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Transparency International (TI) is a civil society organisation leading the global fight against corruption.Through more than 100 national chapters worldwide and an international secretariat in Berlin, Germany, TI raises awareness of the damaging effects of corruption, and works with partners in government, business, and civil society to develop and implement effective measures to tackle it.

Transparency International Defence & Security (TI-DS) is a global programme of Transparency International dedicated to fighting corruption in the defence and security sector globally. We work with governments, civil society, multilateral organisations, and defence companies to work towards a world with open governments served by transparent defence institutions that are accountable to ordinary people and whose primary purpose is the protection of all citizens. We’re a diverse and ambitious team with a wide range of backgrounds, from government and public service, to the military, academia and civil society.

Vacancies


MEL Consultant – TI Defence and Security

 

The failure of many countries to provide security and justice for their people, or to forge stable and predictable relationships with their neighbours, is a root cause of some of some of the world’s most significant security challenges.  TI Defence & Security (TI-DS) is working towards a world in which governments, the armed forces and arms transfers are transparent, accountable and free from corruption. We seek reforms toward open governments served by transparent defence institutions that are accountable to ordinary people and whose primary purpose is the protection of all citizens.

TI-DS works across three themes: with developed and emerging powers to create global standards for the governance of military power; on conflict and insecurity – to ensure policy makers recognise the threat corruption poses to peace and to reduce defence corruption in a fragile and conflict affected states; and tackling corruption in the global arms trade. The team produces two global indices – the Government Defence Anti-Corruption Index and the Defence Companies Index – and undertakes a mix of research, training and advocacy across 100+ countries.

Purpose and Objectives:

We’re seeking an experienced MEL consultant(s) or organisation to support us in developing a comprehensive MEL framework for our £7m. programme. The consultant will facilitate a conversation on our theory of change and impact: what we are aiming for; how we approach learning; and what programme culture we require to get there. This will lead into the design and building of a programme wide MEL strategy and framework, incorporating the activities, outputs and outcomes across our 10 donors. The consultant will produce tools and methods to track and share results and impact at all levels, across the three thematic portfolios and programme-wide. The consultant will work with the team and programme leads to embed the MEL tools and methods into everyday activities so that impact can be regularly measured and assessed and learning is continuously fed back into programme activities.

Timeframe: 3 to 6 months.

Aims:

Guiding questions:

To apply

Closing date: 30 September 2018.

Applicants should email jobs@transparency.org.uk with the following (preferably in pdf format):

Please include your name and the role(s) you are applying for in the subject line.

All applicants must have the right to work in the UK.

Please note that due to the very high volume of applications we receive, we greatly regret that we are unable to send personalised acknowledgements or give feedback on applications. If you do not hear from us by the 5 October 2018 you should assume that that you have not been shortlisted. Only applications with both of the requested components will be considered.

We are welcoming bids for two consultancy contracts for two different programmes in our organisation. Interested person(s) or organisations are welcome to submit expressions of interest for one or both roles.

Transparency International UK is an equal opportunity employer


 

Research Consultant – Military Involvement in the Nigerian Elections

Strengthening the Accountability of the Nigerian Defence Sector (SANDS) project:

The SANDS project, implemented by Transparency International Defence and Security and the Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC) aims to reduce corruption risks and strengthen accountability in the Nigerian defence sector. It holds two broad objectives: to increase political and military commitments to defence accountability through increased public debate; and to build capacity of the defence institutions and related state bodies to effectively develop, contribute to, and monitor anti-corruption reforms processes in the sector.

The SANDs project has undertaken several research pieces and reports. The latest – titled ‘Camouflaged Cash: How ‘Security Votes Fuel Corruption in Nigeria’ was published in May 2018. Our research aims to include practical recommendations that influence policy makers and provide civil society with well-evidenced data to engage in public debate.

Background

Like the 2015 elections, the 2019 polls will determine the economic and political shape of Africa’s largest economy. In early 2019, Nigerians will elect their next president, 29 governors out of 36 states and all federal and state legislators. The pre-election period comes within the context of a deteriorating security situation across the country. Despite advances against the Boko Haram insurgency, herdsmen and farmers conflict continues to claim numerous casualties, Niger Delta criminality still affects Nigerian oil output and general insecurity creates a sense of insecurity and state failure.

Nigerian security agencies will be a crucial actor in ensuring that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is able to organise elections with the critical minimum of credibility. In 2014, INEC identified thirteen sets of security issues during the election cycle, including: attacks on security personnel on election duties; intimidation of voters; snatching of election materials; and kidnapping and assassination of political opponents among others.

Numerous defence and security actors have a long history of involvement in Nigerian electoral processes. Since the return to civilian rule in 1999, security agencies have retained considerable political and operational influence over the electoral processes at the federal and state level.

On the one hand, security services are essential to support electoral policing functions. On the other, there is a long tradition of political meddling of security actors and the interference of security providers in the upcoming elections is a real possibility. The 2019 elections may be decisively influenced by the intensity and kind of involvement that the security agencies choose to have.

