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People Business Partner (m/f/d)


The Transparency International Secretariat is seeking a motivated and experienced HR Generalist to join the People and Culture Team as a People Business Partner (m/f/d). As part of a small team providing human resources support to TI Secretariat (TI-S) with 130+ international staff, you will be responsible for partnering with team/s to implement People & Culture programs and initiatives in line with HR strategy. You will take ownership of end-to-end recruitment and support the staff needs of your teams and the organisation as a whole. We're looking for someone who loves to work with people from around the world and whose values align with TI's mission of fighting corruption across the globe.


Team: People and Culture

Reporting Line: Head of People and Culture

Band:  salary according to TI-S internal salary structure; for this position corresponding to band PF2 a salary starting EUR 42,000.00 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 organisational 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), Berlin, Germany


Based in the People and Culture Team and reporting to the Head of People and Culture, the People Business Partner will:        

  • Provide guidance on human resources operational issues and initiatives to meet management needs and in accordance with organisational policies and procedures
  • Take ownership of the full recruitment process for their partner teams
  • Coach and support end users of HR systems and processes, providing administrative support as necessary to resolve issues quickly and effectively
  • Support new hire processes ensuring compliance and conducting new employee orientation and onboarding
  • Assist with delivering various human resource plans and procedures, assisting in development and implementation of HR policies and procedures, and ensuring effective communication of new or updated policies and procedures
  • Handle employment-related inquiries from employees, and team-leads, referring complex and/or sensitive matters to the appropriate staff
  • Take part in implementing initiatives and programs to support our people strategy and core values
  • Monitor and support performance evaluation and employee recognition programs as required
  • Performs other duties as assigned


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

  • 2-3 years of formal education (e.g. apprenticeship, vocational education) or relevant undergraduate degree
  • 4+ years of relevant professional experience in HR
  • Knowledge of German employment law and statutory requirements are desirable
  • Professional fluency in English and German 
  • Experience with international organisations and multi-cultural work environments an advantage
  • Flexible and adaptable, able to handle multiple tasks across a wide range of issues and work under pressure
  • Ability to communicate effectively with both internal stakeholders and external partners, service providers, etc.
  • Good analytical, consultation and problem solving skills with a high level of accessibility and trustworthiness
  • Proactive attitude and a desire to identify and contribute to continuous improvements especially in the area of HR processes and procedures
  • Good knowledge of MS Office (in particular Word, Excel and PowerPoint) and familiarity with HR systems/software
  • Proven ability to handle confidential information with a high level of organisational awareness and sensitivity
  • People and service-oriented attitude and intercultural awareness and respect for diversity
  • Commitment to the values and principles of Transparency International


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 50+ 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 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
  • flexible working model 
  • 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)
  • Sodexo Restaurant Checks with plenty of options nearby the office for reduced prices for meals
  • 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 external applications is Friday, May 31st, 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.


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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