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Project Officer – Commitments

  • Full time (35 hours pw)
  • 12 months fixed term
  • Salary: £26,000
  • Location: London

About us

Transparency International UK (TI-UK) is the country’s leading anti-corruption non-governmental organisation, and is part of a global coalition sharing one vision: a world in which government, business, civil society and the daily lives of people are free of corruption. Further details of our work can be found here.

The UK Anti-Corruption Programme (UKACP) Team works towards three main goals: preventing corruption in the UK and the UK from contributing to corruption elsewhere, and supporting Transparency International Chapters in other countries to monitor the progress of their anti-corruption summit commitments.

 

About the Role

The ‘Project Officer – Commitments’ role provides support to the delivery of the DFID Promise to Practice (P2P) project, working with TI chapters to drive governments to fulfil their Anti-Corruption Summit commitments.

P2P builds on previous efforts and analysis around the 2016 Anti-Corruption Summit, seeking to intensify pressure in a subset of countries and on a subset of commitments where substantial gains would directly contribute to the Summit’s intention to “expose corruption wherever it is found, to pursue and punish those who perpetrate, facilitate or are complicit in it, to support the communities who have suffered from it, and to ensure it does not fester in our government institution, businesses and communities.”

The ‘Project Officer – Commitments’ role works with TI national chapters around the world, and a vibrant project team – based in the UK and internationally – to deliver the project.

As ‘Project Officer – Commitments’, you will be responsible for:

  • Contributing to the Anti-Corruption Summit follow-up project (DfID) by: delivering on project-specific activities and outputs, building and maintaining constructive and sustainable relationships with key stakeholders and identifying opportunities for project development
  • Managing the bi-annual update of the “Global pledge tracker”, a project tool designed to track Summit anti-corruption commitments across over 15 countries. This involves liaising with the TI Chapters in these countries, assessing the rigorousness of the evidence used to update the data and updating the tool with the latest information gathered
  • Contributing to the project by providing internal support; assisting with donor reporting, providing logistical support to the central project or partners; supporting the logistics and planning for specific events
  • Maintaining strong relationships with contacts in the TI Secretariat and relevant TI chapters
  • Together with the ‘Project Manager – Commitments’, seeking new opportunities to strengthen the project, as well as supporting on strategic thinking to ensure the project is impactful and sustainable
  • Providing proactive ad hoc support to the wider UK Anti-Corruption Programme Team (UKACP) with respect to the team’s objectives, where relevant

 

Experience and knowledge

Essential

  • Educated to degree level in a relevant field, for example: social sciences, such as international relations, political science, or international development;
  • Attention to detail and a desire to deliver high quality outputs;
  • Excellent social and relationship building skills;
  • Excellent team working skills and a record of making a positive contribution to collective outcomes;
  • A ‘self-starter’, able to quickly assimilate new information and to manage their own workload and tasks;
  • Capable of demonstrating creativity in applying solutions;
  • An organised individual, able to effectively contribute to project management;
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines;

Desirable

  • An understanding of (anti-)corruption, governance or related subject areas;
  • Masters in a relevant field such as international relations, political science or international development
  • Work experience in a professional environment in international development, research, policy or similar fields;
  • Understanding of institutional donors and reporting requirements.

In exchange we will offer you:

  • A competitive salary
  • 25 days annual leave, plus bank holidays, and Christmas/New Year closure
  • Up to 5% contributory pension
  • Season ticket loan
  • A flexible and friendly working environment

 

To apply:

Applicants should send the following two items (preferably in pdf format) with your name and the role in the subject line to jobs@transparency.org.uk:

• Cover letter explaining how you meet the requirements of the role, why you are applying and where you saw the job advertised (1 page max)

• CV (2 pages max), with details of relevant experience

Closing date: 15/09/2019

All applicants must have the right to work in the UK. Only applications with a CV and cover letter will be considered. Please note that due to the very high volume of applications we receive, we greatly regret that we are unable to send personalised acknowledgements or give feedback on applications. Short-listed applicants will be notified by 20th September. If you have not been notified by this date, you should assume that we do not wish to proceed further with your application. Only applications with both of the requested components will be considered.

Transparency International UK is an equal opportunity employer.

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