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.
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.
Produce an MEL strategy and framework for the programme
Provide tailored tools and methods to implement that strategy
Embed the strategy, tools and methods in the team
What is our theory of change? What is our impact statement and what are we aiming for?
What programme culture do we require or want to have to get there (fail fast etc.)?
How do we track and share learning across different teams and different countries?
How do we track results and impact across different teams and different countries?
How do we best track impact on gender equality and Value for Money across activities?
How do we consolidate all of our results at portfolio and programme level to demonstrate total impact?
What are the best output and outcome indicators for the work that we do?
A brief expression of interest outlining which role(s) you are interested in and why
Your day rate / estimated quote for the work
CV(s) (2 pages) with details of relevant experience
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.
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
Constitutional and legal constrains to election security in Nigeria – the role of security actors;
Typology of the involvement of the security sector in past Nigerian elections;
Anticipated scenarios of involvement of the security sector in the pre-election, election and post-election period in 2019 elections;
Management of security agencies in the electoral process – risks and opportunities;
Accountability of security agencies and law enforcers in the electoral process;
Case studies with previous stories and examples of both positive and negative military conduct before, during and after elections.
The research publish date is end November 2018, pending consultant availability.
A report examining the role of the Nigerian security sector in the 2019 electoral process, including background research and findings, case studies supporting the findings and a short summary with recommendations for engaged stakeholders.
Powerpoint presentation with research methodology, high level findings and recommendations.
Presentation of findings to stakeholders in Nigeria.
Proven expertise in conducting research in Nigeria on security and electoral issues;
Excellent analytical and drafting skills with proven samples of past assignments within similar scope;
Deep understanding of the Nigerian political and security architecture and good orientation in the legal, political and security aspects of the electoral process in Nigeria;
Experience of collecting primary and secondary data and processing quantitative and qualitative data sets;
A brief expression of interest outlining why you are interested and what makes you a good fit for the role
Your day rate / estimated quote for the work
CV (2 pages) with details of relevant experience
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:
Researchers to conduct 2018 country assessments of Algeria, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, UAE; and
Peer reviewers of these assessments.
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.
A degree in political science, international relations, peace and security studies, or substantive relevant professional experience.
Subject knowledge of the political system, actors and defence and security sectors of the country in question.
Not affiliated to any government institutions for at least the last 3 years.
Fluency in Arabic is essential.
Excellent command of written English, unless otherwise discussed.
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)
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.
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:
Extensive professional experience, with significant leadership accomplishments in defence or anti-corruption. The ideal applicant will have retired as an OF-7 or higher in the armed forces.
A proven commitment to integrity, accountability and anti-corruption
Strong diplomatic skills and an ability to cultivate relationships and work with a diverse group of stakeholders
Our expectations of the members is that they will:
Contribute to NAKO’s strategy, workplan, and activities;
Engage at senior levels of the Ukrainian government and defence establishment to advocate for proposed reforms;
Review and approve NAKO research;
Work with staff to develop policy recommendations and monitor progress on commitments;
Represent NAKO to stakeholders and act as an ambassador for the organization;
Take part in four NAKO meetings throughout the year.