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Research Coordinator – Anti-Corruption Monitoring (m/f/d)

Transparency International 5<y Senior Level  Berlin, Berlin, Germany 25 Sep 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 to fill a research position that will be based in our Research and Knowledge Team. The Research and Knowledge Team supports the achievement of TI-S’ goals through the delivery of global research products and developing new, cutting-edge research products. It supports the organisation’s advocacy initiatives through the collection of robust evidence and meeting the research and knowledge needs of key stakeholders within the anti-corruption community.

As part of this mandate, TI has been mandated to design and implement a monitoring mechanism to assess progress in achieving the commitments made by countries and organisations attending a high-level segment organised at the 18th International Anti-Corruption Conference (IACC) in October 2018. In this forum, around 40 ministers, leaders of international organisations and private companies came together to discuss strategies for the international collaboration on anti-corruption and presented concrete anti-corruption action plans and commitments, as well as a joint statement, which you can find here.

As a member of the Research and Knowledge team, you will be in charge of coordinating the design and implementation of this follow-up mechanism, including the development of the methodology, design of the monitoring platform, coordination of the first round of monitoring reports and the reports to be presented at the June 2020 IACC in Korea. Additionally, you will play a relevant role in supporting the research needs of our national chapters, providing research support to various multi-country projects and quality control to the research products of the TI movement. As required, you will also contribute to a variety of organisational tasks.

We are looking for an experienced researcher, used to working in multicultural environments where diversity is seen as an asset and is highly valued.

Research Coordinator – Anti-Corruption Monitoring (m/f/d)

Main function: Coordination of the design and implementation of an anti-corruption monitoring tool and provision of research support to the anti-corruption movement in support of TI’s 2020 strategic priorities.
Starting date: as soon as possible
Duration: 2 years, with the possibility of extension
Team: Research and Knowledge


  • Coordinate the design and implementation of a tracking tool to monitor the implementation and impact of anti-corruption commitments;
  • Ensure the constitution and engagement of an advisory group composed of strategic stakeholders;
  • Coordinate the design of an online platform where governments/organisations/companies can be held accountable for their respective commitments;
  • Provide research support and technical expertise to the TI movement as requested, including research design and methodologies;
  • Develop, support and coordinate research tools and projects, including the implementation of multi-country research projects;
  • Oversee external consultants in the design of relevant research and knowledge products in support of TI’s 2020 strategic priorities;
  • Provide quality support to the TI movement, including peer-review and editorial oversight of research and knowledge products;
  • Provide assistance on a wide range of tasks (e.g. editorial, administrative, organisational) when required, with scope to support other departmental projects, processes or work areas;
  • Contribute to monitoring, evaluation and learning activities.

Knowledge, experience and skills:

  • Masters or equivalent in a relevant academic field (e.g. Political Science, Political Economy, Development Studies, Economics, Sociology or other related fields);
  • Minimum 5 years professional work experience in social research with a track record of producing operationally and policy relevant research required;
  • Knowledge of relevant research/monitoring and evaluation methodologies required;
  • Extensive knowledge of anti-corruption, good governance and development fields required;
  • Strong editorial experience and writing skills required, coupled with good oral communication skills;
  • Keen eye for detail and experience quality controlling others’ work;
  • Experience in using social media an advantage;
  • Organisational and project management skills an advantage;
  • Good knowledge of MS Office (incl. Excel), online communications and related applications;
  • Proven commitment to social justice issues;
  • Fluent in English, additional languages (in particular Spanish, French and/or Arabic) an advantage;
  • Willingness to travel.

To apply:

Qualified candidates should submit, preferably via email, a cover letter (mentioning the source of the application), CV and writing sample in a single pdf file, using the subject line “Research Coordinator”, to:

Deadline for applications is 6 October 2019.

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

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