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Managing Director, Transparency International Secretariat

Application Closing Date - 09 Apr 2017

Job Start Date - As soon as possible

Duration - 3 years

Pay Scale - Salary and benefits commensurate with experience and the responsibilities of the position

Location - Berlin, Germany

Transparency International (TI) is the global civil society organisation leading the fight against corruption. In collaboration with more than 100 worldwide chapters and an international secretariat in Berlin, Germany, TI raises awareness of the damaging effects of corruption and works with partners in government, business and civil society to develop and implement effective measures to tackle it.

TI has developed a five-year global strategy Together against Corruption: Transparency International Strategy 2020, which sets out its collective ambition for the coming years, and the TI Secretariat (TI-S) has set out an accompanying TI-Secretariat Implementation Plan that defines the Secretariat’s roles and contributions. At the same time, the TI Secretariat has transformed its structure and operational model to enhance delivery of its strategic aims.

In this context, the TI Board of Directors is seeking to appoint a new Managing Director of the TI Secretariat. TI-S plays a unique and important role in the TI movement, providing capacity support and institutional infrastructure to the TI movement while giving collective and global voice to TI activists from around the world. The Managing Director has overall responsibility for TI-S and serves as the lead liaison to the Board, the TI movement and all its constituents. In addition, the Managing Director has direct oversight over the teams at TI-S responsible for the TI chapter network/TI movement, safety, governance, and monitoring, evaluation and learning.

Main function: The Managing Director (TI-S) is responsible for managing the Transparency International Secretariat, providing strategic vision and leadership, driving operational excellence, supporting the TI movement, and delivering global outreach, communications and fundraising.


The Managing Director will lead and collaborate with the leadership team to ensure that the Secretariat fulfills its main roles. TI-S should 1) deliver global evidence-based advocacy and awareness-raising about corruption. The Managing Director will prioritise 2) the sharing of knowledge and will foster learning on what works to stop corruption. S/he will also ensure that 3) TI’s national chapter network is skillfully supported, including through joint fundraising efforts. Finally, s/he will promote 4) a Secretariat that promotes and implements best organisational and governance standards and practices. In addition to filling the senior leadership and managerial function at the Secretariat, the Managing Director will be responsible for the following, in collaboration with the leadership team:

Vision and Leadership

Organisation and operations

Global Outreach and Fundraising

Management and Internal Communication

Desired Profile:

To apply:

Qualified candidates should submit, via email, a cover letter of no more than two pages and CV in English, and contact details of three to five references (in one pdf-file) to:


Deadline for applications is Sunday, 9 April 2017.

Please note that only short listed candidates will be contacted.

Transparency International is an equal opportunity employer.

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