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Regional Director for Asia Pacific

Transparency International
Location: Berlin, Germany
Last Date: September 2, 2011
Email: (Reference:

The Transparency International secretariat in Berlin is seeking a highly motivated professional for the position of:

Regional Director for Asia Pacific

Transparency International (TI) is the global civil society organisation leading the fight against corruption. Through more than 90 chapters worldwide and an international secretariat in Berlin, Germany, TI raises awareness of the damaging effects of corruption and works with partners in government, business and civil society to develop and implement effective measures to tackle it. The Asia Pacific Department (APD) is one of four regional departments at the TI secretariat in Berlin.

Main functions:

Working in close collaboration with the Group Director and other Regional Directors the Regional Director for Asia Pacific leads the APD and is responsible for supporting, enhancing the work, reputation, and anti-corruption impact of 21 autonomous TI chapters in the APD region.

Terms of appointment:

Reporting lines: Reporting to the Group Director for Chapters Network and Programmes
Location: Berlin, Germany with extensive travel, primarily in Asia Pacific region
Starting date: asap
Duration: Two years, with possibilities for extension


• Support the organisational development of 21 chapters in the region and several emerging contacts;
• Monitor the political and anti-corruption developments in the region, providing timely information and advice to internal and external stakeholders;
• Strengthen TI’s presence, reputation and impact in the region by
• representing TI at international, regional and national level (e.g. ADB/OECD Anti-Corruption Initiative in Asia Pacific, APEC, etc)
• enlisting the support of strategic organisations and individuals aligned with the mission of TI
• supporting the emergence of strategic cross-chapter initiatives
• interacting with media
• Contribute to the design of strategic advocacy and capacity development programmes and projects,
• Mobilise resources and oversee regional project implementation;
• Coordinate the implementation of the TI Accreditation Policy in the region;
• Lead, coordinate and manage the departmental budget, daily operations and a highly motivated professional team;
• Other functional, thematic or managerial responsibilities within the global TI movement, as requested by the Group Director

Knowledge, experience and skills:

• Advanced university degree or professional qualification in social science, public policy or administration, journalism, international law, economics, management, or another relevant field;
• Extensive professional experience with working on public advocacy, good governance, public sector reforms, social development, international development, institutional capacity-building, or organisational development, preferably in the Asia Pacific region;
• At least five years of management experience (experience of management in an NGO would be an advantage), including financial management, and experience of working with civil society organisations;
• Proven supervisory and leadership skills to manage a diverse, multicultural team;
• Excellent people skills, and the ability to establish partnerships with other organisations;
• Excellent communication skills. Fluency in English is essential, knowledge of one or more languages of the region a distinct advantage;
• Political and cross-cultural sensitivity;
• Knowledge of governance and anti-corruption issues;
• Experience in fundraising would be an important asset.

Other information about the post and duty station:
Transparency International and its global network offer an inspiring work environment with real learning opportunities and support. Berlin is an attractive metropolitan city with a relatively low cost of living, as compared to other major European cities.

How to apply:

Detailed applications (in English) including motivation letter and CV giving full particulars of qualifications and experience, biographical data, and salary expectations to be addressed to:

The closing date for this position is 9th September 2011.

Please note that only short-listed candidates will be notified.
Transparency International is an equal opportunity employer.
To learn more about Transparency International visit our website at


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