Job Posting: EU Advocacy Lead of The Financial Transparency Coalition
May 21st, 2013
May 21st, 2013
Do you care about stamping out corruption, money laundering and tax dodging? The Financial Transparency Coalition (formerly the Task Force on Financial Integrity and Economic Development) is looking for a dynamic individual, with a proven track record of achieving policy change, and ‘intelligence’ of the EU/Brussels environment and structure. This is an exciting opportunity to lead EU advocacy on an influential advocacy campaign to curb illicit financial flows. Further information about the Coalition can be found at www.financialtransparency.org
The next 18 months present important opportunities to influence EU legislation: The EU is now in a process to update its anti-money laundering directive, including by taking steps to increase transparency over the ownership of companies. Moreover the European Commission has launched an action plan to crack down on tax evasion and avoidance. There is also movement on the long stalled revision to the savings tax directive, which provides an opportunity to push for further steps automatic exchange of information.
This position involves leading the Coalition’s advocacy towards the EU. The successful candidate will lead an advocacy campaign towards the European Union’s review of the Anti-Money Laundering Directive (75%), and the Coalition’s advocacy towards the EU on other Coalition related areas (25%)
Office and reporting: The advocacy lead will be hosted by the European Network on Debt and Development (Eurodad) in Brussels, and work closely with a policy team of Coalition members in Europe and the Coalition Manager in Washington DC.
Contract details: 18 months full-time contract with a possibility of extension, depending on performance and funding. There is a probation period of 3 months. Gross yearly salary of € 46,145 –€ 48,025, depending on experience. In addition there is a package of benefits including daily meal vouchers, hospitalisation insurance, travel insurance and contribution to pension plan.
Please carefully read the key responsibilities and requirements, and the instructions below. We have designed these instructions to reduce the administrative burden on our teams so we can devote more time to our vital work. Therefore, we regret that we will ONLY accept applications that respect these instructions and will exclude applicants who submit general cover letters.
Send your CV (two pages maximum) with a cover letter of 2 pages or less in English. This cover letter should:
Send your cover letter and CV:
a) By e-mail only to firstname.lastname@example.org Please format the subject line as “job application advocacy lead”.
b) Please give the two files the following names: Surname_CV and Surname_Cover [so if Peter Bloggs applied for a job we would expect files with the following names: Bloggs_CV and Bloggs_Cover]
Application deadline: 9 June before midnight Brussels time.
We will not be able to reply to all candidates. If you have not heard from us by 24 June, this means your application has been unsuccessful.
About the Financial Transparency Coalition:
The Coalition is a consortium of research and advocacy organisations and governments, Coalition members work together to implement the following five measures that would benefit the poor in developing nations and stabilise financial institutions in developed nations:
Six non-profit organisations are represented in the Coordinating Committee (CoCom) of the Coalition: Christian Aid, Eurodad, Global Financial Integrity/Center for International Policy, Global Witness, Tax Justice Network and Transparency International.
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