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Current Vacancies

Status of the hiring process

Last updated: 17 June 2024 

  • Regional Coordinator for Asia-Pacific: application deadline: Mon, 8 July, end of the day (Vienna time).
  • Project Officer: application deadline: Monday, 20 May, end of the day (Vienna time)
  • Analyst: application deadline: Sun, 26 May, end of the day (Vienna time)
  • Finance and Administrative Officer (part-time): application deadline: accepting applications on a rolling basis
  • Regional Coordinator for Sub-Saharan Africa: the hiring process for this role has been completed. 
  • Communications and Advocacy Officer: the hiring process for this role has been completed.
  • Call for proposals – Website redesign and development: applications for this call are now closed. Due to unforeseen circumstances, hiring for this call has been postponed.

Regional Coordinator for Asia-Pacific

About the role:

The UNCAC Coalition is hiring a remote part-time consultant to join its team as a Regional Coordinator for Asia-Pacific. The consultant will support outreach, communications, advocacy and research activities of the UNCAC Coalition in the Asia-Pacific region.

The UNCAC Coalition is an umbrella organization, uniting civil society actors from all backgrounds committed to promoting the implementation, monitoring of the UN Convention against Corruption (UNCAC) and strengthening global anti-corruption standards. The Convention is the only binding universal anti-corruption instrument.

The Coalition has a global network of some 350 civil society organizations. This community harnesses a broad range of issues: human rights, anti-corruption, freedom of information, financial transparency and environmental expertise.

  • Based: remotely
  • Estimated time required: On average approximately 6 to 10 hours of work per week.

We are looking for this to be a long-term consultancy role. Candidates who are flexible with their time are preferred.

Compensation: This is a consultancy position. The envisaged compensation for this role is €18/hour worked. The agreed rate may be higher, based on relevant expertise and experience. The consultant is responsible to pay all applicable taxes and social contributions.

How to apply:

To apply, please fill out this application form, and send your CV (PDF, English, maximum two pages, no pictures), a letter of motivation (one page, PDF, English), including information about your availability and any potential conflicts of interest (in particular, other employers or clients you work for), and a relevant writing sample of no more than two pages (PDF, English) to email hidden; JavaScript is required with the subject line “Regional Coordinator – Asia-Pacific”.

Your profile:

  • You speak and write English, with excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • You have a strong understanding of anti-corruption, in particular, policy areas covered by the UNCAC. Experience with UNCAC-related fora and processes is a plus.
  • You have a minimum of two years of experience working with civil society organizations 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, organized, self-motivated, reliable and pay attention to details.
  • You have a high level of integrity and can represent the values of the UNCAC Coalition and its mission.
  • You are from the Asia-Pacific region and are preferably based in the region.

Main Functions:

  • Foster and expand a regional network of civil society organizations dealing with anti-corruption related issues in Asia-Pacific;
  • Engage with member organizations, non-member organizations and partners;
  • Moderate and stimulate discussions on a regional email group;
  • Liaise between member organizations 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 organizations (e.g., briefing notes, blog posts, written submissions, event updates, moderation of discussions etc.);
  • Identify speakers, organize, prepare for and moderate 4-5 online virtual regional meetings per year on anti-corruption topics;
  • Conduct ad-hoc trainings on UNCAC Coalition tools and help organize other trainings or workshops according to the memberships’ needs;
  • Research and monitor civil society activities in the field of anti-corruption in the region;
  • Conduct outreach to civil society organizations and government actors on the UNCAC;
  • Engage with relevant regional organizations and other stakeholders on issues linked to the UNCAC;
  • Act as a point of contact for civil society organizations in the region;
  • Help coordinate research and advocacy activities of the UNCAC Coalition in the region;
  • Contribute to monthly meetings with the Hub team and other regional coordinators.

