Programme Officer

Basel Institute on Governance Programme officer

The Basel Institute on Governance is an international and independent not-for-profit organisation working worldwide with the public and private sectors to counter corruption and other financial crimes and to improve the quality of governance. As a Swiss foundation with headquarters in Basel, the Basel Institute maintains field operations in Africa, Eastern Europe and Latin America. The Basel Institute is an Associated Institute of the University of Basel.

The Basel Institute’s Green Corruption programme focuses on applying our in-house expertise and experience in relation to the prevention of corruption and the enforcement of anti-corruption and anti-money laundering standards to the environmental sector. The programme covers corruption and financial crime related to the illegal trade in wildlife, forestry and timber products, fish and mining.

The role

The Green Corruption programme is looking for a Programme Officer to support the administrative management of existing and future projects. We are looking for an exceptionally motivated, highly reliable, flexible and driven individual who is able to work independently.

The Officer will work with the Programme Support and Development Officer as well as the Basel Institute’s centrally managed operations teams (Finance and HR) to administer grants, including financial tracking, forecasting, reporting and recruitment, and support programme implementation through background research. Separately, the Officer will also support the Programme Support and Development Officer and other team members to prepare and comply with programme acquisition documentation.

The Programme Officer reports to the Programme Support and Development Officer of the Green Corruption programme.

Key roles and responsibilities

Financial management

  • Monitor and control expenditure against programme budgets, conduct financial forecasting and contribute to quarterly financial reporting.
  • Ensure financial transactions are conducted according to donor regulations.
  • Ensure sufficient supporting documentation is obtained and transmitted for all financial transactions at HQ and in-country projects, in line with Basel Institute’s policies and procedures and donor regulations.


  • Support programmatic technical reports by collating, editing, and formatting the reports according to donor regulations.
  • Ensure sufficient and timely M&E evidence collection from the programme team, in line with the donor-approved log frame/M&E plan.
  • Support programme team in publications and other written outputs of the projects.

Administration and operations support

  • Support the organisation of the Green Corruption programme’s events (webinar, training, workshop, FGD, etc.), at the HQ and in-country projects, including a programmatic and financial arrangement of the events.
  • Provide administrative support on the recruitment and deployment of staff and consultants, such as ToR drafting, purchase of equipment and supplies, etc.
  • Ensure proper filling of program files.
  • Contribute to the collection of supporting documents for grant applications.
  • Assist in-country project teams to comply with various administrative requirements of the Institute and the donor.
  • Support other Basel Institute development efforts in the country of expertise.

Experience and skills

  • University degree in law, political sciences, international relations, public or business management, or other relevant fields.
  • At least 3 years of experience administering development programmes, with preferable programmes funded by UK FCDO.
  • Experience in costing and budgeting as well as financial management for development projects.
  • Experience writing operational reports and funding proposals.
  • Experience working on development projects in the areas of anti-corruption, governance or the environment is not a requirement but definite advantage.
  • Fluency in spoken and written English; other languages from priority countries (Latam, Uganda, Malawi, Indonesia) an advantage.
  • Experience with M&E is an advantage.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, remotely and across time zones while maintaining close contact with the team, communicating transparently and proactively, and reliably adhering to timelines.

Apply by 15 August. Send your CV to [email protected].