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Programme Assistant


Employer: Transparency International Australia
Work Type/s: Full Time
Classification/s: Corporate Social Responsibility, International Aid & Development, Project Management
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Melbourne

Job posted on: 04 October, 2019.
Applications close: 05 November, 2019.

About the role

The position involves providing support to the Head of Programme and other members of the programme team. It also requires interactions with international TI colleagues in the chapters in the Mining for Sustainable Development programme.

You are a highly organised and self-motivated individual with previous experience in administration, office and/or programme support. You have a good understanding of operational planning and budgeting, implementing and maintaining administrative processes and policies, event planning including organising travel, and communications.

Crucial to your success in this role is your ability to show initiative, work effectively as a member of a team, and plan ahead. You have good computer skills and ideally some experience in the development of office policies and in basic budgeting, finance processes and data entry. Above all, you are a problem-solver who is highly organised and motivated.

This is a unique and exciting opportunity to work on a global initiative designed to generate tangible and lasting change in the fight against corruption; while directly contributing to TI Australia’s strategic development and global leadership.

The Programme Assistant reports to the Head of Programme, TI Australia. S/he has no direct line reports, but is required to collaborate with other team members in Australia and internationally, and contracted service providers.

About the organisation

Organisation Name: Transparency International Australia.

Transparency International (TI) is a global movement, composed of more than 100 national chapters worldwide and an International Secretariat in Berlin, Germany. We are united by our shared vision: a world in which government, business, civil society and the daily lives of people are free of corruption. For more than 20 years, TI has played a leading global role in combatting corruption, which is widely recognised to be a serious impediment to economic development and a destabilising social force.

TI Australia has operated as an accredited TI national chapter since 1995, focusing on ways in which Government and Australian-based companies and institutions can address corruption issues both in Australia and abroad.

Led by TI Australia with the support of the TI Secretariat, the ‘Mining for Sustainable Development’ programme seeks to enhance the contribution of mining to sustainable economic and human development through a focus on improved transparency and accountability in the award of mining-related permits, licences and contracts across a range of national jurisdictions. Based on the programme’s ‘bottom up’ approach to ensure that change happens at the level where decisions about mining approvals are made, the primary role of the programme team is to support the participating TI national chapters.

Phase I of the programme has been successfully completed. During Phase I, participating TI chapters identified and assessed corruption vulnerabilities in the mining approvals processes in their countries and began building multi-stakeholder networks. Phase II is focused on addressing those vulnerabilities at a national, regional and global level through multi-stakeholder engagement, advocacy and policy initiatives. 20 TI chapters around the world are involved in Phase II.

A full Position Description is attached below.

How to apply for this job

Enquiries about the role should be directed to Nicole Bieske at nicole.bieske@transparency.org.au.

Your application must include:

  • A cover letter outlining why you are applying for this position.
  • A resume including your skills, experience and qualifications.
  • A comprehensive statement of claims against the Key Competencies (maximum of 4 pages).

Applications should be emailed to nicole.bieske@transparency.org.au using the subject line: Project Officer - Mining for Sustainable Development application via EthicalJobs.

The deadline for applications is 11.55pm AEDT on Tuesday 5 November 2019.

Applicants must have the right to live and work in Australia to be considered for this job.

Supporting materials  Position Description - TI Australia Programme Assistant September 2019.pdf