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Global Advocacy Coordinator (m/f/d)


  • Organization: Transparency International
  • Location: Berlin
  • Grade: Mid level - Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Legal - Broad
    • Political Affairs
    • Communication and Public Information
    • Managerial positions
  • Closing Date: Closed


The Transparency International Secretariat is currently seeking a Global Advocacy Coordinator (m/f/d) to join the Policy and Advocacy Team to support TI policy and advocacy engagement at the global level, in coordination with TI national chapters and partners. 

The purpose of this role is to enhance the ability of Transparency International to bring about policy change by promoting sound and evidence-based policy and advocacy; advancing and delivering Transparency International’s strategic advocacy goals set in TI’s Global Strategy 2030 - Holding Power to Account by coordinating high profile initiatives; and contributing to the strategic alignment of global policy and advocacy with relevant functions.

In particular, the Global Advocacy Coordinator will be responsible for the implementation of advocacy initiatives under a new project: ECHO: Enhancing Civil Society Capacities to Shape Policies and Hold Power to Account. The project will contribute to strengthening the capacities of TI and its national chapters for coordinated actions to address anti-corruption, transparency and accountability issues at global and regional levels.


Role Purpose:The Global Advocacy Coordinator (m/f/d) supports TI policy and advocacy engagement at the global level, in coordination with TI national chapters and partners.

Team: Policy and Advocacy Team

Reporting Line: Head of Policy and Advocacy

Salary Band: salary according to TI-S internal salary structure; for this position corresponding to band PF2 a salary starting EUR 42,000.00 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. There is a prospect of extension subject to organisational need, performance proven and funding confirmed and there is interest in a stable and long-term cooperation.

Working Hours: full time [100%; 40 hours per week]

Location: Transparency International Secretariat (TI-S), Berlin


Reporting to the Head of Policy and Advocacy, the Global Advocacy Coordinator (m/f/d) will:

  • Develop and implement a global advocacy strategy for the TI Secretariat and the TI Network in line with the Strategy 2030 and the objectives set by TI-S policy leads
  • Identify/create advocacy opportunities, and implement advocacy actions directed at influencing governments, intergovernmental organisations, the private sector and anti-corruption bodies and experts
  • Coordinate TI policy/advocacy engagement with international institutions and spaces including G20, G7, OECD, IMF, UN, World Bank and Open Government Partnership, to further TI strategic priorities, while ensuring coherence and coordination with TI Secretariat colleagues, TI national chapters and external partners
  • Build and strengthen relationships and establish alliances with external counterparts, communities of practice and stakeholders; establish and maintain effective working relationships with key partners and interlocutors, including NGOs, governments, intergovernmental organisations, anti-corruption bodies and experts, journalists and funders
  • Arrange side events at different global and regional fora and organise policy dialogues at regional and global levels
  • Represent the organisation at relevant fora and design and guide the coordination of participation of partners and stakeholders; promote TI key advocacy priorities in relevant for a by communicating TI's positions and messaging to external and internal audiences
  • Support the identification of opportunities and emerging areas of policy work and coordinate strategic response from TI-S and national chapters
  • Engage with and provide support to Policy Leads and TI Chapters in influencing policy makers through direct engagement at national, regional and global levels
  • Provide input and advice to TI-S colleagues on global advocacy and help building the capacity of national chapters; stay abreast of trends, updating strategies accordingly
  • Scope speaking and influencing opportunities for Policy Leads and, when relevant, national chapters
  • Support the Communications team in developing key messages and coordinate delivery of key messages around important international days and events, including the launch of the Corruption Perceptions Index.
  • Design and oversee the coordination of institutional events/launches including the preparation of documentation before and after events; assist with the planning, preparation and conduct of TI-S events
  • Design, research, draft, edit original materials, and utilise these materials for the development of relevant outputs; contribute to communications activities, including through social media, blog posts, emails, website curation, and media statements and interviews
  • Establish and/or nurture spaces for exchange and dialogues within the TI Movement and with external partners
  • Generate ideas and develop concept notes/proposals to support the financial sustainability of thematic areas aligned with organisational priorities; assist in the preparation and submission of funding proposals and preparing and reporting against project and program-based budgets
  • Support the development of Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning frameworks to embed effective use of learning across TI-S; coordinate global advocacy impact tracking for Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning
  • 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 and/or professional qualification in social science, public policy or administration, journalism, international law, economics, management, or other relevant fields
  • 5+ years of relevant professional experience preferably in the fields of policy and advocacy or related, with a demonstrated capacity to build and maintain relationships with a large network
  • Expertise in anti-corruption, governance, human rights, and/or democracy required
  • Experience in designing, coordinating and facilitating panels, workshops, policy dialogues and events to further strategic goals
  • Demonstrable experience in engaging with global and regional fora and multilateral organisations e,g. G20, UN, Specialised UN agencies, AU, ASEAN, OAS, IMF, World Bank, Regional Development Banks, OECD, EU, BRICS
  • Experience in identifying and creating advocacy opportunities
  • Ability to engage with high-level policy makers, government officials and CSOs
  • Experience and comfortable with public speaking and media engagements
  • Proven ability to provide concise, strategic advocacy briefings
  • Self-organiser with ability to prioritise amid competing and changing demands
  • Flexible strategist able to swiftly adapt approaches based on latest intelligence and changes in context, while ensuring alignment and coordination with partners and colleagues
  • Sound knowledge and experience of incorporating MEL in advocacy strategy and outcome harvesting
  • Excellent communication skills in English required; additional languages, in particular French and/or Spanish, an asset
  • High level of intercultural competence, diplomacy and political sensitivity
  • Willingness to travel essential


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 experts in the field of anti-corruption, 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 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, incl.:

  • a relocation package incl. sponsorship of work permit if needed and eligible
  • financial contribution to German language classes
  • generous time off with 30 days of annual leave per year and flexible working times around core hours
  • Remote-hybrid working model from within Germany
  • 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)
  • Friday afternoons alternately free or meeting-free during the summer months
  • Sodexo Restaurant Checks with plenty of options nearby the office for reduced prices for meals
  • reduced membership fees with Urban Sports Club
  • Mental wellbeing and counselling support by OpenUp
  • a centrally located office in a vibrant metropolitan city with excellent public transportation connectivity at the river Spree


Interested candidates are invited to submit a CV and cover letter in English, merged into one PDF file, via the online recruitment system clicking on the button ‘Apply Online’. 

Closing date for applications is Wednesday, December 27th.

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

Transparency International 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 and strongly encourage 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 and eligible.

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), nor does Transparency International require or need to know any information relating to the bank account details of applicants. Transparency International will also not ask you to join any group or account on social media or elsewhere.


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