UNCAC Coalition Seeking Advocacy and Operations Volunteer in Dublin

8 August 2017

Application closing date: 21 August 2017
Position start date: As soon as possible
Duration: Three months
Location: Dublin, Ireland

1. About the UNCAC Coalition

The UNCAC Coalition is a global network of over 350 civil society organisations (CSOs) in over 100 countries, committed to promoting the ratification, implementation and monitoring of the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC). The Coalition mobilises civil society action for UNCAC at international, regional and national levels.

The Coalition engages in joint action around common positions on the UNCAC, facilitates the exchange of information among members, and supports national civil society efforts to promote the Convention.

The Coalition has a 12-person Coordination Committee. Transparency International, based in Berlin, Germany, serves as the Secretariat to the Coalition. The Coalition is supported by consultants and advisers, including an Adviser working on advocacy and operations, based in Dublin, Ireland.

2. About the volunteer’s role – areas of work

This volunteer role will provide an exciting opportunity for the volunteer to gain insight into and experience in advocacy at the international and national levels. S/he will gain a greater understanding of the UNCAC, UN advocacy, anti-corruption frameworks, as well as the operations of a large global coalition of CSOs. S/he will interact and collaborate with Coalition members from across the world and will learn more about the interesting and inspiring work that they do.

The work of the volunteer will focus on three key priorities for the UNCAC Coalition.

  • Transparency Pledge: The Transparency Pledge is a major advocacy initiative of the UNCAC Coalition. The volunteer will work with the Advocacy and Operations Adviser, as well as with Coalition member organisations, to promote government adherence to the Pledge, and will support the development of a guidance document on best practices in transparency and participation in the UNCAC review process.
  • 7th Conference of States Parties: The upcoming Conference of States Parties to the UNCAC to be held during the week of November 6-10, 2017 in Vienna, Austria, presents an important advocacy opportunity for the Coalition. The Coalition will send a delegation of member organisations to the CoSP, and will hold side-events and meetings during the week. The volunteer will help develop the materials for the CoSP (including blog posts and social media outreach), and will also help provide logistic support to the Coalition delegation.
  • Coalition Membership Support: The volunteer’s membership support will involve both identifying and reaching out to possible new members of the Coalition, as well as supporting current members, for example helping in the preparation of the Coalition’s virtual General Assembly.

To ensure that the volunteer gains a broad level of experience to help prepare him/her for future roles, miscellaneous project management tasks could also be assigned, such as assistance with budget preparation and monitoring.

Some international travel may also be necessary for the role.

3. About the volunteer role – logistics

The volunteer will work remotely, checking in on a regular basis with a designated representative of the Coalition secretariat, with whom the volunteer will work closely.

The volunteer should be based in Dublin, Ireland and will meet periodically with a designated representative of the Coalition secretariat.

4. Qualifications

  • Undergraduate degree in international relations, human rights, political science, public administration or a similar and relevant field;
  • Experience in an office environment, whether in research, project management, or otherwise;
  • Ideally a strong understanding of the UN system and the UNCAC Convention against Corruption, and a willingness to learn more;
  • Ideally an understanding of transparency and anti-corruption mechanisms, and a willingness to learn more;
  • Detail-oriented and with strong writing and analytical skills;
  • Strong command of spoken and written English; an additional UN language will be an asset;
  • Ability to work independently and in an organised manner;

5. Application Process

Those interested should send an email to email hidden; JavaScript is required, with the subject line “UNCAC Coalition Volunteer” including:

  1. Resume/CV in English;
  2. Cover letter in English, indicating your interest in and qualifications for the position.