Transparency International (TI) is the global civil society organisation leading the fight against corruption. Through more than 90 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.
The Global Outreach and Campaigns Department in Transparency International's Secretariat is looking for a Senior Campaign Coordinator to lead the piloting, pilot evaluation and worldwide roll-out to National Chapters of TI’s Global Campaign against corruption.
Job Title:Senior Campaigns Coordinator
Main function: To develop, coordinate, manage and lead on delivery of Transparency International's Global Campaign and other campaigning actions against corruption.
Contract: 2 year limited-term contract, with possibility for extension
Starting date: May 2011
Department: Global Outreach and Campaigns Department, within the External Relations, Advocacy and Fundraising Group
Reporting lines: Reports to the Advocacy Director
Staff / Salary level: Senior Programme Coordinator
Location: TI-Secretariat Berlin, Germany, with some international travel
- Lead the planning, execution and evaluation stages of the TI Global Campaign project, including drafting, reviewing and advising on campaign strategy and materials for internal and external use; facilitating Transparency International Secretariat's work with and for TI National Chapters to support national campaigning; and monitor and evaluate advocacy effectiveness.
- Project-manage planned TI Global Campaign activities, resources and schedules, and identify necessary adjustments in the planning and implementation of projects and workplans; prepare and monitor project budgets and reports.
- Provide training, coaching and advice to National Chapters and external partners on the development and implementation of campaign strategies.
- Deliver high quality internal communications between National Chapters and amongst TI Secretariat staff, including through organising working groups, regular updates, newsletters or bulletins (on Sharepoint and other E-communications programmes, public web pages and blogs) with the aim of developing and sharing campaigning best practice learned and to facilitate information sharing, learning and accountability.
- Assess opportunities for further campaign development in actions globally to ensure effective participation of National Chapters.
- Coordinate and implement appropriate collective international advocacy, including proposing strategies to influence international groupings and multilateral organisations to fight corruption and, with colleagues in the TI's Secretariat and global TI movement, implement them.
- Create campaign / advocacy materials, such as press releases, speeches, blogs and op-eds and other external communications (such as written interventions or policy/working papers) as necessary.
- Communicate TI's positions and messages to external and internal audiences, including by representing TI in governmental, inter-governmental and various public forums, as well as with the media and civil society organizations and groupings.
- Perform all necessary administrative tasks to ensure effective self-servicing, participate in the recruitment, induction and supervision of new interns and consultants and perform other corporate tasks as appropriate.
- Provide input, and facilitate active engagement and consultation of NCs and IMs, in TI’s internal process and criteria to select and prioritize TI’s campaigning work for the next five years (2011 to 2015).
Knowledge, Experience and Skills:
- Several years of experience with planning and executing advocacy campaigns and implementing campaign activities including drafting and editing of campaign outputs for an international campaigning NGO. Candidates without this experience will not be considered.
- Master’s degree or equivalent experience in public policy, political science, international or development economics, journalism, communications, public administration, sociology or a related social science discipline.
- Excellent understanding of and ability to teach strategic campaign methodologies, power analysis methodologies and other campaign development tools.
- Experience of employing political judgment and of assessing the most effective means of communication to achieve a goal within given constraints.
- Experience of working with colleagues and partners based around the world, including in the North and South.
- Excellent communications skills in English, both written and verbal; Experience of writing motivating and inspiring campaign materials for a diverse range of target audiences and of communicating campaign messages and organisational positions effectively.
- Working knowledge of French, Spanish or Arabic an advantage.
- Experience of leading project teams and ability to engage and inspire team members.
- Ability to identify skills gaps and experience of capacity building and training, including with membership based overseas, in order to deliver on campaign objectives.
- Proven ability to manage competing priorities under pressure, meeting deadlines and adjusting priorities, with strong organisational and project management skills.
- Keen political awareness and ability to handle sensitive issues with diplomacy and to otherwise cultivate productive relationships.
- Dynamic self starter; highly motivated, comfortable in taking initiative and able to work with minimum supervision.
- Knowledge and experience of working with both traditional and new media for advocacy
TI Secretariat reserves the right to appoint to another staff level subject to education and qualifications.
Other information about the post and duty station:
Transparency International and its global network offer an inspiring work environment with real learning opportunities and support. Berlin is an attractive metropolitan city with relatively low cost and high standard of living.
Qualified candidates should submit, preferably via email, a cover letter and CV to: email@example.com
Deadline for applications is 8 April 2011. Applications received by this date will take priority; however, late applications will be considered if the position has not been filled.
Please note that only short listed candidates will be contacted. Transparency International is an equal opportunity employer. To learn more about Transparency International, visit our website at www.transparency.org