Policy and Advocacy Assistant (m/f/d) is needed in Berlin, Germany

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Policy and Advocacy Assistant (m/f/d), Berlin, Germany
Closing date for external applications is 9 March 2024.

The Transparency International Secretariat (TI-S) is currently seeking a part-time Policy and Advocacy Assistant. This role would suit a student or a recent graduate, especially in the area of public policy or political science.

TI-S requires part-time, temporary support capacity to effectively implement the Clean Money in Elections (CME) project, funded by Global Affairs Canada. The project is jointly implemented with national chapters from Colombia, Indonesia, Madagascar, Panama, Sri Lanka, Venezuela and Zambia. CME seeks to address the weak transparency of money in elections and politics that prevents a level playing field for women political candidates and enables undue influence in policy making, both globally and in six of the aforementioned countries. Through the project, TI-S and the co-implementing national chapters in the six countries, will:

 generate sustained public demand for transparency of money in politics and overcoming financial barriers faced by women politicians;
 facilitate political engagement towards reform for greater transparency, integrity and equality in political finance regimes, and
 develop innovations for monitoring and implementing these regimes, allowing for country-specific adaptation, prioritisation, sequencing and peer-to-peer learning across borders.
The role requires a highly motivated professional with a good understanding of project management and monitoring, excellent communication skills, and interest in political finance, elections, and gender equality and social inclusion (GESI).


Role Purpose: The part-time Policy and Advocacy Assistant provides general administrative, research and policy support to Clean Money in Elections Project

Team: Policy and Advocacy

Salary: 13.00 EUR/hour

Starting Date: as soon as possible

Contract Duration: Currently we can offer an employment contract (MidiJob) limited until 31 December 2024.

Working Hours: 20-25 hours/week

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

Job ID: TIS-P&A-TPTP&AA-202402


Based in the Policy and Advocacy team, and working closely with the Projects and Global Movement Teams, the part-time Policy and Advocacy Assistant will:

 Provide basic research and administrative assistance to the completion of key project deliverables
 Provide support with documenting and systematising the outcomes of the Global Consultation process for the new Transparency International Standards on Political Finance

Transparency and Gender Equality

 Provide general support in day-to-day project implementation of the CME project
 Support financial administration, monitoring and reporting of the project
 Assist in gathering project planning, monitoring and reporting data in close collaboration with project partners in relevant regions
 Support information management for the projects, including maintaining up to date, organised and accurate filing systems


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

 Initial experience in an international organisational context working on research or policy support, administrative support, project management, event logistics, monitoring, evaluation and learning or related
 Background in administration, project management, MEL, grant management and compliance, and/or other related fields would be nice to have
 Solid IT literacy in MS Office and Outlook and ability to learn quickly the use of other software or systems
 Good communication and relationship management skills
 Business fluency in English required; additional languages, in particular French and/or Spanish, an asset
 Strong organisational and time management skills and ability to effectively manage priorities and competing demands coordinating closely with colleagues and seeking counsel when needed 
 Good analytical skills and the ability to produce accurate documentation with attention to detail
 Highly developed team work and intercultural communication skills
 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 experts in the field of anti-corruption, driven and united by the desire to fight corruption and achieve significant and large-scale replicable impact
 a dynamic, flexible and international working environment with peers representing 45+ different nationalities
 a high degree of collaboration and autonomy in a lean and agile organisation with streamlined decision-making processes and a shared leadership culture with servant leadership philosophy
 opportunities to learn and grow, including regular Show & Tell meetings and visits by external experts
Staff at TI-S enjoy a competitive compensation & benefits package designed for staff well-being and work life balance, incl.:

 financial contribution to German language classes
 generous time off with 30 days of annual leave per year and flexible working times around core hours
 Remote-hybrid working model from within Germany
 the possibility of Work from Abroad for periods of time (currently for up to 10 working days at a time for a maximum of 20 working days per calendar year)
 Friday afternoons alternately free or meeting-free during the summer months
 Sodexo Restaurant Checks with plenty of options nearby the office for reduced prices for meals
 reduced membership fees with Urban Sports Club
 Mental wellbeing and counselling support by OpenUp
 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 in English, merged into one PDF file, via the online recruitment system clicking on the button ‘Apply Online’.

Closing date for external applications is 9 March 2024.

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

Transparency International 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 and strongly encourage 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 and eligible.

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), nor does Transparency International require or need to know any information relating to the bank account details of applicants. Transparency International will also not ask you to join any group or account on social media or elsewhere.


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