Whistleblower Protection – Private Sector Material
Application Closing Date - 02 Apr 2017
Job Start Date - As soon as possible
Duration - 4 weeks (10-15 workings days)
Location - Remote
Transparency International (TI) is the global civil society organisation leading the fight against corruption. Through more than 90 chapters worldwide 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.
The Transparency International Secretariat (TI-S) in Berlin is seeking a consultant experienced in corporate social responsibility and anti-corruption compliance. The consultant will work with the TI Secretariat to elaborate the business case for robust corporate whistleblowing mechanisms.
This piece of work is part of TI’s overall activities in advocating for better protection of whistleblowers in both the public and private sectors, and will form the basis for promotional material to be used by private sector actors. The goal of the project is to support the creation of a conducive legal and professional environment for whistleblowers to speak up.
- Undertake a mapping of private sector actors, companies and others who have engaged with or shown receptiveness to whistleblowing and reporting mechanisms over the years. Document their engagement and interest to date into the end product where appropriate.
- Identify and engage with each of the arguments made in favour of whistleblowing and effective reporting mechanisms, setting out evidence and testimonials directly from private sector actors which further support this. Focus in particular on the benefits that private sector actors have felt they gained from whistleblowing: money saved, risks and wrongdoings averted, reputation etc.
- Identify and engage with each of the arguments made against whistleblowing (in the private sector context) and, where possible, set out arguments to the contrary or which show benefits outweigh drawbacks, drawing on evidence and testimonials from private sector actors who already have experience with whistleblowing
The expected deliverables are set out below:
- Presentation of the findings of private sector engagement to date with whistleblowing for both internal use and to form the basis of a short promotional document for external use, particularly to be read by private sector actors
- An internal document setting out findings on arguments for and against private sector support for whistleblowing as well as counter-arguments where available.
The Consultant should have the following qualifications:
- Significant experience in working with the private sector particularly on anti-corruption and whistleblowing
- An understanding of the motivations and concerns of the private sector in taking action to reduce risks by supporting whistleblowing
- Demonstrated ability to follow up on leads and to secure feedback and input from target audiences
- Demonstrated ability to present evidence and arguments in a simple and compelling manner
- Fluent oral and written English communication skills
Remuneration and costs
The Consultant should provide a detailed breakdown, before any VAT or other charges, of all their estimated costs, including but not limited to; total fee as a lump sum or standard daily or hourly rates, (if applicable) international travel, local transport, accommodation, work materials.
Transparency International e.V. (Secretariat), (TI-S) is registered as a Business Entity in Germany with VAT identification number DE273612486. In order to determine the Value Added Tax (VAT) implications of this tender, we kindly request that the Consultant fill out the VAT Form for Tenders/Vendor Form (instructions inside the form) and submit the completed and duly signed form along with their email application.
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The application should include the following:
- Curriculum Vitae
- Outline of possible approach and draft budget
- Contact details of referees
- Samples of relevant previous work (confidentiality guaranteed)
- Remuneration expectations
- Completed VAT template
Please indicate “Business case for whistleblowing” in the subject line of your email application. Applications should be sent in English by email to by close of business of 02/04/2017.
Please note that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. All presentations and reports are to be submitted in English, in electronic form, in accordance with the deadlines stipulated above. The Consultant is responsible for editing and quality control of language. The TI Secretariat retains the sole rights with respect to all distribution, dissemination and publication of the deliverables.
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