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Researchers and Peer Reviewers: Government Defence Anti-Corruption Index

Transparency International (TI) is the world’s leading non-governmental, global, anti-corruption civil society organisation, with over 90 politically non-partisan chapters. TI Defence & Security (TI-DS) works with governments, defence companies, multilateral organisations and civil society to understand 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:

  • Researchers to conduct country assessments of Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Iran, Israel, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Russia, South Africa, South Korea, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States, Venezuela


  • Peer reviewers of these assessments.

The core of the index methodology consists of a lead country assessor scoring and providing detailed answers to 77 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 of the 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 will be agreed on appointment, dependent upon experience.


  • MA degree in political science, international relations, peace and security studies, or substantive relevant professional experience.
  • Subject knowledge of the political system, actors and defence and security sectors of the country in question.
  • Not affiliated to any government institutions for at least the last 3 years.
  • Fluency in national language is preferred.
  • Excellent command of written English, unless otherwise discussed.


Application Closing Date: 20th November 2018 (applications to be reviewed on a rolling basis)

Job Start Date: December 2018 or early January 2019 (for country assessors); early February for peer reviewers

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, and a response to question 4 from the GI questionnaire (found here) to GI@transparency.org.

Please state in the subject line of the email “[INSERT COUNTRY NAME]: 2018 Government Defence Anti-Corruption Index”.

Within the email please indicate the country and role you are applying for. Successful applicants will be contacted in December.


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