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Project Manager, incl. Service Delivery Africa (m/f/d): Transparency International Secretariat, Berlin – Deadline 14 March

By 07/03/2022

Project Manager, incl. Service Delivery Africa (m/f/d): Transparency International Secretariat

Deadline:  Monday, 14 March, 2022
Salary: EUR 42,000
Term: Full time – 40 hours per week – Until 31 March, 2026, corresponding to the duration of the project with funding currently confirmed. Start date: 1 March 2022 / as soon as possible
Location:Transparency International Secretariat (TI-S), Berlin – with international travel
Other: Existing permission to work in Germany is not a selection criterion and TI-S supports successful candidates in the process for applying for a work permit, if needed.

About the role

The Transparency International Secretariat is currently seeking a Project Manager to join the Projects Team, to manage TI’s Inclusive Service Delivery Africa Project. In particular, the Project Manager will be responsible for overall project coordination, monitoring, evaluation and learning, narrative and financial reporting to the donor, as well as supporting knowledge sharing and advocacy related to the project and in the region.

Inclusive Service Delivery Africa is a Global Affairs Canada grant over four years, from 2022 to 2026, focused on five African countries, including Democratic Republic of Congo, Ghana, Madagascar, Rwanda and Zimbabwe. The aim of the project is to improve access to health and education services for groups at risk of discrimination, particularly women and girls. The Project will investigate and address internal weaknesses in the design and implementation of anti corruption legislation, policies and procedures in the education and health sectors. Based on data collected locally, national partners will contribute by investigating and addressing identified weaknesses in public administration; coordinating civil society and media efforts to press for adjustments to government’s anti-corruption norms and practices; and informing and empowering women and girls so that they can exercise their rights as users and beneficiaries of public services. Complementing these activities at local and national level, the project will promote knowledge development, exchange, and sharing of best practices across the region, and link local/national activities with regional/international advocacy efforts to amplify results and mitigate risks related to unsafe civic space that may result from speaking out.

Main accountabilities of the role

Based in the Projects Team and reporting to the Head of Projects, in close association with the Global Movement Team, the Project Manager, Inclusive Service Delivery Africa will:

  • Coordinate day-to-day project implementation of the Inclusive Service Delivery Africa Project, including activity planning, budget management, monitoring, and reporting, ensuring that all phases are consistent with the design and delivery schedule and internal processes and procedures, and striving for high-quality, gender responsive outputs and the greatest possible impact of project activities
  • Coordinate the preparation of all project management tools (project calendar, workflows, team collaboration plans, documentation and MEL) together with relevant colleagues in other TI-S teams including Global Movement, Policy and Advocacy, and Research and Knowledge
  • Work in close collaboration and ensure ongoing communication with partner chapters including Democratic Republic of Congo, Ghana, Madagascar, Rwanda and Zimbabwe, as well as relevant TI partners and knowledge holders such as TI Canada and the Global Thematic Network Initiative on Health, to support implementation of the project, particularly in efforts to monitor and evaluate project impact, plan advocacy interventions and communication/outreach activities, and share knowledge and experience across activities
  • Coordinate the organisation of institutional meetings and events as per the project calendar, and ensure the timely and cost-effective execution of project activities and the organisation of related events
  • Collaborate and communicate regularly with the Finance team to build accurate financial forecasts, including reviewing financial reports and identifying in advance areas of over- or under-spending, and flagging any urgent budgetary issues
  • Ensure work deliverables meet quality standards and proactively seek input from relevant internal experts as needed
  • Together with the regional advisor for Africa, collaborate on capacity building, network management, and regional advocacy efforts related directly or indirectly to the project
  • Represent the project/organization at relevant fora as needed; build relationships and form alliances with external counterparts, communities of practice and stakeholders; contribute to external communications and media work as needed
  • Generate ideas and develop concept notes/proposals that are aligned with organisational priorities
  • Contribute to the overall functioning of the Projects Team by providing proactive and ad hoc support where necessary

Candidate profile

In order to succeed in this role, candidates will need to meet the following:

