21.04.2008 Programkoordinator for Afrika og Midtøsten.
The TI Secretariat in Berlin is is seeking a highly motivated professional for the position of
Programme Coordinator, Africa and the Middle East
Transparency International (TI) is the civil society organisation leading the global fight against corruption. TI currently has more than 90 National Chapters around the world. Its International Secretariat is based in Berlin, Germany.
The Africa and Middle East Department (AFME) is one of the four regional departments at the TI (TI-S) and is made up of two sub-regions: the Sub-Sahara Africa sub-region and the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) sub-region. Staff in the AFME department facilitate the effective provision of support to TI National Chapters in the region.
The AFME Department currently consists of a Regional Director; a Senior Programme Coordinator (who will act as Regional Director ad interim for the period May to July 2008); two Programme Coordinators working on Sub-Saharan Africa (including a 3-year, 7-country regional programme); three Programme Coordinators working on the Middle East (including a 3-year, 4-country regional programme); one Assistant Programme Coordinator working mainly on the Middle East; and one intern.
Each staff member in the department is expected to carry out chapter-support work and to contribute to the work and planning of the department. The position of temporary Programme Coordinator has been created to fill the position in time to ensure a handover with the outgoing PC, and pending permanent recruitment of the position expected to take place following arrival of the new Regional Director.
The Programme Coordinator (PC) will be responsible mainly for working with TI national chapters and other partners in East and Southern Africa, in particular liaising on emerging partnerships in Tanzania, Malawi and Mozambique as well as supporting a national chapter review processes pending with TI’s Membership Accreditation Committee. In addition, the PC will take the lead on strengthening regional work on the United Nations Convention on Corruption and at African Union level. Limited support might be requested on implementation of a regional programme on corruption in primaryeducation (“Africa Education Watch”). Subject to confirmation of funding, the Coordinator would play a key role also in preparations and start-up of a planned 3-year, 8-country regional programme on transparency in basic service delivery (education, health, water) in sub-saharan Africa.
Job Title: Programme Coordinator for East and Southern Africa
Full time (100%) position.
Main function: Responsibility for country and regional work on East and Southern Africa as well as for a regional Conventions and African Union programme, including advocacy, analysis, project management and fundraising
Starting date: 26 May 2008
Duration: Five months (26 May to 25 October 2008), with possibility of 2-month extension (to 25 December 2008) subject to funding
Location: TI-Secretariat, Berlin, Germany
Department: International Group / Africa & Middle East Department
Reporting lines: Reports to the Regional Director, Africa & Middle East
1. Regional work
• Maintain political understanding and analysis of the African region, in particular East
and Southern Africa, current events therein and developments in corruption and
• Support the anti-corruption work of the National Chapters and other partners by
providing information and advice
• Advocate for TI Chapters’ anti-corruption work in Africa with governments, regional
intergovernmental bodies, international and regional organisations, private sector and civil society
• Identify new challenges and opportunities for fighting corruption with partners and potential national Chapters; negotiate those partnerships
2. Programme activities
• Develop, lead and coordinate a programme promoting the effective monitoring and implementation of regional and international anti-corruption conventions in the AFME region;
• Contribute to any ongoing regional programmes where requested by contributing to liaison with participating chapters in the sub-region, financial management, donor reporting and liaison etc;
• Support regional preparations for the 2008 Annual Membership Meeting, theInternational Anti-Corruption Conference and AFME regional meeting;
• Manage additional programmes (subject to funding and time constraints), in
particular a planned 3-year, 8-country proposal expected to launch in the second halfof 2008;
• Follow up on a regional proposal on political corruption in a selected number of subsaharan
African countries in close liaison with the participating national chapters, in particular TI Kenya;
• Subject to time constraints, conduct other fundraising and project development by developing new anti-corruption programmes in consultation with National Chapters, including researching, writing proposals and preparing budgets;
3. Representation and media / communications work
• Represent TI at public events, including presenting short speeches / briefings or preparing them for other TI officials
• Respond to enquiries from members of the public, international organisations, etc
• Identify media opportunities relating to TI’s work in the region, draft press releases, and respond to media enquiries at the national and international level
4. Broader Transparency International - Secretariat work
• Contribute to other Secretariat departments (Research and Policy, Communications, and Global Programmes) and TI-S initiatives, in particular the working group on
Poverty and Development, acting as liaison for African chapters
• Contribute to TI publications
• Assist in the application of TI research tools in the region
• Prepare briefings on countries and issues for TI management and Board members
Knowledge, experience and skills:
• University degree in relevant field (international relations / development, African studies, public policy or business management)
• Good knowledge and political analysis of sub-Saharan Africa, particularly East and southern Africa, including of issues involving African development, policy, business or economics
• Knowledge of current anti-corruption, good governance or development issues, in particular regional and international anti-corruption conventions
• Good knowledge of the African Union, and especially the bodies leading ongovernance and anti-corruption efforts
• Experience in project management (including financial budget management) and fundraising
• Experience in working with civil society; knowledge of NGO capacity building/training is an advantage
• Excellent communication skills
• Highly developed team work and intercultural communication skills
• Commitment to civil society anti-corruption work and TI Principles and Values
• Fluency in English (with knowledge of French an asset but not essential)
• Ability and willingness to travel
Detailed applications (in English only) giving full particulars of qualifications and experience
and biographical data should be sent to:
The closing time and date for this position is 6pm on Wednesday 30 April 2008.
Applications received by this date will take priority; however, late applications may be considered if the position has not been filled.
Interviews are expected to take place in the week starting 5 May. Availability to start working with TI, if selected, on or shortly after the 26 May 2008 is essential.
Transparency International is an equal opportunity employer. Only short-listed candidates will be notified.
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