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.
**Please note this job was previously advertised with candidates having an expert understanding of Arabic. This requirement has been removed on May 16 2016**
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
The Industry Integrity Team is responsible for addressing corruption within the global arms trade. The arms trade includes the legal, commercial and political frameworks through which military and defence capabilities are supplied to – and procured by – state institutions. The ‘industry’ includes government and commercial enterprises which supply or procure military or defence capabilities; including their employees, contractors, subsidiaries, partners and supply chain. The team have delivered a number of projects in the past including the Defence Companies Anti-Corruption Index (2012, 2015) and the report ‘Licence to Bribe’. The Industry Integrity 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 engage the assistance of governments in mitigating the threats companies face with corruption prone markets. Other aspects of the team’s work include government engagement, procurement and legal reform and enhancing pressure on corrupt actors.
We are looking for a permanent project manager for the team’s defence industry engagement and reform programmes. Through enhancing compliance procedures, encouraging reform and maintaining the programme’s knowledge of the defence industry; the successful candidate will be responsible for the delivery of projects including the Defence Companies Anti-Corruption Index 2018 and support the team and the wider programme with industry specific knowledge.
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 innovative, organised and able to work independently. The successful candidate will ideally already have a good understanding of compliance, the defence industry and the arms trade.
Responsibilities will include researching the methodology for and the project management of the next edition of the Defence Companies Anti-Corruption Index to be launched in 2018. There will be a number of other projects which are planned which this role will be required to assist with, including some research projects and the establishment of a corruption case database for the arms trade. The successful candidate will also stay abreast of current and emerging events within the defence industry in terms of corporate compliance, relevant legislation and defence industry developments. The role will support the organisation’s contact with the defence industry, whilst challenging it to reform. Although not initially, the role is also likely to require the supervision of other staff employed on a permanent or contract basis.
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The deadline for applications is midnight on Thursday 25th May 2017. Applicants should send the following two items, preferably in pdf format:
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Interviews for short-listed candidates will commence during the weeks commencing 5th and 12th June 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 Wednesday 31st May 2017. 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.
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