Transparency International Job Vacancy: Program Officer, Climate Governance - Berlin, Germany


Transparency International (TI) is the global civil society organisation leading the fight against corruption. Through 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.

TI’s Climate Finance Programme aims to promote better transparency, accountability, and integrity to ensure fair decision-making toward ambitious climate policies and to ensure the effective use of climate finance. Building on TI’s experience and tools, the Programme pursues global and national advocacy, monitoring and capacity building actions to achieve best policy and practice results.

Main function: Working closely with the Programme Coordinator, the Programme Officer coordinates the work flow, financial and administrative monitoring and reporting of a specific set of activities, project or programme components, ensuring that agreed goals, best practice standards, donor obligations and TI-S regulations are met. S/he ensures that systems, procedures and approaches in place are effective, service-oriented and user-friendly.

Starting date: As soon as possible
Duration: 1 year
Location: TI-Secretariat (TI-S), Berlin, Germany
Team: Project Management
Job grade: II

  • Execute project tasks related to donor contractual obligations (financial management, fund transfer requests, procurement regulations, financial reports, etc.) in a professional, transparent, cost-effective and timely manner
  • • Coordinate and monitor the implementation of project specific work-plans, budgets, monitoring and reporting cycles and information systems across TI-S and Chapters, especially in Africa
  • • Ensure the smooth administrative functioning of project activities and support logistics and communications
  • • Coordinate and supervise sub-grants and contracts with Chapters and external service providers (including financial management/results reporting), ensuring to time cost effective delivery of results and activities
  • • Provide research support in gathering and compiling data and information on climate finance and governance in preparation of documents and other work outputs
  • • Provide all required support in the development of funding applications and negotiation of contracts
  • • Take responsibility for other tasks required to ensure successful project implementation
Knowledge, experience and skills:
  • Undergraduate university degree or professional qualification in business administration, management, finance, social science, public administration, economics, or another relevant project issue
  • 2/3+ years of project management experience with an International NGO or International Organisation, or Multinational Organisation with demonstrated in-depth knowledge of project management best practice
  • Proven experience in administration and financial management
  • Proven skills in project management (incl. planning, budgeting, implementation, review)
  • Skills in monitoring evaluation and learning an advantage
  • Skills in organisational capacity development an advantage
  • Fluency in English essential; working proficiency in French required; Spanish an advantage
  • Knowledge of climate/REDD+ governance and anti-corruption issues in Africa an advantage
Other information about the post and the location:
  • Transparency International and its global network offer an inspiring work environment with real learning opportunities and support. Berlin is an attractive metropolitan city with relatively low cost of living.
To apply:
Qualified candidates should submit, preferably via email, a cover letter and CV in English to:

Deadline for applications is 11 September 2016.

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

Transparency International is an equal opportunity employer.