Transparency International Opportunity: Programme Officer, Land and Corruption Programme | Land Portal

Application Closing Date - 09 Aug 2017

Job Start Date - As soon as possible

Duration - 2 years, with the possibility of extension

Pay Scale - Job grade II

Location - Berlin, Germany

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.

Main function: 

The Land Programme Officer coordinates the work flow, financial and administrative monitoring and reporting of the Land and Corruption programme, ensuring that agreed goals, best practice standards, donor obligations and TI-S regulations are met. S/he ensures that systems, procedures and approaches in place are effective, service-oriented and user-friendly, and serve the management of learning and knowledge relevant for the project.

Starting date: As soon as possible
Duration: Two years, with the possibility of extension
Location: TI-Secretariat, Berlin, Germany
Team: Project Management (PM)
Job grade: II


  • Execute Project tasks related to donor contractual obligations (financial management, fund transfer requests, procurement regulations, financial reports, etc.) in a professional, transparent, cost-effective and timely manner
  • Coordinate and monitor the implementation of Project specific work plans, budgets, monitoring and reporting cycles and information systems across TI-S and Chapters
  • Coordinate and supervise sub-grants and contracts with Chapters and external service providers (including financial management/results reporting), ensuring to time cost effective delivery of results and activities
  • Contribute to Project related learning and review processes and to ensuring the demonstration of impact
  • Manage Project related event logistics
  • Take responsibility for other tasks to ensure successful Programme implementation

Knowledge, experience and skills:

  • Undergraduate university degree or professional qualification in business administration, management, finance, social science, public administration, economics, or another relevant field
  • 3+ years of project management experience with an (International) NGO or International Organisation, or Multinational Organisation with demonstrated in-depth knowledge of project management best practice
  • Strong administrative and financial management experience, and experience in Monitoring & Evaluation an asset
  • Experience in Knowledge and Learning Management an asset
  • Knowledge (political, socio-economic, cultural) and experience of the Africa region expected
  • Knowledge of, or considerable interest in, the work of TI and the field of anti-corruption
  • Considerable interest in land governance issues expected
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to effectively manage priorities in a fast-paced and dynamic environment
  • Excellent communication skills, particularly at distance communication
  • Fluency in both English and French (both spoken and written) essential
  • Highly developed team work and intercultural communication skills
  • Readiness to travel to Africa and work flexible hours

Other information about the post and the location:

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 of living.

To apply:

Qualified candidates should submit, preferably via email, a cover letter and CV in English to:

Deadline for applications is Wednesday, 9 August 2017.

First-round (remote) interviews are planned to take place on 14 & 15 August 2017.

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

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The international fight against corruption needs your expertise, your skills and experience, and your passion for social justice.

From our secretariat in Berlin and in more than 100 national chapters, Transparency International seeks professionals and volunteers with exceptional talent and commitment to join our efforts and make a contribution to a better world.



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