  • University degree in public policy, international affairs/relations, business administration, management, social science, public administration, economics, or another relevant field; a recognised project management certification is highly valued and a clear advantage
  • 5+ years of relevant professional experience, preferably with an International NGO or International Organisation, with demonstrated in-depth knowledge of project management best practices
  • Knowledge of, or considerable interest in, the work of TI and the field of anti-corruption and service delivery in health and education; solid understanding of CSOs in Africa as well as the wider region a strong advantage
  • Experience in managing donor funded projects in the civil society field an advantage; familiarity with donor rules and regulations (in particular Global Affairs Canada) a strong advantage
  • Solid understanding of monitoring and evaluation, and particularly results based management approaches an advantage
  • Demonstrable experience of gender mainstreaming and incorporating inclusive approaches in project management
  • Solid understanding of budget/financial management processes (working in collaboration with Project Accountants)
  • Experience in organising major events with diverse international partners, in-person and remote
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to effectively manage projects in a fast-paced and dynamic environment
  • Excellent communication and networking skills with the ability to engage multi-stakeholders, make use of prior contacts and networks, stimulate and shape partnerships, networks and coalitions
  • Results orientation, resilience and tenacity with the ability to work under pressure in a collaborative setting
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders
  • Professional language proficiency in English and French an advantage
  • Strong interpersonal, team work and intercultural communication skills, particularly at distance communication
  • Commitment to the values and principles of Transparency International

What we offer

Joining the Transparency International Secretariat candidates can expect:

  • The opportunity to become part of the global movement against corruption and make a positive contribution to the work of TI in the field of transparency and accountability working on a wide range of relevant and challenging issues
  • A role with purpose, working in a team of engaged and enthusiastic colleagues experts in the field of anti-corruption and driven and united by the desire to fight corruption and achieve significant and large-scale replicable impact
  • A dynamic, flexible and international working environment with peers representing 45+ different nationalities
  • A high degree of collaboration and autonomy in a lean and agile organisation with flat hierarchies, streamlined decision-making processes and a shared leadership culture with servant leadership philosophy
  • Opportunities to learn and grow, including regular Show & Tell meetings and visits by external experts

Staff at TI-S enjoy a competitive compensation & benefits package designed for staff well-being and work life balance, including:

  • A relocation package, incl. sponsorship of work permit if needed and financial contribution to German language classes
  • Generous time off with 30 days of annual leave per year and flexible working times around core hours
  • The possibility to Work from Abroad for periods of time (currently for up to 10 working days at a time for a maximum of 20 working days per calendar year), currently being piloted in an ongoing effort to increase virtualisation of work and foster highly collaborative remote work using MS Teams throughout the organisation
  • Organisational access to the employee assistance programme PME offering support in various areas incl. well-being
  • Sodexo Restaurant Checks with plenty of options nearby the office for reduced prices for meals
    selection of fruits and hot drinks, summer and winter parties, and ‘Social Fridays’ with complimentary snacks and drinks
  • Free health sessions (e.g. back pain prevention) as well as reduced membership fees with Urban Sports Club
  • A centrally located office in a vibrant metropolitan city with excellent public transportation connectivity at the river Spree

How to apply

Interested candidates are invited to submit a CV and cover letter in English, merged into one PDF file, via our TI website Career Opportunities – clicking on the vacant position and the button ‘Apply Online’.

Closing date for applications is Monday, 14 March 2022.

Only applications duly completed and received through the online recruitment system will be considered.

The Transparency International Secretariat is committed to creating an inclusive work environment where diversity is valued and where there is equality of opportunity. We actively seek a diverse applicant pool and therefore welcome applications from qualified candidates of all regions, countries, cultures and backgrounds. Existing permission to work in Germany is not a selection criterion and TI-S supports successful candidates in the process for applying for a work permit, if needed. Selection of staff is made on a competitive basis and we do not discriminate on the basis of national origin, race, colour or ethnic background, religious belief, sex, gender identity and expression or sexual orientation, marital or family status, age or ability. We kindly ask applicants to refrain from including in their application information relating to the above as well as from attaching photos.


Please note that Transparency International does not charge any fees at any stage of its recruitment and selection process (whether at application, processing, testing, interviewing, traveling or otherwise). In addition, TI does not require or need to know any information relating to the bank account details of applicants.

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