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The Transparency International Secretariat is currently seeking a Fundraising Coordinator to join the Fundraising Team.

Transparency International Secretariat is currently seeking a Fundraising Coordinator for Institutional Giving. As a member of the Fundraising Team the 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 will develop proposals for institutional donors and grant making foundations, taking responsibility for and partnering in proposal design and development, submission and reporting.

Team: Fundraising

Reporting Line: Head of Fundraising

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), Berlin/Germany



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

  • Develop winning grant proposals for bi-lateral and multi-lateral donors, and grant making foundations
  • Deliver expressions of interest and applications that persuasively communicate our vision, strategy, and programs to potential funders
  • Research grant opportunities and support the development of proposals in line with strategic priorities and solicit and integrate feedback from programme teams, finance, and fundraising perspectives
  • Steward donors on behalf of TI-S and the wider movement and develop engagement opportunities that include prospects
  • Coordinate day-to-day processes to ensure work is completed in an efficient and timely manner, recommend changes and adjust as needed, ensuring fundraising deliverables meet quality standards
  • Provide advice on project, programme, and contract design, donor rules and regulations
  • 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
  • Support the exchange of information and learning in a community of fundraisers across TI-S and the movement
  • Develop, maintain and implement systems that include workflows, processes, controls and documentation; including record keeping in Salesforce
  • 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:

  • University degree in International Relations, other political, economic or social science disciplines, or other relevant fields
  • 5+ years of relevant professional experience in fundraising, project development, proposal writing and contract negotiations with a strong focus on institutional donors and foundations or related
  • Strong knowledge of the international development sector and institutional funding (governments, EU, UN)
  • 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
  • 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; setting, forecasting and achieving financial and non-financial targets
  • Demonstrated experience of working with CRMs (preferably Salesforce) and analysing and reporting on donor data to identify trends, produce reports, and strategize based on findings
  • 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 and adjust to ensure high performance
  • 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 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
  • an inspiring, stimulating, dynamic, flexible and international working environment with peers representing 45+ different nationalities and Getting Things Done (GTD) approach to work
  • 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
  • ample opportunities to learn and grow, from annual team training allowances to onsite professional development opportunities, including regular Show & Tell meetings, Jours Fixes/Flexes and brown bag lunches with visiting 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 financial contribution to German language classes
  • generous time off with 30 days of annual leave per year and flexible working times around core hours
  • organisational access to the employee assistance programme PME offering support in various areas
  • 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
  • free health sessions (e.g. back pain prevention) as well as 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 Sunday, 9 May 2021.

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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