Description of work and outputs:

  • Expanding and strengthening the UNCAC Coalition’s network and membership:
  • Identify relevant civil society organizations in the region who are not yet a member of the UNCAC Coalition and, where appropriate, contact and encourage them to join the Coalition’s network and/or to apply for membership;
  • Co-administer, grow and moderate a regional email discussion group of CSO representatives to strengthen networking, information sharing, regional advocacy efforts, possible coordination on joint CSO efforts, and ties between the Coalition Hub and member organizations;
  • Try to contact all Coalition members in the region and map their activities to establish:
    • what work they are doing in relation to lobbying for the implementation of the UNCAC,
    • what issues and policy areas they are focusing on,
    • and how would they like to contribute to the Coalition and its work;
  • Encourage members to write blog posts about work they do that links to the UNCAC or to their efforts to contribute to the national UNCAC review process;
  • Encourage members to contribute to the national UNCAC review process, including by producing a civil society parallel report;
  • If necessary, provide updated contact information of members to the Hub or encourage members to name new Coalition contact persons in case the previous contact person is no longer working with the organization or is not responsive;
  • Support the Vienna Hub in administering membership applications from the region through background research on applicant organizations, provide recommendations on whether applicants appear to be suitable members;
  • Support Hub-led advocacy efforts to increase transparency and civil society participation in the UNCAC review process, including by contacting civil society organizations for them to advocate for their governments to sign the Transparency Pledge and ask how they implemented the review process, joining a Coalition-coordinated effort to request key documents of the review process using access to information laws;
  • Coordinate with the contact point in Vienna on a regular basis on work to be done and provide regular (weekly or bi-weekly, as agreed) updates on the work that has been carried out;
  • Act as a point of contact for the region and coordinate responses, where appropriate, with the Vienna Hub team.
  • Possibly represent the Coalition at relevant UNCAC-related regional events, upon request of the Vienna Hub team.
  • Carry out other research, coordination or communications work upon request of the Vienna Hub.

The deadline for applications is Monday, 8 July 2024.

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.


Project Officer

About the Role

The UNCAC Coalition is looking for a Project Officer to join its Hub team in Vienna, Austria, and support the implementation of the Coalition’s advocacy and programmatic activities around the monitoring and implementation of the UN Convention against Corruption. 

A multi-faceted role, the position includes international advocacy and content work, as well as support for internal and external communications, support of issue-specific working groups and technical support to civil society groups working on parallel reports that assess the implementation of the UN Convention against Corruption in their country.

If you have a demonstrated interest in governance and anti-corruption, are an excellent writer and editor with attention to detail, and a motivated advocate who wants to pursue a career working on anti-corruption efforts in an international setting, we would love to hear from you.

Your Responsibilities

  • Provide support to civil society organizations that are producing parallel reports on national UNCAC implementation (editing, assessing and adding policy comments, formatting, etc.)
  • Contribute to internal and external communication outputs (drafting, writing, and editing blog posts/statements for our website, editing and translating documents, etc.)
  • Contribute to website maintenance and updating (working with WordPress)
  • Contribute to the Coalition’s advocacy efforts to strengthen the UNCAC and its implementation (including by planning discussion events and meetings, engaging with governments, civil society organizations, and other stakeholders, and drafting advocacy materials and documents in close coordination with other team members) 
  • Engage the Coalition membership and its wider civil society network to ensure regular sharing of information, to help grow the Coalition’s network, and further increase the involvement and engagement of members in the work of the Coalition
  • Support the work of our issue-focused working groups
  • Processing and reviewing documents related to members and affiliated groups’ applications
  • Contribute to advocacy and capacity-building efforts
  • Document activities, collect information, and provide analysis to support the Coalition’s monitoring, evaluation, and learning (MEL) efforts 
  • Support internal governance, organizational development, and internal communication efforts

