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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

   

HEAD OF GLOBAL DELIVERY

Corruption undermines government legitimacy, weakens the business climate, stalls economic and human development, and increases fragility and instability. The defence and security sector is fertile ground for corruption as it often accounts for large portions of national budgets, is highly technical, and has only a relatively small number of providers bidding for large contracts. It is therefore often deeply politicised and relies on data that is rarely open for public scrutiny and oversight.

Transparency International’s global Defence and Security (TI-DS) vision is of 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. The defence industry supporting these institutions should provide capability based on clear national defence strategies in a fair and open market. They should be held to account through effective and independent oversight mechanisms rooted in functioning civil societies and efficient government procurement. We believe that peace and stability will only be secured when people are able to realise their ambitions under accountable institutions, and when citizens’ interests drive national policies and the decisions of their leaders. Our two flagship indices – the Government Defence Anti-Corruption Index and Defence Companies Index are respected around the world as key indicators for corruption in both military institutions as well as industry.

Following a restructuring exercise, we are now recruiting key positions to bolster a new and expanded management team to help further develop TI-DS’s work. The Head of Global Delivery is one of three new senior management roles and presents an exciting opportunity for an experienced and ambitious candidate to help influence, expand and accelerate the work of Transparency International’s renowned global Defence and Security initiative.

ROLE PROFILE AND PURPOSE

The Head of Global Delivery leads TI-DS’s overseas activities, directly managing a team of 8, currently covering 3 regions and 6 countries (Ukraine, Lebanon, Tunisia, Nigeria, Ghana and Mali). Working closely with national TI Chapters, s/he will manage delivery of high impact regional and country-level defence and security sector focused anti-corruption work.

In particular, the Head of Global Delivery will oversee the development of country and regional plans to ensure they have clear feasible objectives, budgets and deliverables that are in line with TI-DS’s overall strategy, advocacy goals and research agenda, as well as meeting donor specifications.


 

KEY DUTIES AND PERSON SPECIFICATION

The ideal candidate will lead 4 programme managers and have significant programme management experience themselves, ideally with experience in one or more of the countries/regions where TI-DS currently operates. S/he will understand how to translate TI-DS aims and strategies into country-level and regional plans and then build relationships in partnership with TI national Chapters in order to deliver them. As TI-DS has established a matrix structure, the Head of Global Delivery will also provide leadership and guidance to the wider team offering regional expertise and input across all areas of our work

The TI-DS regional and country programmes are donor funded, so the Head of Global Delivery oversees all monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL) for TI-DS. S/he will be confident working with log-frames, will manage their team to produce timely reports and ensure continuous learning is embedded in how TI-DS works. S/he may sometimes be required to present reports or other work and will represent TI-DS at relevant meetings or in the media alongside TI Chapters in location.

The Head of Global Delivery is also the security focal point for TI-DS. S/he is the first point of contact for all security related incidents or crisis and is responsible for ensuring that appropriate procedures are developed, followed and regularly reviewed


 

CANDIDATE REQUIREMENTS

Essential Desirable
 

THE OFFER


 

APPLICATION PROCESS

Applicants should send the following two items (preferably in pdf format) with your name and the role in the subject line to jobs@transparency.org.uk:

Closing date: midnight Sunday 30th June 2019

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. Only applications with both a CV and cover letter will be considered.

Transparency International UK is an equal opportunity employer.


   

HEAD OF RESEARCH


 
 

Corruption undermines government legitimacy, weakens the business climate, stalls economic and human development, and increases fragility and instability. The defence and security sector is fertile ground for corruption as it often accounts for large portions of national budgets, is highly technical, and has only a relatively small number of providers bidding for large contracts. It is therefore often deeply politicised and relies on data that is rarely open for public scrutiny and oversight.

Transparency International’s global Defence and Security (TI DS) vision is of 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. The defence industry supporting these institutions should provide capability based on clear national defence strategies in a fair and open market. They should be held to account through effective and independent oversight mechanisms rooted in functioning civil societies and efficient government procurement. We believe that peace and stability will only be secured when people are able to realise their ambitions under accountable institutions, and when citizens’ interests drive national policies and the decisions of their leaders. Our two flagship indices – the Government Defence Anti-Corruption Index and Defence Companies Index are respected around the world as key indicators for corruption in both military institutions as well as industry.

Following a restructuring exercise, we are now recruiting key positions to bolster a new and expanded management team to help further develop TI-DS’s work. The Head of Research is one of three new senior management roles and presents an exciting opportunity for an ambitious candidate to help influence, expand and accelerate the work of Transparency International’s renowned global Defence and Security initiative.


 

ROLE PROFILE AND PURPOSE

The Head of Research leads the design and delivery of TI-DS’s global research agenda producing compelling evidence used to influence stakeholders to tackle the most pressing issues related to corruption in the defence and security sectors globally. S/he will ensure the TI-DS research team presents high-quality and robust findings, in a clear and coherent manner in line with the overall TI-DS strategy.

Producing research of the highest quality able to withstand in-depth external scrutiny is a key part of this role. Therefore the Head of Research will internally lead appropriate research methods and, in line with the research agenda, design and commission external research that contributes to achieving TI-DS’s objectives.

