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National Project Coordinator: Mining for Sustainable Development (Australia)

Application Closing Date - 07 Feb 2018

Job Start Date - March 2018

Duration - until 31 December 2020

Pay Scale - AUD 100,000 p.a.

Location - Melbourne, Australia


Transparency International Australia (TI Australia), the Australian chapter of the world’s leading non-governmental anti-corruption movement, is seeking a full-time National Project Coordinator (Australia) located in Melbourne, Australia, to lead the Australia-focussed national project in Phase II of the global ‘Mining for Sustainable Development’ programme activities in Australia. This global programme seeks to achieve real change by combatting corruption in the mining sector and building the capacity of TI Australia as a Centre of Expertise on anti-corruption in mining.

The role requires a highly skilled professional Project Coordinator with demonstrated experience in transformative project design, planning and implementation. The successful candidate will have outstanding communication skills, demonstrated experience in multi-stakeholder forums, and the capacity to influence government, industry and engage with civil society. The ability to identify, collate and present best practice and guidance is required. An understanding of the mining sector in Australia is essential.

Organisational Context

Transparency International (TI) is a global movement, composed of more than 100 national chapters worldwide and an International Secretariat in Berlin, Germany. We are united by our shared vision: a world in which government, business, civil society and the daily lives of people are free of corruption. For more than 20 years, TI has played a leading global role in combatting corruption, which is widely recognised to be a serious impediment to economic development and a destabilising social force.

TI Australia has operated as an accredited TI national chapter since 1995, focussing on ways in which Government and Australian-based companies and institutions can address corruption issues both in Australia and abroad.

Led by TI Australia with the support of the TI Secretariat, the ‘Mining for Sustainable Development’ programme (M4SD) seeks to enhance the contribution of mining to sustainable economic and human development through a focus on improved transparency and accountability in the award of mining-related permits, licences and contracts across a range of national jurisdictions. Based on the programme’s ‘bottom up’ approach to ensure that change happens at the level where decisions about mining approvals are made - in jurisdictions around the world, including in Australia.

Phase I of the programme has been successfully completed. During Phase I, participating TI chapters (including Australia) identified and assessed corruption vulnerabilities in the mining approvals processes in their countries and began building multi-stakeholder networks. Phase II will focus on addressing those vulnerabilities at a national, regional and global level through multi-stakeholder engagement, advocacy and policy initiatives.

The Role

The National Project Coordinator (Australia) will lead and coordinate the Australian component of the ‘Mining for Sustainable Development’ programme, and will ensure that the National Action Plan is implemented. They will identify, collate and share best practice and develop guidance. They will manage multi-stakeholder efforts to improve specific aspects of the mining awards process design and practice in Queensland and Western Australia, particularly in relation to due diligence, prevention of policy and state capture, State Agreements, and improved verification of social and environmental impact assessments. This is a unique and exciting opportunity for a candidate who is inspired and energised by the opportunity to contribute to a national initiative designed to generate tangible and lasting change in the fight against corruption; while directly contributing to TI Australia’s strategic development and national leadership.

The National Project Coordinator (Australia) will report to the Chief Executive Officer, Transparency Australia. They will have no direct line reports, but are expected to work closely with the M4SD team in Australia, and other programme staff regionally and internationally, as required.

Key Duties

The National Project Coordinator (Australia) will be expected to:

Key Competencies

To be successful in this role, the National Project Coordinator (Australia) will have:

Desirable skills and experience

Personal characteristics

The National Project Coordinator (Australia) will demonstrate the following qualities:

Further Information

The successful candidate will be offered a contract till 31 December 2020 (subject to funding and a successful probation).

The successful candidate will be offered a remuneration package, with a salary of AUD 100,000 p.a. (including Australian superannuation contributions) and an additional relocation allowance, if required.

The successful candidate will be expected to start work as soon as possible. The position is based in Melbourne, Australia, with some international travel, as required.

Applications, including a Curriculum Vitae, and a letter of motivation clearly addressing the required competencies, should be sent by email to:

Serena Lillywhite, CEO TI Australia, E: serenalillywhite@transparency.org.au and cc to info@transparency.org.au

Three referees will be required.

The deadline for applications is 7 February 2018. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

TI Australia is an equal opportunity employer.

For more information on the work of Transparency International and the Mining for Sustainable Development programme, please visit:

www.transparency.org.au and www.transparency.org

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