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The Transparency International Secretariat is currently seeking a Policy Lead, Corrupt Money Flows (m/f/d) to join the Policy and Advocacy Team. The Policy and Advocacy Team leads on the organisation’s advocacy initiatives through the development of policy positions, representation of Transparency International at international fora and towards key stakeholders within the anti-corruption community, and cooperation with TI National chapters on shared global thematic priorities. The purpose of this role is to enhance the ability of Transparency International to bring about policy change by promoting sound and evidence-based policy and advocacy to stop the flows of dirty money, advancing and delivering Transparency International’s strategic objective 2 of TI’s Global Strategy 2030 - Holding Power to Account 

The Policy Lead, Corrupt Money Flows will provide leadership in driving the Corrupt Money Flows priority and support policy development in this area of work, including on issues such as anti-money laundering, beneficial ownership transparency, enablers, and illicit financial flows. The Policy Lead will provide direction and drive practical implementation in a) identifying relevant gaps in terms of existing conceptual frameworks, evidence, analysis and tools in the field; b) prioritizing areas to focus on considering the potential impact, political and advocacy opportunities, added value, and available resources; and c) supporting the implementation of outputs designed to target specific audiences and advocacy objectives.  

Working closely with the Campaigns Lead and the Research team, the Policy Lead will support the creation of and engagement with internal and external strategic partnerships, promote peer-to-peer exchange and information sharing and guide the development of evidence base for policy advocacy. The Policy Lead will also support the successful implementation of key projects related to corrupt money flows, including as part of the Global Anti-Corruption Consortium (GACC) and the Rallying Efforts to Accelerate Progress – Africa Inequalities Initiative (REAP). The Policy Lead will identify funding opportunities to advance TI’s evidence-based advocacy work. 


Role Purpose: The Policy Lead, Corrupt Money Flows (m/f/d) leads TI policy development and engagement on TI’s strategic objective 2, Stopping the Flows of Dirty Money, in coordination with TI national chapters and partners. 

Team: Policy and Advocacy Team 

Reporting Line: Head of Policy and Advocacy 

Band: salary according to TI-S internal salary structure; for this position corresponding to band PF3 
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 1 year. There is a prospect of extension subject to organisational need, 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), Berlin 


Reporting to the Head of Policy and Advocacy, the Policy Lead, Corrupt Money Flows (m/f/d) will: 

  • Lead the development of the thematic area and its strategic planning to support TI’s advocacy and programmatic work.
  • Lead the development of TI policy recommendations in the area of Corrupt Money Flows, including on beneficial ownership transparency, enablers, financial intelligence, illicit financial flows and anti-money laundering. 
  • Identify opportunities and emerging areas of policy work and coordinate strategic response from TI-S and national chapters.
  • Support the design of innovative products and ensure evidence used for policy development and advocacy is of high quality and strategic, in coordination with the Research and Knowledge team.
  • Lead on the production of evidence-based policy papers, and submissions to relevant public consultations in this area of work, in close collaboration with the research and knowledge, global movement, and communications teams.
  • Work with TI chapters and the TI office in Brussels, and existing networks and partners, to develop policies and relevant evidence base on this area of work as well as contribute to the implementation of targeted, time-bound advocacy strategies.
  • Support TI policy/advocacy engagement with relevant international institutions and spaces, in particular the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), G20, and the IMF.
  • Provide content leadership in the implementation of projects linked to corrupt money flows.
  • Build and strengthen relationships and establish alliances with external counterparts, communities of practice and stakeholders; establish and maintain effective working relationships with key partners and interlocutors, including NGOs, governments, intergovernmental organisations, anti-corruption bodies and experts, journalists and funders.
  • Liaise with TI national chapters on relevant policy and advocacy opportunities within the Corrupt Money Flows area of work.
  • Represent TI at relevant policy and advocacy fora, public consultations and outreach events and conferences and in the news media. 
  • Write and publish regularly about TI evidence, tools and policies relevant to corrupt money flows.
  • Provide technical advice to the TI-S Management, other teams and the Movement on issues connected to corrupt money flows.  
  • Support the Campaigns Lead and the Communications team in developing key messages and coordinate delivery of key messages around important international days and events.
  • Support fundraising efforts to ensure sustainable funding of the programme.
  • Support policy and global advocacy impact tracking for Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning.
  • 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:

  • Postgraduate university degree and/or professional qualification in social science, public policy, journalism, international law, economics, management, or other relevant fields
  • 7+ years of relevant progressively responsible professional experience preferably in the fields of research, policy or advocacy related to anti-corruption and anti-money laundering
  • High level of expertise in anti-corruption, anti-money laundering, illicit financial flows or related fields required
  • Demonstrated understanding of anti-corruption and anti-money laundering from research and policy perspectives
  • Demonstrable experience in engaging in policy formulation with global and regional standard-setters e,g. European Union; Financial Action Task Force (FATF), UN, OECD, IMF
  • Experience in designing actionable policy recommendations at the global, regional or national levels 
  • Ability to engage with high-level policy makers, government officials and CSOs
  • Experience and comfortable with public speaking and media engagements  
  • Proven ability to provide concise, strategic policy and advocacy briefings 
  • Demonstrated capacity to build and maintain a strategic network of partners to further advocacy and policy goals
  • Self-organiser with ability to prioritise amid competing and changing demands 
  • Flexible strategist able to swiftly adapt approaches based on latest intelligence and changes in context, while ensuring alignment and coordination with partners and colleagues  
  • Sound knowledge and experience of incorporating MEAL in advocacy strategy and outcome harvesting 
  • Excellent communication skills in English required; additional languages, in particular French and/or Spanish, an asset
  • High level of intercultural competence, diplomacy and political sensitivity 



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’. 

Extended closing date for applications is April 18th, 2024.

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.


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