Application Closing Date - 03 Aug 2017
Job Start Date - As soon as possible
Duration - 1 year, with the possibility of extension
Pay Scale - Job grade III
Location - Berlin, Germany
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.
To advance anti-corruption work in multiple fields and in line with TI Strategy 2020’s focus area of public demand for accountability, TI is implementing multi-country projects across different regions of the world. The Integrity Pacts project, which the Social Accountability Coordinator will dedicate the majority of his/her time to, aims to monitor public procurement processes in 17 EU-funded projects across 11 EU member states. In this project, 15 national partners (among which 11 TI National Chapters) are contributing to increasing transparency and accountability of large-scale public contracts through the implementation of so-called Integrity Pacts and the intensive promotion of citizen participation in the monitoring work. The Asia Pacific Regional Programme and the IMPACT project also have a focus on enhanced social accountability, with national chapters implementing activities using different approaches to increase public participation in holding public institutions accountable.
Main function: Guiding and supporting the implementation of social accountability by project partners in the three above-mentioned donor-funded projects
The Partnership for Transparency Fund just introduced two new programs focusing on CSO capacity development in Myanmar and monitoring of e-Procurement in Ukraine. Both seek to fulfill PTF's core focus of making development projects and public services more efficient, reliable and accessible for the world's poorest and most vulnerable communities.
In January, they launched a program to strengthen the capacity of Ukrainian CSOs to monitor public procurement of goods and services using the ProZorro e-procurement platform rolled out by the Government in 2016. They are working with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and Kiev School of Economics to give CSOs tools to identify irregularities and bring evidence-based reports of abuse to the attention of the responsible authorities.
In Myanmar, with Helvetas and the Local Resource Centre, they are building the capacity of approximately 1,000 local CSOs in strategic initiatives promoting community engagement and responsive local governance. The goal is to encourage community participation and influence in the planning, implementation and review of development projects, service delivery and policies for more equitable development.
Do you have experience in project evaluation? The Vigilantes project in Dominican Republic is looking for a person or team to evaluate the project.
Deadline: March 10, 2017.
See Terms of Reference here: http://bit.ly/2lLb72y.
¿Tienes experiencia en evaluación de proyectos? Se busca una persona o equipo para la evaluación del proyecto Vigilantes. Deadline: 10 de marzo 2017.
Aquí los términos de referencia: http://bit.ly/2lLb72y
In order to inform the evolution of the network, they want to get to know more about the work of individuals and organizations following the money in particular countries around the world, and the challenges that they face. They are rolling out a short survey and invite individuals and organizations to answer it: http://bit.ly/2lMFdQB.
They will share the findings from the survey and use them - along with inputs from a series of interviews - to develop a short note that sets out a clear vision and activities for the network. The plan is to use that note to inform conversations with potential funders, so that the Follow the Money Network can get the (modest) investment that it needs to effectively support its members' efforts to drive progress toward more open fiscal governance.
They are keen to get inputs from a wide variety of organizations, including organizations that have not been part of the network.
Using open mapping, it is possible to achieve amazing results on zero or near-zero budgets. HOT wants to support the development of communities to use OpenStreetMap, through providing funding for basics, including but not limited to, GPS devices, internet access, and training costs. They are looking to provide up to ten Microgrants between $2,000 - $5,000 USD. Their goal is to enable local communities to use OpenStreetMap for their projects, and to increase skills, capacity and experience. They will award grants to projects which broadly contribute to HOT's mission
They are looking to support communities in Southeast Asia, South Asia, Latin America/Caribbean and Africa, but will consider other locations.
More details on the programme and the application form can be found here. HOT support will be provided before, during and after the grants period. Applications must be received by 12th March 2017.
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IBP and ONE Foundation are seeking applications for the following exciting career opportunities. Applications should be submitted per the instructions detailed in the full job descriptions.
IBP seeks to appoint a Country Manager for Kenya. The Country Manager will be responsible for implementing IBP’s country strategy for Kenya while concurrently serving as the Executive Director of IBP Kenya. This position is based in Nairobi.
ONE is looking for an outstanding, dynamic, and passionate person to lead the Foundation's work as the Executive Director, Africa. This position can be based in either Johannesburg or Nairobi with significant regional and some international travel.
ONE is looking for an outstanding, dynamic, and passionate person to lead the Foundation's global policy and advocacy work as the Executive Director, Global Policy. This position is ideally based in Washington, D.C. with significant international travel.
This is according to the CIVICUS Monitor, an online tool to track and compare civic freedoms on a global scale. In practical terms, this means that although respect for civic space is – on the whole – better within the OGP than it is globally, people’s rights to protest, organise and speak out are currently being significantly violated in 25 of the 68 active Open Government Partnership (OGP) countries. (A paper briefly outlining these findings is attached.)
CIVICUS will present these findings and discuss policy solutions during the Summit in an interactive workshop from 11:15 - 12:35 on Thursday 8th December in Room 1, Palais d’Iena. Session information here: https://en.ogpsummit.org/osem/conference/ogp-summit/program/proposal/459.
The Coady International Institute is still accepting applications for its Certificate program in Citizen-Led Accountability: Strategies and Tools, which will take place from May 8 – 25, 2017 in Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada.
Accountability is the cornerstone of democracy and good governance. This course explores how citizens are empowered to monitor government actions, seek accountability, prevent corruption and improve essential public services such as health care and education. Participants learn to design pro-accountability strategies, build coalitions and apply practical tools.
This program designed for practitioners in civil society organizations and social movements, as well as the staff of government ministries and development agencies engaged in human rights, advocacy, governance and accountability work.
Deadline for applications: December 5, 2016