Project Officer At UNCAC Coalition

The UNCAC Coalition is looking for a Project Officer to join its global Hub in Vienna, Austria, and support the implementation of the Coalition’s advocacy and programmatic activities around the monitoring and implementation of the UN Convention against Corruption.

A multi-faceted role in a start-up like environment, the position includes international advocacy and content work, as well as internal and external communication, and technical support to civil society groups working on parallel reports that assess the implementation of the UN Convention against Corruption in their country.

If you have a demonstrated interest in governance and anticorruption, are an excellent writer and editor, and a motivated advocate, we would love to hear from you.

We anticipate a qualified internal application for this position.

Your Responsibilities

  • Provide support to Civil Society Organizations that are producing parallel reports on national UNCAC implementation
  • Coordinate a global access to information campaign focusing on increasing transparency of governments’ anti-corruption efforts
  • Contribute to internal and external communication outputs (blog posts, website, letters, statements, social media, email newsletters, editing and translation of documents, etc.)
  • Contribute to the Coalition’s advocacy efforts to strengthen the UNCAC and its implementation, in preparation for the 9th UNCAC Conference of the States Parties (including by planning discussion events and meetings, engaging with governments, civil society organizations and other stakeholders, and drafting advocacy materials and documents in close coordination with other team members)
  • Engage the Coalition membership and its wider civil society network to ensure regular sharing of information, to help grow the Coalition’s network and further increase the involvement and engagement of members in the work of the Coalition
  • Support the work of issue-focused working groups
  • Conduct research and produce analysis related to the UNCAC and its implementation
  • Document activities, collect information and provide analysis to support the Coalition’s monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL) efforts
  • Contribute to fundraising and donor reporting
  • Support internal governance, organizational development and internal communication efforts

Your Profile

  • You have a degree in law, political science, communications, economics or another relevant field
  • You can demonstrate interest in the area of anti-corruption, good governance, human rights, including through work experience linked to these issues
  • You have at least one year of work experience relevant to the tasks and responsibilities of the position, preferably working for civil society organizations, governmental bodies or relevant international organizations (experience working with civil society organizations, in particular in an international setting, is preferred)
  • You are an excellent writer who enjoys communicating online and offline, and engaging others, while accounting for cross-cultural contexts
  • You have native-level English writing skills and experience producing and editing different types of written outputs (blog posts, policy briefs, website content, etc.)
  • You are a diligent self-starter, show initiative, are reliable, pay attention to detail and feel passionate about our cause
  • You feel comfortable working in a small team and taking on new tasks and responsibilities
  • You have strong Microsoft Office skills and don’t shy away from teaching yourself to use new software and apps. Ideally, you have experience using WordPress
  • You have an excellent command of English, the Coalition’s working language; Command of other languages – particularly French or other UN official languages – is highly desirable
  • You have a valid working permit for Austria (EU/Schengen area), and can be based in Vienna, Austria

What we offer

  • An opportunity to work on one of the defining issues of our time, while connected to both international-level diplomacy and grassroots action
  • A small team, in a start-up like environment, with an established organization, and with the opportunity to help shape the organization’s activities and impact
  • A salary of EUR 2,000 per month (38.5h/week), 14 times a year (i.e. EUR 28,000 annual gross), with the potential of higher remuneration depending on the candidate’s profile and relevant experience
  • Partially working from home is possible

Starting date: As soon as possible

Contract Duration: We can currently offer an employment contract limited until the end of 2022. There is a prospect of extension subject to organizational need continuing, additional funding being secured, and a strong performance. From our side, there is interest in a stable and long-term cooperation.

Application deadline: 7 July 2021

We anticipate that shortlisted candidates will be interviewed in person or virtually on the week of July 19th.

At the UNCAC Coalition, we value diversity and welcome applications from qualified individuals, irrespective of nationality, origin, race, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation or other personal characteristics. Our policies encourage a workplace free from discrimination and any form of harassment. **

How to apply

To apply, please fill out this form and send (in English):

  • your CV (PDF, maximum 2 pages, no pictures please),
  • a letter of motivation (PDF, 1 page),
  • a short blog article (PDF, max. 600 words) that could be published on the Coalition’s website, addressing the following issue:
  • Identify key areas of corruption in a country of your choice that you perceive as the most pressing. Which policy areas need to be reformed to reduce corruption? And how can civil society contribute to such reforms?
  • and information about your availability to with the subject line “Project Officer Vacancy”.

Only applicants who have filled out the form and sent the email with the required documents will be considered.

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