Collective Action Manager, South Asia Lead – Copenhagen, Denmark

Location: Copenhagen

Reports to: MACN CEO

Contract: Permanent contract

Period: 1 July – 23 September 2021


The Maritime Anti-Corruption Network (MACN) is a global non-for-profit business network working towards the vision of a maritime industry free of corruption that enables fair trade to the benefit of society at large. Established in 2011 by a small group of committed maritime companies, MACN has grown to include over 150 companies globally, and has become one of the pre-eminent examples of Collective Action to tackle corruption.

MACN collaborates with key stakeholders, including business, governments, civil society, and international organizations to identify and mitigate the root causes of corruption in the maritime sector. To meet this objective, MACN implements Collective Action projects at port level that address both the supply and demand side of corruption. Several stakeholders, including the UN, OECD, DANIDA, Siemens Integrity initiative, UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Transparency International, corporate foundations and government agencies have recognized and financially supported MACN’s efforts to facilitate trade and combat corruption in the global maritime supply chain.


The Collective Action Manager will work in close cooperation with Associate Director for Global Operations & Industry Engagement and Associate Director for Collective Action & Partnership Development, communication resources, and MACN local Collective Action partners. The position will be primarily responsible for project execution of MACNs work in South Asia, and will lead and oversee the MACN South Asia Collective Action initiative covering India, Pakistan and Bangladesh. Responsibilities will include compliance tool development, public-private sector collaborations, and in-country project execution. The position requires up to 80 days international travel and regional travel across South Asia.


Project Implementation:

  • Lead Collective Action projects and manage a team of internal staff, project partners and external contractors
  • Lead, govern and oversee grant funded projects with established project work plans including working closely with MACN’s local partners to ensure success of the projects. This includes frequent travels to the countries in the area of responsibility and to engage with local project partners and external stakeholders.

Stakeholder Engagement

  • Plan and execute stakeholder engagement with the maritime industry, government representatives and civil society
  • Engage with the maritime industry beyond the MACN membership, driving and promoting MACN’s work and vision.
  • Supporting engagement and recruitment of regional companies to participate in MACN Collective Action initiatives.
  • Building a strong network of regional research-institutions and Anti-Corruption focused NGOs to promote partnerships for implementation and/or scale of MACN Collective Action projects.

Thought-leadership and External Communication

  • Report and communicate project results and impact through external communication and donor reports
  • Keep up with the latest developments in MACN’s areas of expertise and contribute to MACN’s published thought leadership.
  • Coordinate with the MACN communication lead to regularly review and suggest updates for website content on MACN as needed (homepage, events, articles, reports, etc.).
  • Act as the spokesperson for the Collective Action projects which fall under this position, speak at external events and conferences to promote MACNs work and mission.


  • 5-10 years of international project management and/or transport and logistics experience.
  •  Min. Bachelors degree in a relevant field such as shipping, International Development, Law, Development Economics, Transport and Maritime related fields or other relevant area
  • Experience in anti-corruption, bribery compliance, Collective Action methodologies or related fields
  • Experience from managing complex grant projects, including donor reporting, financial management, auditing and overall grant compliance
  • Experience from working in South Asia, and international field work
  • Experience from facilitating public-private sector dialogue and engagement with civil society
  • Experience from the transport and logistics sector, and in particular the maritime and port sector
  • Ability to operate effectively and sensitively in a cross-cultural environment.
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to juggle multiple project deadlines.
  • High ethical standards and commitment to MACNs mission
  • Fluency in English required, and additional languages are a plus