Policy Coordinator / Public Contracting (m/f/d)

Transparency International 5<y Senior Level  Berlin, Berlin, Germany 29 Okt 2019

Job Description

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.

We are looking for an exceptional individual to join our Regional Projects Team to support the implementation of our Integrity Pacts project. Integrity Pacts were developed in the 1990s as a tool for preventing corruption in public contracting. Since then, they have been applied in dozens of countries and 300 separate situations. They help save taxpayer money, ensure that infrastructure projects and other public works are delivered efficiently, and close off avenues for illicit gain. The project, funded by the European Commission, includes 17 different partners from 11 different European Union member states. For more information on the project content, please consult our website (https://www.transparency.org/whatwedo/tools/integrity_pacts/5).

The Policy Coordinator – Public Contracting is expected to maintain a strategic perspective on the project to ensure that all parties remain focused on the successful delivery of agreed outcomes and impact in line with the project’s objectives and TIS’s overall strategy on clean contracting, citizens’ participation, and public procurement. The Policy Coordinator will also be responsible for the extraction of lessons learned, the coordination and production of project deliverables (in the form of learning products) as well as for engaging with external stakeholders, including CSOs, regional policy makers, media, and EU institutions.

Starting date: As soon as possible
Work hours: Full time (40 hours per week)
Duration: Until February 2022
Location: TI-Secretariat (TI-S), Berlin/Germany
Team: Regional Projects

Policy Coordinator / Public Contracting (m/f/d)

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the strategic and technical work of the Integrity Pact and Clean Contracting approach based on learning from the pilot project and its relevant developments;
  • Provide expertise and guidance on the Integrity Pact methodology to project partners, including monitoring, evaluation, and learning as well as drawing on experience from the broader anti-corruption movement;
  • Analyse and synthesise lessons learned from the experience gained through the ongoing IPs, as related to the strategic areas of focus; coordinate and contribute to the production of learning products (e.g. policy briefs, recommendations, handbooks, videos);
  • Oversee, facilitate and implement capacity support and risk mitigation on IP methodology and public procurement, including support to beneficiaries;
  • Facilitate sharing of best practices and lessons learned among project partners on IP methodology, public procurement, public accountability, and citizens’ engagement;
  • Lead representational role with external stakeholders in order to build and sustain strategic political, social and economic support for TI’s overall engagement with the IP and Clean Contracting approaches;
  • Lead and contribute to the development of the clean contracting and public procurement agenda beyond the project duration; drafting of position papers and organisation of discussion forums with relevant stakeholders.

Knowledge, experience, and skills:

  • At least five years of continuous experience in the field of anti-corruption, public procurement or citizens’ engagement, preferably in highly impactful projects;
  • Excellent analytical skills and ability to work on a variety of written outputs (i.e. policy briefs, recommendations, handbooks) in a clear, coherent, and structured way;
  • Proven experience with the theory of change methodology, project monitoring, evaluation, and learning;
  • Previous experience of working with multi-country partnerships, including CSOs;
  • Excellent public speaking skills and ability to communicate effectively to different audiences;
  • Previous research and publications in the field of clean contracting and citizens’ participation a clear advantage;
  • Previous involvement with EC-funded projects and experience with the EU public procurement ecosystem a clear advantage;
  • Business fluency in English required;
  • IT proficiency;
  • Willingness to travel (up to approx. 20%).

Competencies:

  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to work as part of a team in a multi-cultural environment; highly developed teamwork and intercultural communication skills; deep and unwavering commitment to diversity;
  • Ability to work independently, without detailed guidance, whilst ensuring open, regular, and pro-active reporting and accountability to peers and team manager;
  • Flexibility and readiness to deal with a fast-paced working environment and ability to prioritise as second nature; ability to manage competing priorities and maintain a professional approach;
  • Full alignment with and commitment to TI’s mission – that of a world without corruption.

Other information about the post and the location:

  • This position is with the Transparency International Secretariat (TI-S) based in Berlin/Germany. There is no possibility of remote working, or working from home; outside Germany. Candidates are therefore strongly advised to consider whether they are able and willing to re-locate prior to applying.

To apply:

Qualified candidates should submit the following documents/information in English and via email (in one pdf-file) to PolicyCoordinatorPublicContractingJob@transparency.org:

  • A cover letter 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);
  • The Curriculum Vitae;
  • The names of two references with first-hand knowledge of the candidates’ professional experience and expertise.

Please note that due to the high volume of applications only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

To learn more about Transparency International, visit our website at www.transparency.org.


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