The Chr. Michelsen Institute seeks two experienced professionals with expertise in anti-corruption and governance to contribute to the U4 Anti-Corruption Resource Centre.

Do you want to contribute to a vibrant programme of research, training, and communications on corruption, anti-corruption and development? Would you like to build your knowledge and influence policy and practice in these areas?

Your expertise

We are especially interested to hear from you if you can offer experience in:

  • Development assistance monitoring and evaluation
  • Fragile states initiatives
  • Sector work
  • Training and facilitation

You will primarily work on the U4 programme at CMI, which has on-going funding, but you will also mobilise additional resources for thematically relevant projects.

Your tasks

Your main responsibilities will include:

  • Your own and commissioned applied research on corruption/anti-corruption and development
  • Developing thematic online resources
  • Proactive research communication
  • Developing and delivering workshops and online courses


We will consider your application based on these criteria:

  • Demonstrated substantial professional experience in development policy and/or practice relevant to anti-corruption and good governance
  • A Master’s degree is required, PhD is an advantage
  • A record of operationally-relevant research, writing and/or publication relevant to anti-corruption and good governance in a development setting
  • Training and facilitation experience, online or in person
  • Fluency in English, including excellent writing skills
  • Good research communication skills
  • Proficiency in French, Arabic or Spanish is an advantage
  • Experience in development aid programming an advantage
  • Experience in project oversight and budget management an advantage

Personal qualities

We think you will fit well in our team, if you recognise yourself in the following points:

  • Desire to influence development policy and practice and to engage with development practitioners ‘in the field’
  • Self-starting, creative, hard-working, flexible, and service-minded
  • Ability to work well in teams and independently

What we offer

At CMI and U4 you will have an exciting opportunity to combine knowledge generation with policy influence, and a strong and inspiring working relationship with bilateral donors who are committed to improving their impact on corruption.

You will be part of the leading multidisciplinary development research institute in Scandinavia. You will travel regularly to work directly with development actors around the world.

We offer a competitive salary based on qualifications, reflecting CMI’s pay scale.

Dependent on your experience and qualifications, if successful, your position may be at either advisor- or senior advisor level.

How to apply

You can apply by e-mail only. Please include:

  1. Application letter outlining your main qualifications, research agenda and their match with U4 and CMI priorities (maximum 2 pages)
  2. Your available start date
  3. CV
  4. Three references, including phone numbers and e-mail addresses

20 November 2015

Cite “U4 advisor” as subject and send your application to:

If you have any questions, please e-mail:

We will conduct interviews in December 2015 and January 2016.

Successful applicants may start from early 2016 onwards.

Who we are

The Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI) is an independent development research institute in Bergen, Norway. We generate and communicate research-based knowledge relevant for fighting poverty, advancing human rights, and promoting sustainable social development.

CMI is home to the U4 Anti-Corruption Resource Centre (U4) – specialised in assisting development agencies in their anti-corruption efforts. U4 provides operationally-relevant research, training, communications, and a helpdesk. The centre receives funding from the U4 Partnership: the development agencies and/or foreign affairs ministries of Australia, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Norway, Sweden, Switzerlandand the United Kingdom.