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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.

TI-DSP, a TI programme led by the UK chapter, is dedicated to fighting corruption in the defence and security sector globally. TI-DSP works with governments, defence companies, multilateral organisations, and civil society to build anti-corruption capacity and integrity across the world.TI-DSP is a small, hard working team from all around the world. We offer research, training and practical tools for a clean and accountable defence and security sector.

Vacancies

 


 

Consultant Researcher (Arabic speaker)

Transparency International (TI) is the 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. In conflict and fragile states, corruption features centre stage. Corruption drives conflict through entrenching inequality, it plays a key role in the power-struggle between competing groups and weakens a military’s ability to respond effectively to security threats.

TI Defence & Security Program 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, not self-enrichment.

Role Profile

We are looking for an experienced and skilled researcher with a solid understanding of procurement processes in Tunisia, who can conduct Transparency International’s research into areas of corruption risk in defence procurement in Tunisia and perform an assessment of the availability of information and corruption risks in Tunisia’s military acquisition process. The researcher will need to use their understanding of the Tunisian context to build on Transparency International’s typology of defence procurement corruption risk and make it relevant to the Tunisian context. They will identify data sources and assist in compiling policy recommendations relevant to Tunisia’s defence sector.

The complexity and opacity of defence contracting can offer numerous opportunities for theft, for example via the exploitation of emergency, non-competitive tendering procedures or by bribing officials testing equipment or monitoring deliveries. Further along in the tendering process, post-award documentation may be falsified to create opportunities for corrupt contractors to improve their margins and earn additional fees to fund kickbacks and further bribes.

The aim of this research is understanding these corruption risk patterns, which in turn can lead to better detection of corruption. Civil society can play an important role as an independent monitor exposing abuse in even the most well developed procurement systems. Governments can also benefit from understanding the patterns of corruption risk in order to develop mechanisms to address them and to fill in gaps in process and oversight that allow such risks to develop. Transparency International is working on research across a number of countries to understand where these corruption risks lie within the defence procurement cycle. The insights and lessons from this research will guide our future training materials for officials, oversight agencies, journalists and NGOs on how defence procurement corruption is most likely to occur and how to monitor for red flags. The data collected in this research will be used to substantiate the first report in TI DS’ series of ‘How to Reform Defence Procurement’ guides.

This is an excellent opportunity for a skilled senior researcher to contribute to meaningful reform being sought by Transparency International in the anti-corruption field and the defence sector.

Key Duties

 

Experience & Knowledge

Essential

Desirable

 

Application Process

 

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

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 are unable to send personalised acknowledgements or give feedback on applications. Transparency International UK is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.
 
 


Consultant researcher (Ukraine)

Transparency International (TI) is the 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. In conflict and fragile states, corruption features centre stage. Corruption drives conflict through entrenching inequality, it plays a key role in the power-struggle between competing groups and weakens a military’s ability to respond effectively to security threats.

TI Defence & Security Program 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, not self-enrichment.

Role Profile

We are looking for an experienced and skilled researcher with a solid understanding of procurement processes in Ukraine, who can conduct Transparency International’s research into areas of corruption risk in defence procurement in Ukraine and perform an assessment of the availability of information and corruption risks in Ukraine’s military acquisition process. The researcher will need to use their understanding of the Ukrainian context to build on Transparency International’s typology of defence procurement corruption risk and make it relevant to the Ukrainian context. They will identify data sources and assist in compiling policy recommendations relevant to Ukraine’s defence sector.

The complexity and opacity of defence contracting can offer numerous opportunities for theft, for example via the exploitation of emergency, non-competitive tendering procedures or by bribing officials testing equipment or monitoring deliveries. Further along in the tendering process, post-award documentation may be falsified to create opportunities for corrupt contractors to improve their margins and earn additional fees to fund kickbacks and further bribes.

The aim of this research is understanding these corruption risk patterns, which in turn can lead to better detection of corruption. Civil society can play an important role as an independent monitor exposing abuse in even the most well developed procurement systems. Governments can also benefit from understanding the patterns of corruption risk in order to develop mechanisms to address them and to fill in gaps in process and oversight that allow such risks to develop. Transparency International is working on research across a number of countries to understand where these corruption risks lie within the defence procurement cycle. The insights and lessons from this research will guide our future training materials for officials, oversight agencies, journalists and NGOs on how defence procurement corruption is most likely to occur and how to monitor for red flags. The data collected in this research will be used to substantiate the first report in TI DS’ series of ‘How to Reform Defence Procurement’ guides.

This is an excellent opportunity for a skilled senior researcher to contribute to meaningful reform being sought by Transparency International in the anti-corruption field and the defence sector.

Key Duties

 

Experience & Knowledge 

Essential

Desirable

Application Process

Applications should be sent by e-mail to jobs@transparency.org.uk 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 are unable to send personalised acknowledgements or give feedback on applications. Transparency International UK is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.


Consultant: Anti-corruption reform in Defence and Security sector (Arabic-speaking)

Transparency International (TI) is the 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. In conflict and fragile states, corruption features centre stage. Corruption drives conflict through entrenching inequality, it plays a key role in the power-struggle between competing groups and weakens a military’s ability to respond effectively to security threats.

TI’s Defence and Security global programme (TI-DS) is looking for enthusiastic Arabic speaking former senior military officers or defence experts to work with our programmes team to implement reform-focused projects in defence and security sectors in countries across the Middle East and North Africa region.

Your capacity to persuade a senior military/defence audience of the importance of addressing corruption and the means to do so amidst competing priorities will be vital. The role will mainly focus on delivering training on counter-corruption to military personnel at various levels, as well as advocacy to senior personnel working at the service or ministerial level. Experience in operational command, human resources, procurement or strategic communications are all highly desirable.

Successful candidates will be added to a roster of consultants who can be deployed for a variety of short-term activities, usually for a few days at a time. Consultants are expected to be able to travel, sometimes at short notice.

The primary track of activities through which experts take part in the work of TI-DS will be engaging in meetings and helping in the delivery of training and workshops. Depending on the applicant’s skills and experience, he/she may be invited to contribute further advisory support to the programme.

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Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, so please apply as soon as possibly. To apply, please send your CV and covering letter to jobs@transparency.org.uk, with the role title (“Consultant: Anti-corruption reform in Defence and Security sector”) and your name in the subject of the email.