Programme Officer, IMPACT Grant
Application Closing Date - 23 Jun 2019
Job Start Date - As soon as possible
Duration - until March 2020
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.
The IMPACT grant focuses on increasing the integrity, transparency and accountability of public sector institutions and the private sector, while empowering civil society to advocate for changes in policy and practice in 12 National Chapters mostly in the Americas’ region (including the Caribbean) but also in the African region. The Programme Officer will support the smooth implementation, monitoring and reporting of the overall IMPACT grant.
Main function: Working closely with the Programme Coordinator, the Programme Officer coordinates the work flow, financial and administrative monitoring and reporting of the IMPACT grant activities, ensuring that agreed goals, best practice standards, donor obligations and TI-S regulations are met. The Programme Officer ensures that systems, procedures and approaches in place are effective, service-oriented and user-friendly.
Starting date: As soon as possible
Duration: Until 31 March 2020
Location: TI-Secretariat (TI-S), Berlin/Germany
Team: Strategy & Impact
- Execute project tasks related to donor contractual obligations (financial management, fund transfer requests, procurement regulations, financial reports, etc.) in a professional, transparent, cost-effective and timely manner
- Coordinate and monitor the implementation of project specific work-plans, budgets, monitoring and reporting cycles and information systems across TI-S and National Chapters
- Ensure the smooth administrative functioning of project activities and support logistics and communications
- Coordinate and supervise sub-grants and contracts with National Chapters and external service providers (including financial management/results reporting), ensuring to time cost effective delivery of results and activities
- Provide research support in gathering and compiling data and information in preparation of documents and other work outputs
- Perform other tasks required to ensure successful project implementation as needed
Knowledge, experience and skills:
- Undergraduate university degree or professional qualification in business administration, management, finance, social science, public administration, economics, or another relevant project issue
- 2/3+ years of project management experience with an International NGO or International Organisation, or Multinational Organisation with demonstrated in-depth knowledge of project management best practice
- Proven experience in administration and financial management
- Proven skills in project management (incl. planning, budgeting, implementation, review)
- Expertise in monitoring, evaluation and learning an advantage
- Business fluency in English essential; fluency in Spanish an advantage
- Highly developed teamwork and intercultural communication skills
- Strong organizational skills and ability to work under pressure and manage competing priorities
- Ability to work independently, without detailed guidance, whilst ensuring open, regular, and pro-active reporting and accountability to colleagues and team manager
- Demonstrated interest in good governance and corruption related issues and advocacy
- Commitment to the values and principles of Transparency International
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, 23 June 2019.
Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted and that due to the high volume of applications it is unfortunately not possible to provide individualized feedback.
To learn more about Transparency International, visit our website at www.transparency.org
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