Director of Transparency International, Brussels

Do you have what it takes?

Director of Transparency International, EU Liaison Office, Brussels

Deadline: 15th May 2019

Transparency International EU is part of the global anti-corruption movement, Transparency International, which includes over 100 chapters around the world. Since 2008, Transparency International EU has functioned as a regional liaison office for the global movement and as such it works closely with the Transparency International Secretariat in Berlin, Germany.

Transparency International EU leads the movement’s EU advocacy, in close cooperation with national chapters worldwide, but particularly with the 24 national chapters in EU Member States.

Transparency International EU’s mission is to prevent corruption and promote integrity, transparency and accountability in EU institutions, policies and legislation.



As we face the upheaval of European Elections, followed by the hearings of Commissioners Elect, Brussels actors are refining their messages and honing their negotiation skills. These are exciting and challenging times that present clear opportunities for insightful and strategic leaders.

Are you that leader for Transparency International’s Brussels office?    

Transparency International plays a unique role in the Brussels landscape and wider.  The quality of the TI published reports is unrivalled and the choice of hot topics for research is always original and pertinent.

TI is a trendsetter acting as a benchmark for good governance, due process and integrity.  The organisation is adept at forging lasting relationships with aligned stakeholders.

Do you have these skills?   

The Director of the EU Liaison office will have well-honed diplomatic skills with a winning style.  An ability to grasp complex concepts and engage at high level with politicians and decision makers alike is essential.

The integrity of the individual will be of note both in their interaction with stakeholders but also in the methodology applied to all research and reports.

The Director of TI-EU Liaison Office has the overall responsibility for developing and implementing strategies to influence EU Institutions and the Council of Europe on anti-corruption policies, strategies, approaches and priorities.

The post-holder will ensure the effective coordination of EU focused advocacy across National Chapters within EU member states and beyond, and act as the primary representative for TI towards EU institutions and the main spokesperson towards media on EU affairs.

This role directly manages approximately ten positions.


An experienced high-level advocate, the successful candidate will have proven knowledge of good governance and transparency with excellent donor relationship management skills.

Please see the attached job description and the specification.

To Apply, please email Dr Rachel Barlow.

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