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Transparency International: Knowledge Services Director, 15.5.

Knowledge Services Director

Application Closing Date – 15 May 2014
Job Start Date – 01 Aug, 2014
Duration – 2 years
Location – Berlin, Germany

Transparency International (TI) is the global civil society organisation leading the fight against corruption. Through more than 90 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 Knowledge Services Department is a key part of the Advocacy and Research Group at the Transparency International Secretariat, and is responsible for knowledge gathering on corruption and the efforts to stop it, as a service to the TI Movement and beyond. The department’s work is key to enabling evidence-based advocacy efforts for both TI-S and the TI national chapters.

Main functions:

Working in close collaboration with the Group Director, the Knowledge Services Director leads the Knowledge Services Department and is responsible for developing and delivering service-orientated programmes that focus on anti-corruption knowledge development and learning. The Director will oversee the development and expansion of knowledge services to respond to the needs of TI and its key stakeholders.

The Department delivers one of TI’s key strategic programmes, Anti-Corruption Solutions and Knowledge (ASK). The ASK Programme includes a Help Desk for the TI movement; an Anti-Corruption Research Network, which includes exchange between researchers and practitioners; and the development of a knowledge base on what works to measure, diagnose and stop corruption.

The Knowledge Services Director will provide thought leadership to the department, and TI more broadly, on anti-corruption knowledge needs and gaps and he/she will drive the development of TI efforts to fill them.

Starting date: 1 August 2014

Duration: limited for 2 years with the possibility of extension

Location: Berlin, Germany, with moderate international travel

Department: Advocacy & Research

Reporting lines: Reporting to the Group Director for Advocacy and Research

Job grade: 5


  • Lead and manage the team responsible for knowledge services
  • Use TI and other research results and develop materials to promote learning about corruption and the interventions to stop it, contributing to a culture of learning across TI
  • Lead and oversee the expansion and delivery of the Anti-Corruption Solutions and Knowledge Programme
  • Promote coordination of knowledge activities within TI Secretariat and National Chapters
  • Demonstrate a flexible service-orientated approach to the knowledge needs of a variety of TI stakeholders, especially TI national chapters, in line with the aims of the TI 2015 Strategy
  • Identify linkages with leading universities and policy institutes
  • Network with policymakers, business people, think-tanks, opinion-formers and academics working in the field of anti-corruption and governance
  • Represent TI in conferences, media, and other relevant settings
  • Secure funding for departmental work and contribute to TI-wide fundraising efforts

Knowledge, experience and skills:

  • Doctorate or equivalent research experience in a relevant academic field (economics, political science, or similar) including a research track record
  • Significant experience of knowledge-based work in the governance and anti-corruption field and related public policy discourses, including familiarity with relevant international academic and research networks
  • Strong analytical, strategic and integrative thinking
  • Proven supervisory and leadership skills to manage a diverse, multicultural team
  • Programme management experience in an NGO, including financial management and budgeting skills
  • Familiarity with the use of monitoring and evaluation for learning purposes
  • Excellent people skills, demonstrated ability to establish partnerships with other organisations/stakeholders
  • Outstanding communication skills
  • Political and cross-cultural sensitivity
  • Demonstrated fundraising success
  • Fluency in written and spoken English; additional languages, especially French and Spanish, an advantage

Other information about the post and duty station:
Transparency International and its global network offer an inspiring work environment with real learning opportunities and support. Berlin is an attractive metropolitan city with a relatively low cost of living, as compared to other major European cities.

How to apply:

Detailed applications (in English) including motivation letter and CV giving full particulars of qualifications and experience, biographical data, and salary expectations to be addressed to:


The closing date for applications is 15 May 2014.

Please note that only short-listed candidates will be notified.

Transparency International is an equal opportunity employer.

To learn more about Transparency International visit our website at www.transparency.org

Quelle: http://www.transparency.org/whoweare/work/knowledge_services_director/0/

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