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Wir suchen: Projektmanager für DIGIWHIST – ein Projekt mit Schwerpunkt Transparenz, Korruptionsbekämpfung und Whistleblowing

- January 27, 2015 in Featured, Jobs, OKF Deutschland, Open Knowledge Foundation, Transparency, Whistleblowing

8210336893_c76839a169_b Halbe Stelle, Festanstellung für die gesamte Projektlaufzeit von drei Jahren, Gehalt nach Öffentlichem Dienst Berlin E13 Stufe 3, Bewerbungen bis 20. Februar 2015 Die Open Knowledge Foundation Deutschland (e.V.) ist eine der führenden NGOs im Bereich Freies Wissen, Offene Daten und Transparenz in Deutschland. Viele unserer Projekte gelten als Pionierarbeiten, unsere Expertise wird von Regierungen, Anbietern wie Nutzern Offener Daten geschätzt und wir sind ein wichtiger Förderer der deutschen Open Data Community. Wir suchen zum 1. März 2015 einen Projekmanager für das H2020 EU-Forschungsprojekt „The Digital Whistleblower. Fiscal Transparency, Risk Assessment and Impact of Good Governance Policies Assessed (DIGIWHIST)”. Ziel von DIGIWHIST ist es, das öffentliche Auftragswesen transparenter und effizienter zu gestalten sowie Whistleblower zu unterstützen, um Korruption zu bekämpfen. Unser Arbeitsschwerpunkt im Projekt ist die Konzeption und Entwicklung von Transparenzwerkzeugen. Zu Deinen Aufgaben gehören
  • Das administrative und koordinierende Tagesgeschäft im Management des geförderten EU-Forschungsprojektes
  • Die Kommunikation innerhalb des Konsortiums
  • Das Finanz- und Berichtsmanagement und seine Abwicklung
  • Die Entwicklung und Umsetzung des Projektplans
  • Die Unterstützung der Dissemination
Was wir bieten
  • Spielraum für Mitgestaltung beim Aufbau einer dynamischen und gut sichtbaren NGO
  • Ein junges und motiviertes Team, das sich auf Dich freut
  • Ein spannendes Arbeitsumfeld in Berlin, mit flexiblen Arbeitszeiten und netter Büroatmosphäre
  • Einbettung in das internationale OKF-Netzwerk
  • Möglichkeiten zur Weiterbildung und Teilnahme an Konferenzen
Was wir erwarten
  • Abgeschlossenes Hochschulstudium (Master oder Diplom)
  • Mindestens 2 Jahre Berufserfahrung, idealerweise im NGO-Umfeld
  • Identifikation mit unseren Vereinszielen Vereinszielen
  • Präsenz im Berliner Büro und Lust auf Teamarbeit
  • Erfahrungen in Bezug auf Projekt- und Finanzmanagement
  • Sicheres Auftreten und hohe soziale und kommunikative Kompetenz
  • Eigenständige und strukturierte Arbeitsweise
  • Fähigkeit zu Priorisieren und Deadlines einzuhalten
  • Gute Deutsch- und Englischkenntnisse in Wort und Schrift
  • Wissenschaftliche Arbeitsweise sowie einschlägige Erfahrung mit Recherche und dem Verfassen von Texten und Dokumentationen (Englisch)
  • Keine Scheu, sich in unterschiedliche Online-Werkzeuge einzuarbeiten
  • Idealerweise Kenntnisse im Bereich digitale Transparenz und Korruptionsbekämpfung
  • Thematische Affinität zu Open Data, Transparenz, Whistleblowing, und verwandten Themenfeldern, sowie erste Arbeitserfahrungen in einem EU-Forschungsverbundprojekt ist ein Plus
Bitte schicke uns Deine Bewerbung inkl. Deiner Gehaltsvorstellung per E-Mail an getinvolved@okfn.de und daniel.dietrich@okfn.org, der Dir auch für Rückfragen zur Verfügung steht. Projektbeschreibung: “The central objective of DIGIWHIST is to combine the provision of data on public spending with actionable indicators and provide a whistleblower reporting channel that strengthens accountability and transparency of public administration. In particular, it aims at improving trust in governments and efficiency of public spending across Europe through the systematic collection, analysis, and broad dissemination of information on public procurement and on mechanisms that increase accountability of public officials in all EU and some neighbouring countries. Availability of such information can provide an effective tool to private actors such as NGOs, academia, and businesses to ensure that governments are accountable and transparent in their management of public resources, especially when an effective whistleblower reporting channel also underpins accountability.” See our press release.