Your Profile

  • You have a degree in law, political science, development studies, international relations, communications, or another relevant field
  • You have an excellent command of English, the Coalition’s working language; Command of other languages – particularly French or other UN official languages – is highly desirable
  • You can demonstrate interest in the area of anti-corruption, good governance, human rights, including through work experience linked to these issues
  • You have at least two years of work experience relevant to the tasks and responsibilities of the position, preferably also working for civil society organizations, governmental bodies or relevant international organizations (experience working with civil society organizations, in particular in an international setting, is preferred)
  • You are an excellent writer who enjoys communicating online and offline, and engaging others, while accounting for cross-cultural contexts
  • You have native-level English writing skills and experience producing and editing different types of written outputs (blog posts, policy briefs, website content, etc.)
  • You are a diligent and proactive self-starter, show initiative, are reliable, pay close attention to detail, and feel passionate about our cause
  • You feel comfortable working in a small team and taking on new tasks and responsibilities
  • You have strong Microsoft Office skills and don’t shy away from teaching yourself to use new software and apps. Ideally, you have experience using WordPress
  • 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 countering corruption, one of the defining issues of our time, while connected to both international-level diplomacy and grassroots action
  • A small team, with an established organization, and with the opportunity to help shape the organization’s activities and impact
  • A salary of EUR 2,000 per month (38.5h/week), 14 times a year (i.e. EUR 28,000 annual gross), with the potential of higher remuneration depending on the candidate’s profile and relevant experience
  • Public transport ticket for Vienna
  • One-year contract, with the intention to extend the contract, subject to funding being secured
  • Partially working from home is possible

How to apply

To apply, please fill out this form and send (in English):

  • your CV (PDF, maximum 2 pages, no pictures, please),
  • a letter of motivation (PDF, 1 page),
  • a short blog article (PDF, max. 600 words) that could be published on the Coalition’s website, addressing the following issue:
    • Identify key areas of corruption in a country of your choice that you perceive as the most pressing. Which policy areas need to be reformed to reduce corruption? And how can civil society contribute to such reforms?
  • and information about your availability to email hidden; JavaScript is required with the subject line “Project Officer Vacancy”.

Only applicants who have filled out the form and sent the email with the required documents will be considered.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. We will also provide updates on the hiring process at https://uncaccoalition.org/get-involved/work-with-us/

  • Starting date: As soon as possible
  • Application deadline: Mon, 20 May 2024, end of the day (Vienna time)

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.


Analyst

Your Responsibilities

  • Contribute to the UNCAC Coalition’s research efforts on UNCAC-related processes and developments
  • Contribute to the drafting of research reports, blog posts and policy briefs 
  • Contribute to written submissions and other policy-related outputs linked to the implementation of the UNCAC and the policy issues covered by specific articles of the Convention, as well as UNCAC-related procedures
  • Support the Coalition’s advocacy efforts related to specific policy issues, including in the run-up to the 11th UNCAC Conference of States Parties in 2025
  • Closely follow and analyze documents and information produced by UNCAC bodies and States Parties in the context of the UNCAC Conference of States Parties, the Implementation Review Group and the UNCAC Working Groups
  • Provide technical guidance and peer review support to civil society reports on national UNCAC implementation produced by partner organizations together with the UNCAC Coalition
  • Share relevant information in an easily accessible way with civil society groups in the Coalition’s network as well as with other relevant stakeholders
  • Support the work and outputs of issue-focused working groups
  • Contribute to and support other activities of the UNCAC Coalition

Your Profile

  • You have a degree in law, public policy, political science, or another relevant field
  • You have a proven track record of producing research and policy outputs in English on governance and anti-corruption (essential), ideally working with think tanks, civil society organizations or international organizations, with at least two years of relevant work experience. 
  • You have a strong understanding of anti-corruption policies and relevant international developments; previous experience working on issues linked to the UNCAC or anti-corruption conventions is strongly desirable
  • You are an excellent writer with native-level English and the ability to produce clear, easily accessible documents on technical policy issues that are accessible to wider audiences
  • You have experience producing and editing different types of written outputs (blog posts, policy briefs, website content, etc.)
  • You are a diligent self-starter, show initiative, are reliable, pay attention to detail and feel passionate about our cause
  • You feel comfortable working in a small team and proactively taking on new tasks and responsibilities
  • You have strong Microsoft Office skills and don’t shy away from teaching yourself to use new software and apps that support your research efforts

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 with an established organization, and with the opportunity to help shape the organization’s activities and impact
  • A salary of EUR 2,200 per month (based on 38.5h/week), 14 times a year (i.e. EUR 30,800 annual gross), with the potential of higher remuneration depending on the candidate’s profile and relevant experience
  • Partially working from home is possible (for Vienna-based candidates)
  • Public transport ticket for Vienna (for Vienna-based candidates)

The candidate can be based in Vienna or remote. 

