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Programme Officer

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  • Full time: 35 hrs per week
  • Permanent
  • Full time salary: £28,000 – £29,418 per annum
  • Location: Office in Rivington Street EC2A 3AY, with opportunity for blended working

About us

Transparency International is a global movement sharing one vision: a world in which government politics, business and the daily lives of people are free of corruption. Transparency International UK is the UK national chapter of this movement. We work with the British government, parliamentarians, civil society and the private sector to tackle corruption at home, addressing the UK’s global corruption footprint and helping multinational companies prevent corruption by operating with integrity. We are also home to two major global programmes tackling corruption in the Defence and Security sector and Global Health on behalf of the wider Transparency International movement.

Transparency International – Defence & Security (TI-DS) is one of TI’s global programmes and is committed to tackling corruption in the global defence and security sector. Located in London and hosted by Transparency International’s UK chapter, the programme works with defence institutions, governments, defence industry, civil society and international organisations worldwide to strengthen transparency, accountability and oversight systems in a traditionally opaque and secretive sector. We contribute to broad-based coalitions and collective action working with reform-minded actors to bring about change.

About the role

As TI-DS Programme Officer you will be responsible for supporting and enabling TI Defence and Security to operate efficiently and effectively, by delivering timely, consistent, rigorous operational support and programme administration across the full TI-DS programme portfolio.

In addition to this you will:

  • Support TI-DS team members to develop and report against clear, coherent and effective workplans to deliver externally funded contracts and grants;
  • Manage the process of integrating updates to workplans into single comprehensive and consistent TI-DS implementation framework;
  • Commission updates from TI-DS team members and use these updates to monitor and report on progress against implementation framework, highlighting issues for resolution as required;
  • With input from colleagues, manage and submit programme documentation, including preparing quarterly and annual progress and budget reports and monthly progress reports for donors;
  • Work with TI-DS team members to plan resource requirements and to develop and monitor budgets and forecasts;
  • Working with and assisted by the TI-UK Finance team, monitor and report on budgets and actual expenditures, including highlighting issues requiring management attention;
  • Support TI-DS team to identify, assess, manage mitigation, track and report on programme risks;
  • With support from colleagues, maintain regular communication with funders and delivery partners;
  • In future, work closely with the International Programmes Operations Manager in order to ensure consistency of quality and approach to programme management across TI-UK’s Global Thematic Networks;
  • Assist the MEL Manager by helping to identify, track and report on results across the TI-DS programme portfolio;
  • With support from the MEL Manager, establish and manage the process of programme reviews at appropriate points within the programme cycle and after programme closure;
  • Represent the programme’s objectives and progress within the team, organisation, and externally as directed;
  • Demonstrate organisational capability and robust programme management to programme funders;
  • Work with teams to ensure alignment between different programmes or through supplemental funding in order to deliver programme impact;
  • Support the Programme Director and fundraising colleagues as they cultivate, maintain, and deepen relations with programme funders; and
  • Work flexibly to maintain the efficient delivery of team priorities by undertaking tasks under the guidance of team members such as supporting where needed with recruitment and onboarding and other ad-hoc programme requirements.

About you

To be successful in the role you will have/will be:

  • A Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent experience) in Social Sciences, International Development, Management/Business, or related fields.
  • Some experience and/or proven aptitude and ability to learn quickly in the following professional areas:
    • Programme management, project management and/or administration;
    • Compiling, following, and managing budgets;
    • Coordinating and tracking operational workplans;
    • Working closely with and assisting both colleagues across a diverse team and external stakeholders.


In exchange we will offer:

  • A competitive salary
  • 28 days annual leave, plus bank holidays
  • Up to 5% contributory pension
  • Season ticket loan
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Enhanced sickness and family friendly policies
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • A flexible and friendly working environment, with the opportunity for blended working (more details of this can be found on our website)

Application Process

How to apply

We use Applied for our recruitment. Applied is a recruitment platform that uses anonymised applications with the aim of removing bias and ensuring a fair recruitment process. You can find more details on their website

After the advert closes, your answers will go through our sift process: all answers will be anonymised, randomised and then reviewed by a panel of reviewers. Please note that your CV does not form part of the sift process and you should therefore take the time to answer the specific questions fully and where appropriate with your relevant evidence.

The Applied platform also asks some demographic questions before you start your application. Transparency International UK will not see the responses to these demographic questions with your application. We only see summary statistics to help us check if our candidate pool is balanced and if everyone has an equal chance to get hired irrespective of their background. If you prefer, you can easily opt out of answering these questions.

Please follow this link to start your application:[TIUKwebsite]

If you are shortlisted, we’ll invite you to a first interview. At the end of the process, we will provide you with some feedback on how you have performed.

The closing date for applications is Sunday 12th March 2023. All applicants must have the right to work in the UK.

We are committed to a policy of Equal Employment Opportunity and are determined to ensure that no applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of gender, age, disability, religion, belief, sexual orientation, marital status, or race, or is disadvantaged by conditions or requirements which cannot be shown to be justifiable. To start your application, please enter your email address in the top right hand corner and follow the next steps.