The Head of Research may represent TI-DS at conferences or in academic forums and will proactively build relationships with relevant potential partners or donors.


 

KEY DUTIES AND PERSON SPECIFICATION

The ideal candidate will manage a team of 7 responsible for producing TI-DS research outputs. With the TI-DS team s/he will design a research agenda to produce policy-relevant learning and evidence on corruption/anti-corruption in the defence and security sector.

S/he will have a professional research background and have experience in leading a full research agenda, managing an internal team and external consultants ensuring all work is of a high-quality through introduction and implementation of clear research commissioning tools and practices

Significantly, the Head of Research will lead delivery of our two flagship indices, the Government Defence Anti-Corruption Index (the “GI”) and the Defence Companies Index (DCI), ensuring that they are delivered on time and on budget. Therefore, the ideal candidate will understand the research methodolgies associated with index-led work.

As TI-DS has established a matrix structure, the Head of Research will provide oversight and expertise to team members in Global Delivery of TI-DS and ensure that any research questions and products conceived and delivered by Global Delivery contribute to the overarching research agenda and are based on sound methodology.


 

CANDIDATE REQUIREMENTS

Essential Desirable
 

THE OFFER


 

APPLICATION PROCESS

Applicants should send the following two items (preferably in pdf format) with your name and the role in the subject line to jobs@transparency.org.uk

Closing date: midnight 30th June 2019

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. Only applications with both a CV and cover letter will be considered.

Transparency International UK is an equal opportunity employer.


   

HEAD OF ADVOCACY


 
 

Corruption undermines government legitimacy, weakens the business climate, stalls economic and human development, and increases fragility and instability. The defence and security sector is fertile ground for corruption as it often accounts for large portions of national budgets, is highly technical, and has only a relatively small number of providers bidding for large contracts. It is therefore often deeply political and relies on data that is rarely open for public scrutiny and oversight.

Transparency International’s global Defence and Security (TI DS) vision is of 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. The defence industry supporting these institutions should provide capability based on clear national defence strategies in a fair and open market. They should be held to account through effective and independent oversight mechanisms rooted in functioning civil societies and efficient government procurement. We believe that peace and stability will only be secured when people are able to realise their ambitions under accountable institutions, and when citizens’ interests drive national policies and the decisions of their leaders. Our two flagship indices – the Government Defence Anti-Corruption Index and Defence Companies Index are respected around the world as key indicators for corruption in both military institutions as well as industry.

Following a restructuring exercise, we are now recruiting key positions to bolster a new and expanded management team to help develop TI-DS’s work and increase its impact. The Head of Advocacy is one of three new senior management roles and presents an exciting opportunity for an ambitious candidate to help influence, expand and accelerate Transparency International’s renowned global Defence and Security initiative


 

ROLE PROFILE AND PURPOSE

The Head of Advocacy leads the design and delivery of TI-DS’s evidence based global advocacy strategy to reduce corruption in the defence and security sectors internationally. S/he will manage a small team working with and influencing governments, the military, industry, civil society and other stakeholders (such as the UN) to achieve real lasting impact and genuine change.

In particular the Head of Advocacy will ensure that TI-DS leverages maximum impact from its two flagship research projects – the Government Defence Anti-Corruption Index and Defence Companies Index . We are therefore looking for an experienced and ambitious advocacy specialist to lead us in these areas of work and as part of a newly reinforced management team, to play a significant role in achieving impact through the delivery of the overall TI-DS strategy


 

KEY DUTIES AND PERSON SPECIFICATION

The ideal candidate will take responsibility for all aspects of advocacy and, in collaboration with TI-UK’s Comms & Media team, communications for TI-DS, maintaining oversight of all messages to ensure relevance and consistency across both internal and external platforms. S/he will lead a team in their day to day work and, as TI-DS has established a matrix structure, will also offer expertise, leadership and guidance to the entire team to help deliver the initiative’s overall advocacy goals.

A significant part of this role is to establish the advocacy strategy for TI-DS. Working with the TI-DS Director and the other members of the management team, the Head of Advocacy, through the implementation of this strategy, will seek to influence key stakeholders (governments, the military, industry and civil society), globally to increase transparency and reduce corruption in the defence and security sector.

The role will involve working with a range external stakeholders including the UN, EU, ECOWAS, UK Defence, NATO, INGOs and the wider media. As such, the successful candidate will demonstrate the right blend of expertise and experience to lead TI-DS in this area of work. S/he will have successfully led an advocacy team in the past and know how to plan and deliver work with a diverse team of contributors. They should have an understanding and knowledge of the sector in which TI-DS operates or have experience working in fragile states.


 

CANDIDATE REQUIREMENTS

Essential Desirable
 

THE OFFER


 

APPLICATION PROCESS

Applicants should send the following two items (preferably in pdf format) with your name and the role in the subject line to jobs@transparency.org.uk

Closing date: midnight Sunday 30th June 2019

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. Only applications with both a CV and cover letter will be considered.

Transparency International UK is an equal opportunity employer.