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Office manager (14-20h)

The UNCAC Coalition is looking to hire a part-time office manager for its Vienna office. The Coalition is a non-governmental umbrella organisation, uniting civil society actors from all backgrounds committed to promoting the implementation and monitoring of the UN Convention against Corruption (UNCAC).

The contract is limited to one year, subject to available funding we would be seeking to extend the contract, possibly into an unlimited position.

Main tasks and responsibilities:

  • Responsibility for office operations
  • Administration of internship and job applications;
  • Administration of membership applications
  • Coordination of website content
  • Support for internal and external communication efforts (incl. social media, annual report, etc.);
  • Logistical support to Coalition activities and advocacy (organising workshops and events, including around UN meetings, travel bookings for board members, etc.)
  • Support for fundraising efforts and donor reporting
  • Management of tenders and contracts;
  • Preparation of accounting (overseen by the Managing Director)

Your profile:

  • Interest in the mission and work of the Coalition;
  • Excellent English and German skills (English is our working language, some tasks will require German)
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office, in particular Excel
  • Diligent work style with attention to details
  • Professional conduct
  • Hands-on mentality
  • Ability to work with limited oversight, a high degree of self-organisation, reliability and trustworthiness
  • Experience in a back-office position or office coordination role is a plus
  • Background or experience in accounting is a plus
  • Familiarity with WordPress is a plus
  • Experience in communications (website coordination, content creation and editing, etc.) is a plus
  • Valid work permit for Austria

What we offer:

  • Self-determined work schedule (occasional home office is also possible) – ideal if you have other commitments
  • Diverse tasks and responsibilities
  • Room for professional growth and professional development
  • International team
  • Work in a small, growing non-governmental organisation;
  • Open and friendly atmosphere
  • Minimum gross salary for this position is € 900 (20 hours), 14 times a year, with a willingness to pay more, depending on qualifications and experience

Interested?

To apply, please send

  • your CV (in German or English, PDF, maximum 2 pages, no pictures please),
  • a letter of motivation (1 page, in English),
  • and information about your availability,
    to email hidden; JavaScript is required with the subject line “Office manager”.

Closing date: 18 February 2020

Starting date: as soon as possible

Due to the high volume, we may not be able to provide individual feedback on your application. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted after the deadline with a short assignment.

It is expected that the selection process will be completed within 4-6 weeks from the application closing date above.

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.

About us:

The UNCAC Coalition is a non-profit umbrella organisation, uniting civil society actors from all backgrounds committed to promoting the ratification, implementation and monitoring of the UN Convention against Corruption (UNCAC), the only binding universal anti-corruption instrument.;

The Coalition has a membership of over 100 civil society organisations and individuals on all continents, as well as a wider network of an additional 250 organisations with a broad range of backgrounds – from anti-corruption, transparency and rule of law, to environmental protection, development and human rights.

In 2019, the Coalition, which is registered as an association (Verein) in Austria, opened its international office in Vienna, where the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) which acts as the UNCAC secretariat has its seat.

You can find more information about the organisation, the UNCAC and the work we do on our website: https://uncaccoalition.org/.

Programme Manager


About the Role

The UNCAC Coalition is looking for an experienced anti-corruption programme manager to help implement and lead a range of its thematic work at its recently established global Hub in Vienna, Austria.

A multi-faceted role in a start-up like environment, the position includes international advocacy, content work, and aspects of internal leadership within the Hub, as well as providing support to and building of communities of practice among the Coalition membership.

If you have a solid understanding of governance and anticorruption issues, some direct experience in programme management, and are a skilful communicator and advocate, we would love to hear from you.

