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Research Assistant – Corruption Measurement Tools

Berlin (Germany)

  • Organization: Transparency International
  • Location: Berlin (Germany)
  • Grade: Junior - Internationally recruited position - Junior level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Scientist and Researcher
    • Criminology, Extremism, Police Affairs and Anti-Corruption
    • Administrative support
  • Closing Date: 2019-12-01

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Transparency International (TI) is the global civil society organisation leading the fight against corruption. In collaboration with more than 100 chapters worldwide and an international secretariat in Berlin, Germany, TI raises awareness of the damaging effects of corruption and works with partners in government, business and civil society to develop and implement effective measures to tackle it. 


The Research team supports the achievement of the TI movement’s goals through the delivery of global research products and by developing new, cutting-edge research approaches. We are seeking a Research Assistant to support the delivery of the most well-known of TI’s global research tools – the Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) and the Global Corruption Barometer (GCB). The Research Assistant will be responsible for providing general support to the implementation of these research projects and provide general administrative assistance to the global measurement tools team’s daily operations. The Research Assistant will also provide support to colleagues in order to implement other research projects and contribute to a variety of administrative and organisational tasks as requested by the Team Manager.


The Research Assistant will be involved with the entire GCB and CPI project cycles, from fundraising, through to project development, implementation of activities and final reporting. Through the involvement with the entire project cycle, the Research Assistant will gain valuable programmatic, thematic and methodological insights.


Main function:   

Assistance in the implementation of various research projects.

Starting date: 

As soon as possible 


Until December 2020, with the possibility of extension


TI-Secretariat (TI-S), Berlin/Germany 



  • Provide general support in the implementation of research projects, primarily CPI and GCB and other projects as need arises
  • Provide general administrative support in the daily operations of the Research team, including the processing of invoices, issuing contracts, budget tracking, etc.
  • Provide ad hoc research support as needed, including figure checking of reports, production of simple tables and presentation slides
  • Support survey pre-fieldwork preparations, fieldwork monitoring and survey data management
  • Contribute to MEL processes, collect data and accurate information to support timely reporting processes
  • Support the development of fundraising proposals as requested by the Team Manager
  • Provide general support in the preparation of documents and other work outputs
  • Respond to external queries on the global measurement tools
  • Provide assistance in the organisation of events (workshops, meetings, media launches, training, etc.)
  • Coordinate travel by TI-S staff, national chapter staff or external consultants


Knowledge, experience and skills: 

  • Undergraduate degree or high school diploma and/or relevant professional qualification
  • 1+ of relevant experience, preferably with an international NGO or International Organisation – working on administrative support, particularly in research departments, or another relevant field
  • Experience in organising events with diverse international partners required
  • First experience with donor-funded projects in the civil society field an advantage
  • Excellent organisational skills and ability to effectively manage priorities
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders
  • Professional language proficiency in English; additional languages, in particular French and/or Spanish, an advantage
  • Good MS Office skills, in particular MS Excel
  • Interest in good governance and corruption-related issues
  • Commitment to social justice and to the values and principles of Transparency International


To apply: 

Qualified candidates should submit, preferably via email, a cover letter (mentioning also the source of the application) and CV in English (in one pdf-file) to: 


Deadline for applications is Sunday, 1 December 2019.


Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted and that due to the high volume of applications it is unfortunately not possible to provide individual feedback.


To learn more about Transparency International, visit our website at

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Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.

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