The position is open to candidates who are not based in or able to relocate to Austria, and who can work part-time or full time (30-40 hours) as a contracted consultant. Remote candidates need to be able to join meetings taking place in the afternoon Vienna time.

Note: the UNCAC Coalition is currently not able to sponsor work visas for candidates seeking to relocate to Austria. This may change in the coming weeks, and we will update this vacancy accordingly.

How to apply

To apply, please fill out this form and send us the following documents (in English) to email hidden; JavaScript is required with the subject line “Analyst”:

  • Your CV in English (PDF, maximum 2 pages, no pictures please)
  • A letter of motivation in English (PDF, 1 page)
  • 2 representative examples of relevant work you have produced (in English)
  • Based on this report to the UNCAC Implementation Review Group, produce a policy brief that the UNCAC Coalition could share with government representatives as part of its advocacy to improve the transparency, inclusivity and effectiveness of the UNCAC review process: focus on key takeaways from the point of view of the Coalition, shortcomings in the reporting on the implementation of the UNCAC, and recommendations for reform actions, reflecting civil society priorities (1,000 words max)

Only applicants who have filled out the form and sent the email with the required documents will be considered.

Starting date: as soon as possible

Contract Duration: We can currently offer a 1-year employment or consulting contract. There is a prospect of extension subject to organizational need continuing, additional funding being confirmed and a strong performance. We are interested in a stable and long-term cooperation.

  • Application deadline: Sun, 26 May 2024, end of the day (Vienna time)

Longlisted candidates will be conducted to produce a written assignment. We anticipate that shortlisted candidates will be interviewed in person or virtually in the time between 24 June and 5 July.

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.


Finance and Administrative Officer (part-time)

About the Role

The UNCAC Coalition is looking to hire a part-time Finance and Administrative Officer (15-20h/week) to join its Vienna Hub office. 

In a hands-on, international environment with a small team, the Finance and Administrative Officer will take a leading role in preparing and managing the organization’s finances, managing the office, supporting human resources, and helping ensure smooth operations.

We would be very interested in hearing from you if you are a highly diligent person with accounting experience, ideally in the non-profit sector, if you have strong German and English skills, and would like to support the operations of our organization and join our small team working with a global community to advance anti-corruption efforts around the world.

The contract is limited to two years, subject to available funding we would be seeking to extend the contract into an unlimited position. There may be opportunities for professional growth and, at a later stage, an increase in the weekly work time. 

Main tasks and responsibilities:

  • Accounting: Preparation of financial transactions and related documentation; 
  • Budget planning and tracking, support of donor reporting; 
  • Supporting the preparation of annual accounts (done by an external accounting firm) and an external audit; 
  • Responsibility for ongoing office operations (supplies, purchases, contracts, etc.);
  • Human resources support, including the administration of job applications and occasional tenders for contracts (consultants, service providers); correspondence with external payroll company;
  • Logistical support to Coalition activities and advocacy (workshops and events, including around UN meetings, occasional travel bookings for team and board members, etc.);
  • Ensuring and promoting compliance with various Coalition policies and donor requirements; 
  • Support of other tasks and the ongoing work of the organization.

Your profile:

  • At least three years of work experience relevant to this position;
  • Experience working with a non-profit organization is a plus;
  • Interest in the mission and work of the Coalition;
  • Excellent English and German skills (English is our working language, some tasks will require technical German);
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office, in particular Excel;
  • Diligent work style with strong attention to details;
  • Professional conduct;
  • Hands-on mentality;
  • Ability to work with limited oversight, a high degree of self-organization, reliability, and trustworthiness;
  • Background or experience in accounting is a plus;
  • Based in Vienna and allowed to work part-time in Austria.

What we offer:

  • Part-time role; 
  • Self-determined work schedule (occasional home office is also possible);
  • Diverse tasks and responsibilities;
  • Room for professional growth and development;
  • Work in a small non-governmental organization with an international team in an international setting;
  • Open and friendly atmosphere;
  • The minimum gross salary for this position is € 1,150 (based on 20 hours/week), 14 times a year, with a willingness to pay more, depending on qualifications and experience.
  • Public transport ticket for Vienna.

Interested?