Your Responsibilities

  • In collaboration with the Managing Director and members, design and implement the strategy on key thematic issues to advance the Coalition’s goals
  • Conduct and coordinate research, develop policy solutions, and present these through effective communication products (e.g. reports, articles, social media posts)
  • Carry out advocacy, including through targeted outreach to governments, international organisations and CSOs, partnership building, submissions to international bodies, organised events, and representation of the Coalition in various fora
  • Provide thematic support to members, including with updates, guidance, training and content review
  • Help to establish and coordinate relevant member working groups, leveraging their expertise for Hub work and developing communities of practice
  • Ensure the overall delivery of existing programme objectives in accordance with the Hub mission, donor commitments and budget
  • Supervise and mentor the Hub interns and regional contact points (regional coordinators)

Your Profile

  • You have a professional degree in law, political science, communications, economics or another relevant field
  • You have a solid background in anti-corruption or good governance, ideally with a deep understanding of the main policy areas covered by the UNCAC, and some of the current debates
  • You have programme and/ or project management experience, including in an international context, and have dealt with the full spectrum of the project cycle, preferably in a non-profit context.  Ideally, you also have experience in fundraising and donor reporting
  • You can plan and execute advocacy actions, with preferable experience in managing networks and organising work among various stakeholders. Experience of dealing with the UN bodies or processes (or those of other international institutions) – especially in anti-corruption, development or human rights fields – are a bonus
  • You are a strong writer, who enjoys communicating online and offline, and engaging others, while accounting for cross-cultural contexts
  • You are a diligent self-starter, who can show initiative, pay attention to detail and feel passionate about our cause
  • You are fully fluent in English, the Coalition’s working language; Command of other languages – particularly of German and the UN official languages – is a plus
  • 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 establishing organisation that you can help shape and develop
  • A full time, two-year role, with the possibility of renewal
  • A minimum salary of EUR 2,400 per month (40h/week), 14 times a year (i.e. EUR 33,600 annual gross), with the potential of higher remuneration depending on candidate profile
  • Being based in a city consistently ranked as top city in the world for quality of life

Interested?

To apply, please send

  • your CV (PDF, maximum 2 pages, no pictures please),
  • a letter of motivation (1 page),
  • a relevant writing sample in English (essay, paper, blog post, article, etc.)
  • and information about your availabilityto email hidden; JavaScript is required with the subject line “PM Vacancy ”.

Closing date: 11 February 2020
Starting date: as soon as possible

Due to the high volume, we may not be able to provide individual feedback on your application. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted after the deadline with a short assignment. It is expected that the selection process will be completed within 4-6 weeks from the application closing date above.

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.

About Us

The UNCAC Coalition is an umbrella organisation, uniting civil society actors from all backgrounds committed to promoting the ratification, implementation and monitoring of the UN Convention against Corruption (UNCAC). The Convention is the only binding universal anti-corruption instrument and has been ratified by 186 countries.

The Coalition has membership of over 100 civil society organisations and individuals on all continents, as well as a wider network of an additional 250 bodies. They all represent interest and expertise on a broad range of issues – from anti-corruption, transparency and rule of law, to environmental protection, development and human rights – but all recognise the importance and the tremendous potential of the UNCAC.

The Coalition’s current UNCAC priorities include ensuring a robust review mechanism for the Convention and providing support to civil society organisations to contribute to the monitoring of its implementation on the national level; an effective operation of the Convention’s provisions, in particular on access to information and transparency; protection of whistleblowers and anti-corruption activists; asset recovery; recognition of victims’ rights and tackling grand corruption impunity. To that end, the Coalition advocates at the international level through UN bodies and processes and supports the use of the UNCAC by civil society at national and regional levels.

In 2019, the Coalition opened its international office in Vienna, Austria, where the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) which acts as the UNCAC secretariat has its seat.

Regional Coordinator for Middle East and North Africa (consultant, approx. 4-6 hours/week)

The UNCAC Coalition is looking for a regional coordinator for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, starting as soon as possible.

The UNCAC Coalition is an umbrella organisation, uniting civil society actors from all backgrounds committed to promoting the ratification, implementation and monitoring of the UN Convention against Corruption (UNCAC). The Convention is the only binding universal anti-corruption instrument and has been ratified by 186 countries.

