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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.

Vacancies

Deputy Director

MENA Regional Project/Programme Manager

TI-DS Deputy Director

Overview:

  • Role reports to Director
  • Salary: dependent on experience
  • Full-time permanent
  • 25 days holiday (in addition to public holidays)
  • Location: London, UK (Borough, SE1)

INTRODUCTION

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 and 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.

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.

ROLE PROFILE

We are looking for a permanent Deputy Director. This is an excellent opportunity to join a dynamic and hands on anti-corruption organisation and drive the expansion of an exciting area of work in TI. The Defence & Security Programme is well established within the TI movement and among leading governments. We enjoy a strong reputation, and the potential to grow in several interesting directions. This year we have plans to expand our team to create an international network of staff housed in other TI chapters. The role would particularly suit someone who combines drive and ambition, with experience of delivering through a diverse team in multiple locations.

KEY DUTIES

The successful applicant will provide operational leadership for TI’s international network of staff working on defence and security. You will ensure that the geographically dispersed team is delivering to its full potential – well managed, well-funded, and well-coordinated.  Depending on your previous experience, you will focus on developing instrumental relationships with governments, industry, the development community, and/or international organisations – formulating new policy positions and acting as a powerful external advocate for TI’s work. You will also oversee TI DS’s most complex project – the Government Defence Anti-Corruption Index.  The next iteration of the GI will be released in 2018. You will ensure robust project management is in place and galvanise the whole DSP network in support.

EXPERIENCE & KNOWLEDGE

Essential

  • Leadership skills or strong leadership potential, with demonstrated experience of taking ownership and responsibility for the successful delivery of complex projects or teams;
  • Extensive relevant work experience in at least one of the following areas: the military, the defence sector, security policy, security sector reform, or governance.
  • Excellent people and communication skills; including the ability to work effectively in international and across different cultures. With a proven ability to engage and advise sensitively and effectively at senior levels where required.
  • Skilled at networking and initiating and building strong working relationships with individuals and organisations outside of TI;
  • An understanding of (anti-)corruption or some relevant experience working in country of environment of high corruption risk.
  • A proven ability to manage and allocate resources in an effective manner.
  • A strong interest in reducing corruption risk in the Defence and Security sector.
  • Excellent command of verbal and written English;
  • Undergraduate degree level qualification or equivalent.

Desirable

  • Experience of external communications, and working with the media.
  • The ability to write with flair in English.
  • Experience in programme or financial management
  • Other languages would be an advantage, but not essential.

Person Specification

  • A ‘self-starter’, able to quickly assimilate new information and to manage their own workload and tasks within strategic priorities and with minimum supervision;
  • Capable of demonstrating creativity and innovation in applying solutions;
  • Willing to carry out both staff supervision and budget 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 hold a valid passport.

APPLICATION PROCESS

  • The deadline for applications is 1 May 2017. Applicants should send the following three items, preferably in pdf format:
    • Cover letter explaining how you meet the requirements of the role and why you are applying (1 page max)
    • CV (2 pages max), with details of relevant experience
    • The completed task. Please note that there will be an additional task on the day of the interview for short-listed candidates

Task

Please provide a two page plan on how you think the Government Defence Anti-Corruption Index might be funded, designed, researched, implemented, communicated and sustained most effectively. The current iteration of the index is available at www.government.defenceindex.org/

Applications should be sent by e-mail to jobs@transparency.org.uk.

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

For more information please download the JobDescription here

Only applications with all of the requested components will be considered.

Interviews for short-listed candidates will take place w/c 8 May 2017. 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 4 May. If you have not been notified by this date, you should assume that we do not wish to proceed further with your application. No phone calls please.

Transparency International UK is an equal opportunity employer.

To apply, please send your CV and covering letter in English to jobs@transparency.org.uk

MENA Regional Project/Programme Manager

Overview:

  • Role reports to Conflict and Insecurity Programme Manager
  • Salary: 25,000 GBP (appx 30,000 USD) per annum
  • Permanent, full time (35 hpw)
  • 25 days holiday (in addition to public holidays).
  • Location: Beirut, Lebanon

Transparency International Defence and 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 towards open governments served by transparent defence institutions that are accountable to ordinary people and whose primary purpose is the protection of all citizens.

We believe the defence industry supporting these institutions should provide capability based on clear national defence strategies in a fair and open market, and be held to account through effective and independent oversight mechanisms rooted in functioning civil societies and efficient government procurement. 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 here

ROLE PROFILE

We are looking for a permanent Regional Project/Programme Manager to lead Transparency International’s work on defence and security in the Middle East and North Afric. The role will involve developing and leading projects to increase oversight and accountability of defence forces, in collaboration with local TI partners. This will be an exciting opportunity to make a real impact. You will work as part of a dedicated international team that is committed to fighting corruption within the defence and security sector and the arms trade. We are looking for someone who is passionate, able to work independently, and is ready for a challenge.

KEY DUTIES

Your responsibilities will include identifying well thought through strategies for influencing change, managing researchers and communicating TI’s work to the public. The Regional Manager will also play a vital role in delivering TI’s flagship research on defence and security issues – the Government Defence Anti-Corruption Index (GI), including advocating at senior levels for the implementation of TI’s recommendations within defence institutions.

EXPERIENCE & KNOWLEDGE

Essential

  • Leadership skills or strong leadership potential, with demonstrated experience of taking ownership and responsibility for the successful delivery of goals/projects;.
  • Excellent people and communication skills,
  • Credible track record of research, advocacy and/or project management related to defence and security, corruption and/or governance;
  • Skilled at networking and building strong working relationships with individuals and organisations;
    Understanding of the defence sector.
  • 5-10 years of relevant work experience.
  • Excellent command of verbal and written English and Arabic.
  • Undergraduate degree level qualification in defence, public policy, politics or other relevant field.

Desirable

  • Track record of working effectively with or in the defence sector and of successfully influencing and persuading others, in government or in business;
  • Experience working with or in the military
  • Experience of external communications, and working with the media
  • Experience managing research projects
  • The ability to write with flair
  • French would be an advantage, but not essential

Person Specification

  • A ‘self-starter’, able to quickly assimilate new information and to prioritise;
  • Able to work as part of a broader team, which is geographically dispersed, with the confidence and ability to generate and seek support for new ideas and thinking
  • Fluency in English and Arabic, with excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • A commitment to Transparency International’s core values: Transparency, Accountability, Integrity, Solidarity, Courage, Justice and Democracy

APPLICATION PROCESS

The deadline for applications is 31 March2017. Applicants should send the following two items, preferably in pdf format:

  • Cover letter explaining how you meet the requirements of the role and why you are applying (1 page max)
  • CV (2 pages max), with details of relevant experience,

Applications should be sent by e-mail to jobs@transparency.org.uk

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

Only applications with both of the requested components will be considered.

Interviews for short-listed candidates will take place w/c 6 March 2017. 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 1 April 2017. If you have not been notified by this date, you should assume that we do not wish to proceed further with your application.

Transparency International UK is an equal opportunity employer.

To apply, please send your CV and covering letter in English to jobs@transparency.org.uk