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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.
TI-DSP, a TI programme led by the UK chapter, is dedicated to fighting corruption in the defence and security sector globally. TI-DSP works with governments, defence companies, multilateral organisations, and civil society to build anti-corruption capacity and integrity across the world.TI-DSP is a small, hard working team from all around the world. We offer research, training and practical tools for a clean and accountable defence and security sector.
- Project Officer – Industry Integrity
- Consultant: Anti-corruption reform in Defence and Security sector (Arabic-speaking)
Project Officer – Industry Integrity
- Salary £25-30K dependent on experience
- Grade 2
- Permanent, full time (35 hours per week)
- 25 days holiday (in addition to public holidays)
- Location: London, UK (Borough, SE1)
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 the world’s most significant security challenges. TI Defence & Security 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.
The Industry Integrity Team is responsible for addressing corruption within the global arms trade, defence industry and military procurement. The team is seeking to address some of the most challenging corruption threats which plague the defence industry; including how to foster a genuine ‘culture’ of anti-corruption within companies and how to control undue influence of the defence industry on policy making. The team have delivered a number of projects in the past including the Defence Companies Anti-Corruption Index. Other aspects of the team’s work include government engagement, procurement and legal reform and enhancing pressure on corrupt actors.
Our team is open and collaborative, and we offer excellent team spirit and an environment in which everybody contributes. Further details of our work can be found at http://ti-defence.org/.
This role will support several research and advocacy projects within the Industry Integrity team. The team is in the first stages of conducting a study into defence industry influence on policy making in Europe and you will make a significant contribution in the further development and management of this important piece of research. You will also contribute significantly to the research for the next edition of the Defence Companies Anti-Corruption Index. This project requires extensive liaison with industry and other stakeholders, as well as high quality data collection and analysis. Although these projects will be the primary focus for this role, you will contribute to work across the team and the wider programme and this will include assisting with advocacy preparation and conducting fast time research in response to world events.
This is an exciting opportunity to have real impact. You will work as part of a dedicated international programme that is committed to fighting corruption within the defence and security sector. You will blend an international perspective, an ability to deal with complex problems and solid project implementation ability. We are looking for someone who is motivated, organised and able to work independently.
The ideal candidate will have responsibility for the delivery of specific project tasks, including liaison with stakeholders, consolidation of research inputs and primary analysis. You will draft research reports and other communication materials. We expect the candidate to contribute both practically and intellectually to the successful delivery of high-quality research and advocacy with a focus on generating real impact.
EXPERIENCE AND KNOWLEDGE
- Educated to degree level in a relevant field of the social sciences, such as security studies, international relations, political science, or governance;
- First rate research skills and familiarity with a range of social and qualitative research methodologies;
- Demonstrated ability to successfully undertake and complete research projects;
- Excellent writing, editing and communications skills, particularly in ensuring research is accessible to diverse audiences;
- Attention to detail and a desire to deliver high quality outputs;
- Demonstrated self-starter with a track record of taking the initiative;
- Excellent social and relationship building skills;
- Excellent team working skills and a record of making a positive contribution to collective outcomes.
Desirable (but not essential)
- Knowledge of the defence and security sector.
- An understanding of (anti-)corruption, governance or related subject areas;
- Work experience in a professional environment in research, policy, analytics or similar fields;
- Experience working on complex research projects end-to-end;
- European language skills (particularly French or Italian).
- A ‘self-starter’, able to quickly assimilate new information and to manage their own workload and tasks;
- Capable of demonstrating creativity in applying solutions;
- An organised individual, able to effectively contribute to project management;
- A commitment to Transparency International’s core values: Transparency, Accountability, Integrity, Solidarity, Courage, Justice and Democracy;
- No restrictions on right to work in the UK and willingness to undertake travel.
- The deadline for applications is midnight on Sunday 14th January 2018. Applicants should send the following three items, in one PDF file:
- A covering letter explaining how you meet the requirements for the role and why you are applying (1 page max);
- CV with details of relevant experience (2 pages max);
- The completed task. Please note that there may be an additional task on the day of the interview for short-listed candidates.
The defence industry exerts influence upon policy-makers in a number of ways. Although some influence, such as lawful lobbying, is an important part of an open and consultative policy-making process, undue influence upon policy-makers has led to widespread criticism.
In no more than 600 words, write an article entitled ‘The impact of defence industry influence on state policy-making’. Your article should address the issue within one country of your choosing, although you may wish to make reference to others.
Applications should be sent by e-mail to email@example.com
Please include your name and the role you are applying for in the subject line.
Interviews for short-listed candidates will commence in the week of 22 January 2018. 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. Short-listed applicants will be notified by 22nd January 2018. If you have not been notified by this date, you should assume that we do not wish to proceed further with your application. Please refrain from telephoning. Transparency International UK is an equal opportunity employer.
Consultant: Anti-corruption reform in Defence and Security sector (Arabic-speaking)
Transparency International (TI) is the 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. In conflict and fragile states, corruption features centre stage. Corruption drives conflict through entrenching inequality, it plays a key role in the power-struggle between competing groups and weakens a military’s ability to respond effectively to security threats.
TI’s Defence and Security global programme (TI-DS) is looking for enthusiastic Arabic speaking former senior military officers or defence experts to work with our programmes team to implement reform-focused projects in defence and security sectors in countries across the Middle East and North Africa region.
Your capacity to persuade a senior military/defence audience of the importance of addressing corruption and the means to do so amidst competing priorities will be vital. The role will mainly focus on delivering training on counter-corruption to military personnel at various levels, as well as advocacy to senior personnel working at the service or ministerial level. Experience in operational command, human resources, procurement or strategic communications are all highly desirable.
Successful candidates will be added to a roster of consultants who can be deployed for a variety of short-term activities, usually for a few days at a time. Consultants are expected to be able to travel, sometimes at short notice.
The primary track of activities through which experts take part in the work of TI-DS will be engaging in meetings and helping in the delivery of training and workshops. Depending on the applicant’s skills and experience, he/she may be invited to contribute further advisory support to the programme.
- Work with senior officers from various countries to identify areas for reform and training requirements and input into the development of training courses and educational anti-corruption tools
- Advocate for inclusive military reform and training programmes that address corruption risk
- Advise on TI-DS institutional reform and training activities
- Senior-level career in defence, police or border protection (OF-6 and above; or strategic leadership post in a civilian role).
- Experience in advising senior leadership within this sector and a proven track record in influencing senior stakeholders to conduct institutional reform.
- Experience in one or more of the following areas (OF-5 or above; or equivalent civilian seniority): contracting and acquisition, operational mission planning, human resource management or strategic communications/media relations.
- Subject knowledge of the political systems, actors and dynamics within the Middle East & North Africa region
- Fluency in Arabic
- Excellent command of English
- Demonstrable understanding of the causes and effects of corruption, and the relationship between corruption and insecurity.
- 3 years or more (cumulative) deployable experience on peacekeeping or international stabilisation missions. Senior command experience an advantage.
- Demonstrable experience in providing strategic advice to ministerial and international bodies on political reform.
- Experience working with non-governmental organisations or UN programme agencies.
- Working knowledge (conversational or better) of French
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, so please apply as soon as possibly. To apply, please send your CV and covering letter to firstname.lastname@example.org, with the role title (“Consultant: Anti-corruption reform in Defence and Security sector”) and your name in the subject of the email.