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Status of the hiring process

Last updated: 20 February 2024 (update to the hiring status for the Finance and Administrative Officer position)

  • Communications and Advocacy Officer: applications for this call are now closed. Shortlisted candidates have been contacted for an interview.
  • Finance and Administrative Officer (part-time): applications for this call are now closed. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted in the coming weeks.
  • Regional Coordinator for Sub-Saharan Africa: applications for this call are now closed. The applications are currently being reviewed. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview in the next weeks.
  • 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.

Communications and Advocacy Officer

About the Role

The UNCAC Coalition is looking for a Communications and Advocacy Officer to join its Vienna Hub team.

A multi-faceted role in a hands-on, international environment with a small team, the  Communications and Advocacy Officer will take responsibility for different communication outputs of the Coalition, ensure that outputs are of high quality, innovative, have clear messaging, and reach the relevant stakeholders. This role also involves support for the production and editing of submissions and reports (co-)produced by the Coalition, as well as the work of its working groups, and their dissemination, in efforts to advance the monitoring and implementation of the United Nations Convention against Corruption.

We would be very interested in hearing from you if you have a track record in communications, a passion for writing and editing with close attention to detail, the ability to make complex policy issues accessible to different stakeholder groups, and a strong interest in anti-corruption or governance issues.

Your Responsibilities 

  • Produce and review external communication outputs: draft and review blog posts, statements, social media posts, letters, advocacy materials, occasional press releases; design graphic content (banners, posters, flyers, promotional materials and infographics for our website and social media pages);
  • Lead the UNCAC Coalition’s social media activities, strengthening engagement and monitoring analytics across several different social media channels;
  • Produce the Coalition’s monthly email newsletter;
  • Maintenance and upkeep of the Coalition’s website;
  • Assist the relaunch of the UNCAC Coalition website, implemented by an external contractor; 
  • Lead the production of the Coalition’s annual report and other outputs documenting and highlighting our impact;
  • Support team members with communications outputs (including reviewing blog posts, articles, reports, etc.);
  • Provide communications support to the Coalition’s theme-specific working groups; by creating toolkits, promotional material, graphics, and updating their website page, among others.
  • Develop and implement innovative communication approaches to better communicate the Coalition’s messages and to effectively engage key target audiences, including by possibly producing videos and audio outputs;
  • Assist in the organization and coordination of in-person, hybrid and virtual events (panel discussions, webinars, etc.) in close coordination with other team members and external partners;
  • Support and facilitate training, workshops, advocacy meetings, and other activities the UNCAC Coalition is involved in with external stakeholders (both in person and virtual);
  • Support the production of civil society parallel reports on national UNCAC implementation, produced by partner NGOs with financial and technical support of the UNCAC Coalition, as well as follow-up advocacy activities;
  • Contribute to donor reporting;
  • Contribute to other activities of the Coalition. 

Your Profile

  • You have a degree in communications, public relations, journalism, political science, international relations, or another relevant field;
  • You are an excellent writer, with native-level English;
  • 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 at least three years of experience working on communications, tasks and responsibilities related to the position; 
  • You have worked for civil society organizations, the media, governmental bodies, or international organizations (experience working with civil society organizations or think tanks, in particular in an international setting, is preferred);
  • You are an avid communicator and strong team player;
  • 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 policy and can translate technical information into easily accessible communication outputs;
  • You can demonstrate an interest in anti-corruption, good governance, or human rights, and have ideally worked on related issues;
  • You are a diligent self-starter, are proactive and 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 proactively;
  • Ideally, you have experience with graphic design software and with video editing and production, have used WordPress, and do not shy away from teaching yourself to use new software and apps;

The position is based in Vienna, Austria (preferred) – we will also consider remote candidates (max. 6 hour time difference to Austria [CET]) to work on a consulting contract. 

Contract Duration: Two-year contract, with the aim of transitioning into an unlimited contract, subject to available funding.

Starting Date: as soon as possible.

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 within an established organization, with the opportunity to help shape the organization’s activities and impact;
  • Full-time role – with the possibility of partial home office work if based in Vienna (2 days/week);
  • A minimum gross salary of EUR 2,700 per month (based on 38.5h/week for Vienna-based staff position), with 14 salaries a year in the case of a full-time salaried position (i.e. EUR 37,800 annual gross) – with the potential for higher remuneration depending on the candidate’s profile and relevant experience.
  • Public transport ticket for Vienna.

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 and Advocacy Officer”:

  • CV (max. 2 pages, no pictures, PDF)
  • Motivational letter (max. 1 page, PDF)
  • Three communication outputs you have produced (in English) that are relevant for this role

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

Applications for this call are now closed. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview in the coming weeks.

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. 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. 


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 of 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: 12 February 2024

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.


Regional Coordinator for Sub-Saharan Africa

The UNCAC Coalition is hiring a remote part-time consultant to join its team as a Regional Coordinator for Sub-Saharan Africa. The consultant will support outreach, communications, advocacy and research activities of the UNCAC Coalition in the Sub-Saharan Africa 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, with expected peak times (10 hours per week) in the first weeks of the contract leading up to and during the Conference of the States Parties to the UNCAC (CoSP) in December 2023 in the USA. A valid US visa and availability to travel to this Conference are highly desirable, but not required.

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 – Sub-Saharan Africa”. The deadline for applications is Friday, 6 October 2023.

Starting date: as soon as possible

Your profile:

  • You speak and write English, with excellent written and verbal communication skills. Advanced knowledge of French is considered a strong plus.
  • 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 Sub-Saharan Africa 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 Sub-Saharan Africa;
  • 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;
  • Support the UNCAC Coalition’s advocacy efforts around the preparation of the Conference of the States Parties to the UNCAC (CoSP10) in December 2023, including by encouraging CSOs to provide feedback and input on draft documents for written submissions, research on best practice approaches in the region, and through outreach to governments;
  • 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.

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)