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Policy and Advocacy Coordinator, Corrupt Money Flows (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 Policy and Advocacy Coordinator (m/f/d) to support policy development and advocacy to tackle corrupt money flows. In particular, the Policy and Advocacy Coordinator will contribute to two new projects to advance this agenda.

First, the ‘Strengthened Enforcement Capacities of Public Authorities’ (STEP EU) project, funded by the European Commission Directorate-General for Migration and Home Affairs (DG HOME) Internal Security Fund, aimed at consolidating a comprehensive data landscape for the prevention and early detection of corruption and other financial crimes, at strengthening EU Member States’ capacity to detect, investigate and prosecute cross-border corruption and at enhancing the cooperation between competent authorities at a national and regional levels. It will be co-implemented with TI chapters in nine European countries as well as TI EU: France, Ireland, Italy, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, Portugal, Slovenia and Spain.

The second project, “Region-Wide Support to the EU Southern Neighbourhood to Improve Anti-Corruption Policy and Operational Outcomes “ is funded by the United Nation Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI) and focuses on asset recovery in the Southern Neighbourhood with activities aimed at, for example, strengthening the reporting, investigation and prosecution of acts of corruption and facilitating the establishing or strengthening of effective asset recovery mechanisms in the EU Southern Neighbourhood countries.

The role requires a highly motivated individual with expertise in anti-corruption, anti-money laundering and illicit financial flows to support the design of policy recommendations and advocacy on cross-border corruption, asset recovery and illicit financial flows. Among other things, the policy and advocacy coordinator will provide technical advice, support the development of policy recommendations and the dissemination of findings in relevant fora as well as provide support to TI national chapters implementing the projects.


Role Purpose:The Policy and Advocacy Coordinator (m/f/d) will support the development of policies and conduct advocacy on cross-border corruption and illicit financial flows, providing assistance to TI national chapters in the EU and MENA regions and disseminating findings in strategic forums to meet the objectives of the STEP EU and UNICRI projects.

Team: Policy and Advocacy

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 – with international travel


Based in the Policy and Advocacy team, the Policy and Advocacy Coordinator will:

  • Provide thematic support to chapters involved in activities to generate evidence on cross-border corruption, illicit financial flows and asset recovery in the targeted countries.
  • Contribute to the monitoring of existing and upcoming EU directives and rules related to company and asset ownership and financial information and their implementation by target Member States.
  • Contribute to the mapping of available asset ownership and financial data (company, investment and trust funds, real estate, luxury goods, bank account registers, among others) across targeted countries as well as the potential for interconnecting the data at the national and EU levels.
  • Develop red flag indicators on asset ownership (e.g. real estate) in combination with other existing red flag indicators to be incorporated in investigative tools with the aim of identifying potential risks of corruption, financial crime and money laundering.
  • Record and disseminate information and case studies on potential mechanisms and avenues for coordination and information sharing that could be used in different contexts and develop recommendations to improve and strengthen existing and available mechanisms to ensure they are effectively used and serve their purposes.
  • Support the development of policy positions on issues related to cross-border corruption and corrupt money flows.
  • Write blogs and produce evidence needed for advocacy and communication campaigns.
  • Support advocacy targeting strategic forums such as the EU, G20, FATF, FATF style regional bodies, OECD, andthe UN.
  • Support the organisation of meetings targeting different domestic and foreign stakeholders in targeted Member States to discuss evidence-based response to corruption investigation, information and intelligence sharing as well as broader cooperation and coordination.
  • Establish and / or nurture spaces for exchange and dialogues within the TI Movement and with external partners on issues related to cross-border corruption, asset recovery and illicit financial flows.
  • Generate ideas, develop concept notes/proposals, and activities that are aligned with organisational priorities.
  • Contribute to day-to-day work implementation, including work planning, budget management, monitoring, and reporting, ensuring that all phases are consistent with the design and delivery schedule and internal processes and procedures.
  • Stay abreast of developments relating to the area of work and be available to respond to on-demand internal and external stakeholder needs.
  • Represent the organisation at relevant fora within area of expertise as needed; build relationships and form alliances with external counterparts, communities of practice and stakeholders.
  • Contribute to the overall work of the Dirty Money strategic objective.
  • Contribute to the overall functioning of the Policy and Advocacy 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 a relevant field of the social sciences, such as public policy, political science, economics, public administration or a related field
  • 5+ years of relevant professional experience, preferably with an International NGO or International Organisation
  • Strong knowledge and experience in policy development and advocacy
  • Extensive knowledge and expertise of anti-corruption, good governance and development fields required, preferably with a focus on illicit financial flows, asset recovery and/or anti-money laundering a strong advantage
  • Strong organisational skills and the ability to successfully manage priorities in a dynamic and fast paced environment
  • Demonstrated ability to work under pressure and delivering to tight timelines
  • Solid writing, editing and communication skills
  • Ability to work in a team as well as independently, particularly at distance communication
  • Professional language proficiency in English required, additional language and French, in particular, an advantage
  • Strong interpersonal, team work and intercultural communication skills
  • 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 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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