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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.


  • Work with senior officers from various countries to identify areas for reform and training requirements and input into the development of training courses and educational anti-corruption tools
  • Advocate for inclusive military reform and training programmes that address corruption risk
  • Advise on TI-DS institutional reform and training activities


  • Senior-level career in defence, police or border protection (OF-6 and above; or strategic leadership post in a civilian role).
  • Experience in advising senior leadership within this sector and a proven track record in influencing senior stakeholders to conduct institutional reform.
  • Experience in one or more of the following areas (OF-5 or above; or equivalent civilian seniority): contracting and acquisition, operational mission planning, human resource management or strategic communications/media relations.
  • Subject knowledge of the political systems, actors and dynamics within the Middle East & North Africa region
  • Fluency in Arabic
  • Excellent command of English


  • Demonstrable understanding of the causes and effects of corruption, and the relationship between corruption and insecurity.
  • 3 years or more (cumulative) deployable experience on peacekeeping or international stabilisation missions. Senior command experience an advantage.
  • Demonstrable experience in providing strategic advice to ministerial and international bodies on political reform.
  • Experience working with non-governmental organisations or UN programme agencies.
  • Working knowledge (conversational or better) of French

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.



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