Legal Associate (m/f/d)


Organization Name: Transparency International (TI)
Location: Berlin, Germany
Apply email: Not Specified
Start Date: 25 Jan 2021, 04:23 am
Closing Date: 18 Feb 2021, 12:00 am


The Transparency International Secretariat is currently seeking a Legal Associate to join the Governance and Legal Team.


Role Purpose: The Legal Associate contributes to the daily work of the Governance and Legal Team providing legal support required across the organization to ensure full legal and administrative compliance with the requirements of German law.

Team: Governance and Legal Team

Reporting Line: (interim) Manager Governance and Legal

Starting Date: as soon as possible

Contract Duration: Currently we can offer an employment contract limited until December 2021. There is a prospect of extension subject to organizational need continuing, performance proven and funding confirmed and there is interest in a stable and long-term cooperation.

Working Hours: full time [100%; 40 hours per week]

Location: Transparency International Secretariat (TI-S), Berlin/Germany

Job ID: TIS-GLT-LA-2021


Based in the Governance and Legal Team and reporting to the (interim) Manager Governance and Legal, the Legal Associate will:

• Contribute to the daily work of the Governance and Legal Team providing legal support required across the organization to ensure full legal and administrative compliance with the requirements of German law
• Support the coordination of work and information flow between the legal function and other internal teams, ensuring process integrity
• Assist in the gathering of information and preparation of documents and other work outputs of the legal function
• Proactively support day-to-day legal operations ensuring consistency with TI-S processes and procedures
• Ensure legal processes are up to date and meet the needs of the team and organisation and suggest improvements where necessary
• Undertake desk research on various legal topics to ensure that requested information and data is available to relevant stakeholders
• Contribute to team-related projects and provide input into the development and implementation of legal policies, guidelines and procedures in line with best practice
• Contribute to legal training activities to raise effective use of legal capacity and capability across TI-S and the TI Movement and assist in the organization and running of other internal and/or external meetings and events
• Support information management for the legal function, including maintaining up to date, organized and accurate filing systems
• Respond to requests for information, researching in order to provide sufficient responses or escalating where needed
• Contribute to the overall functioning of the Governance and Legal Team by providing proactive and ad hoc support where necessary


In order to succeed in this role, candidates will need to meet the following:

• Undergraduate and postgraduate university degree in law or professional qualification in law, following the German legal curriculum, required
• 2+ years of relevant experience in a legal environment, preferably within a law firm and/or an in-house legal function
• Expertise in current German law (incl. contract law) required; expertise in labour law and/or data protection an asset
• Ability to undertake legal research with a high attention to detail and keen awareness of the need for legal accuracy
• Excellent organisational skills and ability to effectively manage priorities and deliver to tight deadlines
• Strong interpersonal skills and ability to interact effectively with a wide range of stakeholders at all levels of the organization demonstrating client and service orientation
• Strong communication skills and the ability to work as part of a team as well as independently with limited supervision
• Professional language proficiency in both German and English (working language of the organisation) essential; additional languages, in particular French, Spanish and/or Arabic, an asset
• Ability to deal with confidential information
• Good knowledge of MS Office and various internal communication tools
• Intercultural awareness, diplomacy and political sensitivity
• Interest in anti-corruption work and commitment to the values and principles of Transparency International


Joining the Transparency International Secretariat candidates can expect:

• The opportunity to become part of the global movement against corruption and make a positive contribution to the work of TI in the field of transparency and accountability working on a wide range of relevant and challenging issues
• A role with purpose, working in a team of engaged and enthusiastic colleagues experts in the field of anti-corruption and driven and united by the desire to fight corruption and achieve significant and large-scale replicable impact
• An inspiring, stimulating, dynamic, flexible and international working environment with peers representing 45+ different nationalities and Getting Things Done (GTD) approach to work
• A high degree of collaboration and autonomy in a lean and agile organisation with flat hierarchies, streamlined decision-making processes and a shared leadership culture with servant leadership philosophy
• Ample opportunities to learn and grow, from annual team training allowances to onsite professional development opportunities, including regular Show & Tell meetings, Jours Fixes/Flexes and brown bag lunches with visiting experts

Staff at TI-S enjoy a competitive compensation & benefits package designed for staff well-being and work life balance, incl.:

• A relocation package incl. Sponsorship of work permit if needed and financial contribution to german language classes
• Generous time off with 30 days of annual leave per year and flexible working times around core hours
• Organisational access to the employee assistance programme pme offering support in various areas
• Sodexo restaurant checks with plenty of options nearby the office for reduced prices for meals
• Selection of fruits and hot drinks, summer and winter parties, and ‚social fridays’ with complimentary snacks and drinks
• Free health sessions (e.g. Back pain prevention) as well as reduced membership fees with urban sports club
• A centrally located office in a vibrant metropolitan city with excellent public transportation connectivity at the river spree


Interested candidates are invited to submit a CV and cover letter explaining suitability against the criteria as set out in the candidate profile in English clicking on the button ‘Apply Online’:

Closing date for applications is Sunday, 14 February 2021.

Only applications duly completed and received through the online recruitment system will be considered.

The Transparency International Secretariat is committed to creating an inclusive work environment where diversity is valued and where there is equality of opportunity. We actively seek a diverse applicant pool and therefore welcome applications from qualified candidates of all regions, countries, cultures and backgrounds. Existing permission to work in Germany is not a selection criterion and TI-S supports successful candidates in the process for applying for a work permit, if needed. Selection of staff is made on a competitive basis and we do not discriminate on the basis of national origin, race, colour or ethnic background, religious belief, sex, gender identity and expression or sexual orientation, marital or family status, age or ability. We kindly ask applicants to refrain from including in their application information relating to the above as well as from attaching photos.


Please note that Transparency International does not charge any fees at any stage of its recruitment and selection process (whether at application, processing, testing, interviewing, traveling or otherwise). In addition, TI does not require or need to know any information relating to the bank account details of applicants.

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