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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.



Director, Defence and Security Programme

Are you passionate about seeing a world in which the daily lives of people are free of corruption?

Transparency International, the world’s leading anti-corruption organisation, is made up of over 100 national chapters worldwide, with a coordinating secretariat in Berlin. Transparency International UK (TI-UK) is one of the TI movement’s largest national chapters and is a registered charity. In addition to tackling corruption within the UK, TI-UK hosts global programmes on behalf of the wider TI movement – including a world-leading programme on tackling corruption in the field of defence and security.

Where there is corruption in the defence sector, democracy and human security suffer; terrorism, organised crime, and instability thrive; public resources are diverted or stolen on a grand scale; and armed forces may be ineffective. Through the Defence & Security programme, TI is working towards a world in which governments, the armed forces, and arms transfers are transparent, accountable, and free from corruption. Further information can be found at

TI-UK is now seeking a dynamic new Director for the Defence & Security Programme. This is an exciting opportunity to play a significant leadership role in a highly-respected and influential organisation with global reach. It offers the opportunity to make a substantial difference to the global defence and security sector and the lives of ordinary people, through your leadership, management and service.

Reporting to the Executive Director of Transparency International in the UK, and operating as part of TI-UK’s Senior Management Team, the Director of the Defence & Security Programme provides the overall strategic and operational leadership for the programme, which has been established to work in a complex sector. The Director is responsible for the implementation and on-going review of the Programme’s strategy and delivery of its objectives to achieve real change in the fight against corruption through transparent and accountable governments, defence institutions and defence companies. A key current focus for the team is the delivery and management of several large institutional grants which give the programme a secure financial base for the coming years and give an opportunity to develop and mould the team.

The ideal candidate will be motivated by the challenge and opportunity of making a positive difference by combating corruption on the world stage and will bring:

This global role is based at TI-UK’s offices in central London, but also involves international travel.

As this is a global role in a global programme, we would be prepared to sponsor a work visa for the right candidate.

To apply or download further information on the required qualifications, skills and experience for the role at quoting reference 3696. The closing date for applications is 9am BST on Tuesday 28th August 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:

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.



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

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)


 Country: Ukraine

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.


Role Description


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:




Our expectations of the members is that they will:


Application process


Interested candidates should please provide a CV and brief covering letter to:

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.