- Melbourne > CBD & Inner Suburbs Melbourne
- Job posted on: 24th Jan 2022
- Applications close:
Transparency International Australia (TI Australia), the Australian chapter of the world’s leading non-governmental anti-corruption movement, has led the Accountable Mining Programme for the global Transparency International movement since 2016. This programme seeks to achieve real change in combatting corruption in the mining sector.
Business integrity is one of the five interconnected workstreams in the Programme’s 2022-2026 strategy. As part of this workstream, the Project Manager will primarily be responsible for start-up and implementation of a new project, Raising Company Standards and Ambition on Business Integrity in the Mining Sector.
The Project builds on over five years of work to build a shared vision for change through multi-stakeholder engagement and efforts to support action in the public and private sectors. This Project amplifies and deepens the Programme’s efforts to drive change in the private sector and will utilise the Programme’s key assets: its tools, publications and relationships with key industry groups and companies.
The Project’s short-term objective is for target mining companies of different sizes to have increased awareness of the importance of business integrity and its relevance for responsible business and ESG performance. As a next step, companies and industry associations will commit to action, make public statements, and take steps to improve their business integrity practices, including more gender-responsive community consultation, with the support of TI tools and publications.
To promote longer-term results, the Project aims to drive lasting change in company practices through sustained improvements to business integrity policies, procedures and practices, and by supporting collective leadership by selected participating companies. Through these efforts, the Project will contribute to transparent and ethical conduct becoming a norm and expectation in the industry and integral to any company that seeks to be a ‘miner of choice’.
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. TI Australia is currently undergoing a period of transition, and this is an opportunity time to help shape the organisation.
As Transparency International’s Centre of Expertise on mining, TI Australia leads the Accountable Mining Programme. During Phase I (2016-2017), TI Australia supported participating TI Chapters to identify and assess corruption vulnerabilities in the mining approvals processes in their countries and begin building multi-stakeholder networks. Phase II (2018-2021) focused on addressing those vulnerabilities at a national, regional and global level through multi-stakeholder engagement, advocacy and policy initiatives. During that Phase, TI Australia developed a range of business integrity tools and collaborative partnerships with a range of mining associations and initiatives. The Programme has established relationships with mining companies of different sizes.
The Programme is looking to implement its five-pronged strategy for 2022-2026 of which business integrity and this project is one workstream. This position will support efforts to secure funding for other workstreams.
The Project Manager will primarily lead on the project Raising Company Standards and Ambition on Business Integrity in the Mining Sector.
The objective of this Project is to raise business integrity standards across the global mining industry and systematically drive improvements to company practices and engagement with governments, host communities and civil society in relation to new projects, expansions and investment in existing projects.
The project is funded by the Anglo American Foundation. Funding is secured for three years with the potential for an additional two years, subject to review.
The Project Manager will find ways to involve TI Chapters that are independently funded and working on business integrity in the mining sector. The role does not involve sub-granting.
A Project Coordinator will report to the Project Manager. This is a new role, and the Project Manager will be responsible for recruitment. The project also has the support of the Finance Coordinator and Communications Coordinator, each at 0.2FTE. The Project Manager will liaise with these roles, but they will report to the CEO.
The Project Manager will report to CEO and is expected to contribute to TI-Australia’s corporate membership and engagement.
This is a unique and exciting opportunity to help lead 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.
Working with the Accountable Mining team in TI Australia, the Project Manager will perform the following duties:
To be successful in this role, the Project Manager will have:
The Project Manager will demonstrate the following qualities:
The position is based in Melbourne, Australia. Hybrid working arrangements are available. The position may require interstate or international travel.
The successful candidate will start end of February/start of March.
For any queries and to apply, please contact us via email in the attached document.
TI Australia is an equal opportunity employer.