To apply, please fill out this form and send us the following documents to email hidden; JavaScript is required with the subject line “Finance and Administrative Officer”:

  • 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 “Finance and Administrative Officer”.

Closing date: accepting applications on a rolling basis 

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. We will also provide updates on the stages of the hiring process on our website, https://uncaccoalition.org/get-involved/work-with-us/

It is expected that the selection process will be completed within 4 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.


Call for proposals: UNCAC Coalition Website Redesign and Development

The UNCAC Coalition is a global network of more than 350 civil society organizations (CSOs) in over 100 countries, committed to promoting the implementation and monitoring of the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC).

Our current WordPress-based website, uncaccoalition.org, which has served us well for the past 10 years, is now in need of a significant redesign and upgrade to meet modern technical standards.

Objective

The UNCAC Coalition is inviting bids from experienced consultants or web design firms to redesign and develop our new website based on WordPress. The ceiling amount for this  project is 17,000 Euros (including VAT if applicable).

Project Scope:

  1. Design and develop a modern, mobile-friendly, responsive, and visually appealing website based on WordPress. It should include the following features: 
    1. Ensure the website is user-friendly, with easy navigation and an intuitive interface;
    2. Redesign the front page with several teasers for key pages and the latest news/blog posts;
    3. Possibility of a members-only section (requiring login);
    4. Design of template for profile pages for our member and affiliate organizations based on data points, that allows users to filter / search organizations based on specific characteristics (country, expertise, etc.), improving an existing design;
    5. Easy searchability of content (search field);
    6. Automatic translation feature (comparable to a plug-in solution on the current website);
    7. Ensure full compatibility with social media, in particular the Twitter preview function;
    8. Propose incorporating accessibility features to ensure the website meets relevant standards for users with disabilities, including but not limited to WCAG 2.1 AA guidelines;
  2. Develop design templates for approximately 10 different pages, including: 
    1. – front page
    2. profile pages for organizations
    3. – individual working groups
    4. blog posts
    5. – reports page (example)
    6. – standard page
    7. team page
    8. board page
    9. UNCAC Review Status Tracker page
    10. database
  3. Incorporate feedback on initial design drafts.
  4. Suggest options for how reports could be published in an easily searchable (HTML) format, rather than as embedded PDFs.
  5. Suggest solutions to visualize and present data (maps, tables) – see examples we currently use here and here
  6. Migrate and reorganize existing content (to the extent possible, maintaining current URLs or creating redirects so that existing external links continue working) to the new website.
  7. Suggest solutions that are in line with the GDPR and minimize personal data collection.
  8. Implement search engine optimization (SEO) best practices; connect/implement analytics tools.
  9. Handover of a live website installed with the organization’s host (Dreamhost).
  10. Handover training for UNCAC Coalition staff on website management and maintenance.
  11. Provide a period after the handover to address any problems and bugs.

Eligibility criteria

  1. Demonstrated experience in designing and developing WordPress-based websites for NGOs or similar organizations.
  2. A strong portfolio showcasing innovative and user-centric web design.
  3. Proven expertise in web development, with a focus on responsive design.
  4. Knowledge of best practices for SEO and website accessibility.
  5. Excellent communication skills in English.

Based: Work can be remote 

How to apply

To apply for this role, please email fill out this application form, and send the following  documentation in English to email hidden; JavaScript is required:

  • A letter (PDF, max 3 pages): 
    • describing your experience and qualifications relevant to this assignment; 
    • with a brief creative proposal, outlining how you will approach the assignment; 
    • indicative timeline;
    • and what you believe you can achieve with an anticipated budget of €17,000 (including VAT, if applicable);
  • Curriculum Vitae of project lead with a description of relevant experience (PDF, no more than 3 pages, no pictures, please)
  • A minimum of three samples of relevant previous work, or an online portfolio (confidentiality guaranteed)
  • Financial offer for undertaking the work (as well as any applicable other costs, including VAT, if applicable).

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. 

The Coalition may enter into additional negotiations with one or more of the participants in the call.

Data protection

By responding to this call for proposals and submitting an application, you provide consent to the UNCAC Coalition to process and store your application materials for up to eight years, in line with legal requirements in Austria. 

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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.

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