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Head of Programme, Mining for Sustainable Development - Transparency International Australia
Employment type: fixed term contract
Duration: February 2018 - 31 December 2020, Full-Time
Reports to: CEO Transparency International Australia
Line reports: Five (Research and Policy Manager, Chapter Projects Manager, Finance and Administration Manager, Advocacy and Communications Coordinator, Fundraising Coordinator)
Remuneration Package: AUD 120,000 – 140,000 p.a.
Location: Melbourne Australia
Job description: TIA website
Transparency International Australia (TI Australia), the Australian chapter of the world’s leading non-governmental anti-corruption movement, is seeking a full-time Head of Programme located in Melbourne, Australia, to lead Phase II of the global ‘Mining for Sustainable Development’ programme. This programme seeks to achieve real change in combatting corruption in the mining sector and building the capacity of TI Australia as a Centre of Expertise on anti-corruption in mining.
The role requires a highly skilled professional with demonstrated experience in managing a large complex international programme, facilitating stakeholder engagement (government, industry and civil society), strategic and programme planning and implementation experience, and outstanding team management skills and expertise, including cross-cultural communication. The successful candidate will be a highly respected practitioner in relevant areas such as natural resource governance, anti-corruption, international development, business and human rights, or corporate accountability. An understanding of the mining sector would be advantageous.
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 will focus on addressing those vulnerabilities at a national, regional and global level through multi-stakeholder engagement, advocacy and policy initiatives.
The Head of Programme will lead on overall direction and strategy setting of the ‘Mining for Sustainable Development’ programme, and will ensure that it operates at the required scale to achieve its objectives. S/he will liaise with key external stakeholders, help represent the programme at a global level, manage programme staff and budget in TI Australia, and contribute to programme-related resource mobilisation efforts. 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.
The Head of Programme will report to the CEO, TI Australia. S/he will have five direct line reports.
Working with the CEO and a team of 5-8 staff at TI Australia, and in collaboration with the TI Secretariat in Berlin, Germany, the Head of Programme will:
To be successful in this role, the Head of Programme will:
The Head of Programme will demonstrate the following qualities:
The successful candidate will be offered a contract to the end of 2020 (subject to funding and a successful probation).
The successful candidate will be offered a remuneration package, with a salary within a range of AUD 120,000 – 140,000 p.a. (depending on qualifications and experience, which includes Australian superannuation contributions) and an additional relocation allowance, if required.
The successful candidate will be expected to start work as soon as possible. The position is based in Melbourne, Australia, with regular travel to the TI Secretariat in Berlin, Germany, relevant international conferences, and to participating TI chapters across regions.
Applications, including a Curriculum Vitae, and a letter of motivation clearly addressing the required competencies, should be sent by email to:
Contact Serena Lillywhite- T: +61 (0) 403 436 896
Three referees will be required.
The deadline for applications is 7 February 2018. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.
TI Australia is an equal opportunity employer.
For more information on the work of Transparency International and the Mining for Sustainable Development programme, please visit:
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