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Data Analyst (Part-Time)

  • Position: Data Analyst (Part-Time 3 days per week)
  • Application Closing Date: 11 January 2019
  • Duration: 12-month contract with potential for extension
  • Pay: £32,000 – £36,000 per annum (based on full-time and depending on experience)
  • Location: Preferably London but subject to negotiation

About us

Transparency International UK (TI-UK) is the country’s leading anti-corruption non-governmental organisation, and is part of a global coalition sharing one vision: a world in which government, business, civil society and the daily lives of people are free of corruption. Further details of our work can be found here.

Situated within TI-UK’s UK Anti-Corruption Programme (UKACP), you will help colleagues work towards their goal of preventing corruption in the UK, and the UK from contributing to corruption elsewhere. The programme aims to do this by improving the resilience of public institutions, increasing accountability, and ending the UK’s role in providing a safe haven to the corrupt and their illicit wealth. Its work currently focuses on researching and investigating corruption in British politics and the role of UK in facilitating corruption abroad.

We define corruption as the abuse of entrusted power for private gain. This includes a range of activities from soliciting and accepting bribes, to embezzling public funds, to exploiting conflicts of interest and soliciting cash for access and influence. More information about corruption and how it affects peoples’ lives can be found here.

 

About the role

This is an exciting opportunity to help develop the research and investigations capacity of the UK’s leading anti-corruption organisation. We would strongly encourage applicants with a data science/analyst background.

As the Data Analyst you will be responsible for two main areas of activity:

1. Working with UKACP’s research team on discreet investigations into corruption and money laundering.

2. Developing UKACP’s data analytics capability.

You will help UKACP’s research team determine what it needs to develop its data analytics capability and be their data lead when it comes to live investigations and research. You will report to the Research Manager and work closely with the Research Manager and Senior Research Officer. The post is for an initial 12 months with the possibility of extension pending funding.

 

About you

Essential

  • Demonstrable experience in programming for data analysis in languages such as R or Python (preferred), Java, Matlab or Perl.
  • Experience of collecting and analysing data in a variety of formats, including xml and json.
  • Experience in making API calls, scraping data or data mining more generally.
  • An understanding of database structures (which might come from experience with SQL\SQLite or NoSQL).
  • Ability to understand complex topics and concepts within a relatively short space of time.
  • Ability to translate conceptual research questions into programming solutions.
  • Ability to communicate technical methods to a non-specialist audience.

 

Highly desirable

  • Experience of collecting, storing and analysing company beneficial ownership data.
  • A track record of using sophisticated data mining and analysis techniques to inform investigations, research for policy development, or academic research.

 

Desirable

  • Experience of transforming unstructured data to gain insight.
  • Experience of developing a data analytics capability within similar Non-Governmental Organisations.

 

To express an interest in this opportunity

Applicants should send the following two items (preferably in pdf format) with your name and the role in the subject line to jobs@transparency.org.uk

  • Cover letter explaining how you meet the requirements of the role, why you are applying and where you saw the job advertised (2 page max)
  • CV (3 pages max), with details of relevant experience

 

Closing date: 11 January 2019

Interviews will take place: w/c 21 January 2019

 

All applicants must have the right to work in the UK.

 

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 interview date, you should assume that that you have not been shortlisted. Only applications with both of the requested components will be considered.

 

Transparency International UK is an equal opportunity employer.

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