Integrity Officer

/Integrity Officer
Organization: Transparency International
City: Berlin
Country: Germany
Closing Date: December 6, 2018

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

Main function: The Integrity Officer is responsible for the development, monitoring, learning, and curation of the integrity systems within the organization. The Integrity Officer plays a key role in implementing the code of conduct and its related set of policies, and in ensuring the correct use of the protocol for handling (suspected) violations.

Starting date: As soon as possible
Work hours: Full time (40 hours per week)
Location: TI-Secretariat (TI-S), Berlin/Germany
Reporting line: Managing Director
Job grade: IV


  • Contribute to the design and implementation of an updated integrity infrastructure, and systematically review/update and disseminate the code of conduct and related set of policies to all staff to ensure that is current and widely used
  • Report, document and securely archive all notifications and reports of (suspected) violations, including subsequent investigations and outcomes
  • Conduct or supervise fact-finding and/or investigations and provide advice on any aftercare within a team or department, following an investigation
  • Develop and deliver trainings to staff and management on moral judgment/integrity together with relevant colleagues, and institutionalize the practice of regular moral deliberations
  • Develop and conduct annual/multi-year integrity planning, monitoring and reporting mechanisms that meet the vision and ambition of the organization
  • Produce an anonymous annual review on both the preventative and governing components of the compliance practice, and on moral dilemmas and the moral learning process
  • Act as champion and central point of contact for questions from staff and management about prevention mechanisms, the code of conduct and related set of policies as well as on rules and violations and moral dilemmas
  • Lead consultation with various actors in the governing component of the compliance practice in order to provide advice to management on sanctions, and feedback and advice on moral dilemmas and hazards to the MD, managers, and all staff

Knowledge, experience and skills:

  • University degree or professional qualification in social sciences or other relevant fields (e.g. Compliance, Ethics, Law)
  • 5+ years of professional experience in relevant areas of work, preferably within international non-profit contexts
  • Demonstrated expertise in monitoring and evaluation and organisational capacity development
  • Strong analytical skills with a sound understanding of (integrity) risk analysis and risk management approaches
  • Proven ability to hold investigative interviews and deliver clear case reports
  • Proven ability to facilitate moral deliberations and analyse mores prudence
  • Knowledge of German Employment Law an advantage
  • Ability to interact effectively with a wide range of internal and external constituencies with a high level of organizational awareness, sensitivity, accessibility and trustworthiness as well as independence and impartiality
  • Demonstrated superior problem solving, negotiation, consultation and conflict resolution skills
  • Professional language proficiency in English (working language of the organization) essential; additional languages, in particular German, French and/or Spanish, an advantage
  • Interest in anti-corruption work and commitment to the values and principles of Transparency International
  • Willingness to travel, if needed

To apply:

Qualified candidates should submit, preferably via email, a cover letter (mentioning the source of the application) and CV in English (in one pdf-file) to:

Deadline for applications is Thursday, 6 December 2018.

Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted and that due to the high volume of applications it is unfortunately not possible to provide individualized feedback.

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