The Coalition has a membership of over 100 civil society organisations and individuals on all continents, as well as a wider network of an additional 250 organisations. This community harnesses a broad range of issues: human rights, anti-corruption, freedom of information, financial transparency and environmental expertise.

The position is a consultant position with an estimated average weekly workload of 4-6 hours.

Your responsibilities:

  • Foster a regional network of civil society organisations dealing with anti-corruption related issues in the Middle East and North Africa region
  • Engage with member organisations, non-member organisations and partners
  • Moderate and stimulate discussions on a regional email group
  • Liaise between member organisations in the region and the UNCAC Coalition’s Vienna Hub team
  • Draft, edit, administer and moderate content to share with the Coalition’s regional civil society organisations (e.g. blog posts, event updates, moderation of discussions etc.)
  • Draft and edit communication outputs (e.g. reports, articles, etc.)
  • Research and monitor civil society activities in the field of anti-corruption in the region
  • Outreach to civil society organisations and government actors on the UNCAC
  • Engage with relevant regional organisations and other stakeholders on issues linked to the UNCAC
  • Act as a point of contact for civil society organisations in the region
  • Help coordinate research and advocacy activities of the UNCAC Coalition in the region

Your profile:

    • You speak and write fluent Arabic, French and English, with excellent written and verbal communication skills in all three languages.
    • You have a deep understanding of anti-corruption, in particular, policy areas covered by the UNCAC. Experience with UNCAC-related fora and processes is a plus
    • You have experience working with civil society organisations in your region, ideally in a context related to good governance, anti-corruption and/or human rights
    • Strong interest in and knowledge of political developments in your region, in particular relating to good governance and anti-corruption
    • You write very well, enjoy communicating (online and offline) and engaging others
    • You can be diplomatic, moderate discussions and encourage others to join and contribute to discussions
  • You are diligent, self-motivated and pay attention to details
  • You are based in the MENA region
  • Familiarity in working with content management systems (in particular WordPress) is a plus.

How to apply
To apply, please send your CV (PDF, maximum two pages, no pictures) and a letter of motivation (one page), including information about your availability and any potential conflicts of interest (in particular, other employees and clients you work for) to email hidden; JavaScript is required with the subject line “Regional Coordinator – MENA”.

Please also include your proposed gross hourly rate in Euro. This rate would have to include any applicable VAT as well as other taxes and social contributions.

Applications are considered on a rolling basis until 7 January 2020.

Starting date: as soon as possible

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.

Regional Coordinator for Sub-Saharan Africa (consultant, approx. 4-6 hours/week)

For its Africa regional anti-corruption e-platform, the UNCAC Coalition is looking for a regional coordinator, starting as soon as possible.

The UNCAC Coalition is an umbrella organisation, uniting civil society actors from all backgrounds committed to promoting the ratification, implementation and monitoring of the UN Convention against Corruption (UNCAC). The Convention is the only binding universal anti-corruption instrument and has been ratified by 186 countries.

The Coalition has a membership of over 100 civil society organisations and individuals on all continents, as well as a wider network of an additional 250 organisations. This community harnesses a broad range of issues: human rights, anti-corruption, freedom of information, financial transparency and environmental expertise.

The position is a consultant position with an estimated average weekly workload of 4-6 hours.

Your responsibilities:

  • Foster a regional network of civil society organisations dealing with anti-corruption related issues in Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Engage with member organisations, non-member organisations and partners
  • Moderate and stimulate discussions on a regional email group
  • Liaise between member organisations in the region and the UNCAC Coalition’s Vienna Hub team
  • Draft, edit, administer and moderate content for the Coalitions’ e-platform of regional civil society organisations (e.g. blog posts, event updates, moderation of discussions etc.)
  • Draft and edit communication outputs (e.g. reports, articles, etc.)
  • Research and monitor civil society activities in the field of anti-corruption in the region
  • Outreach to civil society organisations and government actors on the UNCAC
  • Engage with relevant regional organisations and other stakeholders on issues linked to the UNCAC
  • Act as a point of contact for civil society organisations in the region
  • Help coordinate research and advocacy activities of the UNCAC Coalition in the region

