30 Aug 2012
The Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI) is home to the U4 Anti-Corruption Resource Centre (U4), the leading resource centre assisting development agencies and practitioners to more effectively address corruption challenges. U4 pursues its mandate through operationally-relevant research and publications, training, communications, and a helpdesk service. U4 is funded mainly by the U4 Partnership—the development agencies and/or foreign affairs ministries of Australia, Belgium, Canada, Finland, Germany, Norway, Sweden, and the United Kingdom.
CMI is seeking a senior-level anti-corruption expert to direct a vibrant programme of policy- and practice-oriented research, training, and communications focused on corruption, anti-corruption and development.
The U4 Director leads the overall direction of the U4 work programme and is in charge of the day to day management of a committed team of 8-10 staff, with overarching responsibility for ensuring the high quality of U4 activities and outputs. The U4 Director also works closely with U4 Partner Agencies and other external partners, including assuring funding arrangements and developing shared work priorities.
The position is initially for a period of 5 years, with the possibility of extension. The position will be available as of December 2012.
Key characteristics of the successful candidate:
·Ability to provide strategic direction for the U4 Centre. This requires strong leadership and team management skills, relevant administrative experience, as well as a demonstrated track record in research, policy and practice, and/or training and capacity building on corruption/anti-corruption in development.
· Ability to contribute to policy discourse at a senior level. This requires knowledge of and experience with international development actors’ anti-corruption experiences and agendas, and good networking skills. Working and living experience from developing countries is an advantage.
· Eight years relevant experience working on governance, anti-corruption and development issues, including in a management or leadership role.
· An advanced degree in a relevant field (PhD is preferred but not required), and demonstrated ability to formulate and supervise policy-relevant research and learning initiatives.
· Excellent representation and communication skills, proven resource mobilization track record, and fluency in English (written and spoken).
The position requires willingness to travel in the developing world, as well as to work flexible hours.
- An exciting opportunity to lead a high-profile initiative combining research excellence with policy influence, and a strong and inspiring working relationship with 8 bilateral donors committed to improving their impact on corruption.
- The chance to be part of the leading multidisciplinary development research institute in Scandinavia and to work directly with development agencies around the world.
- A competitive salary based on qualifications, reflecting CMI’s pay scale. Excellent pension and insurance schemes.
Address applications (citing ‘U4 Director Position’) in the subject field): email@example.com.
We accept only applications via e-mail. Please submit the following to the above address:
Application letter outlining your main qualifications, research and policy agenda, and their match with U4 and CMI’s priorities (maximum of 2 pages). Please also provide an indication of when you would be available to start if you are selected.
Three references, including phone numbers and e-mail addresses.
Incomplete applications may not be considered.
Deadline for application is 30 August, 2012. On-site interviews will be planned for September.
Questions regarding the position can be directed to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please cite ‘U4 Director Position’ in any inquiry.