Application Closing Date - 05 Aug 2018
Job Start Date - As soon as possible
Duration - 2 years, with the possibility of extension
Pay Scale - Job grade IV
Location - Berlin, Germany
Transparency International (TI) is the global civil society organisation leading the fight against corruption. In collaboration with more than 100 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.
Main function: The Legal Counsel provides technical legal support to the TI-S senior management in the form of legal advice and leads initiatives to strengthen TI’s legal infrastructure and implements programmes to improve TI’s legal capacity and capability of TI.
Starting date: As soon as possible
Location: TI-Secretariat (TI-S), Berlin/Germany
Team: Governance and Legal
Job grade: IV
- Provide legal advice to the TI-S senior management as may be required and ensure that the organization is in full legal and administrative compliance with the requirements of German law
- Act as leading specialist and advisor of senior management in all labour law questions including Works Constitution Act
- Plan and prioritise the different areas requiring legal support, and determine how to best proceed in each case and coordinate resource allocation within the legal team
- Check TI’s advocacy messages and material and key external contracts of TI-S from a legal liability point of view
- Provide, and coordinate as lead of the legal team, legal support required across TI-S for effective Programme delivery including legal risk assessment and identify training needs to raise effective use of legal capacity and capability across TI-S and the TI Movement
- Coordinate and mobilize legal resources and technical knowledge in TI-S and the Movement to support the legal aspects of the TI Strategy and TI’s intellectual property
- Oversee the Legal Affairs budget
Knowledge, experience and skills:
- University degree in law obtained in Germany (First and Second State Exams); additional degree in social sciences, public policy or other relevant fields desirable
- 7+years of relevant experience with an International NGO or International Organisation with demonstrated in-depth knowledge and successful track record of legal affairs or related fields
- Expertise in German law essential, with a proven background in German labour law and contract law
- Expertise in anti-corruption and knowledge of associated legal risks
- Ability to interact and develop effective relationships with a wide range of internal and external constituencies; strong networking and convening skills
- Experience in knowledge management and capacity development
- Strong communication skills and the ability to explain legal matters to non-legal audiences
- Business fluency in both English and German essential; additional languages an asset
- Strong analytical and problem solving skills with a pragmatic and proactive approach
- Extensive leadership skills and ability to drive results in a complex environment
- Willingness to travel
Other information about the post and the location:
Transparency International and its global network offer an inspiring work environment with real learning opportunities and support. Berlin is an attractive metropolitan city with relatively low cost of living.
Qualified candidates should submit, preferably via email, a cover letter (mentioning the source of the application) and CV in English (in one pdf-file) to:
Deadline for applications is Sunday, 5 August 2018.
To learn more about Transparency International, visit our website at www.transparency.org
The international fight against corruption needs your expertise, your skills and experience, and your passion for social justice.
From our secretariat in Berlin and in more than 100 national chapters, Transparency International seeks professionals and volunteers with exceptional talent and commitment to join our efforts and make a contribution to a better world.
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