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Programme Manager – Integrity at Work (TI-Ireland)

Job title: Programme Manager (Deadline Extended)

Location: Dublin

Closing Date: 26 June 2015

Transparency International Ireland (“TI Ireland”) is an independent, not-for-profit organisation dedicated to promoting integrity in Irish society. Its vision is an Ireland that it is open and fair – and where entrusted power is used in the interests of everyone. TI Ireland is a fully accredited chapter of the international coalition, Transparency International, with representation in over 100 countries.

TI Ireland is launching a new, not-for-profit initiative entitled “Integrity at Work,” to assist with the implementation of the Protected Disclosures Act 2014, facilitate supportive working environments for whistleblowers and promote ethics in the workplace. The initiative will complement TI Ireland’s Speak Up helpline and build upon extensive work undertaken by TI Ireland in the area of whistleblowing, anti-corruption and ethical political activity.

The successful applicant will lead the new initiative and will also be responsible for assisting with external relations, fundraising and TI Ireland’s forthcoming National Integrity Award. Applications are sought from individuals with proven experience of programme/project management, fundraising and/or external relations, as well as excellent communication and client/member relationship skills.


Programme Manager’s Overall Responsibilities

The overall responsibility of the Programme Manager is to lead TI Ireland’s Integrity at Work Programme (“IAW”). The goal of IAW is:

To assist with the successful implementation of Ireland’s new whistleblowing legislation, the Protected Disclosures Act 2014, and to promote safe workplace environments for whistleblowers and ethics at work. The initiative will assist stakeholders in complying with Ireland’s new whistleblowing law and promote best practice. Members of the initiative must pledge that their workers will not be penalised for blowing the whistle and put in place a robust whistleblowing programme that meets a set of agreed standards. In return, TI Ireland will provide services such as an employers’ guide, training, interactive tools, a reporting channel and assistance with referring workers to TI Ireland’s Speak Up helpline.

Other overall responsibilities will include:

  • Ensuring that IAW activities make a net positive contribution to the running costs of the Speak Up helpline
  • Leading TI Ireland’s fundraising initiatives
  • Managing training consultants and project budgets
  • Assisting with TI Ireland’s National Integrity Award

More specifically, the Programme Manager will be responsible for the following:


Responsible for all areas relating to the IAW programme, including:

  • All aspects of new participant engagement, including identifying and meeting with prospective participants
  • Maximising participant retention
  • Managing/developing participant/client relations management system
  • Strategy and market positioning
  • Online and social media presence
  • Coordinating appropriate internal/external activities and dialogue in relation to participant breaches of IAW standards
  • With input from TI Ireland’s Chief Executive and Legal Counsel, managing all IAW events and services including
  • all aspects of training and e-learning, including management of training consultants
  • quarterly newsletters
  • a multi-stakeholder forum
  • publicity materials for the Speak Up helpline
  • Timely collection of IAW participant contributions
  • Developing new IAW events and services to either improve retention or raise further revenue
  • Project managing/leading on all IAW tool development/ research

Fundraising/Income generation

  • Helping identify funding opportunities with charitable trusts and donors, as well as contract opportunities
  • Assisting with drafting funding proposals, tenders and bids
  • Helping implement TI Ireland’s strategy for public donations

 Contribute to management of TI Ireland

  • Providing input into TI Ireland Strategy
  • Providing input into TI Ireland Policies and procedures, as well as operational matters
  • Running internal staff training, if required
  • Informing Chief Executive of emerging developments in relevant sectors (private employers, public bodies, regulators and trade unions)
  • Supporting Chief Executive in formulation of policy in relation to relevant sectors
  • Standing in for Chief Executive, if required
  • Contributing to the smooth running of TI Ireland
  • Line managing other staff where required
  • Taking the lead on other projects/ initiatives where appropriate/required
  • Acting as spokesperson for TI Ireland inside /outside of the movement as required


The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate examples from their past experience that highlight their ability and desire for this role. We are seeking someone who has the following attributes.

Knowledge and Experience

  • Experience of managing a project, particularly a start-up initiative
  • Experience of developing and engaging a network
  • Proven track record of income generation within a short time period
  • Working knowledge of MS Office packages and client relationship management software

Attitude, Skills and Abilities

  • Entrepreneurial skill, with an aptitude and willingness to generate income on a tight budget
  • Ability to communicate effectively and confidently and to engage with private, public, regulatory and charitable organisations
  • Engaged by the missions of Transparency International and Transparency International Ireland
  • Demonstrates patience, perseverance, sound judgement and moral imagination
  • Ability to work under pressure, manage multiple tasks and meet tight deadlines
  • Fully fluent in English, with excellent writing skills
  • Proven management, organisational and administration skills
  • Willingness to travel in Ireland and overseas occassionally


The successful candidate will initially be engaged as a self-employed consultant for 12 months with basic payments of €2000 per month with flexible working hours. Income will be supplemented by revenues secured through the IAW programme. The programme manager may earn up to a total of €60,200 per year in the first year. See our pay-scales here.

An offer of full-time permanent employment with TI Ireland may be offered subject to sufficient revenues having been secured to sustain the Integrity at Work programme and satisfactory performance during the initial 12 month contract.

Application process

Please send your CV and a covering letter to admin@transparency.ie by 11pm on Friday 26 June 2015


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