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Current Vacancies

The UNCAC Coalition is hiring a paid intern. Find out more below!

Status of the hiring process

  • Paid Internship: applications for this position are now closed. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted in due course.
  • Communications Lead: recruitment process for this position has been postponed.

Paid Internship

For its Vienna office, the UNCAC Coalition is looking for an intern (30 to 38.5 hours) for a duration of 6 months.

Starting date: Middle of February 2022

The UNCAC Coalition is a globally active umbrella organisation, uniting civil society actors from all backgrounds and 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 187 States Parties.

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 (newsletter, letters, statements, reports, 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 globally;
  • Steep learning curve and the possibility to work on various different topics;
  • Small team in a 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;
  • Recent graduate or enrolled student of law, international relations, political science, or other relevant fields towards the end of your degree;
  • Excellent English language skills (essential, as it is the Coalition’s working language), including strong writing and editing skills. A preference will be given to candidates who also have advanced French language skills.
  • Writing and editing experience is a plus. Familiarity with WordPress is a plus.

A valid work permit for Austria that allows you to work 30 or more hours per week is required. Unfortunately, the UNCAC Coalition is unable to sponsor work permits.


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

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

Closing date: 10 January 2022

Due to the high volume of applications, we may not be able to provide individual feedback on your application. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted within 2-3 weeks of the deadline with a writing 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.

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.

Relevant Documents

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