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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

   

Research Project Manager – Government Defence Index on Anticorruption (GI)

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 (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 improve 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 Research Project Manager to manage the production and delivery of the Government Defence Index on Anticorruption (GI).

The 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.

The Research Project Manager will manage a small team to ensure high quality research standards are maintained and will manage contributions from over 200 assessors, peer reviewers, government reviewers, and institutional partners. The ideal candidate will be able to draw on previous experience with complex research projects, ideally with (governance) indices.

This is 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. You will blend an international perspective and strong strategic thinking with solid research management experience. You’ll be keen to work closely with a great team managing a complex multi-year project. We are looking for someone who is motivated, organised and able to work independently. The successful candidate will ideally have a good understanding of defence, security and/or governance challenges.

   

KEY DUTIES

The successful candidate is expected to manage the data collection for 90+ country assessments in TI-DS’ flagship project, guiding the research process from recruitment of consultants and quality control of data, to online publication. They will be comfortable interacting at senior level with expert researchers, and of engaging support from our network of consultants and senior advisers. They will be expected to perform and oversee detailed quality review and fact-checking of assessment content and sources and to prepare data and supporting information for online publication. They will also oversee the development of GI materials development for M&E or TI DS communications.

The successful candidate is expected to manage the research process of TI-DS’ flagship project. They will be comfortable interacting at senior level with expert researchers, and of engaging support from our network of consultants and senior advisers. More precisely, they will be expected to perform the following job duties:

1. Operational support

2. Research

3. Communications

   

EXPERIENCE AND KNOWLEDGE

Essential

Desirable (but not essential)

Person Specification:

   

HOW TO APPLY:

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

Transparency International UK is an equal opportunity employer. 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.

   

RESEARCHERS AND PEER REVIEWERS: GOVERNMENT DEFENCE INDEX ON ANTI-CORRUPTION (GI)

Transparency International (TI) is the world’s leading non-governmental, global, anti-corruption civil society organisation, with over 90 politically non-partisan chapters. TI Defence & Security (TI-DS) works with governments, defence companies, multilateral organisations and civil society to understand corruption in defence, and to build anti-corruption capacity and integrity in defence establishments across the world.

The Government Defence Index on Anti-Corruption (GI) is the first global analysis of corruption risks in defence establishments. The GI assesses the existence, effectiveness and enforcement of institutional and informal controls to manage the risk of corruption in defence and security institutions. 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 the defence sector.

TI Defence & Security is looking for:

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The core of the index methodology consists of a lead country assessor scoring and providing detailed answers to 77 questions spanning a range of corruption risks relevant to the defence and security sector. The research requires the assessors to engage in a qualitative research process, with primary data collection through interviews and secondary data collection through desk research.

Country Assessors: Primary research will be conducted in the first 3 months, with the final 3 months reserved for the review period and revisions to the assessment. Assessors can vary their work schedule as long as they adhere to the deliverables timeline.

Peer Reviewers: Peer reviewers must be available to conduct the review during an 8-week period, once the Assessor has delivered the work.

Remuneration will be agreed on appointment, dependent upon experience.

Profile:

 

Application Closing Date: 31 May 2019 (applications to be reviewed on a rolling basis)

 

Job Start Date: April 2019 for country assessors; July 2019 for peer reviewers

 

Duration: 6 months for assessors / 2 months for reviewers, variable time commitment

 

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, so please apply as soon as possible. To apply, please send your CV, a cover letter, and a response to question 4 from the GI questionnaire (found here) to GI@transparency.org.

 

Please state in the subject line of the email “[INSERT COUNTRY NAME]: 2018 Government Defence Index on Anti-Corruption”. Within the email please indicate the country and role you are applying for. Successful applicants will be contacted on a rolling basis.

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 closing date, you should assume that you have not been shortlisted. Only applications with all requested components will be considered.