Jobs, consultancies and volunteering

CiFAR works at the forefront of civil society activism against stolen assets. Our work is often complex and demanding, but we strive to also make our organisation somewhere people enjoy working and are able to balance this with the rest of their lives. We’re based in Berlin, a lively and relaxed city, which is also the home to several other organisations working on good governance.

We are an equal opportunities employer and actively encourage applications from women and persons part of disadvantaged groups.

We advertise all our positions here and do not accept unsolicited applications.

Open positions

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS | Policy and Network Coordinator (Part time, 0.6 FTE)

We are currently looking for a Policy and Network Coordinator to join our growing team. The role of this person will be to lead our outreach to policymakers, support our partner civil society organisations to engage nationally and regionally on policy initiatives, follow up on case and thematic working groups, and develop regional and global civil society-led policy initiatives.

Application closing date: 15 June 2023, 18:00 Berlin time, with interviews expected shortly after.

Find out more and apply here.


We regularly publish calls for external consultants for our projects in this section.

Capacity Building Coordinator (consultancy)

CiFAR has engaged with civil society partners in Mozambique, Brazil, Kenya, Angola and Moldova since 2019 to support them in building advocacy strategies around asset recovery reform and advancement of cases. This has included conducting capacity building programmes, joint advocacy initiatives and country analysis. CiFAR plans to build on these efforts in the coming years, with the purpose of further increasing the voice of civil society in asset recovery and making asset recovery more transparent and accountable in these countries. This consultancy aims at providing capacity building support across our focus countries.

  • Working hours: ca. 16 hours a week
  • Location: Remote
  • Fee: USD 1000 per month, including taxes
  • Duration: 22 months
  • Application closing date: 30 June, 2023 11pm CET

Read more and apply here.



We are currently looking for new board members to provide strategic direction and oversee the work of the organization. We are focussing on recruiting an investigative journalist to join our board to provide strategic direction to our investigative work.

Read more and apply here.

In general we look for volunteers who are interested in:

  • Researching ongoing asset recovery processes
  • Blogging on asset recovery

We occasionally look for volunteer support also for support with specific tasks.

If you would like to volunteer with us, please send an email to info@cifar.eu telling us how you would be interested in volunteering with us and the time commitment you could give.