposals for bi-lateral and multi-lateral donors
  • Coordinate proposal design, drafting and submission with TI-S teams and chapters 
  • Coordinate with institutional fundraising team to develop strategy for comprehensive and strategic engagement with the EC and DGs
  • Coordinate and work with TI-S teams to ensure active, consistent and constructive engagement with the European Commission Policy Forum for Development and other relevant civil society forums
  • Develop and expand partnerships with other global and regional civil society umbrella organisations, particularly Brussels based organisations
  • Advocate for increased funding for civil society on issues related to anti-corruption
  • Identify and meet regularly with relevant EC counterparts to foster strong relationships and create new partnership opportunities
  • Organize donor showcase and engagement opportunities in Brussels to promote the work and visibility of TI’s work across its Strategy
  • Support Movement-wide fundraising capacity building initiatives
  • Research grant opportunities and support the conceptual development of high-quality proposals in line with strategic priorities 
  • Steward donors and prospect on behalf of TI-S and the Movement and develop effective engagement opportunities
  • Coordinate day-to-day processes to ensure work is completed in an efficient and timely manner, ensuring fundraising deliverables meet quality standards
  • Provide advice on project, programme, and contract design, donor rules and regulations, in particular European Commission
  • Advise and assist TI colleagues, and at times lead proposal development, contract negotiations, and donor reporting
  • Coordinate and/or contribute to team projects and provide input on the development of fundraising strategies, policies and procedures, taking into account best practice to realize the overall TI-S fundraising strategy


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

  • University degree in International Relations, other political, economic or social science disciplines, or other relevant fields
  • 5+ years of relevant professional experience with a minimum three years of experience in fundraising, project development, proposal writing and contract negotiations with a strong focus on institutional donors and foundations
  • Strong knowledge of the international development sector and institutional funding, particularly European Commission
  • Experience of leading on successful international NGO project proposals to institutional and foundation donors
  • Solid understanding of donor funding procedures, rules and regulations, including financial budgeting and reporting
  • Strong internal communication and relationship-building skills to understand funding needs and to work efficiently and cooperatively with TI-S teams to build winning proposals
  • Solid understanding and experience with a variety of EC proposal requirements
  • Strong foundation in results-based management and ability to produce logical frameworks, MEL plans in consultation with other team members
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills and ability to produce engaging fundraising materials
  • Excellent organisational and planning skills with strong attention to detail, capable of working under pressure and against deadlines and meeting demanding goals
  • High level of ambition and drive; ability to translate opportunities into practical plans of action and work proactively using own initiative
  • Ability to critically reflect on work and processes 
  • Excellent communication, impeccable presentation and strong networking skills to maintain and develop relationships with existing and prospective donors, responding to their requests in a timely manner
  • Professional language proficiency in English essential; other languages are beneficial



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 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 eligible
  • financial contribution to German language classes
  • generous time off with 30 days of annual leave per year and flexible working times around core hours
  • Remote-hybrid working model from within Germany
  • 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)
  • Friday afternoons alternately free or meeting-free during the summer months
  • Sodexo Restaurant Checks with plenty of options nearby the office for reduced prices for meals
  • reduced membership fees with Urban Sports Club
  • Mental wellbeing and counselling support by OpenUp
  • 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 external applications is Monday, April 1st.

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 and strongly encourage 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 and eligible.

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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