Open Knowledge Foundation Germany awarded H2020 project to improve transparency in public spending and support whistleblowing

- January 27, 2015 in Anti-corruption, Open Data, Open Knowledge Foundation, Public Procurement, Public Spending, Transparency, Whistleblowing

horizon2020_0 Horizon 2020 project DIGIWHIST to build a digital whistleblowing platform and help improve transparency in public spending Berlin – 25.01.2014 – The tell-tale signs of public spending gone wrong are easy to spot. For example, an airport that is many years behind schedule and billions of Euro over budget, or a highway which leads to nowhere. What has been harder up to now is to how to shine a light on the problem and engage civil society in helping to curb it. The Open Knowledge Foundation Germany has just been awarded a new Horizon 2020 research project, DIGIWHIST, which aims to do just that. The full project name is: The Digital Whistleblower:  Fiscal Transparency, Risk Assessment and Impact of Good Governance Policies Assessed (DIGIWHIST) and will run for 3 years (March 2015 – February 2018). Open Knowledge Foundation Germany is in charge of the development of digital transparency tools.  The total amount of the grant is 3,026,360 Euro. The central objective of DIGIWHIST is to improve trust in governments and efficiency of public spending across Europe by empowering civil society, investigative journalists and civil servants with the information and tools they need to increase transparency in public spending and thus accountability of public officials in all EU and in some neighbouring countries. Specifically, the project will create several interactive transparency tools intended for use by civil society, investigative journalists, and civil servants:
  • national procurement portals and mobile apps allowing users to do four key things:  1) making the database and documentation downloadable, 2) providing easy to use interactive analytic tools, and 3) making it possible for users to contribute data and 4) allowing for anonymous whistleblower reports and freedom of information requests;
  • a European transparency legislation observatory similar to the national procurement portals which allows users to access and understand existing legal frameworks related to public procurement;
  • an easy-to-use risk assessment software for public authorities, which will be based on the indicators developed by DIGIWHIST, to assess corruption risks in their public procurement procedures.
Returning to the example of the airport, an investigative journalist who would like to understand more about the airport project could visit the DIGIWHIST platform and look up the public body overseeing the construction or a construction firm involved in the process. The information on the platform would include whether the public body has complied with public procurement laws, or whether the firm’s tendering behaviour has posed a corruption risk. This journalist could then file a report with the appropriate government agency to get more information on the project or even file a whistleblowing report if they have evidence of corrupt actions. “Our research has proved that only the combination of engaged civic actors plus legislative instruments work in fighting corruption,” says Professor Mungiu-Pippidi, chair of the European Research Centre for Anti-Corruption and State Building Research. “For example, Freedom of Information Acts (FOIAs) are more effective when civil society is empowered to use them and hold governments accountable for corrupt actions.” “To effectively fight corruption, we need to support the whole transparency spectrum: from open data, access to information, whistle-blower protection and active support for whistleblowers to freedom of expression and freedom of the press”, says Daniel Dietrich, Chairman of the Open Knowledge Foundation Germany. “We are proud to be part of the WIGIWHIST project and looking forward developing outcomes that have real impact.” The consortium, led by the University of Cambridge, includes ERCAS (Hertie School of Governance), Corruption Research Centre Budapest, Hungary; Datlab, Prague, Czech Republic; Open Knowledge Foundation Deutschland, Berlin, Germany; and Transcrime (Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore) organised crime research centre, Milan, Italy. DIGIWHIST builds extensively on the partners’ prior innovative work in this area, particularly EU FP7 ANTICORRP. “As part of our research on public procurement for the ANTICORRP project we have shown that EU funds are particularly susceptible to corruption – up to one-third more than national funds,” explained project coordinator Dr. Mihaly Fazekas. “With DIGIWHIST we will be able to build tools to empower civil society and investigative journalists to both pull back the curtain on irregular public spending and to report irregularities.” Fazekas and his team at the Corruption Research Centre Budapest have already shown that in the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary, EU funds (ie, Cohesion Funds) are at a 33% higher risk of being distributed irregularly than national funds. Based on their analysis, they have developed three indicators of corruption including one on political corruption. European civil society groups, investigative journalists and civil servants involved in or concerned about transparency in public spending are welcomed to contact the project for more information. Contact for press queries and for general information: Daniel Dietrich, Chairman of the board. Contact details: presse@okfn.de, +49 30 57703666 0 The Open Knowledge Foundation Germany is a pioneering an award winning Civil Society Organisation working on different aspects of the digital age, with a strong focus on open government, open data and transparency, we also do work on civic tech, digital democracy, citizen engagement, open aid, open GLAM, open science and the digital commons. www.okfn.de