Location: Germany (Berlin)
Closing date: 18 Apr 2008
Job Description

The TI Secretariat in Berlin is seeking a highly motivated professional for the position of:

Regional Director for the Americas

Transparency International (TI) is the global civil society organisation leading the fight against corruption. Its mission is to create change towards a world free of corruption. TI currently has more than 90 National Chapters across the world, and its International Secretariat is based in Berlin, Germany.

TI does not investigate or expose individual cases of corruption but advocates for reform by focusing on systemic improvement and by building coalitions with other anti-corruption stakeholders, including governments, the private sector and civil society organisations.

The Americas (AME) is one of the four regional departments at the Transparency International Secretariat (TI-S). The AME team facilitates support to TI National Chapters (NCs) in the hemisphere, coordinates several regional advocacy programmes (such as promoting the Inter American Convention against Corruption) and acts as a bridge between TI’s national, regional and global advocacy work. The department also serves as the Secretariat of the 12-year-old regional Latin American National Chapter network TILAC.
Main functions:

- Provide strategic input into TI activities in North-, Central- and South America as well as in the Caribbean, mainly carried out by highly autonomous TI National Chapters. Lead collective regional and sub-regional advocacy work in close cooperation with TI National Chapters. Ensure effective integration into the work of Transparency International world wide.
- Lead the Americas Department at the Secretariat, manage its functional operation and ensure the delivery of excellent work.


The Director for the Americas:
- leads the Americas Department at the TI International Secretariat in Berlin;
- is a member of the International Group, consisting of the four Regional departments and
- is a member of the Secretariat Management Team under the leadership of the Managing Director.

Terms of appointment:

Duty Station: Berlin, Germany with extensive travel, primarily in the Americas.
Starting date: June 2008.
Duration: 3 years, with possibility for extension.


- Lead, coordinate and manage the development and implementation of the work of the Americas Department.
- Empower TI National Chapters in the Americas by providing programmatic and institutional guidance and facilitating network support.
- Promote regional anti-corruption agendas; develop and manage regional or sub-regional advocacy programmes; promote and influence regional debate based on sound analysis and messages.
- Lead, inspire and manage a small team of motivated professionals based at the Secretariat and in the region.
- Design and promote funding proposals to mobilise the resources necessary for the implementation of TI activities at the Secretariat and in the region.
- Contribute to intellectual innovation in the fight against corruption, particularly in relation to TI’s regional and global priorities.
- Represent TI at international, regional and national levels, and enlist the support of strategic organisations and individuals who could partner with TI to promote its mission.
- Contribute to organizational and strategic development of the TI Secretariat as a member of the Secretariat Management Team.
- Other functional, thematic or managerial responsibilities within the global TI movement, corresponding to the Director’s particular skills or as may be assigned to by the Managing Director or the Chairperson of the International Board of TI.

Qualifications and experience:

- At least 10 years of professional experience – including organizational management – in community development, human rights, public advocacy, good governance, public sector reforms, institutional capacity-building, social development or international development with a particular focus on the Americas.
- Experience in working with non-governmental organisations in the Americas.
- Advanced university degree in social science, public policy or administration, international law, economics, or other relevant field
- Excellent communication skills. Fluency in English and Spanish essential; knowledge of Portuguese would be an advantage.
- Strong analytical, writing, project planning and management skills.
- Leadership qualities, good interpersonal skills, and ability to work in teams.
- Political and cross-cultural sensitivity.
- Flexible and adaptable, able to handle multiple tasks across a wide range of issues and work under stress if necessary.
- Experience in fundraising and donor relations.
Vacancies Contact
Detailed applications (in English) giving full particulars of qualifications and experience, biographical data, salary expectations, and the names and contact details of three referees should be addressed to: amedirectorjob@transparency.org
The closing date is 18 April 2008. Applications received by this date will take priority; however, late applications will be considered if the position has not been filled.
For more information on Transparency International see our website http://www.transparency.org