Project Coordinator – Sub-Saharan Africa
Application Closing Date - 30 Jun 2019
Job Start Date - As soon as possible
Duration - 2 years, with the possibility of extension
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: Coordination of the projects ‘Towards the Enforcement of Africa’s Commitments against Corruption’ and ‘Support to the Fight against Impunity and Strengthening of the Rule of Law in Benin’ implemented in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Starting date: As soon as possible, and subject to funding confirmed
Duration: 2 years, with the possibility of extension
Location: TI-Secretariat, Berlin/Germany
The Project Coordinator is responsible for implementing the projects ‘Towards the Enforcement of Africa’s Commitments against Corruption’ and ‘Support to the Fight against Impunity and Strengthening of the Rule of Law in Benin’ funded by the German Development Cooperation and the European Union, respectively. Specifically, they will coordinate the work flow, financial and administrative management of these projects, ensuring that agreed goals, best practice standards, donor obligations and TI-S regulations are met. They will work in close collaboration with the project partners (National Chapters) and regularly report to the donors. Specifically, the Project Coordinator will:
- Ensure the smooth implementation of the projects, working in close collaboration with colleagues in policy and advocacy, research, communications, monitoring and evaluation, and SAFE (Safeguarding Anti-Corruption Fighters’ Efforts) teams
- Strive for high-quality outputs and the greatest possible impact of project activities in order to advance the anti-corruption agenda in the relevant countries
- Work in close collaboration and ensure ongoing communication with project partners
- Support project partners in efforts to monitor and evaluate project impact, plan advocacy interventions and communication/outreach activities
- Ensure that all donor contractual obligations (financial management, fund transfer requests, procurement regulations, financial and narrative reporting, etc.) for the projects are met in a professional, transparent and timely manner
- Ensure the timely and cost-effective execution of project activities and the organization of related events
- Develop, maintain, coordinate and monitor the implementation of project-wide work plans, budgets, reporting cycles and information systems across TI-S
- Support the development of new projects in the regions, in cooperation with relevant TI-Secretariat and National Chapter representatives
Knowledge, experience and skills:
- Undergraduate university degree or professional qualification in business administration, management, finance, social science, public administration, economics, or another relevant field
- 5+ years of project management experience with an International NGO or International Organisation, or Multinational Organisation with demonstrated in-depth knowledge of project management best practices
- Knowledge of, or considerable interest in, the work of TI and the field of anti-corruption; solid understanding of and experience in the area of good governance and/or of political realities in the region in which the projects are being implemented – in particular familiarity with the AU convention to prevent and combat corruption (the AUCPCC) – are a distinct advantage
- A recognised project management certification is highly valued and a clear advantage
- Professional language proficiency in English; additional languages, in particular French, expected
- Highly developed team work and intercultural communication skills
- Willingness to travel (up to approx. 20%)
Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter (mentioning the source of the application) and CV in English (in one pdf-file) to:
Deadline for applications is Sunday, 30 June 2019.
Please note that due to the high volume of applications only short-listed candidates will be contacted and that it is unfortunately not possible to provide individual feedback on applications.
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