Africa Regional Advocacy Coordinator – REAP Project (m/f/d) At Transparency International


Transparency International is a global movement with one vision: a world in which government, business, civil society and the daily lives of people are free of corruption. With more than 100 chapters worldwide and an international secretariat in Berlin, we are leading the fight against corruption to turn this vision into reality.


The Transparency International Secretariat is currently seeking a very dynamic and flexible individual that can fulfil two sets of tasks within the Africa region in the Global Movement Team: dedication as Africa Regional Advocacy Coordinator focusing on the Rallying Efforts to Accelerate Progress (REAP) project and part of the time responsible for the day-to-day and ongoing work portfolio of countries and national chapters in Southern Africa.

The Rallying Efforts to Accelerate Progress (REAP) – Africa Inequalities Initiative aims at generating greater evidence on the impact of illicit financial flows and tax evasion and avoidance across the region; identifying key destination countries where international cooperation should be strengthened; exposing inadequacies in legal and institutional frameworks, and raising awareness of citizens and the private sector on the impact of illicit financial flows and tax abuse, amongst others.

The Southern Africa portfolio work implies keeping informed of relevant political and social events in the subregion and fostering dialogue with national chapters, supporting their institutional capacity strengthening, national level advocacy efforts and integration in the TI Movement (11 countries, 7 Chapters).


Role Purpose: The Africa Regional Advocacy Coordinator implements activities and new initiatives aimed at strengthening TI’s presence, reputation and impact in the SSA region specificaly related to the Rallying Efforts to Accelerate Progress (REAP) project. The Africa Regional Advocacy Coordinator also supports National Chapters’ work at national level, monitors political developments and reputational risks, coordinates capacity development interventions, and helps to ensure implementation of the TI global strategy, accreditation process and governance principles in the Southern Africa region.

Team: Global Movement

Reporting Line: Head of Global Movement

Salary Band: salary according to TI-S internal salary structure; for this position corresponding to band PF2 a salary starting EUR 40,000.00 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 continuing, 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 Global Movement Team and reporting to the Head of Global Movement, the Africa Regional Advocacy Coordinator will:

  • Coordinate the work and information flow between relevant teams of the TI-Secretariat and respective chapters in the region
  • Support aspects of governance, capacity development, knowledge exchange, etc.
  • Develop and implement advocacy strategy to put illicit financial flows, tax evasion and tax avoidance on the regional agenda
  • Develop advocacy tools and trainings to help chapters/partners on issues related to illicit financial flows, tax evasion and tax avoidance
  • Ensure evidence and case studies are effectively used for advocacy and awareness raising
  • Liaise with global advocacy and regional advisors to ensure alignment and engagement in global and regional opportunities
  • Stay abreast of the political situation and anti-corruption developments in the region to provide timely information to internal stakeholders; keep abreast of regional and governmental affairs and passage of relevant legislations
  • Identify advocacy opportunities at relevant regional fora and events
  • Represent the organisation at relevant fora as needed; build relationships and form alliances with external counterparts, communities of practice and stakeholders
  • Coordinate institutional meetings and events, including preparing documentation before and after events
  • Conduct supporting research relating to the work area of illicit financial flows, tax evasion and tax avoidance and respond to requests from internal and external stakeholders
  • Support the design and implementation of regional strategies as well as support the mainstreaming of the Movement strategy in the region
  • Contribute to the overall functioning of the 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 or professional qualification in social science, public policy or administration, journalism, international law, management, economics or another relevant field
  • 5+ years of relevant experience with in-depth knowledge and experience in the region, working on issues of good governance, public sector reforms, social development, international development, institutional capacity development and/or related issues; experience with an International NGO or International Organisation an asset
  • First-hand knowledge and understanding of the regional political context, historical, cultural and social processes and the role of relevant forums
  • Knowledge of, or considerable interest in, the work of TI and the field of anti-corruption and ability to represent the organisation to external stakeholders; advanced skills in policy and political analysis
  • Knowledge of illicit financial flows, tax evasion and tax avoidance, especially related to the African context
  • Demonstrated track record of facilitative, collaborative relationship management with partners to drive a culture of collaboration and mutual ownership, along with a natural ability to network and build successful and lasting relationships
  • Experience in developing and implementing advocacy strategy
  • Demonstrated past engagement in processes that resulted in, or contributed to, positive changes in local organisations an advantage
  • Excellent organisational skills and ability to effectively manage tasks in a fast-paced and dynamic environment and deliver to tight deadlines, including ability to work under pressure with multiple and shifting priorities
  • Excellent communication and networking skills with the ability to engage multi-stakeholders, make use of prior contacts and networks, stimulate and shape partnerships, networks and coalitions
  • Strong ability to work independently and as part of a team, combined with a good sense of when to seek counsel
  • Highly developed team work and intercultural communication skills across diverse cultures
  • Pragmatic, flexible approach in response to challenges, and readiness to offer practical support
  • Professional language proficiency in English required; additional languages, in particular French, an asset
  • High level of intercultural competence, diplomacy and political sensitivity
  • 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 colleagues experts in the field of anti-corruption and 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 flat hierarchies, 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 financial contribution to German language classes
  • generous time off with 30 days of annual leave per year and flexible working times around core hours
  • 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), currently being piloted in an ongoing effort to increase virtualisation of work and foster highly collaborative remote work using MS Teams throughout the organisation
  • organisational access to the employee assistance programme PME offering support in various areas incl. well-being
  • Sodexo Restaurant Checks with plenty of options nearby the office for reduced prices for meals
  • selection of fruits and hot drinks, summer and winter parties, and ‚Social Fridays’ with complimentary snacks and drinks
  • free health sessions (e.g. back pain prevention) as well as reduced membership fees with Urban Sports Club
  • a centrally located office in a vibrant metropolitan city with excellent public transportation connectivity at the river Spree


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How to apply

Interested candidates are invited to submit a CV and cover letter (mentioning the source of the application and also salary expectations) in English, merged into one PDF file, via the online recruitment system clicking on the button ‘Apply Online’ at

Closing date for applications is Sunday, 5 September 2021.

Only applications duly completed and received through the online recruitment system will be considered.

The Transparency International Secretariat 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 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. 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). In addition, TI does not require or need to know any information relating to the bank account details of applicants.

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