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Project Manager – Industry Integrity (TI-DS)

Transparency International – Defence and Security

  • Role reports to the Head of Industry Integrity
  • Salary £30-36K dependent on experience
  • Grade 3
  • Permanent, full time (35 hours per week)
  • 25 days holiday (in addition to public holidays)
  • Location: London, UK (Borough, SE1)


TI Defence and Security is working towards a world in which governments, the armed forces, and arms transfers are transparent, accountable, and free from corruption. We seek reforms towards open governments served by transparent defence institutions that are accountable to ordinary people and whose primary purpose is the protection of all citizens. We believe the defence industry supporting these institutions should provide capability based on clear national defence strategies in a fair and open market, and be held to account through effective and independent oversight mechanisms rooted in functioning civil societies and efficient government procurement. Our team is open and collaborative, and we offer excellent team spirit and an environment in which everybody contributes. Further details of our work can be found at http://ti-defence.org/.

The Industry Integrity Team is responsible for addressing corruption within the global arms trade. The arms trade includes the legal, commercial and political frameworks through which military and defence capabilities are supplied to – and procured by – state institutions. The ‘industry’ includes government and commercial enterprises which supply or procure military or defence capabilities; including their employees, contractors, subsidiaries, partners and supply chain. The team have delivered a number of projects in the past including the Defence Companies Anti-Corruption Index (2012, 2015) and the report ‘Licence to Bribe’. The Industry Integrity Team is seeking to address some of the most challenging corruption threats which plague the defence industry; including how to foster a genuine ‘culture’ of anti-corruption within companies and how to engage the assistance of governments in mitigating the threats companies face with corruption prone markets. Other aspects of the team’s work include government engagement, procurement and legal reform and enhancing pressure on corrupt actors.


We are looking for a permanent project manager for the team’s defence industry engagement and reform programmes. Through enhancing compliance procedures, encouraging reform and maintaining the programme’s knowledge of the defence industry; the successful candidate will be responsible for the delivery of projects including the Defence Companies Anti-Corruption Index 2018 and support the team and the wider programme with industry specific knowledge.

This will be 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. We are looking for someone who is innovative, organised and able to work independently. The successful candidate will ideally already have a good understanding of compliance, the defence industry and the arms trade. 


Responsibilities will include researching the methodology for and the project management of the next edition of the Defence Companies Anti-Corruption Index to be launched in 2018. There will be a number of other projects which are planned which this role will be required to assist with, including some research projects and the establishment of a corruption case database for the arms trade. The successful candidate will also stay abreast of current and emerging events within the defence industry in terms of corporate compliance, relevant legislation and defence industry developments. The role will support the organisation’s contact with the defence industry, whilst challenging it to reform. Although not initially, the role is also likely to require the supervision of other staff employed on a permanent or contract basis.



  • (Ideally extensive) experience in project management including administration, budget management, time management and delivery;
  • Excellent people and communication skills; including the ability to work effectively in teams and with external partners and organisations;
  • Skilled at networking and building strong working relationships with individuals and organisations outside of TI;
  • Relevant work experience;
  • Excellent command of verbal and written English;
  • Undergraduate degree level qualification.

Desirable (but not essential)

  • An understanding of (anti-)corruption;
  • Previous experience of managing staff, or have demonstrated the potential to do so;
  • Previous experience in delivering high quality research projects;
  • A good understanding of corporate compliance and anti-corruption measures;
  • Knowledge of the defence and security sector;
  • Experience of communications and crafting bespoke messages for a variety of audiences.

Person Specification:

  • A ‘self-starter’, able to quickly assimilate new information and to manage their own workload and tasks within strategic priorities and with minimum supervision;
  • Capable of demonstrating creativity in applying solutions;
  • A highly organised individual, able to effectively carry out staff supervision and budget management;
  • A commitment to Transparency International’s core values: Transparency, Accountability, Integrity, Solidarity, Courage, Justice and Democracy;
  • No restrictions on right to work in the UK and willing to undertake occasional travel.


  • The deadline for applications is midnight on Thursday 25th May 2017. Applicants should send the following three items, preferably in pdf format:
    • Cover letter explaining how you meet the requirements of the role and why you are applying (1 page max);
    • CV (2 pages max), with details of relevant experience;
    • The completed task. Please note that there might be an additional task on the day of the interview for short-listed candidates


  • Please provide a two page plan on how you think the Defence Companies Anti-Corruption Index could be designed, researched and implemented for maximum impact. The 2012 and 2015 indexes are available at http://companies.defenceindex.org/

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

For more information download the job description here

Please include your name and the role you are applying for in the subject line.

Interviews for short-listed candidates will commence during the weeks commencing 5th and 12th June 2017. 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. Short-listed applicants will be notified by Wednesday 31st May 2017. If you have not been notified by this date, you should assume that we do not wish to proceed further with your application. Please refrain from telephoning.

Transparency International UK is an equal opportunity employer.


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