Your profile:

  • You speak and write fluent English and French, with excellent written and verbal communication skills in both languages. Portuguese skills are also desirable.
  • You have a deep understanding of anti-corruption, in particular, policy areas covered by the UNCAC. Experience with UNCAC-related fora and processes is a plus
  • You have experience working with civil society organisations in your region, ideally in a context related to good governance, anti-corruption and/or human rights
  • You have strong interest in and knowledge of political developments in your region, in particular relating to good governance and anti-corruption
  • You write very well, enjoy communicating (online and offline) and engaging others
  • You can be diplomatic, moderate discussions and encourage others to join and contribute to discussions
  • You are diligent, self-motivated and pay attention to details
  • You are based in Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Familiarity in working with content management systems (in particular WordPress) is a plus.

How to apply
To apply, please send your CV (PDF, maximum two pages, no pictures) and a letter of motivation (one page), including information about your availability and any potential conflicts of interest (in particular, other employees and clients you work for) to email hidden; JavaScript is required with the subject line “Regional Coordinator – Sub-Saharan Africa”.

Please also include your proposed gross hourly rate in Euro. This rate would have to include any applicable VAT as well as other taxes and social contributions.

Applications are considered on a rolling basis until 31 January 2020.

Starting date: as soon as possible

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.

Paid Internship (Starting April 2020)

For its new Vienna office, the UNCAC Coalition is regularly looking for an intern (full-time preferred, part-time may be possible) for a duration of 6 months.

Starting date: late April 2020

The UNCAC Coalition is a globally active umbrella organisation, uniting civil society actors from all backgrounds committed to promoting the ratification, implementation and monitoring of the UN Convention against Corruption (UNCAC). The Convention is the only binding universal anti-corruption instrument and has been ratified by 186 countries.

The Coalition has a membership of over 100 civil society organisations and individuals on all continents, as well as a wider network of an additional 250 organisations. This membership harnesses a broad range of issues: human rights, anti-corruption, freedom of information, financial transparency and environmental expertise.

Your role:

  • Provide policy research support to the Coalition and member organisations (in particular relating to the implementation of the UN Convention against Corruption)
  • Draft blog posts, work on improving and updating the Coalition’s website
  • Draft and edit communication outputs (letters, statements, reports, proposals, etc.)
  • Contribute to advocacy activities and outreach work
  • Assistance in the organisation of events, including around governmental meetings at the UN (panel discussions, workshops, etc.)
  • Engage with member organisations, non-member organisations and partners
  • General administrative assistance in day-to-day operations

We offer:

  • Insights into the work of anti-corruption groups
  • Steep learning curve and work on various different topics
  • Small team, start-up like environment
  • Salary: 1.400€ gross/month (based on 38.5 hours/week; plus 13th/14th salary proportionally)

Your profile:

  • Keen interest in the field of anti-corruption, government transparency and good governance
  • Enrolled student in law, international relations, political science, or other relevant fields or recent graduate
  • Excellent English language skills essential (the Coalition’s working language), including strong writing and editing skills
  • Writing and editing experience is a plus
  • Familiarity with WordPress is a plus
  • Valid work permit for Austria required. (Unfortunately, the UNCAC Coalition is unable to sponsor work permits).

Interested?

To apply, please send your CV (PDF, maximum 2 pages, no pictures please), a letter of motivation (1 page), a relevant writing sample in English (essay, paper, blog post, article, etc.) and information about your availability to email hidden; JavaScript is required with the subject line “Internship”.

Closing date: 15 March 2020.

Due to the high volume, we may not be able to provide individual feedback on your application. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted after the deadline with a short assignment.

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.


Relevant Documents

Global civil society network promoting the implementation and monitoring of the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC)