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Current Vacancies

The UNCAC Coalition is hiring a Project Officer, Communications Lead, Analyst and a Regional Coordinator (Europe). Find out more below!

Status of the hiring process

  • Project Officer: shortlisted candidates have been contacted for an interview.
  • Communications Lead: applications open until August 29.
  • Analyst: shortlisted candidates have been contacted for an interview.
  • Regional Coordinator (Europe): shortlisted candidates have been contacted for an interview.
  • Paid Internship: recruitment process completed

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Project Officer

About the Role

The UNCAC Coalition is looking for a Project Officer to join its global Hub 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 in a start-up like environment, the position includes international advocacy and content work, as well as internal and external communication, 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 anticorruption, are an excellent writer and editor, and a motivated advocate, we would love to hear from you.

We anticipate a qualified internal application for this position.

Your Responsibilities

  • Provide support to Civil Society Organizations that are producing parallel reports on national UNCAC implementation 
  • Coordinate a global access to information campaign focusing on increasing transparency of governments’ anti-corruption efforts
  • Contribute to internal and external communication outputs (blog posts, website, letters, statements, social media, email newsletters, editing and translation of documents, etc.)
  • Contribute to the Coalition’s advocacy efforts to strengthen the UNCAC and its implementation, in preparation for the 9th UNCAC Conference of the States Parties (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 issue-focused working groups
  • Conduct research and produce analysis related to the UNCAC and its implementation
  • Document activities, collect information and provide analysis to support the Coalition’s monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL) efforts 
  • Contribute to fundraising and donor reporting
  • Support internal governance, organizational development and internal communication efforts

Your Profile

  • You have a degree in law, political science, communications, economics or another relevant field
  • 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 one year of work experience relevant to the tasks and responsibilities of the position, preferably 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 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 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 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 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 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
  • 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.

Starting date: As soon as possible

Contract Duration: We can currently offer an employment contract limited until the end of 2022. There is a prospect of extension subject to organizational need continuing, additional funding being secured, and a strong performance. From our side, there is interest in a stable and long-term cooperation.

Application deadline: 7 July 2021

We anticipate that shortlisted candidates will be interviewed in person or virtually on the week of July 19th. 

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.

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Communications Lead

About the Role

The UNCAC Coalition is looking for a Communications Lead to join its global Hub in Vienna, Austria. 

In a multi-faceted role in a start-up like environment with a small team, the Communications Lead takes responsibility for different communications outputs of the Coalition, ensures that outputs are of high quality, innovative, have clear messaging and reach the relevant stakeholders; coordinates advocacy efforts and supports the production and editing of reports (co-)produced by the Coalition in its efforts to advance the monitoring and implementation of the UN Convention against Corruption.

If you have a track record in communication and campaigning, and a passion for writing and editing, can make complex policy issues accessible for different stakeholder groups, and have a strong interest in governance and anticorruption issues, we would love to hear from you.

Your Responsibilities

  • Lead external communication efforts of the UNCAC Coalition and ensure that information on activities of the UNCAC Coalition and information relevant to its wider network is shared in a timely and effective manner
  • Ensure effective and regular information sharing with members and organizations in the wider network of the UNCAC Coalition
  • Coordinate advocacy campaigns on specific issues
  • Produce internal and external communication outputs: draft blog posts, statements, website updates, letters, advocacy materials, etc.; review and edit blog posts and other outputs produced by other team members
  • Lead the production of a regular email newsletter
  • Lead social media activities of the UNCAC Coalition
  • Develop and implement innovative communication approaches to better communicate the Coalition’s messages and to effectively engage key target audiences, including by producing graphics, videos and possibly also audio outputs
  • Support the advocacy work of issue-specific work of UNCAC Coalition working groups
  • Organize and coordinate events (panel discussions, webinars, etc.) in close coordination with other team members and external partners
  • Support and facilitate trainings, workshops, advocacy meetings and other activities of the UNCAC Coalition involving external stakeholders, including in the run-up to and around the 9th UNCAC Conference of the States Parties
  • 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 production of parallel reports on national UNCAC implementation, produced by partner organizations jointly with the UNCAC Coalition: provide guidance to researchers, peer review, editing and final production of reports
  • Contribute to donor reporting
  • Support internal governance, organizational development and internal communication efforts and contribute to other activities of the Coalition

Your Profile

  • You have a degree in communications, journalism, political science, or another relevant field
  • You have at least three years of relevant experience working on communications and relevant to the tasks and responsibilities of the position, working for civil society organizations, media outlets, governmental bodies or relevant international organizations (experience working with civil society organizations or think tanks, in particular in an international setting, is preferred)
  • You are an excellent writer and editor with native-level English skills 
  • You have demonstrated experience producing and editing different types of written outputs (blog posts, policy briefs, website content, etc.) and enjoy communicating online and offline, while accounting for cross-cultural contexts
  • You are interested in policy issues and can translate technical information into easily accessible communication outputs
  • You can demonstrate interest in anti-corruption, good governance, human rights, and ideally have worked on related issues
  • 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 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
  • Ideally, you have experience with graphic design software and with video editing and production
  • In addition to an excellent command of English, the Coalition’s working language,  command of other languages – particularly of one or several other UN official languages – is desirable
  • 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 established organization, and with the opportunity to help shape the organization’s activities and impact
  • A salary of EUR 2,200 per month (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

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 “Communications Lead”:

  • CV (max. 2 pages, no pictures, PDF)
  • Motivational letter (max. 1 page, PDF)
  • Send us 3 communication outputs you have produced (in English) that are relevant for this role 
  • Based on this Ecuador Report, please produce a social media post, a press release (max 800 words), and an outline for a dissemination plan to reach relevant stakeholder groups (1 page); we welcome creative approaches to this task that go beyond how and what we so far have done. 

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 an employment contract limited until the end of 2022. There is a prospect of extension subject to organizational need continuing, additional funding being confirmed and a strong performance. From our side, there is interest in a stable and long-term cooperation.

Application deadline: 29 August 2021

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.

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Analyst

Your Responsibilities

  • Lead the UNCAC Coalition’s research efforts on UNCAC-related processes and developments
  • Lead 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 9th UNCAC Conference of States Parties
  • 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
  • Finalize a draft policy report on the UNCAC review process and its effectiveness
  • 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 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. 
  • 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, in a start-up like environment, 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

The candidate can be based in Vienna or abroad. 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. 

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 (PDF, maximum 2 pages, no pictures please)
  • A letter of motivation (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 an employment or consulting contract limited until the end of 2022. There is a prospect of extension subject to organizational need continuing, additional funding being confirmed and a strong performance. From our side, there is interest in a stable and long-term cooperation.

Application deadline: 7 July 2021

We anticipate that shortlisted candidates will be interviewed in person or virtually on the week of July 19th. 

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.

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Regional Coordinator (Europe)

The UNCAC Coalition is looking for a regional coordinator in Europe for approx. 6-10 hours/week

Starting date: as soon as possible

The UNCAC Coalition is an umbrella organization, 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 organizations. 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 6-10 hours. Compensation: €13/hour.

Your Responsibilities:   

  • Foster a regional network of civil society organizations dealing with anti-corruption related issues in Europe, with a focus on Eastern Europe (including Caucasus) and South-Eastern Europe
  • Engage with member organizations, non-member organizations and partners
  • Moderate and stimulate discussions on a regional email group
  • Liaise between civil society 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. blog posts, event updates, moderation of discussions etc.)
  • Draft and edit communication outputs (e.g. blog posts)
  • Organize and moderate regular (bi-monthly) calls with representatives of CSOs from the region  
  • Research and monitor civil society activities in the field of anti-corruption in the region
  • 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 advocacy activities of the UNCAC Coalition in the region

Your profile:

  • You speak and write fluent English, with excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • 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 organizations 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 Europe

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),
  • 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 – Europe”.

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

Applications are considered on a rolling basis until 7 July 2021.

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.

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Relevant Documents

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