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Project Manager (for Anti-Corruption Collective Action)

Basel Institute on Governance

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Project Manager (for Anti-Corruption Collective Action)

Basel Institute on Governance
Steinenring 60 | 4051 Basel, Switzerland | +41 61 205 55 11
info@baselgovernance.org | www.baselgovernance.org


Project Manager for Anti-Corruption Collective Action

Employment location: Basel, Switzerland

Employment rate: 80-100%

Start date: January 2017 or earliest availability

Organisation: Basel Institute on Governance Division The International Centre for Collective Action (ICCA)

Reporting: to Head of Compliance and Collective Action

Eligibility: Swiss work permit holder preferred

International Centre for Collective Action (ICCA)
The International Centre for Collective Action (ICCA) was founded by the Basel Institute on Governance
in 2012 with a view to further strengthening the Institute’s on-going commitment to supporting
businesses’ fight against corruption through Collective Action. In June 2013 the B20 (the B20 refers to
businesses that are engaged in interacting with government representatives of the G20 countries),
awarded the Basel Institute the task of creating and managing the Anti-Corruption Collective Action
Hub, in partnership with the UN Global Compact (UNGC). The Hub’s mission is to identify and analyse
Collective Action initiatives and serve as a centre of excellence for utilizing Collective Action strategies.
Collective Action in an anti-corruption context engages business, government and civil society to work
together to address corruption in both the private and public sectors. The Basel Institute is
implementing this programme through the ICCA.

Over the last 10 years, Collective Action initiatives against corruption and money laundering have been
initiated, facilitated and developed by the Basel Institute together with various partners. Examples of
Collective Action range across global cross-sectoral initiatives such as the World Economic Forum
Partnering against Corruption Initiative; global or national industry specific initiatives in the transport &
energy, the defence, the arts trade and the financial sectors, as well as national cross-sectoral
initiatives such as the High Level Reporting Mechanisms in Columbia, Panama and Ukraine.

Role and responsibilities

Project management of the ICCA’s Collective Action projects, including financial and written reporting to donors; grant and proposal writing as may be required. Fostering and managing relationships with
partner organizations ensuring they meet their obligations on the respective projects. • Working with the Head of the ICCA to support the development of current Collective Action initiatives that are being facilitated by the ICCA in various industry sectors, organizing the meetings, and taking
minutes, liaising with companies currently involved in ICCA Collective Actions as well as other
stakeholders. • Promoting the work of the ICCA through: Events (organizing or participating in conferences or similar); the B20 Hub website; twitter; blog postings etc.; maintaining and further developing the content of
the websites. • Conducting research and analysis on anti-corruption Collective Action and identifying current research conducted by others to further develop the ICCA into the knowledge centre on the subject.

Profile and competencies

A University degree in Swiss law preferred, economics, politics may be considered.
Experience of corporate compliance and knowledge of international anti-corruption required.

Depending on knowledge and experience the position may start as an internship on a research project
with a view to a long-term contract, subject to performance.

We are looking for a self-starter capable of working efficiently and sometimes under pressure; excellent
English and German writing skills are a must and under minimal supervision; good interpersonal and oral
communication skills; the ability to initiate and develop ideas to promote Collective Action and speak
authoritatively on the subject to various audiences. English mother tongue or bilingual German-English
preferred. Additional languages would be an advantage. Readiness to engage with a multi-cultural
office, independently as well as within a team of anti-corruption and related specialists from around the
world, and flexibility to undertake occasional travel, locally and internationally.

For further information, please contact:

Ms Gemma Aiolfi
Head of Compliance and Collective Action, Basel Institute on Governance

Please send your written application, including a cover letter and a complete CV as well as contact
details of three professional references, by email by 14 November 2016 to:

Mr Matthias Wilde
Basel Institute on Governance matthias.wilde@baselgovernance.org