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News The Water Integrity Network Secretariat, situated in Transparency Berlin, is seeking a highly motivated intern/trainee

The Water Integrity Network (WIN) is an action oriented coalition of individuals and organizations that are able and willing to support the cause of increasing Water Integrity benefiting poor people in helping to prevent or reduce corruption in IWRM, Drinking water and sanitation, water for food and water for energy.

The overall objectives of WIN are (1) Promoting pro-poor Water Integrity practice to prevent and/or reduce corruption in the water sector, and (2) Building coalitions at local, regional and global levels to jointly improve Water Integrity (WI).

The network brings together water sector and governance actors, particularly among the CSO constituencies who will in future play a key catalytic role, not only with improving the corruption-fighting performance of public sector institutions in the water sector but also help to stimulate incorporation of anti-corruption measures in arrangements with communities and the private sector.

The overall approach of WIN comprises five main components:

  • Advocacy and communication to raise awareness, stimulate WI action and share information
  • Joint learning and sharing experience among network members and strategic partners and sharing results on Website
  • Mobilizing and facilitating coalitions of WIN members and strategic partner to maximize impact particularly at country level.
  • Facilitating, encouraging and building capacity for the development of Country Based WI Scans and WI Action Programmes
  • Monitoring and reporting on progress.

The WIN secretariat is a lean entity relying on expertise of members and partners, including the International Water and Sanitation Centre, The Stockholm International Water Institute, Transparency International, AQUAFED and regional organizations.

Description of Internship

Main function: Assisting the WIN Secretariat
Starting Date: 1st February 2009
Duration: Three months; full time Mon – Fri, with possible extension of another three months.
Remuneration: EUR 300 per month, if the internship is not sponsored by a third party
Location: Berlin, Germany

Key responsibilities:

  • Assisting the management of the WIN Secretariat in its relation with the International Steering Committee;
  • Maintenance and development of the membership database;
  • Helping produce WIN news items and newsletter;
  • Assist in documenting, electronic filing and record-keeping related to the WIN programme 2009-2010;
  • Assisting in management and updating of the WIN website;
  • Responding to requests for assistance/information by WIN members;

Knowledge, experience and skills:

  • Strong computer skills (MS OFFICE) and organizational skills required
  • Self motivating, initiative, keen to learn
  • Fluency in Spanish and/or French and English as WIN’s principal working language.
  • Exposure to other cultures and continents.
  • Preferred candidates would have some experience in supporting the organization of international workshops and seminars
  • Educational background relating to water sector or environmental management would be an advantage.

To apply:

Qualified candidates should submit via email, a cover letter and CV (in English) to:

The closing date for applications is January 10th. Applications received by this date will take priority; however, late applications will be considered if the position has not been filled. Interested candidates, whose internship is sponsored by other organisations, are encouraged to apply.

Legal requirements for the paid internship:

Due to the short notice of this announcement, EU, EEC and Swiss nationals and those with a valid work permit for Germany are encouraged to apply.

Interns must obtain their own health insurance before starting the internship, and must submit a tax card for 2009. Students of the German universities should submit documents verifying their student status.

Transparency International is an equal opportunity employer.

Contact information Transparency International (email:
News type Vacancies
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Source of information Transparency International
Geographical coverage Germany
News date 09/12/2008
Working language(s) ENGLISH