Country: Germany
Organization: Transparency International
Closing date: 9 Jan 2022

Transparency International is a global movement with one vision: a world in which government, business, civil society and the daily lives of people are free of corruption. With more than 100 chapters worldwide and an international secretariat in Berlin, we are leading the fight against corruption to turn this vision into reality.

The Transparency International Secretariat is currently seeking a Project Associate for the ‘Citizen Engagement for Public Integrity (CEPI) in the Western Balkans and Turkey’ project. CEPI is a European Commission (DG NEAR) funded project over three years, from January 2021 to December 2023. It aims at strengthening the rule of law by addressing public integrity deficiencies in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia and Turkey, through increased evidence-based anti-corruption policy making and implementation and enhanced civic engagement for public integrity, transparency and accountability.

A full-time Project Associate will work closely with the team members composed of colleagues from Global Movement, Research and Knowledge, Global Policy and Advocacy, Communications, and Finance teams, as well as TI National Chapters and partner organisations in the region to support delivery on an exciting anti-corruption project in the Western Balkans and Turkey.


  • Role Purpose: Project administration support for the implementation of the ‘Citizen Engagement for Public Integrity (CEPI) in the Western Balkans and Turkey’ project.
  • Team: Global Movement
  • Reporting Line: Head of Global Movement Team
  • Band: salary according to TI-S internal salary structure; for this position corresponding to band PF1 salary starting EUR 33,500.00 gross per year depending on relevant experience
  • Starting Date: as soon as possible
  • Contract Duration: Currently we can offer an employment contract limited for a duration of 2 years, with the option of extension
  • Working Hours: full time [100%; 40 hours per week]
  • Location: Transparency International Secretariat (TI-S), Berlin – with occasional international travel as needed
  • Job ID: TIS-PAWB&T-1221


  • Based in the Global Movement Team, the Project Associate will:
  • Proactively support day-to-day implementation of the ‘Citizen Engagement for Public Integrity (CEPI) in the Western
  • Balkans and Turkey’ project and ensure consistency with TI-S processes and procedures
  • Support the organisation of events/meetings and related logistics; contribute to appropriate information management including preparing documentation before and after events
  • Support the coordination of work and information flow between the project and other internal teams (e.g. Finance, Communications, Research, Governance and Legal) ensuring process integrity, as well as coordinating regular updates within the team
  • Support the preparation of project outputs, including narrative/accountability reports, trainings, events, presentations, publications, communications materials, web content, etc.
  • Support information management, including maintaining up to date, organised and accurate filing systems and contact lists
  • Support financial administration of the project (monitoring budgets, contracting support, organising funding transfers, reimbursements, invoices etc.)
  • Respond to requests for information, researching in order to provide sufficient responses or escalating where needed
  • Carry out desk research on specific topics to provide input supporting the development of new proposals, concept notes, briefing notes, reports, etc.
  • Contribute to the overall functioning of the team by providing proactive and ad hoc support where necessary

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

  • University degree in social sciences, administration, journalism, economics, management, or another relevant field
  • 2+ years of relevant experience – preferably with an International NGO or International Organisation – working on administrative support, project management or related
  • Experience in organising events with diverse international partners required
  • Solid understanding of budget/financial management processes (working in collaboration with Project Accountants)
  • Experience with donor funded projects (in particular European Commission / DG NEAR) in the civil society field a strong advantage
  • Experience and understanding of relevant regional (the Western Balkans and Turkey) and/or thematic (rule of law, political integrity, state capture, citizen engagement) contexts an advantage
  • Excellent organisational skills and ability to effectively manage priorities in a dynamic and fast paced environment
  • Strong interpersonal and team working skills and ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders
  • Strong written communication skills; professional language proficiency in English; additional languages of the Western Balkans and Turkey region an asset
  • Strong IT literacy, in particular MS Excel
  • Demonstrated interest in good governance and corruption related issues and advocacy
  • Commitment to the values and principles of Transparency International

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 decisionmaking 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, incl.:

  • a relocation package incl. sponsorship of work permit if needed
  • generous time off with 30 days of annual leave per year and flexible working times around core hours
  • the possibility of 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, either online via our Homepage by clicking the button “Apply Online“ or through the following link by clicking the button “Apply Online“:

Closing date for applications is January 9th, 2022.
Only applications duly completed and received through the mentioned options 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.