Vacancy: EU Anti-Corruption Policy and Liaison Officer

6 February, 2018

Transparency International EU (TI EU) is an international non-profit organisation under Belgian law (AISBL) based in Brussels (Belgium). We work closely with Transparency International national chapters in over 100 countries worldwide and the International Secretariat (TI-S) based in Berlin.

As part of the global Transparency International movement, TI EU coordinates Transparency International’s advocacy toward the EU institutions. The mission of TI EU is to prevent corruption and promote integrity, transparency and accountability in EU institutions, policies and legislation. This will in turn enhance efforts at the national level to fight corruption and promote equality and access to justice for citizens.

TI EU is looking for an experienced and motivated individual for its EU advocacy team. We are seeking an EU Policy Officer who will lead our advocacy toward and partnership with the EU in achieving the anti-corruption and good governance targets as part of the EU’s commitment to the UN Sustainable Development Goals. The role will promote anti-corruption strategies as part of the EU’s internal and external policies, for example looking at how anti-corruption and good governance standards can be embedded in macroeconomic surveillance of Member States, enlargement and neighbourhood policies, development assistance and trade agreements. The person will also liaise with Transparency International chapters inside and outside the EU in order to share best practice and coordinate their input into these policies. S/he will have a key role in monitoring and engaging with the EU institutions on the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals, in the context of Transparency International’s global and EU strategies.

Main functions Advocacy, policy development, TI chapter liaison, resource mobilisation support
Starting date 1 May 2018
Location Brussels
Salary Grade III – ranging from 3,111 to 4,902 EUR gross per month. The exact remuneration depends on the experience and qualifications of the successful candidate. An appointment is expected to be made in the middle of the range.
Reporting Reports to the TI EU director

EU advocacy and communications

  • Lead and coordinate TI’s advocacy in the area of EU anti-corruption policies for sustainable development, together with TI national chapters and the TI International Secretariat
  • Help to develop TI policy in these areas
  • Draft and coordinate responses to relevant EU consultations
  • Liaise with policy makers, civil society organisations and business
  • Represent TI on official European Commission stakeholder groups
  • Represent TI at conferences, seminars and other relevant networks and policy fora
  • Organise conferences, seminars, workshops
  • Liaise with journalists and represent TI in media

Monitoring, research and analysis

  • Monitor developments in anti-corruption and good governance policies as they relate to the EU’s sustainable development policies, for example the European Commission’s macroeconomic surveillance of Member States, enlargement and neighbourhood policies, development assistance and trade agreements.
  • Disseminate relevant information to policy makers and other stakeholders
  • Draft evidence-based policy papers and other submissions in related policy areas
  • Monitor and analyse relevant information contained in corporate reports, annual accounts and other public documents

National Chapter liaison and resource development

  • Liaise with TI national chapters inside and outside the EU on relevant policies
  • Organise briefings and seminars on EU policies for sustainable development
  • Coordinate TI national chapter input and advocacy on related EU policy making
  • Monitor resource development and partnership opportunities for the TI movement, and share and develop these with the TI International Secretariat and relevant TI national chapters.
  • Visit TI national chapters within EU on their invitation to assist them with their national SDG advocacy work
  • Contribute as needed to the SDG capacity building programmes for national chapters within EU

Knowledge, experience and skills

  • Masters’ degree or equivalent, preferably in law, political science, economics or another relevant field
  • At least five years relevant paid work experience
  • Experience of working with EU institutions
  • Experience of working on issues related to EU policies for sustainable development
  • Demonstrated knowledge of practical anti-corruption and/or good governance strategies as these apply to the sustainable development field. An understanding of corruption and governance indicators or measurement tools would be an advantage
  • Project management experience and a track record of delivering projects on time and to budget
  • Experience of successful fundraising
  • IT proficiency, especially with social media applications
  • Excellent oral and written communication and presentation skills essential
  • Fluency in English required; fluency in French, Spanish or Arabic an asset
  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to work as part of a team in a multi-cultural environment
  • Ability to work under pressure, manage competing priorities and maintain a professional approach
  • Entrepreneurial, creative and opportunity-driven mind-set
  • A commitment to the values and goals of Transparency International

Application procedure

Applications should be submitted in English and include a CV and a cover letter, as well as a recent and concise example of professional writing you are most proud of (no longer than 2 pages of A4).

Please send your application before 10:00 am Brussels time Monday 26 February 2018 by completing this form.

Transparency International is an equal opportunity employer.

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Amélie Beaunom

Finance & Administrative Officer