Anti-Corruption Partnerships Manager – Investigative Journalism


Organization Name: Transparency International (TI)
Location: Berlin, Germany
Apply email: Not Specified
Start Date: 29-November-2019
Closing Date: 29-December-2019

Application Closing Date - 31 Dec 2019

Job Start Date - As soon as possible

Duration - Until May 2021, 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.

TI’s international secretariat (TI-S) develops cutting-edge research products, collects evidence on what works in anti-corruption, coordinates collective action and leads on regional and global advocacy. We are looking to fill an exciting position that will be based in TI-S and contribute to the work of the Global Anti-Corruption Consortium (GACC) – a ground-breaking partnership with investigative journalists at the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP). Taking advantage of advocacy opportunities generated by OCCRP’s in-depth investigations, TI works to disrupt cross-border corruption through policy advocacy and legal action across the world. This work directly contributes to the TI Strategy and global advocacy priorities: tackling of the cross-border flows of corrupt money and protecting political systems from undue influence. Examples stemming from this collaboration include TI’s campaigning and legal accountability work around the Azerbaijani Laundromat, Golden Visas in Europe, and the Gambia Heist investigations together with TI national chapters and other partners.

Main function: The Anti-Corruption Partnerships Manager – Investigative Journalism contributes to the policy, advocacy and legal accountability work and steers the partnership with the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) and funders of the Global Anti-Corruption Consortium (GACC). This includes information sharing, capturing impact stories for the purposes of internal reporting and external communications as well as strategizing on the future of the partnership. The Anti-Corruption Partnerships Manager – Investigative Journalism works in close cooperation with the TI-S Fundraising Team to identify and seize fundraising opportunities, as well as other TI-S teams, to capitalise on available resources and ensure coherence with priorities.

Starting date: As soon as possible

Duration: Until May 2021, with the possibility of extension

Location: TI-Secretariat (TI-S), Berlin, Germany

Team: Policy and Advocacy


• Partnerships: act as a focal point with OCCRP and other key partners engaged through the Consortium, share information with the project team and other identified stakeholders by observing security protocols, and identify and foster cooperation with potential partners to maximise impact for the project team’s policy advocacy and legal accountability work
• Strategy: provide strategic input to campaign plans, ensure coherence with advocacy priorities, coordinate support from and exchange with relevant teams and colleagues in the TI movement, and help to mainstream case-based advocacy approaches into TI’s policy and advocacy work
• Impact: contribute to campaign implementation and ensure results are captured, lead on knowledge-sharing, monitoring and learning for the project, and collaborate with other team members to accelerate and maximise impact
• Advocacy: engage in external representation of TI to further policy goals arising from cases
• Sustainability: work with OCCRP and TI-S Fundraising Team to ensure that resources are mobilised and used efficiently and identify strategies for ensuring the sustainability of the partnership between anti-corruption advocates and investigative journalists
• Other tasks as required to ensure the effectiveness and success of the OCCRP partnership

Knowledge, experience and skills:

• Academic degree or professional qualification in social science, public policy or administration, organisational development, management, law, human rights, journalism or another relevant field
• 7+ years of relevant experience, ideally with an international NGO or international organisation, with a proven track record in partnership-building and fundraising, and experience and/or knowledge of anti-corruption, investigative journalism, criminal justice and/or field research an advantage
• Demonstrated political analysis competencies, with the ability to operate under pressure coordinating with partners working in complex national environments
• Proven media, campaign and/or advocacy experience
• If no law degree, experience in directly working with lawyers an asset
• Demonstrated experience in public speaking, partnership-building and fundraising
• Knowledge of project management and monitoring and evaluation
• Excellent organisational skills and ability to effectively manage priorities and projects in a fast-paced and dynamic environment
• Highly developed teamwork and intercultural skills
• Knowledge of, or considerable interest in, the work of TI and the field of anti-corruption
• Professional language proficiency in English required; fluency in other UN languages an asset
• IT proficiency, in particular secure information sharing applications, an advantage
• Entrepreneurial, creative and opportunity-driven mindset
• Commitment to the values and goals of Transparency International
• Willingness to travel

Other information about the post and the location:

This position is based in Berlin, in Transparency International Secretariat (TI-S). There is no possibility of remote working, or working from home outside Germany. Prior to applying, candidates are therefore strongly advised to consider whether they are able to relocate.

To apply:

Qualified candidates should submit, preferably via email, a cover letter of no more than two pages supporting their application as having the necessary experience and competencies to perform the required responsibilities (as per above) (mentioning also the source of the application) and CV in English (both documents in one pdf-file) to:

Deadline for applications is 31 December 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 individual feedback.

To learn more about Transparency International, visit our website at

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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