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Call for Communications Officer

The European Research Centre for Anti-Corruption and State-Building (ERCAS) is currently seeking a communications officer to help disseminate its research results through social media and target e-mail. The overall workload is estimated as 10h/week for 6 months.

Qualifications

Applicants should have experience with social media (LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter), full domain of the English language, and good writing skills. Candidates should also be interested in transparency and e-government. A previously established network with public officers (comptrollers generals, public accountants, and anti-corruption agencies) is an asset.

The work

You are expected to correspond with relevant actors to collect feedback on ERCAS’s updated Transparency Index (T-index); post regularly on ERCAS’s social media about the latest research of the centre; send e-mail campaigns upon request by the centre director, Prof. Alina Mungiu-Pippidi; and improve ERCAS contacts database.

Advantages

You will become part of a broader network of contributors to our innovative work on transparency and good governance and input the evidence-based good governance work that we carry out in cooperation with the National Endowment for Democracy.

We offer competitive payment in accordance with the candidate’s qualifications.

Application

If you are interested, please send your CV and cover letter in one PDF file to ferreira@hertie-school.org by November 30.
Do consult our websites corruptionrisk.org and againstcorruption.eu before applying.
We are looking forward to welcoming you into our good governance family!


Call for Network Coordinator: T-index review

The European Research Centre for Anti-Corruption and State-Building (ERCAS) is currently seeking an expert with experience in government transparency and anti-corruption research to join the team that will update the Transparency Index (T-index).

Qualifications:

Applicants should be an expert from academia, non-profit organization, or public servant able to be hired as a consultant who has extensive knowledge of transparency services and a good network in the fields of transparency, accountability-building and anti-corruption. Demonstrated knowledge of evidence-based anti-corruption is required, with at least 5 years of professional experience working with organizations that conduct research similar to ERCAS. In addition, candidates should be proficient in English and have good organizational and interpersonal skills to work both independently and as a team.

The work:

You are expected to update the data on ERCAS’s Transparency Index (T-index) for your region of expertise, revise the regional updates performed by the other experts hired for the project, and help to disseminate results by liaising with civil society and governments to review data and further promote the T-index.

Advantages:

You will become part of a broader network of contributors to our innovative work on transparency and good governance and input the evidence-based good governance work that we carry out in cooperation with the National Endowment for Democracy.

We offer competitive payment in accordance with the candidate’s qualifications.

Application:

If you are interested, please send your CV and cover letter in one PDF file to ferreira@hertie-school.org by November 20.
Do consult our website corruptionrisk.org and read the T-index methodology before applying.
We are looking forward to welcoming you into our good governance family!


In our work, we are always looking for collaboration with committed organisations and motivated individuals on projects that deal with governance reforms, anti-corruption frameworks, and state-building efforts. Please contact us if you want to work with us….

… as a client

We frequently work with a range of international donors and clients on a variety of projects. We offer evidence-based research and analysis and a lot of experience in writing reports, textbooks, and presentations. You can read more about our recent clients here.

… as a student or researcher

As a research centre at the Hertie School in Berlin we offer classes for MPP and MIA students, supervise master’s theses and work with PhD researchers. We supervise PhD students as part of the Hertie School’s PhD in Governance program and the Berlin Graduate School of Transnational Studies. We also frequently welcome visiting PhD students. Past and current research projects supervised at ERCAS include:

  • The role of accountability in the relationship between democracy and corruption
  • Territorial politics and decentralisation in the Balkans
  • Comparative Analysis of Compliance with International Anti-Corruption Norms for GRECO Member States
  • Digitizing Collective Action: How New Technologies Support Civil Society’s Struggle against Corruption
  • Crony Capitalism & Grand Corruption