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Global Coordinator, Advocacy and Legal Advice Centres (m/f/d; maternity leave cover)

Berlin

  • Organization: Transparency International
  • Location: Berlin
  • Grade: Mid level - Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Legal - Broad
    • Political Affairs
    • Communication and Public Information
    • Managerial positions
  • Closing Date: Closed

ABOUT THE ROLE

The Transparency International Secretariat is currently seeking a  Global Coordinator – Advocacy and Legal Advice Centres (m/f/d)  for coordinating and sustaining our global and multi-country initiatives involving  Advocacy and Legal Advice Centres (ALACs) and supporting chapters’ national ALAC initiatives. 

For over 20 years, Transparency International’s Advocacy and Legal Advice Centres (ALACs) have been encouraging individuals, communities and organisations to report corruption they have witnessed or experienced and assisting them to seek redress and justice. The advice provided by ALACs is free, confidential and open to all. It enables people to know their rights, empowers them to speak up and assert their rights, and is also helping address issues of impunity through case resolution and related advocacy.

There are nearly 90 ALACs in over 60 countries which, since 2003, have been contacted by over 350,000 people and worked on more than 85,000 corruption-related cases. The diversity of cases and people who use the centres – from the most vulnerable and marginalized to entrepreneurs and well-positioned whistleblowers – demonstrates the pervasive nature of corruption, and also that people will get involved in the fight against corruption when they are provided with a safe, robust mechanism to do so.

TI-Secretariat’s ALAC team leads and coordinates global and multi-country ALAC initiatives, develops knowledge products for targeted areas of ALAC work, facilitates a global community of practice for ALAC teams to participate in knowledge exchanges and trainings, connects ALAC cases with regional and global advocacy initiatives, and supports ALACs to use safe online digital platform for receiving and recording corruption complaints and using casework for advocacy.

This role involves continuing implementation of existing initiatives led by TI-S’s ALAC team, and driving forward implementation of the outcomes of a Strategic Review of ALACs across the TI Movement, which will be finalised in July 2024, with fundraising as a major priority.

OVERVIEW OF KEY DIMENSIONS

Role purpose: the Global Coordinator – Advocacy and Legal Advice Centres (m/f/d) - coordinates global and multi-country ALAC initiatives

Team: Policy and Advocacy

Reporting line: Sub-team lead Enforcement & Justice and Civic Space for Accountability

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: 1 August 2024

Contract Duration: Maternity leave cover, employment contract limited for a duration of 1 year.

Working Hours: full time [100%; 40 hours per week]

Location: Transparency International Secretariat (TI-S), Berlin

MAIN ACCOUNTABILITIES OF THE ROLE

Based in the Policy and Advocacy Team, the Global Coordinator – Advocacy and Legal Advice Centres (ALACs) (m/f/d) will:

  • Implement and strengthen the global ALAC network, facilitate knowledge exchange and sustain a vibrant community of practice;
  • Coordinate the implementation of global and multi-country ALAC initiatives, including key initiatives relating to gender and inclusion mainstreaming in ALACs; sexual corruption legal frameworks; and climate and environmental accountability mechanisms;
  • Support Chapters to establish and strengthen their ALAC work, through sharing TI-S tools and facilitating connections between ALAC teams across the network;
  • Coordinate global communications on ALACs, including through overseeing the commissioning of online blogs, social media and other communications materials and coordinating inputs from TI National Chapters;
  • Coordinate engagement and relationship management with external partners, in particular international law firms and pro-bono legal brokers, to ensure the provision of free, high quality legal research and advice;
  • Support the carrying out of strategic outreach, advocacy, policy influencing and campaigning work towards relevant targets on global and regional issues and cases that emerge from the ALAC work;
  • Contribute to identifying funding opportunities and develop high-quality funding proposals together with TI-S teams and National Chapters;
  • Contribute to global planning and reporting processes, and to TI-S’s shift towards programs of work;
  • Contribute to the overall functioning of the Policy & Advocacy Team by providing proactive and ad hoc support where necessary.

CANDIDATE PROFILE

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

  • University degree in law, social science, or another relevant field;
  • 5+ years of professional work experience in law, international policy, human rights, or international development;
  • Experience and knowledge related to legal empowerment / access to justice, including the functioning of community legal aid networks (an advantage);
  • Experience in developing successful fundraising proposals (an advantage);
  • Some advocacy experience, or related (e.g. communications, lobbying), with practical experience linking individual issues to broader systemic issues (an advantage);
  • Practical experience working in more than one region (an advantage);
  • Solid writing, editing and communication skills;
  • Professional language proficiency in English required; professional language proficiency in Spanish, French and Arabic an advantage; 
  • Demonstrable experience of mainstreaming gender-responsive and inclusive approaches;
  • Commitment to the values and principles of Transparency International.

WHAT WE OFFER

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 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
  • 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

HOW TO APPLY

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 June 30th 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.

DISCLAIMER

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.

FURTHER INFORMATION

To learn more about Transparency International please visit our website and follow us on social media:

Website:       https://www.transparency.org

Twitter:          https://twitter.com/anticorruption

LinkedIn:       https://www.linkedin.com/company/transparency-international/

Instagram:    https://www.instagram.com/transparency_international/

Facebook:    https://www.facebook.com/TransparencyInternational

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