Purpose & Objectives

Working research title

“Involvement of the Nigerian Security Services in the 2019 electoral process: guardian or threat to democracy?”

 

Objective of research:

To examine the role of the Nigerian security sector in the 2019 electoral process, with a focus on the Nigerian Army, Navy and Airforce.

 

Anticipated Scope of Research

 

Expected deliverables:

The research publish date is end November 2018, pending consultant availability.

 

Researcher profile

 

To apply

Applicants should email cislac@cislacnigeria.net and jobs@transparency.org.uk with the following (preferably in pdf format):

Please include your name and the role you are applying for in the subject line.

Please note that due to the very high volume of applications we receive, we greatly regret that we may be unable to send personalised acknowledgements or give feedback on applications. If you do not hear from us by the 5 October 2018 you should assume that that you have not been shortlisted. Only applications with both of the requested components will be considered.

Start Date: ASAP

Duration: 8-12 weeks

Closing date for applications: 28 September 2018.


Researchers and Peer Reviewers: Government Defence Anti-Corruption Index (Middle East and North Africa)

 

Transparency International (TI) is the world’s leading non-governmental, global, anti-corruption civil society organisation, with over 90 politically non-partisan chapters. TI-DS works with governments, defence companies, multilateral organisations and civil society to prevent corruption in defence, and to build anti-corruption capacity and integrity in defence establishments across the world.

The Government Defence Anti-Corruption Index (GI) is the first global analysis of corruption risks in defence establishments. Its two iterations published in 2013 and in 2015 generated a high degree of press and media attention, and have been used by governments to improve their anti-corruption practices in defence institutions.

TI Defence & Security is looking for:

The core of the index methodology consists of a lead country assessor scoring and providing detailed answers to 76 questions spanning a range of corruption risks relevant to the defence and security sector. The research requires the assessors to engage with primary sources. The assessor will also be required to write a short summary ofthe main findings based on the filled-in questionnaire as well as a summary of relevant political and social context.

The country assessment requires a commitment of around 12 weeks to complete the research. The peer review process requires a commitment of around 4 weeks. Remuneration to be agreed on appointment, dependent upon experience.

Profile:

 

Application Closing Date: 15 June 2018 (applications to be reviewed on a rolling basis)

Job Start Date: ASAP (for country assessors)

Duration: 12 weeks

 

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, so please apply as soon as possible. To apply, please send your CV, a cover letter, a writing sample, and a response to a question of your choice from the GI (please find the questions for the GI 2015 online, here) to GI@transparency.org.

Please state in the subject line of the email “[INSERT COUNTRY NAME]: Government Defence Anti-Corruption Index”.

Within the email please indicate the country assessment and role you are applying for.

 


Call for Applications: International Member of the Independent Defence Anti-Corruption Committee (NAKO)

 

 Country: Ukraine

Engagement type: Committee membership; appx. 1 week per quarter

Notice type: Call for applications

Issue date: 11/6/18

Closing date: 15 July 2018, but applicants will be considered on a rolling basis

Honorarium: £1,800 per quarter

 

Tackling corruption and building integrity in Ukraine’s national defence establishments is vital for the country’s security, stability and prosperity. Efforts are underway to tackle defence sector corruption through international training and capacity building efforts, and this should be supported with independent, external monitoring of corruption risks and reform.

 

The Independent Defence Anti-Corruption Committee (Nezalezhny Antikorrupciynii Komitet z pytan oborony, or “NAKO”) is a joint initiative established by Ukrainian activists, journalists and international experts to fight corruption in the Ukrainian defence sector. Established in October 2016, it has already had an impact – for example, helping to secure an audit of Ukroboronprom; overseeing the integrity of medical procurement; and influencing government policy. Its approach enables civil society – including women and other marginalised groups – to have a strong, expert voice in defence reform debates. The Committee helps promote transparency and strengthen accountability in defence institutions. NAKO combines local knowledge of corruption challenges in defence with international expertise on good practice in defence anti-corruption and integrity.

 

NAKO is an initiative of Transparency International, a global civil society organisation leading the fight against corruption. Through more than 100 Chapters worldwide, TI raises awareness of the damaging effects of corruption and works with partners in government, business and civil society to develop and implement effective measures to tackle it. NAKO is supported by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the UK Department for International Development, and the Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs. You can find out more about the NAKO, including its strategy, mandate and terms of reference, on its website.

 

Role Description

 

This is an extraordinary opportunity for an individual who is passionate about integrity and accountability in the defence sector, and who has a proven track record of leadership and expertise in this area.

 

There are six members of the NAKO, three nationals and three internationals. We are currently seeking an international member of NAKO, and are particularly seeking a candidate with senior level military experience.

Ideal candidates will have:

 

 

 

Our expectations of the members is that they will:

 

Application process

 

Interested candidates should please provide a CV and brief covering letter to: jobs@transparency.org.uk

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.